Amused or horrified?

(117 Posts)
oldgrandmama Fri 02-Aug-13 11:11:40

This happened back in the early 1980s, but I'm just wondering what MNs think of it? Not particularly bothered either way, but people to whom I've related the story are either highly amused or truly appalled!

Scene: we're selling our house. The buyers have been, frankly, a pain, delaying Exchange of Contracts date quite a few times with various demands, complaints, insisting on purchase price being lowered yet again ... but eventually, after we've given in quite a bit to their damands, they say they're FINALLY happy with everything and Contracts are exchanged and a completion date agreed. We proceed with sorting out the purchase of our new home, booking moving firm, and of course, the owners of the place we're buying are able to make their own arrangement for their move.

ONE DAY before bloody completion, with everything set in place for the move(s), they phone to say they've decided they don't after all like the fitted carpet that's throughout the downstairs, and they want a further £500 knocked off the price!!!! Now, they've never said a word about the bloody carpet, and we'd included it in the price, not charged extra for it, so we tell them, politely, sorry, no more reductions. Also, they're legally obligated to complete, having exchanged contracts. So what do they say? Basically, that they'll delay completion anyway, even if they have to complete eventually, just to mess us up, and the people in the house we're buying, along with movers we've booked, our solicitors, the mortgage companies and - generally - the whole thing will be a nightmare. They DON'T like the downstairs carpet and they want a reduction!!!!

So my husband gives in and agrees to knock £500 quid of the price, just to avoid this complete mess up of a delay. But I am FUMING. So I take action. I get down on my hands and knees and TAKE UP every square inch of fitted carpet, in three rooms and a hallway. For good measure, I take up the underlay too. Takes hours and hours. Next day, move begins - I give the perfectly good carpet and underlay to the moving men, who are delighted (it was, by the way, extremely good and expensive wool carpet). Legal stuff, financial stuff all goes through, we leave with removal vans and new owners move in.

I'm told their reaction, when they saw bare ground floor, was unprintable! Ha ha ... would have cost them FAR more than £500 to recarpet.

So - was I being unreasonable? The 'we don't like the carpet' stuff was just a ploy to get the price down even more. And in the early 1980s, £500 was quite a lot of money!

Turniptwirl Fri 02-Aug-13 11:14:19

That is genius!

That is bloody brilliant and good for you!

That is what I would do too.

SoupDragon Fri 02-Aug-13 11:16:27

I'm firmly in the Amused camp smile

mynameisslimshady Fri 02-Aug-13 11:16:27

<applauds oldgrandmama>

Bloody well done. I bet you wish you were a fly on the wall when they arrived. grin

ForgetfulNameChanger Fri 02-Aug-13 11:16:56

Haha! Very clever! grin Definitely amusing!

HollyBerryBush Fri 02-Aug-13 11:17:23

I once had someone ask me to knock off 15K because they didnt like the stone the patio was made of . I showed them the door.

WestieMamma Fri 02-Aug-13 11:18:36

YANBU

When I moved out I'm ashamed to say I took the garden fence. I'd paid for it. The landlord was a bastard and I hated the neighbours.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 02-Aug-13 11:20:20

Brilliant grin

TeeBee Fri 02-Aug-13 11:20:28

Hurrah for you. Worth the extra effort indeed.

oldgrandmama Fri 02-Aug-13 11:20:53

Forgot to add, my husband was appalled at what I was doing and followed me as I crawled around unhooking carpet from those little spikey things along the edges of the rooms, wringing his hands and telling me I was 'being petty'!

We did divorce a few years later!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 02-Aug-13 11:21:16

fantastic.

you did them a favour, right? they hated the carpet sooooo much they would have just taken it up and replaced it. grin

well done.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 02-Aug-13 11:22:05

please describe their reaction in full

nothing is unprintable on here grin

scarletforya Fri 02-Aug-13 11:22:48

Genius! Touché you!

OHforDUCKScake Fri 02-Aug-13 11:23:53

Brilliant!!!!!!

Crinkle77 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:24:01

Absolutely brilliant. They got everything they deserved.

eurochick Fri 02-Aug-13 11:24:03

Brilliant.

But you should have told them to go jump. You can legally force completion once they have exchanged.

DoctorRobert Fri 02-Aug-13 11:24:06

amused!

Hemlet Fri 02-Aug-13 11:24:36

Ha! I think you're wonderful!

gobbledegook1 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:24:51

Thats amazing! If they had gold stars on here I'd give you one!

