If this isn't an error it really is a good price for a lathe.
I dunno...I bought a 16x60 with dro's & a full compliment of tooling for about 1/2 that price in the same area...that's been on there for a few weeks now...seems a little high for the area..Shawn
I was referring to the price at the top, $1.00
Mistake, scam, don't know, thought it was funny, as in funny ha, ha.
the equivalent 'contact me'. There is also likely a correlation between bozo's who type all caps and bozo's who abuse and tear the crap out of their lathes - stay away!
At the bottom of the text on the left side it says $3250 (OBO). Now I don't know the problem he may have with the $1 listing at the top and the $3250 at the bottom. He may have put the $1 at the top to get a lot of calls.
It's only ink and paper
abusive calls, when they find out the real price .
Originally Posted by Carld
all the best.markj
Well, if the "$1" was put in to get attention it sure succeeded.
The price in the text would have been easy to miss if someone got all glassy-eyed about it but as a sales tactic it might just have worked.
It's actually very common on Craigslist. Common to the point that I don't think it's misleading anyone. I think most people searching Craigslist realize a large item like that isn't really priced at $1. And anyone who sees something like that and really thinks its selling for a dollar probably needs to learn that lesson.
The reason for it is when you place your ad, there is a space to enter the price. If you enter the price, it is displayed on the item heading. Some folks don't want to scare off a perspective buyer by having their price up front. They want the reader to have to read the description before they find out the price.
That lathe doesn't have chromed ways.
Then don't put it on CL if you don't want to follow the format.
Originally Posted by nitsuj
Personally any ad that pulls those tactics, isn't someone I want to buy from.
What else are they being less than honest about?