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To be annoyed with Facebook selling and buying groups.

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IntelligentPutty Fri 12-Aug-16 21:45:52

Thought I would try them out.. What a waste of time and what a bunch of ignorant fucking twats there are in the world.. Or certainly round where I live. Arranging to pick up then not turning up or responding to message.
Others agreeing to sell item, then just not responding to messages. Or saying comment for price, then not replying. I think I'll just take all my stuff to charity shop and get good feelings that way!!!

Mouikey Sat 13-Aug-16 09:49:25

Sometimes it can work really well, but I've had instances where people arrange a time and don't show, no apology or 'I've changed my mind'. As a result I've given up on them too (although I do occasionally buy on them).

Bananalanacake Sat 13-Aug-16 10:56:56

I heard about what a good laugh they are on here, so I only read the ads for amusement, I stick to Ebay for buying, selling.

Skittlesss Sat 13-Aug-16 11:15:52

Cash waiting, hun xxx

OvO Sat 13-Aug-16 11:22:17

My FB buying and selling group has The Rules and if you break them then woe betide you. But it works. It's full of well spelled posts, prices on everything, decent photos and clear queue of who's buying/next on list.

It's no fun though. grin. The threads on here about some of the sites are hilarious.

OreosAreTasty Sat 13-Aug-16 11:33:45

I hate buying and selling on Facebook. It always attracts those that seem to be very daft

ScarletWings Sat 13-Aug-16 11:51:07

Yes, some people are very... confused it's actually really annoying to read! Oh well, they're the one that looks silly...

KayTree87 Sat 13-Aug-16 12:07:35

Facebook is awful! I find gumtree to be very good for selling locally.

HoggleHoggle Sat 13-Aug-16 12:21:14

I'm on one for baby stuff and it is bloody awful.

That being said, I did buy a used, although very good condition, baby bjorn the other day for £8. I even turned up when I said I would wink

ShelaghTurner Sat 13-Aug-16 12:31:26

Oh God don't start me...

- Top of the range bloody marvellous item, only used twice. Priced for quick sale as it's taking up room. £5

- Looks great hun, will you take 50p?

- Sorry no, it's worth £1000

- I'll leave it then

They are all thick as mince and drive me to distraction! It's good entertainment though grin

ShelaghTurner Sat 13-Aug-16 12:33:04

My cousin showed me a page specifically for Next kids clothes and they sell for more than they are in the shops! We visited once and she said not to throw the t shirt dd1 was wearing as it was a sought after one and I'd get a fortune for it! confused Madness.

RainbowPickle Sat 13-Aug-16 12:37:13

Wanted very expensive, specific item in pristine condition, must deliver. Can't pay more than £5 though angry

Andbabymakesthree Sat 13-Aug-16 12:38:10

150 on my block list - majority are idiots on there. I do however make some good money at times.

Brand new Jumperoo up for £80 people offering £45 the price of a secondhand one. I've been quite direct in my responses. The item is new. If you want to pay £45 you'll need to look for a secondhand one!

I only ever agree collections for times which suit me eg before 10/ after 5. I'm not waiting in for a £2 item on a summers day!

OreosAreTasty Sat 13-Aug-16 12:39:45

Or the grabby free page ones.
Wanted pram. Must have car seat (fair enough) must be purple. No other colours. Bugaboo preferred.
Surely if you need a free pram, you'll take whatever you can get (as long as it's in a reasonable enough condition to use??)

Andbabymakesthree Sat 13-Aug-16 12:40:03

Free TV for collection.
Can you deliver?
No sorry collection only.
Oh go on I'm only down the road from you.....
No collection only.
Ffs what's wrong with you??


JennyBunn Sat 13-Aug-16 12:41:49

Bloody Freecycle is the same. Loads of time wasters asking ridiculous questions or not turning up. Or just being rude bastards.

I now donate everything to charity shops that collect. It's much easier.

OreosAreTasty Sat 13-Aug-16 12:45:35

Oh I had that recently. I was offering a 32" flat screen tv for free. Nothing wrong with it I just didn't have brackets or a stand and had no use for it, I'd just moved in so it was taking up too much space etc.
I put it up on gumtree for "sale" (for £0) specified text contact only as my phone has an issue with it and only works on loud speaker, and even then the other person sometimes can't hear me properly. Pain in the arse. Within 10 mins of posting I'd had 20 texts (fair enough) and 6 calls! The first caller said she wanted to speak to me properly so I couldn't ignore her text if the tv "sold" hmm I just ignored every call after that unless it was from a number I knew.
The funny thing is I was doing it on a first come first served basis so if she'd text rather than called she would've got it, but as she ignored a basic instruction which I could've specified for any number of reasons (could've been at work for example, I can reply to texts and emails but can't take a call at work). It went to the next person.
I did get very annoying sob stories too :/
Next time I'll try too good to waste or a charity shop I reckon

bigsnugglebunny Sat 13-Aug-16 12:47:16

"my friend is moving into her first house and needs household items, she has nothing at all. They must be immaculate and free delivery..."

"Sofa, two weeks old. Will swap for other sofa"

OreosAreTasty Sat 13-Aug-16 12:47:44

I've sold loads of items in the past too.
I was once selling a ps4 for £200 with games etc.
Someone messaged me about it saying she was a single mum with only £75 to last her the fortnight so would I please take £75.
It's either not true or you're bloody awful with money to spend the last you'll be getting for 2wks on something so non essential

Whataboutwhathuh Sat 13-Aug-16 12:48:13


bigsnugglebunny Sat 13-Aug-16 12:49:17

Oh god yes... Need gone tonight.

I always think - or what? What if it isn't gone tonight?

Andbabymakesthree Sat 13-Aug-16 13:01:16

Or £10 if taken today...

I want to ask what's the price to collect tomorrow?

Owlytellsmesecrets Sat 13-Aug-16 13:02:42

Ive just sold a playhouse and coupe car. Playhouse is £300 new and we've had it for 3 years so thought £85.
Got a post saying " I'm looking for one of these playhouses but I am not willing to spend more than £50 secondhand"

I'd already sold it by then for £80 and was waiting for it to be collected!

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 13-Aug-16 13:07:37

'buggy for sale. £40. Needs a clean '

Ffs - just clean it then sell!

OreosAreTasty Sat 13-Aug-16 13:09:06

Owly- I've had some of those comments. I just respond
"Good for you! As you can see mine costs £xx, which is £xx over what you'd like to spend.
Maybe you'll find a cheaper one soon? smile "

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