Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Asshat Rant - Kijiji ... BYBers Paradise?

It seems as though they are trying to prevent CraigsList from being the place where all BYBers post. That's a good thing IMHO. There are a bunch that slip through - as there always will be.

There's a new gig in town though and for those who don't know, Kijiji is becoming a BYBers Paradise *cue music*. It's unfortunate, but true.

Today's asshat is breeding Siberian Huskies with Labs - and it'll only cost you $450 a piece!

Why would you breed that?? If it were an accident, it wouldn't bother me, but this person is also advertising two other litters of "Purebred" huskies and they'll only cost ya $700 each.

Not to mention that these dogs aren't much to look at. Why would you only take pictures at this angle? There are 4 pictures on the ad and not one of them gives you a decent look at the dogs. They are all out of porportion because the camera angle is looking on a downward diagonal at them.

How much you wanna bet this guy is only telling you they are 1/4 Lab because it shows? Who knows what the dogs are really, but they have some husky in 'em, eh?

And hey - while you're at it, this guy will also fix your computers! Not only is he a husky "breeder", he's an IT guy who apparantly also will do temporary reception work. A genuine Jack-Of-All-Trades. Good grief - this is NOT the guy I'd want fixing my computers. Don't you know that everyone who fiddles around with computers in their basement is an "IT Guy"? Let me tell you something, if he's got to advertise on Kijiji than he's not worth your buck.

Here's a rule of thumb for you ... If you're good at IT work, than you NEVER have to advertise - trust me. The jobs come to you. The IT business is a field where everyone knows everyone else worth knowing (especially in TO). When someone finds out you're looking for work, you have offers coming in left, right and centre!

Sorry for getting a little OT on this one, but it's a pet peeve of mine. Don't buy dogs from this asshat - you could get better looking ones from shelters. And don't get your computer fixed by him either - you could do better if you took a screwdriver and hammer to it and "fixed" it yourself.


Mel, Foxtail Farm said...

I don't know if you've ever run across the classified ad service "Hoobly," but it is also a BYB paradise. Currently on the front page of listings, not narrowed down at all, there are 9 out of 20 ads selling animals, and 7 of those are for puppies.

GoLightly said...

So many idiot peoples.

Gawd, I'm glad I've found your blog. There is SOME hope, as long as people like you all are out there.

OldMorgans said...

Go Lightly has said what I have to say.
We are outnumbered, but still fighting.


eleanor_rigby said...

WHY???? I just don't get it.

...At least go for something cute to give the little fellas a fighting chance.

Will it ever end?

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Hey Mel. Yes, I have had the unfortunate run in with Hoobly too, but thanks for mentioning it! That is definitely another place that BYBers seem to flock to.

GoLightly and OldMorgans - we just have to keep on fighting the good fight. It gets discouraging sometimes, but it's still one worth fighting for. "Until there are none..." right?

Eleanor_Rigby - I agree. If they were at least a bit cute they'd have a fighting chance. I hate to say it, but I don't think they're anything special to look at. (I'd classify them as fugly, but hey - to each his own)

LegendsLiveOn said...

Cute puppies, but $450? Only if that will get me some of the good stuff this dude's smoking. ;)

Our local CL keeps it clean... if something's wrong, it'll be flagged in a nanosecond, and our local IErs aren't too shy about outing asshats either.

As for the IT thing, it can be a bit tricky to get jobs, especially in this economy. My stepdad is a Microsoft grade A IT or something like that (all I know is he is A+ cert for Microsoft and works for the navy as an IT) and he does have to advertise a fair bit.

Loving your blog, I always drop in and read tidbits when I can! :-)