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post #1 of 17
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Okay...
So this morning, at like 8 something am, this guy calls my house. I didn't know who it was till he left a message.

This is some guy who I sold an old printer/copier combo to for 20 bucks. Sold it to him about a month and a half ago.

Now, he's calling my house, (and calling me by name!), asking me to help him fix a paper jam in the printer....

I find this totally bizzare and wonder if he's going to keep calling me whenever he has an issue with it . Just freaks me out a bit as well as annoys me to no end, (I am not your personal technical assistance person).

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 17
I would tell him not to call you anymore. He bought it from you and now if anything goes wrong with it, he has to deal with it. All printers get jammed, he has to learn how to fix it. Just don't pick up when you hear him on your voice mail. I hope he stops bothering you.
post #3 of 17
Does he know where you live?
post #4 of 17
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Does he know where you live?
Yes! Maybe he'll try to return it for a refund ...
post #5 of 17
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Yes! Maybe he'll try to return it for a refund ...
Hehe yeah, I'd be wary of him!! I don't know what I would have done in your case though. If he just left a message, I wouldn't have called him back, but if I had picked up and I actually had to talk to him, I'd just have told him what to do to unjam the paper. Then I would have ignored any more calls from him. But that is creepy. I think that's why my brother usually handles his Craigslist transactions at the nearby shopping plaza or mall rather than at home.
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Hehe yeah, I'd be wary of him!! I don't know what I would have done in your case though. If he just left a message, I wouldn't have called him back, but if I had picked up and I actually had to talk to him, I'd just have told him what to do to unjam the paper. Then I would have ignored any more calls from him. But that is creepy. I think that's why my brother usually handles his Craigslist transactions at the nearby shopping plaza or mall rather than at home.
Yea, really .
It would have been more than just telling him how to unjam it...I would take talking to him and taking him step-by-step through what's wrong with it, and how to fix it...Which would have been a long, annoying, bothersome conversation, and I would not have been getting paid for it (I do this sort of thing in my line of work at times).

I am not going to call him back...When he was here to pick the printer up, he was slightly rude as well...Acting a bit bossy and pushy I guess because I'm young, somewhat good-looking, and/or a woman? Just rubbed me in totally the wrong way.
post #7 of 17
A month and a half ago?! Uh, yeah, methinks the "warranty" on that ran out some time ago.

Especially in this day and age, where there are countless reference resources available on the internet, for every product imaginable.

The audacity of people still manages to shock me at times.
post #8 of 17
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A month and a half ago?! Uh, yeah, methinks the "warranty" on that ran out some time ago.

Especially in this day and age, where there are countless reference resources available on the internet, for every product imaginable.

The audacity of people still manages to shock me at times.
, I totally agree.

PLUS, I gave him all the information and manual that came with it...So there is certainly an 800 number for him to call for assistance, NOT me! (And at 8 AM?!)
post #9 of 17
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Thought of something else....In his message, he was talking about how friendly, nice, and helpful I seemed. That creeped me out too...maybe he was just buttering me up?
post #10 of 17
I'd be very cautious of this guy... and perhaps your surroundings in general since he does know where you live. Not to scare you but better safe than sorry.
post #11 of 17
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, I totally agree.

PLUS, I gave him all the information and manual that came with it...So there is certainly an 800 number for him to call for assistance, NOT me! (And at 8 AM?!)
I don't understand why people are immediately suspicious of people. I'm a firm believer of giving people the benefit of the doubt.

It's quite possible that he really did need help with a paper jam, and since you were the one who used the printer before, he thought it might be simpler to call you and see if you had a quick answer.

I sold a weight gym a couple of years ago. About a week later the guy who bought it called me and asked for my help with getting the leg curl portion set up. I had sent him home with all of the posters showing the various set ups, but I too had difficulty with that particular one. I was able to help him over the phone. I didn't automatically think the guy was stalking me

If you didn't want to help him, all you had to do was tell him that you hadn't used the printer in a while and that it would be best if he looked in the manual that came with the printer, or called the 800 number.
post #12 of 17
I'd have a male relative or friend call and tell him you no longer live there you moved out of state!
post #13 of 17
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Thought of something else....In his message, he was talking about how friendly, nice, and helpful I seemed. That creeped me out too...maybe he was just buttering me up?
Maybe he wants to date with you!
post #14 of 17
Indeed! I can't tell you the number of times I've been at the clubs and used the ol', "Hey baby, you wanna help me unjam my paper dispersal compartment, and maybe help me add some toner later?" line.

The women, they swoon when I whip that one out.

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Maybe he wants to date with you!
post #15 of 17
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I don't understand why people are immediately suspicious of people. I'm a firm believer of giving people the benefit of the doubt.

It's quite possible that he really did need help with a paper jam, and since you were the one who used the printer before, he thought it might be simpler to call you and see if you had a quick answer.

I sold a weight gym a couple of years ago. About a week later the guy who bought it called me and asked for my help with getting the leg curl portion set up. I had sent him home with all of the posters showing the various set ups, but I too had difficulty with that particular one. I was able to help him over the phone. I didn't automatically think the guy was stalking me

If you didn't want to help him, all you had to do was tell him that you hadn't used the printer in a while and that it would be best if he looked in the manual that came with the printer, or called the 800 number.
First off, I never said he was stalking me. However...I have seen enough in life to know that if a person gives me a bad feeling when I meet them, it's likely there's something not right there, and this guy did. He was rude to me in person, but I dealt with it so that I could get rid of the printer.

Second, this is not a week later...it's almost two months later. And at 8am.

He has no right to be calling my house at 8am in the morning to ask me how to unjam some paper. Would it be okay for him to call me and ask how to fix his faucet? NO. Same difference. It's common sense.

post #16 of 17
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Indeed! I can't tell you the number of times I've been at the clubs and used the ol', "Hey baby, you wanna help me unjam my paper dispersal compartment, and maybe help me add some toner later?" line.

The women, they swoon when I whip that one out.
That wouldn't be the worst pick up line I've heard!
post #17 of 17
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"Hey baby, you wanna help me unjam my paper dispersal compartment, and maybe help me add some toner later?"
Wow....Sexy!
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