We have used Craigslist (CL for the remainder of this post) quite successfully in the past. Last summer we bought our chickens through CL and got a Rubbermaid storage shed for $50. One of the guys hubby works with uses a mechanic from CL for auto repairs. I even found our latest chicken supplier on CL. Like anything you need to be an informed consumer when buying from CL.
The Peeps are going to need a home other than the dog crate very soon. Chicken Coops can be very expensive and we don't have the skills needed to build one properly without one of us being charged with manslaughter so I turned to CL I found a number of listings for coops being sold. Some were by private owners most were by three different coop companies. After checking them out I discovered that the price was way out of my budget or the condition of the coop was not even worth an email. Then finally last Wednesday I found it, the diamond in the rough.
Listed as if being sold by an individual was the perfect coop for the perfect price. I instantly contacted them by email inquiring if the coop was still available. When I opened the response I saw that this wasn't an individual but one of the coop companies. OH well I didn't care the price was right.
We exchanged emails with the seller and set up delivery for Tuesday. There wasn't a picture with the listing as it had to be painted but he'd send one asap. In the email I received Sunday there was an attachment of the coop that I couldn't open I could only see the red roof. I confirmed delivery and forwarded the email to hubby. Monday afternoon we are outside getting the yard ready for the coop and I realized that how hubby is describing the coop is not what I ordered. Using a different computer I was able to open up the picture and lo and behold things are not right in Oz. So I decide to call the seller.
Well this is where it all goes sour. Before I go any further here's part of the email I received from the seller:
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