to think it wouldn't kill you to clean it first?

(21 Posts)
flingingmelon Tue 05-Apr-16 15:28:30

eBay. Clothes. I don't want your dirty clothes thanks. You don't need to iron it, but crumbs? Yuk!

CheeseAndSprinkleys Tue 05-Apr-16 15:29:41

YANBU, dirty buggers!!

Hamiltoes Tue 05-Apr-16 15:30:03

I see this all the time on facebook selling pages "Just needs a clean"... Ok, well why not clean it?!

Beth2511 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:41:12

I was amazed when a seller wouldnt take any less than £25 for this...

ijustwannadance Tue 05-Apr-16 15:42:06

Yanbu at all.
Some people are mingers.

And yes to fb selling pages. Makes you wonder what their homes are like.

NeedACleverNN Tue 05-Apr-16 15:48:47

Hahah I have someone on my FB trying to sell a child's trampoline. You know the ones where they hold the bar to jump.

It's missing it's two front legs and has a bit of staining but you know it's in perfect condition. £10 hmm

No takers yet. Wonder why

00100001 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:09:11

There's a saying? phrase? .. something. That says the owner values their property more than the seller.

It's a psychology thing I think.

Backingvocals Tue 05-Apr-16 16:11:55

my neighbour does this. 10 year old Ikea cabinet - cost £100 new. Just a few scratches and a slightly wonky drawer. Yours for just £70 grin

flingingmelon Tue 05-Apr-16 16:12:50

YY Beth! Our coupe was so dirty when I picked it up from the seller I was embarrassed for her. She didn't seem fussed.

FruityDelicious Tue 05-Apr-16 17:45:54

Yuk, hence this is why I'd never purchase anything second hand. Goodness know where's it been or what it's carrying.

Chocolate1985 Tue 05-Apr-16 18:16:07

I once bought an advertised 'as new' black Bardot jumper from eBay . It was actually covered in cat/dog hairs and had clearly been worn until it was a faded black . Vowed never to buy any clothes from eBay again !

Cakescakescakes Tue 05-Apr-16 18:27:24

I bought a baby snowsuit once which was sold as freshly washed. When I got it and unzipped it there was dried onbaby vomit all over the inside of it. Goodnes knows how long it had been there.

Nothing fruity? Or do you just mean clothes and similar - would you buy a second hand car or antique dinner table?

nanetterose Tue 05-Apr-16 18:37:32

I think you can buy clothes from eBay. You just have to be super, super careful. Plus be prepared to take it up with eBay if the garment is soiled.
I've had a really bad run recently. Mainly tops being listed as a particular size, then it turns out they were shrunk in the wash! I get my money back.
Recently my local FB page had a chair for sale: "Childs swivel chair, doesn't swivel - £2" confused

NeedACleverNN Tue 05-Apr-16 18:39:27

God yes there is plenty of good stuff you can buy on eBay and FB too.

You just need to be prepared to complain if goods are not sold as described.

So brand new with tags black t-shirt arrives with dog hair, you complain

ClopySow Tue 05-Apr-16 18:46:22

There's a woman selling loads of jewellery boxes on my local fb selling page. I mean the boxes you get when you buy jewellery from a shop, not nice jewellery boxes. She has bloody hundreds of them. 10 identical clear plastic ring boxes. 10 gold cardboard necklace boxes. I can't imagine how you'd end up with these things to sell in the first place.

And then there's the 'African figurines' and 'dragons' and 'clowns outfits'. All plural. Either she has a house full of shite or a bit of a shopping problem.

mrsjskelton Tue 05-Apr-16 19:05:08

I bought a Tommee Tippee manual breast pump from eBay last month - brand new in box. I opened it and it was covered in dust and muck. It went in the bin and I got a refund.

If they were pretending it was new then they could have at least whacked it through the dishwasher!

notquitehuman Tue 05-Apr-16 19:36:10

YANBU. I've used eBay for years and I've stopped buying second hand clothes because so many items have STANK of fag ash. Even after hand washing then putting them through the machine they've stunk to high heaven. How do you even get items that heavily imbued with cigarette smell?

I also brought a handmade knitted item from Etsy that was covered in bloody cat hair. Luckily I'm not allergic, but who knew a cat could shed that much?

Sunbeam18 Tue 05-Apr-16 21:11:47

Yeah, some people clearly put stuff on FB selling pages to avoid paying someone to take it to the dump, eg FREE glass coffee table, just needs good clean! Pic of filthy table outside in the rain!! WTF?

mumoseven Tue 05-Apr-16 21:19:03

Once I bought a toy from a boot sale paid for it, then the woman said 'can I have the batteries back, I only put em in to show it worked' I was so taken aback I gave them to her! Cheeky cockwhistle!shock

Allofaflumble Tue 05-Apr-16 21:33:58

Some people put say an old telephone on eBay, covered in grime, dust or discolored and say just needs a clean. How lazy can you get?

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