Disclosure: This post was written based on real situations but the names were changed to protect the innocent, er..the guilty.
Clearly I struck a cord with people on the types of folks that we deal with on these buy/sell/trade sites because that post went viral overnight! I focused on annoying buyers in my original Top Ten Post here and I would be remiss to not mention the annoying sellers that are equally offensive. (Stay tuned for trade edition in the coming weeks). Without further ado:
The Top Ten Annoying Sellers.
1. Bump it Belinda
Belinda has been bumping the same items every day for the past seven months. I am so tired of seeing them daily that I’m ready to buy them myself just to make them go away! Bump off Belinda. Nobody wants them.
2. Skip Over Sue
When I see an item I want, I’ll say “interested” even if I see other people in front of me. Why? Because people are flaky and sometimes I do end up getting these things I didn’t think I had a shot at. It never fails though that when there are multiple people expressing interest, Sue decides who she’s going to sell it to instead of going in order interest was expressed. It’s clear you got skipped over for a friend and they don’t even try to hide it in a PM like normal shady people do. It looks a little something like this.
Donna: Never mind found another one.
SOS: Susan you’re up.
SOS: Vicky do you want this?
Me: SOS I was actually next…
Vicky: Yes! I can pick it up tomorrow after moms group. I’ll see you then!
SOS: Great maybe we can get coffee again after.
Vicky: Oh yea that was so fun! Let’s do it!
Me: Hello? Bueller?
4. Stickler Sandy
Sandy will not budge an inch no matter how ludicrous her ad is. She posts five different random things that aren’t even in the same category. Her ad looks like this.
Lot of five items: breastfeeding cover, soccer cleats size 2 youth, vtech crawl ball, girls costume size 11 and wipe warmer. All in EUC, $30 Firm, will not separate. Must buy lot together.
Me: I am really interested in the Vtech toy for my baby but don’t need the other items. Will you separate?
SS: No. You must buy the entire lot.
Me: I really don’t need soccer cleats and I’m done breastfeeding but I love the toy. Any way you will reconsider?
SS: You WILL buy them all or nothing at ALL!
5. Overpriced Olivia
Olivia thinks that this is Target and wants full price or more for her used items. Olivia wants $75 for a two year old Leap Pad 1 when I just bought one at Walmart for $49 AND it’s the latest version. Now I don’t butt in and tell Olivia she’s out of contact with reality because I don’t need that online mama drama but I admit I get a little giddy when someone else does.
Caitlyn: $75 for a two year old Leap Pead? Is that price correct?? I’m assuming it’s a typo because I can get a brand new one for $50!
OPO: I paid $100 for this. $75 is a STEAL.
Caitlyn: But it’s two years old and two versions ago. I can get the latest for $50 brand new!
OPO: Price is FIRM. This is a great deal!
6. Overzealous Octavia
Octavia’s very excited about what she’s selling and she really missed her calling in sales. Her ad goes a little something like this.
Wonderful, magnificent, beautiful princess dress. This dress is AMAZING. The rhinestones shine! The tulle shimmers! Your little princess will feel like she rules the castle in this darling design. It will literally change her life the moment she slips into it and feels the satin on her skin. Everyone will want to be her. They will bow down when they see her coming. It’s only a matter of time until Prince Charming shows up at your door.
7. Cross Posting Chrissy
Chrissy is going to sell this item by golly if it’s the last thing she does! To ensure her success she posts the same ad to all seven of her buy/sell/trade sites. She tells you someone else was first but how do you really know unless you are a part of all these sites and have time to stalk her ads?
CPC: I have three people ahead of you.
Me: I don’t see any other comments….
CPC: Oh it was on another site. You commented at 12:37 and one commented at 12: 22, another at 12:31 and another 12:36:58 so they’re ahead of you. I’ll PM you if they pass.
Yea, because that’s going to happen.
8. Dissed You Deidra
Deidra agrees to sell something to you for said price and you decide on a time and place to meet. Deidra doesn’t show up. Deidra doesn’t answer your messages. Deidra ignores you tagging her on Facebook. Deidra is posting other things so you know she’s alive and well but isn’t responding to you. Deidra dissed you.
