Post # 1
Time for my FB rant 🙂
There are a bunch of neighbourhood based Buy & Sell FB groups for the area I live in. I joined the local one (and not the other 6 for the surrounding communities like many people) and glance at stuff from time to time but it’s mostly kid stuff. I did score a wine rack for cheap though.
I have stuff I’m allergic to that I won in a contest so I figured I’d sell. Based on the interest I could have done a higher price, but it was more than 4x what Darling Husband thought I should list it for.
The frustrating thing is that people say they are interested, they want it, agree to the price and then when it comes to actually planning to meet up all the sudden they are out of town or just stop responding. The last person had a family emergency. When I picked up the wine rack I was a bit surprised too, she had just gotten out of the shower. There’s no way I would be opening the door to a stranger like that!
I don’t understand the people who have patience when there are selling a bunch of stuff for this! I guess I made the mistake of assuming a local FB group would be better than kijiji and craigslist.
Post # 3
@AB Bride: Different website-same people.
Even when you are giving stuff away- china cabinet,4 drawer filing cabinet, armoire, sofa and chairs, patio furniture etc- the losers don’t show up when they said they would, show up with a car when we told them they would need a truck, come by themselves when we told them they would need at least 4 people for the armoire etc etc etc .
We’ve given up trying to help this way. We just take stuff to the thrift shop.
Post # 4
@AB Bride: The only online buy/sell I ever had any success with was a local textbook swap group. Other than that, I’ve just started donating and selling to charity shops.
Post # 5
Ugh, I hear you. I’m moving, so I’m selling all my furniture on Craigslist and a similar FB group. I got a ton of emails about my bed, but already I am having buyers back out. It’s so frustrating.
I’ve also noticed a lot of buyers are very short and not friendly at all in their responses (especially the men). I had one guy tell me to text him my address and he’d come pick up my bed right away. That’s all he wrote. No hello, no consideration for my time. He ignored the line I had in the post about not being able to give up the bed until the weekend. Just rude.
I’ve always been a good buyer, so I am surprised by how lousy others are! I definitely couldn’t be one of those people who do this for a living either.
Post # 6
When it’s clothes I usually just drop it off at the big charity bins. This stuff was valued at $90 though and it isn’t typical stuff that is donated so I figured I would give it a try. I thought I would do a few other small things, but now I doubt it.