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to be amazed at what people try to sell stuff for!

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bored1602 · 30/06/2015 12:05

I never fail to be amazed at the value people put on their old junk. I've seen second hand boots, bought for £60, selling for £55 plus money for petrol/delivery. BARGAIN! I had a friend who tried to sell her knackered £100 Juicy Couture bag for £85. I tried to explain that a 15% saving isn't an awful lot considering she'd been using is for years, to no avail.

I wonder if anyone is actually buying this second hand stuff to save a couple of pounds, especially as its often impossible to tell the condition until you pick it up. I'd much rather have a scout through the sales, you'd probably find better discounts!

(That being said, I'm a massive fan of buying second hand, and it was a godsend when I needed to furnish my flat on the cheap)

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cedricsneer · 30/06/2015 12:12

I agree. I saw someone trying to sell a 23 year old 13hh pony for £3.5k on fb the other day Shock. A future of extortionate vet bills ahead for an elderly pony and all for the bargain price of £3.5k!


BettyCatKitten · 30/06/2015 12:33

These people are deluded and greedy. There's loads of second hand junk and home made tat selling for extortionate prices on selling sites! I avoid like the plague, unless I fancy a good laugh Grin


loveulotslikejellytots · 30/06/2015 12:35

My DH is one of these Grin

We have an ancient tv, one of the massively wide, heavy ones that go back about 3 feet. Was expensive and modern when he bought it ten years ago, we now don't use it, it's just collecting dust. I suggested putting it on Facebook, free to anyone that can collect. He wants at least £150 for it Grin. No one would ever think of paying that for it!


rollonthesummer · 30/06/2015 12:37

There are brilliant ones on my local Facebook selling pages. Things like- big bin bag full of girls clothes age 4. £150, no offers.

People reply asking for photos or details and the seller moans and says 'I'm not wasting time doing that or separating items-it all cost me hundreds so you're getting a right bargain!!'


PersonalClown · 30/06/2015 12:38

I'm on a few Fb selling sites and the posters that baffle me are the ones that won't consider any offers that are made (No. I want £xx for it. I paid over £yyy)and keeping bumping the same items for months.

If no one is going to pay that price, you'll have to drop it down or give it away!


bored1602 · 30/06/2015 12:42

rollonthesummer OMG yes. Or a picture of a vague pile of crap. Who in their right mind would spend anything on a big pile of crap that hasn't been sorted or taken care of (and I'm sure in some cases hasn't been washed).

loveulotslikejellytots Shock I bought my 32 inch flatscreen, 5 years old, for £80!! There'd be no point faffing with the pictures and listing and what not if there's no way it'd sell anyway.

I'd never sell anything online that I wouldn't be happy taking to the charity shop. Surely if kids clothes don't fit any more there's sod all you can do with them anyway. As far as I'm concerned any money you can get for them is a bonus when they're destined for the bin anyway.

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AlpacaPicnic · 30/06/2015 12:43

Oh, god, loveulots - I had the same conversation with a friend who was clearing out his parents house after their death.
Huge old tvs, two of them, which he wanted me to help carry up several flights of stairs, to put in storage, before taking them to a carboot and trying to sell - admittedly only for £25 but I pointed out you can buy a new flat screen tv in a supermarket for £50-60 these days...
I refused to help him move them anywhere other than the tip. He refused to dump them.

We don't talk anymore...


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Summerisle1 · 30/06/2015 13:04

Never fails to amaze me how stroppy people get when there's absolutely no interest in a wildly over-priced item too. What you paid for something, years ago, has very little relevance to what you can sell it for. Especially very outdated items like elderly TVs or other well-used stuff that can be bought much more cheaply brand new!

Most of these people seem to know the price of everything and the value of nothing.


Summerisle1 · 30/06/2015 13:07

PS. The other side of the coin is the number of people who want everything for nothing though. So their Facebook page is a constant list of "Anyone got .... I can have?" I'm a great believer in recycling stuff around friends but there's a limit to how much free stuff people can politely ask for. Especially when you never see them offer anything for free themselves.


hibbledibble · 30/06/2015 13:38

No point getting annoyed about it.

Things are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them.

