A few weeks ago I listed an old tv armoire on our local Craig’s List. It didn’t bring any interest at $125, so I dropped the price to $100. After a few days of no interest, I deleted the listing. A couple days later, I relisted the item at $75. I received a few emails, and one was from a woman who wanted to know if I still had the item. I told her I did and she emailed me back that evening apologizing for the late response, and would I hold the item until her friend can help her come pick it up. She also gave me her phone number in the email and asked me for my address. She then told me that I didn’t need to be afraid because she is a 40 year old Japanese woman.
That kind of weirded me out. I guess her saying that I shouldn’t be afraid has made me afraid! Is it normal that someone would say something like that?
Whenever I have sold something on Craig’s List in the past, I have made it a point to meet someone at a public area near the interstate exit we live a few miles from. I list my items so they say a vague area (like South End) instead of our neighborhood. I guess with the creeps and weirdos out there I am afraid for someone to get too much information from me (full name, address, where I work, etc.)
I have never sold any furniture on Craig’s List. I know that extra $75 would be nice to have instead of having to donate the item. On one hand, I feel ridiculous for freaking out and worrying about this person knowing where I live, etc. Maybe I am overreacting.
Do you think I am overreacting? Should I tell this woman where I live and to come over and get the tv armoire?