Dozens of “Is this still available?” notes popped up within 10 minutes of my posting of a white-washed carved wood privacy screen. Since I was a Marketplace virgin, I fretted over how to decide on the winner. Until I read this story.
“I’m getting married soon and would love to use this to divide the service area from the hall.”
When I told her I would hold it for a couple days, she was thrilled.
“It’s perfect for our wedding and can’t wait to use it in my office afterwards. Thanks so much!”
A story wins with me every time. But if I can’t get a story, at least I want a little foreplay.
“Good morning Lora I would love to purchase this exceptionally gorgeous wool area rug if it still happens to be available Thank you, H.”
Apparently I broke a Marketplace "rule" because after I marked all items sold, I received this message.
“Dang I contacted you right when u posted it. Not nice.”
Before the Race, c. 1887-1889. Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917. The Cleveland Museum of Art.