Was I being unreasonable?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rammy, May 8, 2011.

  1. Rammy

    Rammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2008
    I post on CL to sell my eggs. Normally, I dont have a problem with someone about meeting them somewhere to deliver thier order. Until now. This guy replies to my ad, saying he would probably buy two dozen a week, but wants to come to my house. I explained that I dont let people come to my house for certain reasons. This was his reply:

    No, I don't undersand.

    It creates serious questions regarding the validity of your business if you do not provide an address and phone number.

    I prefer to see and know where my food comes from before I buy it and eat it.

    For all I know; you are getting post sales date products, repackaging them and selling them for a profit, while unsuspecting buyers are buying eggs that could be potentially deadly.

    That being said; it will not work for me.


    So, am I being unreasonable? I have read posts on here where people have had problems of such things like theft, unwanted visitations, people coming at odd hours, things like that. Being that I live alone, work and hour from my house and am gone all day four days a week<probably TMI here>, I think that person would understand.

    1. I dont repackage any product.
    2. I keep my pen clean and my hens are fed organic feed and free range.
    3. Its not a business, just something I do for extra money and to get rid of the eggs.
    4. So does this guy go to the slaughter houses and watch how they process his chickens and beef?
    5. Post sale products? Get real!!!
    6. Selling eggs that are protentially deadly? You've been watching too much television.
    7. Wont work for you? Fine with me.

    Anyway, guess I wont be selling to this guy.

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Nope. You have a right to run your business the way you want to, especially if your safety is an issue. Press delete an move on.
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    You gotta do what you gotta do. I wouldn't waste any more time on this guy. [​IMG] Let him go to the grocery store.
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    I wouldn't do it either [​IMG] Too many crazies out there. He sounds very paranoid, may be a nut. So ya lost a sale...others will bite, that don't seem so pushy. You can send pictures of your flock and their eggs and even mark the eggs in the photo and make sure HE gets THOSE eggs, but you do NOT have to give any potential customer your address...ever...there are ways around it. So, no, not unreasonable at all.
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Unreasonable? Not at all.

    Strangers aren't invited to our home. For no reason. I might do business
    with them...at my garage. But never in my private home. They don't get
    inside the fence.

    And they get my landline phone number either. Family only. Cell phone
    for business.
  6. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yadkinville NC-3yrs
    No he definitely was unreasonable and he may have had a different reason for wanting to see where you live so you are better off without a guy like that! good luck with your business!![​IMG]
  7. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Odessa, MO
    You are absolutely not being unreasonable. Whenever i sell my eggs i will not give people my adress. Although they probably wouldnt want to drive to my house anyway, all the way out in the boonies! [​IMG] I always have them meet me in my work parking lot with plenty of people around. That way nothing can happen. YOU are doing the right thing. [​IMG]
  8. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    So when that guy goes to the local market does he ask to tour every place they buy from, every grower, every warehouse, every plant?!?! I don't think so... That guy's a moron!
  9. Rammy

    Rammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2008
    Thanks guys. As I said before, no one else has had a problem with meeting me somewhere. I thought about sending him pics tomorrow as its too dark to take pics now, but thought, you know what? Screw him. I will get rid of the 8 dozen I have in the fridge right now in no time. Never fails when I post an ad. By the way, if you want to see the ad its titles Happy Chicken Eggs in Farm and Garden. [​IMG]
    I may edit it tomorrow to ad pics since this guy seem to think Im on the shady side. [​IMG] Might do that from now on. Oh, well, his loss, not mine. [​IMG]

  10. Rammy

    Rammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2008
    Quote:I live kinda out in the boonies also, but with GPS, anyone can find my house now. Im going to put up cameras as soon as I can afford to get a DVR to hook it up to. Right now all I have are game cameras and they dont always catch pics of people coming and going. Sorry, Dude, but you aint coming to my house. [​IMG]


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