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LiquidOcelot

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You ever correct people?
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:50:20 AM »
So I came across an 18 wsm on offer up so I click on it wondering how much and the guy has it listed as a 22. Clearly not, no front lid handle and it's just not a 22 they look huge even in pictures. So I message the guy and ask "are you sure that's a 22 because," and explain. He comes back with yes it's a 22 no weber smoker has 2 handles.


So have you ever educated a seller and had good or bad replies lol?

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WeberKell11

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 07:57:23 AM »
Funny you ask...someone had a Wally World jumbo joe listed for the price of a 26er and I very respectfully explained that the grill he was selling was a Walmart specific Weber that at the time was on sale for even less than the 74 bucks it's typically sold at brand new.  The seller saw my message but didn't reply and either completely deleted the listing or just blocked me so I didn't see it.

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mahnamahna

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You ever correct people?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 09:24:33 AM »
No, let them figure it out on their own.


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jhagestad

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 11:03:23 AM »
I haven't for grills but I have for vintage skateboard decks. Many sellers have no idea what they have and use terminology (NOS, original, etc.) that would suggest what they have is actually from that period but clearly isn't when you see the pictures. Some don't like being called out on it, but I really don't care. The buying community should protect its members from fakes and protect the legitimacy of true original equipment.
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bamakettles

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You ever correct people?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 04:22:07 PM »
So today I answered a Facebook post for a WSM 22.5 - $100 used once.  I saw the pic and the handle on the front of the lid.  He didn’t know what it was and admittedly said he didn’t know anything about it and would never use it - neighbor gave it to him after their house was foreclosed upon.  I was planning on giving him more, however it was missing some parts - charcoal grate, basket, heat shield and needs a good cleaning.  But I dared not mention that these are over $400 new.


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Mike in Roseville

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You ever correct people?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 04:54:09 PM »
Nope...just asked if they’d take PayPal. They said yes.



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michaelmilitello

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 05:18:27 PM »
I paid $3 for a patent pending Easterner last fall.   It was simply listed as “grill” on Letgo.   I could not get it in my trunk fast enough. 


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PotsieWeber

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 05:45:50 PM »
NICE!

I paid $3 for a patent pending Easterner last fall.   It was simply listed as “grill” on Letgo.   I could not get it in my trunk fast enough. 


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PotsieWeber

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 05:46:16 PM »
WOOT!

Nope...just asked if they’d take PayPal. They said yes.



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LiquidOcelot

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 04:19:49 PM »
Wow
Nope...just asked if they’d take PayPal. They said yes.



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hawgheaven

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 03:51:34 AM »
Correct a seller? I have tried... not always successful. The good thing is, thru the years I have collected all the "toys" I thought I needed at that thyme. They came and went as I figured it out. Seen some totally outrageous prices for this and that, butt became focused on what I really needed and their true value.

Bottom line. Save a buyer... you or someone else, by trying to correct a seller from not knowing what he/she really has up for sale. Hopefully, they will listen.
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KevinInStL

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You ever correct people?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 11:30:54 AM »
The thing I see most often that drives me nuts and makes me want to correct someone is when people say they have a "Webber" grill for sale.

The correct spelling is literally all over the damn thing! Ugh. Gets under my skin so much.

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CatskillSmoker

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 03:51:51 PM »
If you do, it means you care. If it's strangers we're talking about, I just don't care.  They usually won't listen. LMAO

WeberKell11

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 04:27:52 PM »
Haha a "Webster" in my area had me cracking up too.
The thing I see most often that drives me nuts and makes me want to correct someone is when people say they have a "Webber" grill for sale.

The correct spelling is literally all over the damn thing! Ugh. Gets under my skin so much.

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tvt

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Re: You ever correct people?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2020, 05:26:58 PM »
In my experience, if they spell it “webber” and the grill is assembled incorrectly and their ad has a picture of lighter fluid it’s usually going to be a good deal.


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