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:25:57

I reckon the only people "horrified" are your ex and the greedy bastards you did this to.

Salmotrutta Fri 02-Aug-13 11:26:36

Fabulous.

Well done!! grin

OwlinaTree Fri 02-Aug-13 11:26:55

Love it! Yes it was petty but they started it.

Lolling at their reactions (as I imagine it!)

CheeseandPickledOnion Fri 02-Aug-13 11:26:57

Excellent work, I'd have done the same thing.

The people I bought my house from tried to charge me for manky old vertical blinds. I wasn't surprised that they'd just left them up when I moved in even though I'd politely declined to pay for them.

WoTmania Fri 02-Aug-13 11:27:08

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

starfishmummy Fri 02-Aug-13 11:27:22

brilliant!! I would have only thought about doing that afterwards.

usualsuspect Fri 02-Aug-13 11:27:34

I would have done the same.

I'm very amused.

Superb!

wonderingsoul Fri 02-Aug-13 11:29:19

thats awesome!!!

i dont think you where bei ng petty at all

Gracelo Fri 02-Aug-13 11:30:39

grin

foslady Fri 02-Aug-13 11:30:59

High 5 OP - and I don't DO high 5's! Hate hate HATE buyers who try pulling that kind of stunt

Notsoblonde Fri 02-Aug-13 11:32:34

Brilliant!!

oldgrandmama Fri 02-Aug-13 11:32:56

You can legally force completion, or inflict dire financial penalties if they still refuse but these awful people intended to complete eventually, but to blackmail us into further price reductions by threatening to f* us and everyone up for a few days.

We heard of their reaction from a Deep Throat at the buyers' solicitors. They were incandescent, straight on the phone to them, going screaming mad and saying they're suing us ... their solicitors blandly pointed out that we were quite within our rights to remove the carpet that so obviously offended them and surely we'd done them a huge favour, getting the stuff out of their new house?!

gonerogue Fri 02-Aug-13 11:32:58

That's class, such a brilliant way to deal with t. Fair play to you OP, I'm giggling away at the thoughts of their faces.

ZingWidge Fri 02-Aug-13 11:34:13

I would've done the same, bravo!

(maybe would have pissed on the floor too)

I am both horrified and amused - horrified at them, and amused at what you did. It was the perfect revenge!

gonerogue Fri 02-Aug-13 11:34:39

Ha ha, suing you.

You should have offered to sell it back to them for £2k grin if they really wanted it back.

Twirlyhot Fri 02-Aug-13 11:35:48

You'd sold them the carpet though?

My parents did the same years ago (the carpets weren't included) when shortly before completion the buyer suddenly refused to pay the money agreed for stuff not covered by the sale price. They thought that it would be too late for my parents to get the (pricey and quite new) carpets removed and knew that they were staying with family for a few months until their new home was ready so would have nowhere to put it. They didn't know that my father was fitting carpets with his father from the age of 10 and was born awkward. He removed the carpets, the curtain rails, the light fittings ...

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:35:58

If you'd had time you could have laid some really obnoxious floor covering with heavy duty industrial glue.

ineedtogetoutmore Fri 02-Aug-13 11:37:45

Awesome!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 02-Aug-13 11:39:01

what did they say to that? the huge favour?

She hadn't sold them the carpet, they wanted £500 off because they HATED the carpet = they would have to rip it up and replace it cos it was so very vile.

OP did them a massive favour. Got rid of the vile carpet that they hated so much and knocked £500 off the house price so they could use that to buy a carpet of their liking.

bloody genius.

and how could they push it without admitting what they were actually doing? grin

MumofWombat Fri 02-Aug-13 11:40:38

I'm more than amused, I admire your gumption.

That will teach them to try and pull a fast one!

bleedingheart Fri 02-Aug-13 11:41:30

Superb.

Shame on them and their greed!

MrsHoarder Fri 02-Aug-13 11:41:43

Very amused. Hopefully they learnt their lesson for the future.

Look at it this way, instead of telling all their friends how to wangle an extra £500 off the house price they will be a cautionary tale.

Gingerandproud Fri 02-Aug-13 11:43:04

Brilliant! Serve them right for being so devious!

foslady Fri 02-Aug-13 11:43:54

Even better to hear of their reaction!

CookieLady Fri 02-Aug-13 11:44:52

Well done, Op! Bloody chancers!

toomanyfionas Fri 02-Aug-13 11:45:57

Bloody good for you. What arses.

