What is with people selling things before I see them?! That's not how it's supposed to be at all! But the seller did email me and said 'I'm sorry, it's already sold, for the full asking price even, I'm surprised!' (I told him I'd pay full price, so I didn't lose out because I was bartering) So that kind of made me laugh, for three reasons:
1. He called it an 'Old Cabinet' (It's clearly an antique washstand)
2. He sold it for $40 and thought he hosed someone (In actuality it's worth $100+ and he got hosed)
3. He said 'It may even be antique, but it's old' (It absolutely is an antique, say, 80 or 90 years old...)
So what does someone like me do in the face of a situation like that? I kindly email them back and tell them in a sticky-sweet way that I hope the buyer enjoys their ANTIQUE WASHSTAND because they got a ridiculously good deal on it!
I'm passive aggressive like that.
Was it necessary? Not at all. I kind of feel bad actually, in a not-really-kind-of-way...
Am I always like that? Amost Never. Seriously. I'm the least confrontational person you'll ever meet.
But I really, really needed it. It was one of those few occasions Mr. Pretties actually agreed with me (about needing another piece of furniture, not about emailing the seller, he thought that was rude, that from Mr. Rude himself...) I almost felt a tear when he sold it, how sad is that?! I never do that.