Ian Pike 4 p.m., March 9
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I Ask Not For Literary Greatness
Quick entry today as I am writin' my face off in the world of fiction, working on a short story and trying to be Mr. Super Discipline guy. Here's a Runner-Up:
Remote controlled cars are one of those things that look incredibly cool for approximately five minutes, after which point you think, "man, that would get old fast." Probably, this explains the selling.
Big Winner 'o the Day:
Completely unacceptable lapse in professional ad posting #1: Pricing discrepancies between title and body of ad. What can I say, there's never an excuse to be lax on professionalism. If craigslist is the greatest site on the internet (it is, b t dubs), then any and all posts allowed unto said greatest site should keep such high standards in mind. I ask not for literary greatness, I'm even willing to allow for spelling and grammatical errors, but pricing is the heart and soul of the entire operation! There is only one instant where pricing can be anything but spot on; the occurrence of the phrase, "make offer." The reason for this is that there is always some wiggle room when dealing with classified ads. Haggling is a major part of the institution. The asking price is of great importance in establishing a baseline for the give-and-take and wheel-and-deal. Confuse the beginning and the whole deal goes askew.
Other than that small point, however, the ad is actually pretty tight. I even like the appeal of, "if you collect these you know about $1 per issue is a great price," to only those lucky few who are 'in the know' about such matters.
Gotta go, there's work to be done!