I can’t believe the rudeness of some people these days! And don’t get me wrong- I’ve met some lovely people selling things on Facebook, but I’ve also met a lot of rude ones along the way! I don’t understand why it is that if people say that they want to purchase something, why they can’t follow through! I don’t care if people have changed their mind and don’t want the item anymore, but please just tell me you don’t want it- don’t make a time with me that you are going to come and just don’t show up. Don’t wait for me to contact you to then go ‘oh, sorry! I forgot.’ Just be reliable and respectful and realise that other people have lives too. Other people may have plans that you are actually interfering with by not showing up.
One of the best ones that I have had thus far was that someone said that they would buy an adorable wooden ride on horse that I had purchased for my daughter, but she never really used (she just never seemed to be interested in playing with it, so I decided to sell it). One lady said that she would buy it for the $25 that I had it listed for (it was worth $50 new), she ever said that she would like to get it on a specific day and that she would confirm a time with me. I sent her about three messages after that asking if she was coming and did she still want the horse? No answer. As a lot of you may be familiar, when you are selling things on Facebook you can ‘BUMP’ (stands for ‘bring up my post’) ever 24 hours on most pages, and she had obviously been watching me do this every day for a month. Out of the blue she sends me a private message saying- I’ll take the horse for $10. I was absolutely astounded! That she actually thought that that was okay and that I would agree to it after she snubbed me, and to ask me to reduce the price by over half! In the end I did sell the horse to someone else a few weeks later for $20, so persistence really does pay off!

Posted by sars_angelchik, 29th June 2016

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  • People can be so thoughtless sometimes!


  • I have seen some that look as though could very well be a scam too.


  • She was rude. I’m glad your horse went to a different home.


  • Yes, facebook introduces a whole element of rude to selling items. It is such an effort too to take photos and detail everything. Everyone wants a bargain and wants it cheaply. You might reach a lot of people, but not everything sells unfortunately. It’s too easy to be ditzy online.

    • So true, but unfortunately it still seems to be the easiest way of actually being able to sell stuff even if it does take a while.


  • How rude of her. I only had one person muck me around with times. Just tell me you don’t want it

    • Exactly! It’s not hard! Or just reschedule- don’t wait for me to chase you up when you don’t arrive when you said you would! I had a lady yesterday saying that she wanted to come at 1.30 – I messaged her at about 1.50 and got a response at 2.20 – I still want it but I’m busy at the moment, Really?! Like I have no life and I’m not busy too? She did at least end up getting it at about 6.15pm that night, but still.


  • I’m glad you didn’t give it to her for $10,a very rude lady!


  • Yes, that does sound very rude.


  • Yes, probably it’s that. :-(
    Have you ever thought about selling in ebay then?

    • I do try eBay as a last resort because a) it costs money and b) it takes longer to create ads and then you have to worry about postage and all sorts of things. If I can manage to sell my things on Facebook it does work out better. But there is the frustration side of things too.

      • Yes, you are right. Time ago I read about an ebay valet. Where someone else does the job for you, taking away some of the stress of selling in ebay. But I’m not sure if it’s expensive or not. Here you can read something more about it, if you’d like to! :-) http://www.ebay.com/s/valet


  • Not really. There are some pages where you can name and shame but I did that once and I ended up being the one getting attacked! Plus, people would actually need to read the page to see if someone is a bad buyer or not. The only other course is to report them to the admins but again, unless they have been reported by others and have offended multiple times nothing gets done. But I guess that\’s the price you pay to sell your stuff without any fees.


  • Incredible! What an ugly way to act. Of course you can’t just wait around for people that don’t come up. Or try to get an item at a cheaper price. When you already put a very reasonable price. In Facebook can you do as in ebay in the sense that you give a score to the seller and the seller gives a score to the buyer? It’s a great way to see how reliable one person is.


  • Poor form – people should follow through with their commitments.

    • Good to read that your persistence paid off.


  • People can be so thoughtless some times when they agree to buy things, the I forgot comes up a lot, its never a issue if they just let you know they are held up and will not be coming..

    • Yep, that’s all I ask. I know that things can happen. I have had to reschedule myself at times because things have come up. But I always treat the sellers with respect and message them in advance to say that I can’t make it and can I come another day. I always follow through if I have said that I wish to purchase something.


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