Twice, I've gone to pick up sofas (one manstad and one kivik sofabed) and by the time I get there, they've sold it to someone else.
This is bad craigslist etiquette, people.
I am clear in my email that I am coming to buy it, sight unseen, and have gotten babysitters and trucks lined up. Driving across San Francisco can take 40 minutes and I was not a happy camper when I got there to find that my sofas were already sold.
When I found the Manstad mentioned below, I actually said in my email:
"Would you hold it for us until then (the next day)? I've scheduled pick ups for sofas twice in the last two weeks and they sell them before I arrive!"
She said sure.
So, I called a guy on craigslist with a truck, canceled plans for the next day, and we set off to go get it. When we arrived at her house, there was a truck in the driveway with our sofa in it. The delivery guy was really nice and refused our money we offered for his time. The woman was really apologetic. But I was done chasing cheap sofas.
We got home.
We got online.
We ordered a Kivik in the color we wanted to be delivered a week later.
And then...our craigslist Karma got back to us...and we stopped at an estate sale on the way home...