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VolsOut4Harambe
Tennessee Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Sep 2017
4314 posts

Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
I am trying to sell a high-top bar table on FM. Other than at least 30 "Is this still available?" messages that were never followed up on by the sender, the amount of stupidity among these people is unparalleled.

Yesterday a potential buyer scheduled a meeting with me and never showed, and when I reached out asking where he was, he blocked me.

I've had 2 ladies ask me to deliver to their locations that were at least 50 miles away and another ask if I could give it to her for free because she had "just lost her job." Most of this drivel is sent in barely coherent English.

I can't help but question if the folks who message sellers on this website are just Russian plants trying to convince normal folks that we are a lot stupider than we give ourselves credit for.


Centinel
Alabama Fan
South Carolina
Member since Sep 2016
23439 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
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I can't help but question if the folks who message sellers on this website are just Russian plants trying to convince normal folks that we are a lot stupider than we give ourselves credit for.


I thought this might be the case as well.

Then I joined Nextdoor.

This post was edited on 2/14 at 1:13 pm


ellishughtiger
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
70118
Member since Jul 2004
16989 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
Throw that shite away or give it to goodwill.

No way in hell I would ever be involved with fb marketplace


LoneStar23
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2019
107 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
Lol I’ve seen the “I just lost my job” trick when we tried to sell stuff on there. Don’t waste your time


slinger1317
Houston Astros Fan
Northshore
Member since Sep 2005
3755 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
I feel your pain man. I moved about 18 months ago and posted a bunch of crap on the marketplace to sell quickly. Dealing with those morons made me want to bang my head against a wall for hours.

On the bright side, it made me feel better to know that I am a somewhat "normal" person


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OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
84508 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
I have never used FM, know little about it, but in order to get more people to use it, I am sure they have bots to contact people so that they tell other people "put it on facebook market, I put something up the other day and I had people contact me about it within an hour".. Because that is a lot better than you saying "Well, don't put it on facebook market because I put something on there 5 days ago and the only person who contacted me wanted me to give it to them for free".


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JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
America
Member since Nov 2012
18286 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
I recently had someone offer for something I was selling, and we agreed on 11am the following day. 11am rolls around, no response. I reached out several times, didn’t hear from her. Finally at 2:30pm, she reaches out and says sorry I just woke up. I said sorry I sold it to someone else. She proceeds to get mad at ME and said she was up till 5am watching movies on her laptop and that she was really looking forward to purchasing the item and didn’t know what she was gonna tell her son. This bitch woke up at 2:30pm!!!


deathvalleyfreak43
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
8990 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
I renovated my house, went from a gas hot water heater to tankless.. put the gas one on fb market place figuring I could get some cash for it... was contacted by a city bus driver and agreed upon $150.

She pulls up in a beat to shite bonaville with some crack head looking dude. Hands me a wad of crumpled up assorted bills.. (didn’t feel like counting it right away because I’m a decent trusting person). Helped them jam it in the back of their car.. after They ride off I count the money and it’s only $60... never again.

I’d rather throw that shite away then let BR culcha have one over on me.
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SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
369655 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
i find some great deals on FBMP

just bought a computer 2 days ago and it's a steal


RJL2
LSU Fan
Bruno's Tavern
Member since Apr 2015
1843 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
Yeah people are real stupid. Facebook market place makes it easy for more people to see your post, which is good for selling, but also more idiots will respond with low ball offers.

Anything under $200 I'll just donate to avoid the hassle.


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OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
84508 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
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and that she was really looking forward to purchasing the item and didn’t know what she was gonna tell her son


And how is that your problem? If she was that concerned she would have been a responsible person and contacted you before or at 11AM.


JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
America
Member since Nov 2012
18286 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
Thank you that’s the point of my post...


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WaydownSouth
LSU Fan
East of the Mississippi
Member since Nov 2018
3259 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
Lol. I’ve been trying to sell a couch for 3 weeks now on there. I get at least 4-5 “is this still available?” Per day.

Had one even agree to pick it up at 8am one morning and never showed. People truly suck


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biglego
LSU Fan
Ask your mom where I been
Member since Nov 2007
57842 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
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at least 30 "Is this still available?" messages that were never followed up on by the sender,


This drives me nuts.


bulldog95
LSU Fan
North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
17718 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
I’ve actually bought a few things off FB marketplace from people living relatively close to me.

Drive to their house, pay $$$, load item, and go home. Pretty simple. A little back and forth with additional pics.

FYI—-I never go alone. I supervise while others load it up.


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JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
America
Member since Nov 2012
18286 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
Tip for those who use FBMP sometimes, a lot of local police stations offer a “safe space” for conducting commerce like this where it is camera monitored and well lit. Allows for safe transactions. You can weed out weirdos if you let them know you do exchanges at the FBMP safe space at the po po station.


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GeeOH
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2013
13192 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
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No way in hell I would ever be involved with fb marketplace


Says a message board poster in a thread about Facebook, lol


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canyon
LSU Fan
Lower Keys/Coloweedo
Member since Dec 2003
10267 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace

trudat


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red sox fan 13
Oregon Fan
Valley Park
Member since Aug 2018
2043 posts

re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
The general American populace is pretty retarded.


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fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
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re: Dealing with the dregs of society on Facebook Marketplace
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I thought this might be the case as well.

Then I joined Nextdoor.

Last year on Nextdoor I tried to convince a lady in our neighborhood that what she saw in front of her house was not a "grey wolf" but rather a coyote. She wasn't having it either


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