We had similar when we were selling a flat in London from the other sode of the world. Said we'd include washing machine, dryer etc as we did not want them. Buyers said they didn't want the appliances but did want a price reduction. We refused, and gave away the appliances.

They dicked around for ages hoping we'd get anxious and cave to their game. But we didn't.

Day after settlement we had a call from the agent saying the buyers were "very upset" to find the unwanted goods had been removed. Haha.

FrussoHathor Fri 02-Aug-13 11:46:57

Very petty and absolutely brilliant!

Rufus43 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:48:22

Brilliant, well done! Especially for going to all that effort

Isabeller Fri 02-Aug-13 11:50:12

Fantastic, brilliant, quite right too. grin flowers

Genius! I remember seeing something like this on Lovejoy. His assistant tries to get the price knocked down on some furnature saying "I only want it for the handles.." The seller then agrees, takes his money and hands him the handles to this piece of furnature, then sells the rest for more money!

BabyMakesMyEyesGoSleepy Fri 02-Aug-13 11:51:02

Genius,absolute genius.

guiltyconscience Fri 02-Aug-13 11:52:44

Bloody brilliant if I ever need a good revenge plan u r my woman! lol

chesterberry Fri 02-Aug-13 11:53:24

Fabulous. Of course it's very petty, but they started it. Like to think I would do the same in that situation.

pudcat Fri 02-Aug-13 11:54:09

My sister is trying to sell her bungalow. Already one couple have asked for a price reduction because they would replace the storage heaters with oil central heating. Another asked for one because they didn't like the wood look double glazing and would rip it all out. The cheek of some.

magimedi Fri 02-Aug-13 11:56:51

Have to say I can understand a price reduction for replacing storage heating with central heating.

Carpet is genius!

LisaMed Fri 02-Aug-13 11:57:13

The people who rented behind us took the kitchen with them when they left.

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:57:33

The first flat we bought the seller removed all the light bulbs! We hadn't been remotely arsey and had paid exactly what she was looking for. Our solicitor chased her up on it because you can't legally remove fixtures and fittings like lightbulbs and door handles. We ended up getting about £50 back, but it was the principle of the thing.

BlingBang Fri 02-Aug-13 11:57:49

think it's ok to negotiate and ask for reductions up front, not when you are just about to move.

good for you op!

Groovee Fri 02-Aug-13 11:58:16

That is excellent. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall. And the removal men probably had a field day.

Peetle Fri 02-Aug-13 11:58:51

It's a Roald Dahl story, samithesausage. A con man pretending to be a vicar discovers a priceless antique in a farm. He gets a knock down price saying he only wants the handles. So while he's at his car getting his cheque book they take off the handles and burn the rest.

I'd have said "if you want to knock £500 off as you don't like the carpet, how about we remove it and keep the same price ?"

I'd definitely have removed it if they'd insisted.

Dahlen Fri 02-Aug-13 12:01:24

Amused, definitely. Serves them right. grin

pudcat Fri 02-Aug-13 12:01:49

Have to say I can understand a price reduction for replacing storage heating with central heating.
Why? When it is included in the particulars. If you don't like it don't look at places with it, or expect the vendors to pay for the change.

SuperiorCat Fri 02-Aug-13 12:02:54

Brilliant.

Neighbours of ours were royally screwed over, when the day they were due to exchange, movers booked etc as they were moving abroad, their (FT) buyers told them to drop £10k or they would pull out.

Their sols and EAs suggested going ahead would be the easiest thing to do under the circumstances

exoticfruits Fri 02-Aug-13 12:05:07

Amused- they said they didn't like it and they had the price knocked down- it was a logical conclusion.

arethereanyleftatall Fri 02-Aug-13 12:06:01

i think you're wonderful!!

The people who do this (and it apparently happens quite often) are horrid.

cantspel Fri 02-Aug-13 12:06:15

I would have told them to swing. If they had tried delaying completion it would have cost them far more than £500 as they would be liable for all the costs as the completion date is part of the contract agreed on exchange.

But as you husband caved then good for you on taking the carpets up. I hope you took the grippers and door trims too.

Years ago when selling my first flat my buyer at the last minute refused to exchange unless i included the fridge and cooker. I ageed but 2 weeks before completion i filed the fridge with kippers and sardines and cooked some cheap sausages in the oven and left them as well. Then closed up the flat and moved out.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Fri 02-Aug-13 12:06:53

How amazingly kind of you op. It woukd have taken them ages to take it all up on their first day in, which they obv woukd have done, it being so vile and all. You are a lovely person to do them such a favour.

