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Advice selling laptop (eBay)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bertybenno, 23 Nov 2017.

  1. bertybenno

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2007

    Posts: 222

    Thanks will try and find out about a Facebook selling group.
     
  2. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,639

    Location: On the road....

    Given you’ve been a member here since 2007, do you know any other members with MM access who could perhaps sell it on your behalf?

    I ask this as personally I wouldn’t want to chance such a transaction on the cesspit that is ebay whereas the MM is - in my experience - a safe and secure place to sell such an item...

    Not sure if such an arrangement is allowed in the MM but, if you had a friend with access willing to help, perhaps conversing with an MM moderator first would be apt.

    Just a thought. :)
     
  3. bertybenno

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2007

    Posts: 222


    I know been on here 10 yrs, unfortunately don't know anyone or qualifi my self :(
     
  4. silverblack

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,645

    You could try AV Forums just make sure the buyer has plenty feedback.
     
  5. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Sep 2012

    Posts: 11,716

    Location: Surrey

    Selling on behalf of someone is allowed but obviously the seller becomes accountable.

    Also, this is how it will go on MM:

    Day 1. Post item for £1100

    Day 2. Have reply from buyers assuring you that they will take it for £300, as a similar power second hand desktop could be put together for less. Also that they do not need it and really are doing you a favour by taking it off your hands.

    Day 3. Refusal of offer and lower the price to £1000. Counter offers of £400 accompanied with statements that attack the worth of your item. Further assurances that not only do they not need the item, they practically don't want it!

    Day 4. refusal of counter offer. Buyers say that they will offer no more than £405, they have a family to feed and anymore will cause little Timmy to starve, something that he cannot justify as a dissimilar product was bought on gumtree for near the same price. This is teh final offer they tell you!

    Day 16. Buyers reply asking you if it is still available. Your moral has been worn down and you are a broken man. You get a second final offer of £407.50 not including postage, something they want insured and on 24 hour. You can't abide by this as it costs a bomb. They say 'no problem, i can wait on 48 hour deliver'

    Day 20. Buyer lists laptop on ebay and sells for 900.

    Day 22. Buyer opens up a dispute with paypal :p
     
  6. Dav4

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Apr 2014

    Posts: 2,556

    Location: Home

    Gumtree op. Cash on collection. Wouldn’t trust eBay for a 1k laptop. Although I did sell a laptop on there last year for £300 but that was to a buyer who had around 500 positive feedbacks. It’s just luck of the draw I guess
     
  7. silverblack

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,645

    lol :D
     
  8. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    This. Do not take payment by PayPal if the buyer is collecting. He could do a chargeback quicker than you can close the door when he leaves.
     
  9. bertybenno

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2007

    Posts: 222

    Had a successful sale on av forums got £1050 cash, happy buyer and happy seller :)

    Thanks for your advice avoiding the bay