Dynamics of placing a Craiglist Free Item Ad

I placed the below ad late Sunday afternoon to get rid of the old, large, back-projection TV we had received from our neighbors down the street when they moved out 3-4 years ago.  Within 30 minutes I had responses from 3 different people.

I responded to all of them just after 5 p.m., and set up for each to stop by to look: 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m

So our plans to go out for the evening were scrapped while we waited for the first to stop by. The 6 p.m. had given us a phone number, so I had called him to set up his appointment, and texted him a 6 p.m. to ask where he was. He said “I’ve got to mow my grass or the city will done me. I’m coming though.” Which means he’d be as late as 7 p.m. or later.

Now, when he set up  6 p.m., he had to know, but why did he set it up. We could have gone out and come back if we had known.

So now I e-mailed the other two guys to let them know the TV was still available and to come at their available times. I gave them cell # to be able to contact me.

The guy scheduled for 7 p.m. texted at 6:55 p.m. to ask if the TV was still here. When I confirmed it was, he said he would be here around 7:30 p.m. So I e-mailed the final guy and let him know the TV was still here, and he could come at 7:30 p.m., might even be the first to look at it.

And so we waited to see who shows up first, if any, and whether anyone will actually take the TV for/from us.

About 7:15 p.m. I looked out the window, to see a pickup truck going up the street with a large-screen projection TV in the back up it. A very weird coincidence as we were waiting for someone to come by and pick our projection TV up.

Or not so weird, as it was the 7 p.m. guy, stopping by at 7:25, to pick up our projection TV, as he had picked up another one before us.

We gave the wife a demo, showing how the sound and picture quality were good, and then started the move to their truck

So between him, his wife, me and my son, we wheeled it to the front door, down our front step, down the steps to the drive, and then out the driveway to the pickup truck. With the four of us hoisting it, the weight was easily handled. “Many hands make light work” as I noted. Then we went inside while they tied it down and drove off.

So a whole evening used, but we did get the results we needed. Now we have a lot of room in our dining room, and my next reorganizational project can begin.

Toshiba 57H83 57-Inch HDTV-Ready TheaterWide Projection TV (Avondale, MO) hide this posting

make / manufacturer: Toshiba

model name / number: 57H83
size / dimensions: 57 inch

Here are the details for the TV as listed on Amazon. TV has served us well, but we got a flat screen and just need to move this one out.

57-inch widescreen (16:9 aspect-ratio) HD-compatible projection television; 52.75 x 55.75 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
Improved PowerFocus HD II CRTs enhance sharpness and brightness
3D Y/C digital comb filter with Vertical Contour Correction accurately processes RF (broadcast, VCR) and composite-video (DVD, VCR, camcorder) signals
HD Window dual-tuner POP (picture outside picture), PIP audio, direct video input selection
HD Dynamic Contrast analyzes picture information to sharpen and deepens those parts with the most detailed information

Also comes with remote.

Drop me a line and I’ll advise where and when you can stop by to pic it up. Needs something large to haul it.

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