Carrera30 New Reader
July 29, 2009 8:44 p.m.

I probably shouldn't even be posting this, but I found a nice miata listed on CL for a reasonable price that I want to head down to a certain large city in my region to take a look at.

I know there are others of you in my region - is it legitimate to call dibs?

ditchdigger Reader
July 30, 2009 12:43 a.m.

It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Go buy it already

Tyler H Dork
July 30, 2009 6:40 a.m.

No dibs...I dealt with this very issue as a seller of a reasonably priced Miata last weekend.

I told both of the people who wanted the car that the first person to pay me would be the one that got it.

Of course, it probably already sold in the time you spent posting about it.

Carrera30 New Reader
July 30, 2009 6:49 a.m.

I mean dibs on this list. I don't want any of you leeches stealing the car out from under me!

July 30, 2009 6:52 a.m.

You would rather some OTHER leeches steal it out from under you?

WilD Reader
July 30, 2009 8:04 a.m.

A word to the wise. If you ever spot anything you may want to purchase on CL, ebay, or anywhere else on the internet, the worst thing you could possibly do is call attention to it on a forum of similarly minded individuals.

ClemSparks SuperDork
July 30, 2009 8:39 a.m.

It's OK to "call dibs" but don't expect that to mean jack.

If it's a good deal, the time spent typing about it or doing anything other than going, with cash in hand, to go look at it, is considered time spent loosing the good deal.


joey48442 SuperDork
July 30, 2009 8:56 a.m.

As a seller I would be pissed!


JmfnB SuperDork
July 30, 2009 9:03 a.m.
joey48442 wrote: I am a sell out! Joey

I agree, Good to see no one died in the fire.

Carrera30 New Reader
July 30, 2009 9:15 a.m.

Got it, it's not cool - I'm ok with that. All's fair in love and war and all that happy crappy. Race you to the Miata! I only asked because time is never on my side.

And I mean leeches in the most affectionate way possible. Like the good leeches that get the blood flowing again after a limb is re-attached. Not the bad ones that suck you dry and leave you bleeding out.

foxtrapper SuperDork
July 30, 2009 9:49 a.m.

Huh, that is an interesting one!

Carrera30 New Reader
July 30, 2009 12:36 p.m.

Seriously, you guys are great! I mean no disrespect - whether I need good advice or a good laugh, this is where I turn!

aussiesmg Dork
July 30, 2009 5:02 p.m.

You actually listen to advice on this forum, hey dude, I have a bridge in San Francisco..............

Carrera30 New Reader
July 30, 2009 9:36 p.m.

My own penchant for sarchasm guides me. I just think to my self "What smart a$$ comment would I make to this poor sap trying to solve a legitimate problem?" then I weed through those to find the real good nuggets.

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