Referring to your correspondence regarding my lovely vintage dresser for sale on Craigslist, you quote the body of the "add" and ask (for the second time) "where are the dimensions?" Well, I concede - you are correct. There are no dimensions anywhere in the body of the advertisement (commonly shortened to "ad" not "add", which is a type of mathematical function). However, your premise is flawed because the ad has other aspects, which you have apparently either not seen or refused to consider. In fact, the ad includes multitudes of other fascinating and useful bits of information.
In pertinent part, for example, the dimensions to which I refer in my previous email appear in the box labeled "size/dimensions" that accompany the ad in the same fashion as the picture of the dresser in question - as an additional and easily accessed piece of information appearing on the same virtual page for viewing by the curious dresser-seeker. The size/dimensions box appears on the right side of the ad, right below the box labeled "condition," which itself is right below a Google map showing a gross approximation of the location of the dresser-seller in question. All of this exciting stuff is accessible with no special skills or computer hardware whatsoever.
So, continuing on this path, the box reveals to even the most casual observer that the dimensions are 34x19x40. Using the common convention of width, depth and height, you should conclude that the dresser is 34 inches wide, 19 inches deep and 40 inches high. So, in fact, the information was where I said it was.
I apologize if this was difficult to find and sorry to have caused any confusion. I hope the rest of your day is better. I hope it is better than the day that I am having. Helping other people read advertisements is exhausting. Now, I need a nap.
I also hope that you can find a nice dresser to put things in. Maybe other dresser-sellers will make your life easier by putting the dimensions in the body of the ad so you can find it more easily. I won't be doing that because the form that I use to create ads, such as the one we are discussing, automatically invites the seller to add (not ad) the pertinent information and creates an advertisement with the box to display the information. To me, one recitation of dimensions seems sufficient to get the job done. Maybe I am wrong to think this way. Perhaps my laziness will backfire when other dresser-sellers enjoy successful dresser sales and I sadly do not. But I prefer to do things once because I just hate wasting my time doing the same thing more times than seems necessary. Like answering emails from dresser seekers who cannot read advertisements.
In conclusion, I hope we have both learned something. You should be better able to reads ads and I have learned not to try to sell you my dresser. Since I will not be selling you mine, you will have to read at least one more ad before you find a dresser that suits your needs. Good luck!
A humble dresser-seller
could you give me dimensions of your dresser?
The dimensions are given in the ad. Thanks.
//This is a nice vintage wooden dresser bought by my grandparents and used in my home for a long time. It is sturdy and clean. Does have a nice vintage patina and look and has its share of character - which means it has scuffs, scratches and such. However, it serves it's purpose better than most of the new stuff. 3 deep drawers and two smaller ones.//