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Selling stuff needn't be so hard.

This is how I perceive the selling process.

1. List item for sale.
2. Receive interest in said item.
3. Arrange time for viewing.
4. Person turns up and either buys item or decides that it's not for them.
5. Part company.

Why is it that this is now the norm?

1. List item for sale.
2. Receive 'Is this still available' stock response.
3. Reply that it is and list some times that one would be available for viewing.
4. Hear nothing.
5. Repeat points 2-4
6. Indulge in conversation with someone who finally decides that the item is too far away even though the location is clearly stated in the listing.
7. And today we have the winner for the Waste of everyf***ingone's time award. An offer of X was put forward on the basis they would pick up today. Offer was accepted. Message to say they could no longer have it?

Are these people just sat at home bored out of their minds thinking of ways to **** people off? Leave me and society alone you sad excuse for a human.
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Sorry but that made me chuckle, I think like that with a lot of people

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I advertised a MTB wheelset on eBay and thought Id a buyer. Looked them up for what/where they were selling some bike bits. Initial check on their postcode was suspicious as it googled as a Downing Street address. But they were selling the bits somewhere up north. Yet more questions from the buyer who I then challenged about location. Owned up to being in Poland but knows a good courier. Id be responsible for goods Id just hand over to the DPD person, probably the one that lost a Katherine Hamnett sweatshirt delivery to me last year. If the wheels then landed in Poland the buyer could claim anything, so I said no thanks and advertised again. Specifically collect only from me. A buyer appears and says theyre from the Lake District. Could I package it up and send it? No.
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I got fleeced by a polish gentleman, he said he never received the router I sent him.

The address turned out to be a lockup. I had to give him a refund.

Another tried to fleece me when I sold some motor cycle engine covers, he said he also didn’t received them, I traced them to his neighbours via Royal Mail. He was sorry. ****head.

I only use Gumtree now and it’s cash on collection.
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I just keep everything these days. Replacement of Mrs K's car is imminent. At the moment I'm thinking that we just keep the other one. I can't face:

1. What's the least you'll take for it? - Asking price you ***.
2. I saw a really nice one of these last week for 200 less. - **** off and buy that then instead of wasting my time.
3. It's got a lot of dents and scratches. - All of which were shown is the ad. Did you think they would have healed up?
4. Will you deliver it to London? - Yes, for 5000, paid up front.
5. The mileage is a bit high. - It was shown in the ad, it wasn't going to go down was it?
6. Can I pay you in installments. - of course! 50p a week ok?
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...and it's not just when you're selling things. I'm trying to recruit volunteers to produce a talking newspaper for the blind. The advert states that we do it on a Thursday.

Five emails, two phone conversations, then I say: come in Thursday morning and we can discuss it. Response: 'Oh, could I come in on Friday instead? I'm not free Thursdays.'
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Idiots are everywhere.
In your case Sterzo, well intentioned, but idiots nonetheless.
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