To tell her the truth
Dancingfairy · 23/07/2017 15:47
Hi, I am a member on a selling site on Facebook, there is a lady on there that keeps trying to sell items like teddies for £5 or DVDs the same price as they are to buy new or bits from the pound shop for £1 (bubble bath, cleaning products etc) anyway no one buys them obviously so eventually after posting them over and over again she will give them away for free but do a really big ranty post about it saying how out of order everyone is for taking the free stuff but not wanting it when she's selling it, she will also sell baby clothes that are stained, I've never bought anything off her as to be honest her house looks dirty, like she has a picture of the DVDs on her bed and her bed is full of brown stains or pics of the baby clothes on the floor and you can see cigarette butts and empty drinks bottles, anyway I'm getting abit fed up of her rants (atleast once a week) and feel like someone needs to tell her the truth, wibu??
MeanAger · 23/07/2017 15:54
She doesn't sound particularly self aware so I don't imagine she has the ability to take onboard what you have to say and change her behaviours. It would be a waste of time and just turn her ranty attention on you. You could find yourself the subject of a public Facebook bitchfest (her mates will join in, she will screen shot your messages and post them) do you need the humiliation of that?
Banchu · 23/07/2017 16:02
Why as spartacus said? You don't know her, you don't know why she's set them at that price. No good will come of you telling her, her house is dirty or what price to sell at, if she annoys you just hide her posts, why start drama. Her rants annoy you, so block or hide her posts, all that will happen if you start drama is more rants, directed at you.
FlandersRocks · 23/07/2017 16:38
I'd rather she showed pictures of her house how it actually is, rather than clearing a space and taking photos of items there
Most people tend to take this kind of photo against the nicest/clearest backdrop they have though. If these are her 'public' pics and look rank I'd be imagining what the worst bits look like!
JaneEyre70 · 23/07/2017 16:48
There was a woman on a local site that sounds very similar....she'd post these horrid grubby toys/charity shop finds and try to sell them for stupid money - repeatedly. After a while people started commenting on her posts along the lines of "are you blind to dirt" and "you ought to scrub that dirty floor instead of trying to sell things off it" etc and she'd kick off these massive rants. After trying to sell a really disgusting rocking horse that frankly was only worth a trip to the tip, someone offered to give her the money on the condition she came off FB. And it got around 500 likes. She went mental
Jivebunny89 · 23/07/2017 17:02
On a slightly related subject- my DH and I aren't car owners. If you're selling something bulky on FB we'd happily pay £5/£10 extra for you to deliver it to our place (on the basis that we're in the same city and you can fit it in your car). So if you can, mention it in the ad- you might get some more bites
Bumbumtaloo · 23/07/2017 17:24
Honestly OP, you should just block her and move on. I don't see what you saying anything would achieve. People will only pay what they think an item is worth.
On my local selling sites I've seen people sell stuff for more than it would cost to buy from eBay etc. I just scroll past them. If someone I know comments, I send them a quick pm and say I've seen them on eBay etc cheaper but that's as it.
Scaredycat3000 · 23/07/2017 17:26
Block and ignore is sadly the only grown up sensible answer. But grrrrrrr, I know what you mean. I'm on a craft fb page, the constant rants from so many complaining that their gift wasn't appreciated and calling the recipient all sorts. It never goes down well when I ask if they put as much time and effort into matching the gift to the receivers tastes as they did making it.
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