Or does "unable to be there before 5pm" not mean...

(11 Posts)
user1471538945 Sun 27-Nov-16 19:23:48

...you'll be there at or not long after that time?! This was after me suggesting a time of 3/3.30pm. Effing Freecycle. This was all only arranged about 2pm today - said she wanted to collect today - I said I'd see her at 5pm - over 2 effing hours now. Can't even leave it outside as it's electrical. Never had a no-show-er or even a latecomer before but haven't offered anything on it for ages.

Ffs, I just want to get into my pjs

Artandco Sun 27-Nov-16 19:27:42

Did she agree to 5pm or say not before 5pm?

Not anytime before 5pm would mean 6-9pm to me

user1471538945 Sun 27-Nov-16 19:32:05

After I said I'd see her at 5, her response was "see you then". It's going to be one of those phrases that people interpret differently, isn't it??! confused

Maverickismywingman Sun 27-Nov-16 19:33:27

I would say she's not coming.

Maverickismywingman Sun 27-Nov-16 19:34:38

And you've already given ample time.

Think it was clear when you said "see you at 5" and she agreed.

user1471538945 Sun 27-Nov-16 19:45:20

Urgh, so annoying. Putting pjs on!

Pengling Sun 27-Nov-16 20:16:30

I'd give up on her. Last time we freecycled something we had 3 no-shows before someone finally turned up - so frustrating angry

Maverickismywingman Sun 27-Nov-16 20:21:45

It's a shame because THIS is why I don't sell/freecycle things.

BarbaraofSeville Sun 27-Nov-16 21:44:54

I also tried freecycle but got frustrated about how difficult it was to give stuff away to people. Even if you are giving it away for free with an honest description about conditon there are a lot of people that can find several ways to be unhappy about it or to dick you about.

Other Mumsnetters have recommended ebay with free/99p BIN collection only, so effectively the same thing, seems to attract a less entitled class of people.

user1471538945 Sun 27-Nov-16 22:35:17

Thanks for replies - she never showed angry It's so annoying and it really would put me off doing it again

Floggingmolly Sun 27-Nov-16 22:42:55

Not before 5 means just that; 5 is the earliest they can make it. With the implication that it'll be very soon after... They're not coming, the rude gits.

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