We are trying to sell some furniture through ads in the classifieds. It's becoming an interesting tutorial in human nature.
"Hi, can you tell me the dimensions of the entertainment center you've got advertised in the paper?"
"Yes, but I'm in the car driving right now. Can you call me back in about 15 minutes?"
No call back.
Or the one who left a message. I tried her back twice, and she never called again.
Why? Why would you go to the trouble of answering an ad, and then not follow through?
Is there something in my voice that makes me sound like someone that you wouldn't want to buy furniture from?
Then there are the blank emails, or emails with the wrong return address. (They can't hear me, so that shouldn't be a factor.)
I'm beginning to think that everyone else has 50 million things going at once too. Three jillion things to cross off their "to do" list. Maybe they forget to call back, and then figure it's already been sold.
But it hasn't.
If anyone local (near Birmingham, Alabama) needs some lovely teak furniture...
These are pictures I saved from the ad circular when I bought the furniture, and are a little scratchy (the pics, not the furniture).
It's not politically correct to buy teak anymore, since most of the time it's not grown in a sustainable fashion. Of course it's fine to buy used teak.
If anyone would like to give our furniture a new home, email me... we just don't have room for it.
End of bloggomercial!