If it is too expensive then it won't be sold, and they will just have wasted their time listing it.


rollonthesummer · 30/06/2015 13:39

I agree-I've seen requests for 'Excellent condition Lego/Playmobil/Toy Story toys wanted. Very cheap or free as I'm skint. Must deliver as can't drive!!'


bored1602 · 30/06/2015 14:41

I agree, that's maddening too. Even if I did have something to give away I certainly wouldn't be trawling through facebook trying to find someone who wants it.

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seaoflove · 30/06/2015 14:48

Yep, people are deluded and greedy.

I also saw a hilarious eBay listing for the most beaten up Mulberry bag I've ever seen. In fairness to the seller, they were selling it for peanuts (not many people would buy a bag in such a state anyway!) but the listing described all of its many defects, then said: "apart from the defects listed, it's in great condition". No, because of the defects listed, it's in a bloody horrendous condition Grin

Nothing about it was in great condition. Not a single square inch!


LL12 · 30/06/2015 14:49

Very true Summer, it also bugs me when they say something like "Paid £200 new now want £180". I really don't care what you paid for it new, it's no longer new it's 2nd hand.


Moomintroll85 · 30/06/2015 15:12

There was someone on my FB selling page asking for a fiver for one cutting from the geraniums in her garden the other day. Hmm

I've given away some stuff but do laugh when people ask me to deliver something that I've offered for free (and I've specified collection only).

My favourite is "highchair/clothes/whatever for sale (at extremely ambitious price), in great condition just needs a good clean" so clean it before you advertise it you filthbag! Grin


Magicalmrmistofeles · 30/06/2015 15:29

I joined some fb selling pages - I am astounded at what people want - £20 for a second hand kids Boden top - small hole in it!


Tanith · 30/06/2015 15:30

The ones that used to shock me were those selling Government published guidance packs that they'd been given free! The original EYFS packs were on Ebay the day we were sent them.

Now that really is greedy!


fastdaytears · 30/06/2015 15:34

At the other end of the spectrum though I advertised (Gumtree I think) a bag of maybe 15 ladies tops for £5ish. All Primark, New Look etc and worn. I had one really pushy guy saying he'd come round (gee thanks) and look through and if any were nice enough he'd take them individually. Which would have been 30p an item. Not really how a job lot worked but to be honest if he'd been less rude about it I'd have probably gone along with it and just bitched afterwards.


shoofly · 30/06/2015 15:42

Am still laughing tho at the mug who bought my friends daughters battered beyond belief pink converse. The ebay bidding went higher than the price of a new pair - sold, sent off and the buyer gave her excellent feedback. Some people are just odd!


TaliZorahVasNormandy · 30/06/2015 15:46

I have a PS4 game that I dont want. On ebay its worth about 99p. I've decided to give it to my Dsis boyfriend, he then can give it to his friends. Sometimes selling stuff just aint worth the hassle.


Number12 · 30/06/2015 16:21


I recently wanted to buy a used pushchair off gumtree. Seller wanted £180, I could have bought it new for £200!! I emailed the seller and she sent a shirty reply knocking off a tenner....I left it.


ProcrastinatorGeneral · 30/06/2015 16:29

Second hand pushchairs, such fun to be had. Depreciation on them is about the same as a new car. You can't tell people though, unless you've a thick skin and enjoy the shits and giggles.

And no, that silver cross pop you've been trying to shift for nine months isn't worth anywhere near £120.


DancingDays · 30/06/2015 16:37

My favourite are the ones on FB that say paid £100 want £80. Then someone helpfully links a online shop selling new for £70 sometimes even offering half that for sellers item.
Seller responds saying No I paid £100 I won't sell for less than £80.

you can buy it new for less.


PeterParkerSays · 30/06/2015 16:45

Ladies, on my Facebook sales page now is an Aloe Vera plant, in own pot. The seller wants £8.50. And will keep bumping the page and re-advertising the bloody thing until she gets it.

Patently no-one wants her leggy overgrown plant. She might get 50p at a jumble sale or something but it's really not that special.

My favourites are the "buyer will dismantle" ones because I'd love to know the order you do things in - do you have to hand over the cash before attempting to dismantle the wendy house / trampoline / greenhouse or only hand the money over if you don't break it in the disassembling? And do they seriously think you'll pay £100 for something that then falls to bits as you try to take it apart?

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