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Local social media marketplaces

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by terley, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Vargas

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 4,771

    Location: Aonach Dubh

    I see that all to often. Or “would you accept xxx for the item as I live in the area and can collect anytime”

    I sold a huge amount on eBay recently and haven’t had a single issue with any buyer. None of my items are electrical, no chance of them turning up faulty.
     
  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,128

    Location: West mids

    Item up for £200 message of "75 can collect now" 5 minutes later "send your address" that's another good one.
     
  3. Vargas

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 4,771

    Location: Aonach Dubh

    Class :D
     
  4. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 19,156

    It amazing seeing how some items loose there value so fast compared to other items

    I.E These 2 item most be about the same age
    Xbox One X new cost about £450 they buy for £200
    Samsung S8 new cost about £650 they buy for £162 :eek:
     
  5. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 27,455

    Location: Hampshire

    S8 is an outdated model whereas XOX is top of the line. If S8 was still the flagship model I suspect it would be similar.
     
  6. Kutter

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 22, 2009

    Posts: 4,261

    Location: Georgia, USA

    Got offered $30 for my $700 snowblower, i think some people just spam low offers incase some numpty says yes.
     
  7. chrcoluk

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 27, 2015

    Posts: 3,140

    When my sister sold one of my old phones on facebook marketplace some of the offers were truly ridiculous, someone chanced a £20 offer for a 2 year old flagship.

    I get some lowball offers on ebay at times but that site is nowhere near as bad as facebook for lowballing.
     
  8. terley

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 3, 2010

    Posts: 2,095

    Well the Xbox is sold now, ended up getting 7-8 texts and a similar number of facebook messages after one day.. Definitley could have gone for £250-300, but i needed the quick sale.. Still a bit baffled by the £140 offer lmao
     
  9. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 23,130

    Location: On the road....

    I’ve been selling some crap on the local faceache groups, one was an old Dyson, I put it up for £30 and a guy messaged to say I’ll give you £15,so I replied that’s fine, I’ll saw it in half and you can collect....

    Ok send address was the response:p
     
  10. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,968

    Location: Chorley

    I quite like the "I'll buy this for £20" when you have it up for £100. I sometimes reply with "No, you won't"
     
  11. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 19,973

    Location: UK

    It's called supply and demand, suck it up and just say no if you don't want to sell it at that price. OR put in your add, "no offers".

    This will be my reply from now if anyone ever offers me half price! funny.
     
  12. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,128

    Location: West mids

    You're wasting your key strokes.
     
  13. ubern00b

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 3,491

    If there is one thing I have learnt from selling things on FB Marketplace it's that people absolutely do not read the advert. They look at pictures and don't even bother looking at the price most of the time.
     
  14. bazzabear

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2013

    Posts: 1,709

    I quite like using these groups to sell, as it's very low effort, don't have to post, and you might sell it nice and quickly. But you do get chancers, like everywhere.

    My favourite is when you have a post listing several items for sale, and they just send you a message with the automatic "is this still for sale" text. Am I supposed to read their mind to gather which particular item they're talking about?

    I had a guy engage with me for a great long conversation about a set of speakers, finding out all about them and deciding they were perfect for him ... then offered half the price for them. He was perfectly polite throughout though, so to be honest I had no issue with it.