Just wish this was a live thread so you could share their gratitude in real time grin

liquidstate Fri 02-Aug-13 12:07:15

Brilliant. I would have done the same!

whois Fri 02-Aug-13 12:09:17

Well you were being petty but totally and utterly reasonably so!

Dick head buyers got what they deserved!

Absolutely hilarious. :-)

whois Fri 02-Aug-13 12:13:25

My brother moved in to a new house last year (not an asset buyer at all, did everything by the book and didn't try to push down the agreed price later or anything) and the woman took ALL the light fittings with her. She just ripped them off the walls pulling out the plaster and making a right mess.

Unfortunately for her, there WERE included in the sale and she had to return then AND pay for them to be installed an the walls made good. Foolish cow.

ZingWidge Fri 02-Aug-13 12:20:45

one of the worst things to do is replacing all the lightbulbs with spent ones.

no one thinks of checking them during the day, by the time they need them it's a PITA to get new ones.

oscarwilde Fri 02-Aug-13 12:23:36

I had a buyer who refused to exchange unless I agreed to sell him my 3 yr old washing machine for £350. I didn't want to sell it as I wanted to use it for another year before ripping out the kitchen in the new house.

Told him that and said if he wanted it so badly he could pay full purchase price of £500 and I would sort out a new one, but I honestly didn't want to buy a new machine which I couldn't justify ditching when the building started. He agreed and then pulled this on the morning of the exchange. His solicitors were flabbergasted. Who the fk spends £350 on a 3 yr old washing machine??? All because he didn't want the hassle of "connecting up" a new one.

CadleCrap Fri 02-Aug-13 12:31:10

I can't understand why people are horrified.

I would have taken the gripper rod as well!

Viviennemary Fri 02-Aug-13 12:35:48

They were dreadful. I don't blame you. Monsters!

Elouie Fri 02-Aug-13 12:37:14

Ha ha ha I'm firmly in the hilarious thread.

sherbetpips Fri 02-Aug-13 12:37:45

Totally agree with you. When we bought our first house the family moving out tried to stiff us for everything. they wanted £500 for the carpets. The carpets were grey, stained, stank of smoke and were threadbare. They also wanted us to pay for the blinds - all yellow and smoky stinky. When we said we didn't want them they said there would be a charge for removing them as he was a blinds salesman and would need to invoice his time! We said we wouldnt pay and it was up to them if they wanted to take them with them.
Upon moving in the blinds were still there but the carpet was gone.... until we looked in the loft to find it all folded up in there along with a load of other junk of theirs!

Cherriesarelovely Fri 02-Aug-13 12:40:40

How fantastic! Well done! I love it when right triumphs over wrong.....serves them right.

AlisonL1981 Fri 02-Aug-13 12:45:50

When dp brought his first flat they told him they would leave the washing machine and fridge freezer for an extra £2k (both were ancient). He politely declined and in the end they left the appliances anyway!

sherbetpips Fri 02-Aug-13 12:46:52

I always hate it when you get comments back from the solicitors about what they are 'peed off' about. We advised our buyer that we were taking the lounge carpet and the wall light fittings. We would replace the wall light fitting with the original ones that had been in place so they had working lights. They were your bog standard brass two arm fittings. The ones we removed were very expensive Christopher Wray ones. They agreed to this and acknowledged it. However post move I got some snarky comment back from their solicitor about how petty it was to remove the nicer fittings and carpets. If you dont pay for them and I still want them you can sod off!

itsallaboutyoubaby Fri 02-Aug-13 12:50:47

grin Awesom!

itsallaboutyoubaby Fri 02-Aug-13 12:50:58

awesome!

KurriKurri Fri 02-Aug-13 12:52:04

At the moment my lovely 91 year old mother is selling her house and moving into a sheltered apartment, - she has had to put up with the most dreadful demands for unreasonable things, and delaying tactics, and has taken money off etc etc. - they are getting an absolutely lovely house at a bargain price and still they are complaining, and trying to take advantage of a very old lady.

I absolutely applaud you OP - well done, - why are there so many shitty house buyers out there?

youarewinning Fri 02-Aug-13 12:52:21

Ha ha ha - brilliant.

I bet their reaction was an Oscar winning performance. grin

Pisstakers like these who use emotional blackmail (which this was because they knew it would cause distress with money and rearranging) aren't used to people standing up to them.

I do wonder if they learnt their lesson.

