Selling stuff on the internet.

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by rafafan20, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. rafafan20

    rafafan20 Professional

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    I was wondering if anyone else had this problem.

    I have sold a couple things on the internet, I am in no way shape or form a professional seller of stuff on the internet. I've sold baseball tickets a few times, a few tennis racquets, some furniture and a bike.

    My question is, people ask for pictures of an item that is perfectly described in an ad, for an example I'll be selling a racquet, describe the string, grip size, and condition (say 9/10). The pictures are sent, which basically show the racquet in its current form but with no dings as described, just the same way you could look at a picture on TW, then the buyer is never heard from again. Its happened to me with baseball tickets, and a fairly new bike. Furniture i can understand, you don't like the look, don't buy it, but a racquet? Its like the "catfish" thing I keep hearing about, except people act as pretend buyers.
     
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  2. Fearsome Forehand

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    Do yourself a favor and post the pics in your ad. Cuts down on the emails.

    The reason people want to see pics is because lots of sellers are lying d ouche bags. :)

    The auction site's buy it now with immediate payment is the best way to go IMHO. You don't have to deal with many flakes that way.
     
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  4. Rogael Naderer

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    I have spotted fake racquets in pictures;

    I have spotted the wrong gripsize in pictures;

    I have spotted lack of original grip (not mentioned in ad) in pictures;

    I have spotted racquets labeled as "8/10" to be much closer to a 4/10 in pictures;

    I have spotted that a 'leather jacket' actually was made from PU in pictures.

    Should I go on?
     
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  5. Rogael Naderer

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
     
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  6. Fearsome Forehand

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    Even pics don't prove much. Some sellers use other people's pics and don't disclose that they have done so.
     
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