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Post by Pham Nuwen » 11 Jul 2019, 00:45

No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
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Post by Warren » 11 Jul 2019, 02:01

Pham Nuwen wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:45
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
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Post by Ellie » 11 Jul 2019, 07:24

Pham Nuwen wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:45
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
I've had this happen so much on Facebook Marketplace. It's usually with addresses. We'll set the pickup time and then I have to keep pestering and pestering them right up to the last second, or beyond, for the actual location. Like, I AM TRYING TO GIVE YOU MONEY. WORK WITH ME.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 11 Jul 2019, 09:16

WHY WONT THEY TAKE MY MONEY, ELLIE???
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Post by nicole » 11 Jul 2019, 10:24

What’s a loft bunk bed? I thought there were loft beds, and bunk beds.
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Post by Jasper » 11 Jul 2019, 11:12

nicole wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 10:24
What’s a loft bunk bed? I thought there were loft beds, and bunk beds.
Yeah, ditto.

Unless maybe perpendicular bunk beds are known as loft bunks?
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Post by lunchstealer » 11 Jul 2019, 13:30

Ellie wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 07:24
Pham Nuwen wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:45
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
I've had this happen so much on Facebook Marketplace. It's usually with addresses. We'll set the pickup time and then I have to keep pestering and pestering them right up to the last second, or beyond, for the actual location. Like, I AM TRYING TO GIVE YOU MONEY. WORK WITH ME.
The weirdest was when someone bought something from mrs lunch including sending payment via paypal and paying for shipping but never sent an address. Kept saying "Oh, let me get that to you next week."
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 11 Jul 2019, 17:31

I honestly don't know the difference on bunk bed naming nomenclature. I've seen loft kids bed, loft beds, and "loft" bunk beds with the bottom bunk perpendicular to the top. I really don't know if they are actually different or what. Sorry peeps. I'm not going any further down the rabbit hole on this one.
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Post by Jennifer » 12 Jul 2019, 17:52

I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Jul 2019, 17:55

Jennifer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:52
I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.
Craigslist be a silly place. *shrug*
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Post by nicole » 12 Jul 2019, 18:22

Jennifer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:52
I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.
Yeah
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Post by Kolohe » 18 Jul 2019, 10:43

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Apparently, the ability to read Spanish also comes with far sharper visual acuity.
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Post by Mo » 18 Jul 2019, 11:16

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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jul 2019, 14:04

Kolohe wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 10:43

Apparently, the ability to read Spanish also comes with far sharper visual acuity.
Nah, they just leave out the unnecessary stuff that's only in there for Anglos with lawyers like "Turn Off The Power First."

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Post by Kolohe » 18 Jul 2019, 14:09

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 14:04
Kolohe wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 10:43

Apparently, the ability to read Spanish also comes with far sharper visual acuity.
Nah, they just leave out the unnecessary stuff that's only in there for Anglos with lawyers like "Turn Off The Power First."
Until I looked at them again, I did think they skipped in the Spanish version the part that goes "Should you, home depot shopping white guy, actually install this thing, or should you really hire someone that won't kill themselves and/or burn down your house"
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Post by Jennifer » 18 Jul 2019, 15:51

In all seriousness, Spanish does generally require more words than English to say the same thing. I know when I visit touristy spots (like the science museum), when they have pamphlets in multiple languages I'll compare the Spanish and English versions -- the section in English subheaded "Visitor Information" will have a three-word subheading in Spanish, translating to "Information for visitors."
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Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jul 2019, 17:42

What I found frustrating in GFCI instructions is "here's where you put the green, red, and white wires" (or whatever colors they were) and here I am in my wall staring at one black wire and one white. The instructions should start at the top with "if you're home was built before 19X0, throw this away and consult the internet, we're not interested in helping you".
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Post by Jennifer » 18 Jul 2019, 17:47

[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."

In other news: I am currently doing online research into various brands of quote-unquote "portable" air conditioners (the kind that rest on the floor but can be rolled to a given window if necessary). Does anyone have any experience with various portable-AC models? Tips, warnings, recommendations?
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jul 2019, 17:50

Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."

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Post by Jennifer » 18 Jul 2019, 17:54

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jul 2019, 17:57

Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.

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Post by Jennifer » 18 Jul 2019, 18:05

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:57
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.
On the other hand, even homeowners and luxury renters have on occasion experienced "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it." (Indeed, one of my local homeowner acquaintances made the same discovery last week.) Even high-quality air conditioning systems will break down sometimes.
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Post by Warren » 18 Jul 2019, 18:06

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:57
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.
No, but if you are willing to jump through the proper legal hoops (i.e. setting up an escrow account) you can withhold rent till they install a new unit that does the job.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jul 2019, 18:07

Warren wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 18:06
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:57
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.
No, but if you are willing to jump through the proper legal hoops (i.e. setting up an escrow account) you can withhold rent till they install a new unit that does the job.
Yeah, that'll work well in Atlanta in August.

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Post by Warren » 18 Jul 2019, 18:08

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 18:07
Yeah, that'll work well in Atlanta in August.
I'm sorry. What was your suggestion?
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