GoofyIsACow Fri 02-Aug-13 12:52:45

Hilarious!

cocolepew Fri 02-Aug-13 12:54:34

You were just right.
Same thing happened to us the day before completion on our flat. The new buyer started mucking us about saying that they didn't want the blinds, and the tiles in the bathroom and kitchen weren't to her taste hmm. We weren't charging for the blinds, they wouldn't have fit our new windows, I thought it would be handy for the new buyers(they were clean and plain, nothing horrendous).

We were desperate to sell as we had a house to move into, and agreed to know knock a bit of money off. So I spent hours removing every single tile with a hammer and taking the blinds down.

Apparently they weren't amused.

vintagecakeisstillnice Fri 02-Aug-13 12:59:22

Good on ya.

Just to let you know sellers can be as bad. . .

We were so messed around by the people we bought off that it was a few days later when my Sis came around (and she'd view it with us) that we realised that the carpet that was in the bedrooms was not the carpet we'd paid for.

We'd gone totally by the book, the sellers had offered us the carpets and curtains and poles etc for an extra £X and we said yes. We were planning to totally redecorate but over time.

Anyway they had pulled up all the 'good' carpet and the underlay and replaced it with the thinnest carpet known to man. We then realised that the curtain poles/tracks which had been big old oak wood things were now just normal tracks and the lined curtains were not lined any more.

Except for one, one pole and set of curtains.

We didn't get any thing back re the carpets as we couldn't prove that they weren't the ones. We did for the curtains as we had proof.

Just to top it off having gone through this and got some money back (not a lot and about 10 % of what we had actually paid over but to me it was the bloody principal of it) they wrote to us and told us they'd be around to get the last pole back. . . .

Replied with if they tried entering the house/garden I'd have the police on them and changed all the locks the next day, fuckers.

And they didn't let most of their family know they'd moved, so we had various random people turning up for about 2 and a half years including one lot that were planing to stay and were very put out when they couldn't, but that's a whole different thread

Oh and the reason we didn't notice. . . I honestly believe that from the day they accepted our offer to the day that they left not a stitch of housework/cleaning was done.

It took hovering the carpet in the front room 3 times before we could actually see the colour of it and the bathroom [puke]

Amused.

I remember my father on his hands and knees doing a DIY installation. He had a picture which had a dedicated light attached to the frame. The buyers said they wanted the 'wall light' and wouldn't take no for an answer when it was explained that it wasn't attached to the wall but to the picture. You can imagine what the wall looked like by the time my dad, swearing heartily, had ragged a cable up from the skirting board, patched it over with a bit of polyfilla and stuck the picture light to the wall with a few screws...

PedantMarina Fri 02-Aug-13 13:07:32

Oldgrandmama, Mumsnet must have been invented for you, ya brilliantly bitchy woman, you.

>takes hat off and genuflects<

noisytoys Fri 02-Aug-13 13:15:54

Definitely amused! I didn't realise people played these games when moving house. The whole process is stressful enough as it is.

Fallout1977 Fri 02-Aug-13 13:28:00

Absolutely brilliant and my DH and I would have done exactly the same! Serves them right! ;)

facedontfit Fri 02-Aug-13 13:33:06

Respect.

thebody Fri 02-Aug-13 13:34:09

good for you. serves them right. horrible nasty people.

GiveMeStrength2day Fri 02-Aug-13 13:37:46

Am I the only one who was wondering about:

We heard of their reaction from a Deep Throat at the buyers' solicitors

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 13:53:58

No I was wondering about that as well, have no idea what it means. My only knowledge of that reference is that horrible Linda Lovelace film and that really doesn't make any sense in this situation!!

VodkaJelly Fri 02-Aug-13 13:55:36

Deep Throat is a slang term for an undercover mole (usually FBI/CIA related)

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 13:56:52

Thanks VodkaJelly, I had no idea. Doubt I'll be using it in everyday conversation however smile

TempusFuckit Fri 02-Aug-13 14:07:31

Deep Throat was the name of the anonymous source who leaked the Watergate scandal to Bob Woodward of the Washington Post.

GiveMeStrength2day Fri 02-Aug-13 14:17:29

Well you learn something new every day!
I was reading it with porn film connotations then decided it must have been an autocorrect of big mouth!! grin

TwoTearsInABucket Fri 02-Aug-13 14:20:05

If they wanted money knocked off coz of carpet then why wouldn't you remove the carpet?!
Why are people so awful about house buying?? It's blackmail some of the stories quoted here.

lljkk Fri 02-Aug-13 14:21:34

OP Rocks. Wish I had the brass balls to think of something like that.

