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And at the same time, as one of our recent customers said, inside delivery is "not a rocket science".
Basics on the side, there are quite a few multi-level marketing alternatives.
The low cost segment, crowded with multiple competitors can not support a niche dominated by customized services and unique job requirements. The $$$ are just not there.
Sales people and multi-forms on sites mostly do not work, as the client specific requirements are somewhat lost alsong the line to the ultimate guys completing the project.
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Our team has worked together to take the concept to new heights in its relatively short life. We have a group of some wonderfully talented people taking the most exciting CL delivery projects daily.
Recently we had an interesting experience I'd like to share: the CL buyer had a fully paid purchase of a deresser in Framingham, and had scheduled a delivery time. Having both the buyer and the seller at address 1 for us was the best case scenario. All on time, till the buyer said "Can you guys wait outside c'ause we have a situation here..." turns out that the seller would not open the door, initially was in communication with the buyer but later completely went into hiding. We left the buyer calling 911, and waisted easy a couple of hours...Don't know the end of the story...
The unusual thing about the story: the dresser wasn't even that expensive. Of course, everyone knows that there are scams out there on the CL: but till now I thought those were all in the "computers" & "cell phones" sections...WOW, the economy must be really tough for people trying to mess with buyers with cheap pieces of furniture..
Word of advise: do not fully pay for something to picked up later. And always watch out for "crazy people"!
This was interesting, but not practical on a daily basis.
Swing sets - the best hidden free deal on the CL (not only in Boston)
Generally, with some luck and patience one could find those in the free section (widen your search). Most swingsets are either disposed of due to houses changing hands (sold), or children outgrowing those in a couple of years.
Models will vary: towers split vertically or horisontally; roof comes off. our truck box is exactly 15.5 ft long x 6.5 ft tall x 7.1 wide
There are models which do not split (we figured that out the hard way on the weekend of May 21-22-nd, shown on the pic above). Then further disassembly will be required.
Most sets would allow for 120 ponds of weight; thus a good test would be an adult trying all out. If the structure holds well then it is good to go.
The roof ususally is the weakest point; be prepared to do some repair work (tape up the tarp, or replace a few shingles). Some of the foundation panels might also need replacement (the moisture gets those to fall appart) (think home depot / lowes)
Power tools are an absolute must, extra washers and bolts wouldn't hurt. The assembly is easier compared to putting together an ikea wardrobe (the only way all fits toghether is the right way)
Prices for moving one would be in the $80-$120 range (help with dissassembly / assembly will run you extra)
Still, getting something nice for the kids: priceless
Keep in mind that some sand / mulch would be needed at the new assembly spot. sitting on just grass makes the structure unstable.
Dissassembly after a rainy day is not easy (did that last year and it takes twice as long) Finally, do not try to fit all in a pick up truck - it won't.
Note that the change is big, and perhaps would dissapoint a few of our regular customres.
Hopefully a good helper would come along and the old business model will get implemented back, but for now - this is it.
The good news is that the average inside job is coming down; the bad news is that it will get done with your/your seller's help.
Testing a craigslist delivery service confirmation (to eliminate the need for call back confirms)
An angry customer this week posted a counter ad to the one below ... he was not very happy with a guy, the service was horrible, had to pesonally help, and last but not least, the walls at his place got damaged. The anti-ad even had photos showing the damage...As many ads on the CL disappear as quickly as a few days, I decided to attach the full original ad below...(the anti ad had laready been deleted)
The quck takeaways from this story: what did one think would happen when you put one guy in a tight space with a large couch?
That's why from the very beginning we've always done 2 guys team; it just works. Kudos to the client trying to send the message to the public: hopefully not only I read it...but the common sense approach of always asking upfront of what one gets was not followed. It is OK to ask how one palns to get the job done, what equipment will be used, and what controls are in place so that things do not go horribly wrong ...
Original ad below:
. =\ * •¸=PickUp + Delivery - for Furniture -Purchases !! •/ . (MA Locations)
Details removed at the polite request of the competitor ...
I got a SITUATION.
Vinnie just whacked a guy and we ain't got no truck to get the body out.
Do you do disposal as well?
Well pay more of course.
If you can do it after sundown that'd be best. We got some looky-loo neighbors.
Eh, get back to me soon.
Place is starting to stink and the dude's arm won't stay down.
Just when one thought that all the scams were well known ... today I ran onto this:
craigslist Macbook Pro using TNT service
craigslist scam using fake TNT shipping service
|I got the same email from a person named Arianna Greenan, as a response from my craiglist inquiry. Unfortunatelly, I sent the money already through Western Union. After they received the money, the sent me a tracking number for the shipment. Today is the second day after I got that tracking number and somehow the status has been the same for the last 2 days. I called TNT and they said they do not have that service. The tracking number is not even what TNT use. I emailed the "customer department" but my emails bounched back saying a permanen failure.
I should have known this, unfortunaly late ------ but the bottom line is - we should convince ourselves that craiglist is facilitating a LOCAL transation and we should not send money to unknown people, moreover internationally. US police cannot do much with international fraud.
|352 days ago by rcla-nyc||0 Votes|
|I have attached some pics with the laptop here http://www.photoworks.com/photo-sharing/shareSignin.jsp?shareCode=AF68893C926&cp=ems_shr_alb_pml&cb=PW so you can see the condition of the laptop, and I hope we can work out a deal.|
|154 days ago by DMariieThopmson||0 Votes|