9. Misrepresenting Mariah
Mariah repackages a used item and calls it new. You buy it even though the price is fairly high because it’s “new.” You pick it up, get it home, take it out of the box and it has four stains and a hole in it. You message Mariah.
Me: I opened the box and it has four stains on it and a hole in it. You said this was new.
MM: I don’t see how that’s possible. It’s brand new.
Me: It’s clearly not new.
MM: It’s brand new.
Me: Repeating “it’s new” over and over again does not make it so.
MM: Ok so maybe he wore it ONCE but it’s basically brand new.
Me: Did he have ice cream, red Kool Aide and syrup while wearing it that ONE time?
MM: I’m sorry he really only wore it once.
That’s her story and she’s sticking to it. That’s how my five year old handles being caught in a lie too. Lie, lie, lie, slightly modify the lie, lie some more.
10. Grammatically Incorrect Georgia
Georgia’s ad makes me literally cringe. I’m not perfect and I’m sure as some are reading this they are quickly scanning for mistakes. I’m sure you will find a few and gleefully tell me about them so congrats on that. But it will not look nearly as bad as Georgia’s post.
This used too be my older sons but he don’t need it no more. I would of gived it to my other son but he just turnt too and does not like it. Their is nothing wrong with it.
10. Switcharoo Sarah
Sarah posts a picture of something you want and posts the store photo instead of the actual one and you go to pick it up. She even meets you there, on time! Yay finally a smooth transaction! She hands you the item that is nothing like the picture.
Me: This isn’t the one I wanted.
SS: Oh but it’s the exact same thing.
Me: No, the other one was blue and this is pink and I have a boy.
SS: It’s the same thing. Do you want it?
Me: No, I try not to dress my son in pink. Thanks anyway….
There are just too many of these people to fit in ten groups so here are my honorable mentions.
Julie posts things that look like they came from the junk yard and like Bump it Belinda she bumps it every day, pushes it hard like Overzealous Octavia and posts it everywhere like Cross Posting Chrissy so you have to see the junk multiple times a day.
Tiffany is always in crisis. She’s has a rough life. That’s why she needs to sell all her stuff and all her man’s stuff. Unfortunately, she can’t do it without telling you TMI about her story.
This was my babies but now I’m getting divorced and my ex bought him a new one for his room in the house that he shares with his NEW girlfriend that he left me for after he SWORE he wasn’t cheating on me. His new pad is on the second story and will be really hard to get up the stairs so I can’t use it anymore. It’s hard for me to get up the stairs too since my surgery and with no one to help me anymore. I lost my job because of it and now I’m just flat out broke. I could really use some help.
Selling for Friend Franny
I don’t understand Franny or her friend. Is there are a reason her friend can’t do it herself? These really aren’t exclusive groups that are hard to get into. Sell your own stuff friend of Franny! It never fails that it will become a complicated transaction because of the third party involved.
Me: I want to buy this. When can I pick up?
SFFF: I’m selling for a friend. Let me check with her and get back to you
Me two days later: Any word Franny?
SFFF: Oh she’s out of town and won’t be back until Tuesday. I will try to get ahold of her then.
Me the following Wednesday: Did you hear from her Franny?
SFFF: She’s really super busy right now. Can we get back to you in a couple of days?
Cost Changing Charity
You have been keeping an eye on Charity’s post for a while now. You really want it but the price is way too high. One day you see she lowered it by $10 for someone else. That person bails and the sale doesn’t go through so you jump in and contact Charity since it’s finally at a price you can afford. You go to pick it up and she wants the original price.
Me: You lowered it by $10 and that’s why I decided to buy it.
CCC: That price was for the other person.
Me: I only agreed to buy it because of the lowered price.
CCC: Sorry, I’m going to need the full amount.
Sarah wants to sell you something but she wants it to remain as mysterious as possible. Shhhhh. Her post usually says “PM for price.” Is the price a matter of national security? Is there a reason we all can’t know the price? I’m sure this is some kind of tactic to get people to buy it but it has the opposite effect on me. Bye bye Sarah. Your secret is safe with YOU!
Have you had bad experiences with sellers not mentioned in one of the people above? Tell me about them and you just might see them added to my honorable mentions! Don’t forget to check out the Top Ten Annoying Buyers!
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