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To think that if you honestly think you bought a brand new Phil & Ted's Vibe WITH doubles kit for £275 then you are a twat?

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BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:06:34

Just that really, have put my lovely P&T Vibe on FB for sale (yes I know FB is shit which is why I do not have a profile & it's posted on DH page) & have had comments saying 'I'm sure I bought mine new for that price"

Of course you didn't you fuckwit, a simple google would tell you that!!!
DH refuses to put this reply much to my irritation-do you see why I don't have a FB page? grin

Bearfrills Sat 30-Mar-13 23:08:10

The trouble with selling things is that some buyers seem to expect everything for free and their change on top!

YANBU.

LeggoAcubunnyture Sat 30-Mar-13 23:08:46

Just get him to link a page that sells it new. I loathe FB selling pages.

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:13:00

As do I but it's a local to us page & no arsing about with ebay fees-ebay is however where I will probably end up selling it...

TraineeBabyCatcher Sat 30-Mar-13 23:18:54

T'is why I hate selling things like this.

I hate the comments made about prices being high, I have and can do my homework when it comes to selling things- just because you mrtightwod wouldn't pay this price doesn't mean its not worth it and that someone else wont.

Bearfrills Sat 30-Mar-13 23:18:57

What about Gumtree?

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:26:03

Ahhhhh, thanks Bear , had completely forgot about Gumtree grin

merrymuzzie Sat 30-Mar-13 23:27:02

I second the gumtree suggestion, though you do get a lot of timewasters on it. I had a woman come over and have a look at my pram, say she was very happy, but was seeing several of the same pram that evening and would get back to me. This was after me saying that in order to not waste either of our time, please let me know if you have any questions before arriving. Cheeky mare!

While they may have been cheeky, something is only worth what people are prepared to pay, so if it doesn't sell then you need to be prepared to lower the price.

BadabingBadabong Sat 30-Mar-13 23:27:59

I always put the RRP on. Fbook selling pages are fab, solds loads on there.

Bearfrills Sat 30-Mar-13 23:28:20

You sometimes have to filter out the occasional try it on email ("yeah, of course I'll ship it to Romania ... you want my bank details so you can send payment? Okay, here you go.") but it's free and generally pretty good.

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:33:57

Errr no merry sorry but the pram on it's own RRP's at £569 so dropping the price is not going to happen hmm

Thanks again Bear , think I'll try on there before eBay-certainly not going to give it away...

merrymuzzie Sat 30-Mar-13 23:37:41

Barred that's not a dig. Just simple economics!

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:40:59

Lol, was just about to say merry that my post looks harsher than was meant to sound!! Am just pissed off with idiots trying to get something for nothing-like I said, a new one for what I'm selling mine with extras is just ridiculous!

SneezingwakestheJesus Sat 30-Mar-13 23:42:32

I remember when my cousin was selling her pram and i was tempted by it. She put a RRP price on it and it looked like a good deal but a quick google showed she had made the RRP up and was only selling her pram £50 less than new. Not much saving really.

But yeah YANBU that would annoy me too.

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:44:18

That's crap Sneezing , wouldn't do that simply cos it's so easy to google these things!

merrymuzzie Sat 30-Mar-13 23:44:29

No worries, I understand being pissed off at timewasters! Unfortunately its just something you need to deal with when selling things second hand.

SquinkieBunnies Sun 31-Mar-13 06:01:41

I've had a couple of off comments on the facebook sales pages too, I did say, if you aren't interesting in buying this then please stop making comments. I also had to try to make a return comment to someone who was down right nasty, I worded it well, and he shut right up, I got a lot of well done and way to go comments, and the item sold for what we wanted.
Just say if you can find this new for this price I want to see a link. That isn't rude just asking for clarification.
We have had Dh's boat for sale for months, I have fielded about 20 calls in that time, and sent out the video of it to each call (I put it on youtube and made it private). We have had two people come and look, so making a video of it cut way down on the tire kickers coming to the house wasting our time.
I hate selling stuff, I hate having people comment on things we take care of and try to say they aren't working/good condition/need fixing. People are rude.

Booyhoo Sun 31-Mar-13 06:47:18

well i must be a twat then cause i wouldn't have clue how much a ben and jerrys or rosie and jim or whateverTF they're called this week would cost.

but tbf i think anyone spending that much on a buggy is a twat.

also, £275 is hardly 'nothing' or 'free'

cloudy99 Sun 31-Mar-13 07:27:02

I always work on basis that you can't really expect to get more than say 25 to 30 per cent back when selling 2nd hand. Although I let our slightly tatty p and t sport douuble go for £60. We paid about £350 for it at the time.

cloudy99 Sun 31-Mar-13 07:30:08

I also think some sellers try it on. I saw on another site selling a wi fit board for more than selling new in shop. Really wanted to post ..... have them in stock for x pounds but didn't of course.

SamuelWestsMistress Sun 31-Mar-13 08:07:29

Boohoo, not much choice being a twat when you need a double buggy!

They do sell well second hand though. Ours was around £500 with everything we needed for it. Best bit of equipment I ever bought for our kids. Got it when DS1 was 2 and DD was born, then got use of it again when DD was 2 and DS2 was born. I've lent it it to my best friend who has just had her DD2 and she loves it just as much.

Definitely worth at least £200 second hand.

Booyhoo Sun 31-Mar-13 08:37:09

yes. i'm sure all mothers of two small children spend £569 on a double buggy. hmm

of course there is choice. what a ridiculous thing to say.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 08:49:41

£569 /£275 is a stupid amount to pay for a double buggy.
Who are Phil and Ted BTW?

Hmm... Here they are:

Our DNA
At phil&teds, we hire the best people we can and give them opportunities to make their talent dance – we call 'em phil&teds heads.

*Our goal? We want "to be the number one brand of choice for parents, allowing them to continue to lead a dynamic and active lifestyle, with kids in tow". Preachy? Hope not. Aspirational? Hope so! Don't get it right much but die trying? Yep. Have a go and get it right sometimes? You bet!
Our people live our values daily (lots of them are parents too!). Heck: we know we're not for everyone (sigh), but read on and if it makes sense then send your CV. But if you're reaching for the prozac then, at least now, we both know.*
Even those of us that aren't parents get juiced by the fact that every day, in 50-odd countries, we might be making a meaningful difference to someone's life. And we can do it from Newtown, NZ….pffffft!

OP. Anyone who buys into that shite is a twat.

Ashoething Sun 31-Mar-13 08:53:12

sorry but i agree with booy.of course you can buy a double buggy.for far cheaper than that new! my friends certainly do.its all just pretension really.

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 08:54:43

Booy I had the money to spend & chose the double pram I was happy with-that doesn't make me a twat, sorry hmm

The person that posted the comment seems to have the same pram & is making out that's what they paid for it new-if you have the pram then you know how much it cost, that's what makes them a twat...

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