I have patiently waited for this coffee table for months. Before we moved to our new place in March, I found it listed on Craigslist for around $60, and being the tightwad financially savvy person that I am, I didn’t buy it. It sold. I thought about it and wished I had purchased it.
Some time thereafter, I came across the EXACT SAME table on Craigslist again, except listed for $150. How do I know it was the same one? Because it was relisted with the same photos as the first time. So either it didn’t sell the first time, and the seller just decided to relist it much much higher, or it sold to a dealer who didn’t bother taking new photos. So I stalked kept my eye on the listing. A good chunk of time passed, and it just didn’t sell. The seller started coming down 5 – 10 dollars a week, but I just still couldn’t convince myself to spend the money. Finally he dropped the price to $85, so I offered $75.
The seller accepted my offer, and even delivered the table to me because he was going to be in the area, and gave it to me for $67 (long story involving twenty dollar bills and weird amounts of change). All in all, I spent $7 more than I would have if I had bought the table in March. And now it’s finally mine in all it’s weird burl laminate Milo Baughman-knock-off goodness. (And some chips and dings, but you know what, I don’t care).
|I think the pattern on the top looks like a beetle waving his arms in the air… See below:
Yes, I know I’m weird. At ground level (I took several of the above pictures from our second floor overlook) the beetle isn’t very apparent, but you can see tree faces and stuff on the side panels if you’re odd whimsical like me.