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 Post subject: Cheeky ebay users
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep , 2011 9:35 am 
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I'm selling a good-as-new buggy (stroller, for the Americans among you) on ebay and have been stunned at some of the emails people have sent me. Folks will try anything on won't they.

It's barely been used as we preferred slings and I've made the reason for sale clear in the advert. Now I may have pitched the starting price too high (time will tell on that one) but it's comparable with another similar one that sold well and mine is in a colour scheme you can't buy new anymore.

Anyway, I have had one person ask me: "would you consider a swap?" (swap with what - she never specified). Several have asked for "buy it now" deals. One asked if I would consider a "buy it now" for a chunk less than starting price and post to Spain, despite the fact that I clearly stated "UK bidders only".


Arrrrrrrgh! So many time-wasters. :bang:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeky ebay users
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep , 2011 11:55 am 
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That sounds frustrating. :( I have never had much luck selling things online. I can sometimes snag good deals if I'm buying things, but I rarely try to sell them.

I hope you get some real offers soon! Does the UK have something like Craigslist?

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeky ebay users
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep , 2011 12:07 pm 
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I've never attempted to sell anything on eBay yet. I've made some good purchases, though :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeky ebay users
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep , 2011 12:15 pm 
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First two bids are in (the auction closes at 8:30 tonight and has been running for a week). Phew... I should have enough for my new custom-made sling. ;)

I've never sold on ebay before either but have bought quite a lot. I like the thought of boosting my paypal account insteads of continually hitting the credit card with it though.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeky ebay users
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep , 2011 5:38 pm 
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Sold a couple of things and people do really try their luck!

Could you send me a link you your listing? Just because I am nosey ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeky ebay users
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep , 2011 8:22 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260842033709? ... 1562.l2649

It sold for £155 in the end. :D :D :D :D And they're arranging the courier. Hope it all goes smoothly - won't relax until I've got positive feedback!

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