Groovee Fri 02-Aug-13 15:16:37

I want to know the story about the relatives of the ex owners who thought they had the right to stay with that poster!

cjel Fri 02-Aug-13 17:58:42

I did similar, new buyers didn't want any carpet because they were going to decorate all before they moved in, I gave brand new expensive hall stairs and landing carpet to neighbour who had same house!!

HerculePoirotsTache Fri 02-Aug-13 18:00:40

BRILLIANT!! Good for you!

twinklyfingers Fri 02-Aug-13 18:13:00

You were awesome.

Rufus43 Fri 02-Aug-13 18:21:36

Someone I knew took all the lightbulbs

dadinthehat Fri 02-Aug-13 18:27:36

Superb. Excellent work, I applaud you. I'm also a huge fan of the tile smashing idea. You don't get money off for bits of a house you don't like. That's your problem, not the sellers.

I had carpet issues twice as a buyer.
First house - we moved in to discover that the fitted carpet in the master bedroom had a huge hole in it as the previous owner hadn't bothered to move his bed when he carpeted. Joy.

This house (our second), the seller put the carpets down as an extra on the list and we said we didn't want them - mainly because I thought he was being petty as he wasn't moving in anywhere for a bit and would have to store a whole house worth of carpets. When we came to move in they'd left them, along with a lot of tatty knick-knacks.

A month later we get a letter from his solicitor asking for £750 for the carpets. We told him his client could come and collect the carpets but would need to move all our furniture and belongings and then pull up the carpets.

End of conversation. Silly people.

badguider Fri 02-Aug-13 18:32:04

I bloody hate people who try to screw every penny out of the people they are dealing with when house buying/selling and seem to see it as a badge of honour to have been as awkard ('tough' hmm) as possible.

Buying and selling is stressful at the best of times, do we have to turn it into a bloody adversarial process, can we not all just be nice to each other [hippy emoticon]

Dayshiftdoris Fri 02-Aug-13 18:53:46

Brilliant grin

I had a buyer's solicitor demand a £2000 retention of the price in case of further legal issues relating to a recently resolved lease issue.
Strange thing was he was the solicitor who had resolved the problem and it was 5.10pm the night before we were due to exchange & complete at 9am the next morning.

My solicitors reaction was unprintable shock

My solicitor advised we allowed the retention but she drew up some legal paperwork relating to it (overnight!!) and sent it for signing which he did.

Basically he agreed to be charged for every letter she wrote relating to the retention grin And he f**ked us about for 2 & half year, often not answering correspondence until the 3rd letter...

Well lets just say he was little shockwhen he finally got the bill - should have read the paperwork gringrin

EllesAngel Fri 02-Aug-13 18:57:48

Amused...very amused grin

Oodelaranana Fri 02-Aug-13 19:36:04

We had our sellers want extra for the garden shed. We said we weren't interest and they took it with them. The weird thing was it wasn't a particularly special shed but was frankly a bit old and knackered.

Our neighbours later told us they'd arrived with it when they moved into our house 15 years before grin

Must have been a ridiculous effort to move it!

Well done, they won't pull that stunt again! grin

cjel Fri 02-Aug-13 19:59:51

I had a lady wanted everything 'because i'm a woman on my own and can't get to the shops' we agreed blinds and oven that we were going to take to the tip, but drew the line at the painting over the fireplace she needed' because it was too heavy for her to carry one that size?
she also rang about six months after move to clear our rubbish from garage - it was an internal door ,brand new and we left it as we had put a bifold one up so we could put the dog bed in the kitchen and thought she might want proper one. She said it was 6months because we hadn't even boarded the loft for her. I said I wouldn't take it to the tip and she said well fil has a car I've seen him, get him to take it!! I didn't answer!!

Emilythornesbff Fri 02-Aug-13 20:05:31

Excellent post oP.

When we bought our last house we discussed arrangements for having post forwarded. We had arranged ours through RM,like normal, same ppl.
The vendors decided they would just let their post be delivered as normal (so to our home) and "pop by" to collect it once a week as they weren't't moving far away. So they used to just open the porch and take their mail.
confused
Easily solved in the end by locking the porch of course.

everlong Fri 02-Aug-13 20:19:11

The fuckers.

Well done OP. They sound like utter twats.

feelingvunerable Sun 04-Aug-13 21:24:22

Brilliant op.

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