I sold bedroom furniture cash on collection. It went for next to nothing which is fine. I just want it out and would be happy to take it apart and take it to the dump.The auction ended Sunday and the buyer wanted me to hold onto the furniture for a week and a day. Anyway after a lot of to ing and fro ing, it turns out she's not collecting it herself but sending 2 men and a van. Now it appears that this is a paid service. Isn't that a courier then? I've read on another thread today that it's not a good idea to let people arrange a courier. I'm confused. Can anyone give an opinion please?
I did exactly this a couple of years ago (except they paid straightaway) - but have read since that it's risky, but I'm afraid I can't remember why! It turned out that the person who bought my stuff lived at the other end of the country in Scotland and was sending a courier, but it was quite near Christmas so was having trouble getting one (or so they said). In the end, I had to wait over 10 days, which was a right pain, as I had to decorate around it, and all the new furniture was being delivered. I ended up having to store it all in next door's garage, as couldn't get rid of it as it had been paid for.
When I've sold furniture before, the buyer has come to see it before it gets put on the van. I'm a lot happier about that tbh as I know the buyer is happy with the item. I thought cash on collection meant that the buyer collects. Whether they bring men and a van with them is up to them of course. LittleMiss that's just how I feel about it at the moment. I'll stick to Gumtree in future for big items.