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#1 posted 10-27-2020 06:46 PM

I ran into the same problem with a guy selling 1” x 10” maple for $7 per board, not per board foot, but in the title and in the body of the ad $7 per board. I sent a message asking how long a 1” x 10” maple board was he had advertised for $7? He sent me a message back ”$7 is just a number, what length are you looking for?” So I replied (knowing at this point I was dealing with an idiot I was very unlikely to do business with) “Whatever length you $7 per board, as stated in your ad, will buy me.” He said it would be $21 for an 8’ board.

We went back and forth just enough more so anyone reviewing his post would have no trouble understanding he was practicing bait and switch advertising and had all but admitted it. It’s very frustrating when you take the time to sort based on what you’re looking for and have to deal with aholes like this.

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