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kroberts

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I was in a little fender-bender last month. Received the check from their insurance company a few days ago. I've begun trying to find a replacement bed for my truck on Facebook Marketplace. Is there a trick to sending messages there or are most FBM users just complete assholes? I've sent 5 messages and nobody has responded. You'd think I'd get a "sold it already bro" or "fuck off yankee scum". I'm starting to wonder if I'm transmitting.
 

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I would respond to your message myself. It is the right thing to do, plus "fuck off yankee scum" is within my vocabulary ;)

Seriously, I have seen the most problems there from tire kicker buyers rather than sellers. Anything less than a car or something of significant value I would rather give to family/friend, or donate it to a charity. For most items, it is worth more to me to not deal with idiots and no-shows than getting a hunnert bux for some used something or other.
 

C-ya

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As long as you aren't sending the stock "Is it available?", most people should answer back. I have bought and sold on FBM. I plainly state in my ad that I will ignore "Is it available?". I'm not saying you are doing that, but if you are, try a more personable approach.
 

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Well after tripping over the inversion table in my bedroom for 25 years, and not using it for at least 15 of those years, Mrs alphadog put it on FB marketplace yesterday for $50. A nice lady took it away less than 5 hours after it was posted.
Larry
 

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Try telling them you want it, have cash and are local. I’ve had more responses to ads from people overseas than local people, well besides the is this still available and then disappearing.
 

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I have bought from several local sellers off FB Marketplace. I tried to sell a kitchen table off FB Marketplace and was so completely overwhelmed by scammers that I closed the listing an hour later.

The trick to buying is sending an actual message like "Hi. I live six miles away and I am interested in the truck bed you have listed. Are you available tomorrow night at 6:00 for me to come look at it?" Most sellers are more apt to respond to that than "Hi, is the bed still available?" Most sellers are eaten up with scammers and tire-kicking losers who speak in short-hand text speak that they're to point of telling people to fuck off. I find that using proper English and actual sentences to communicate is most effective.

Can't help you with the Yankee scum comment. You're new to the area and all...
 

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I started with this guy yesterday.
Short story, he had an apple laptop that he was willing to give to somebody that could use it.

If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.


For your entertainment purposes I’ve posted a somewhat lengthy conversation that I knew was going nowhere.

this is a very simple transaction that should not have taken this much texting. The more text the more red flags kept popping up …this was not a marketplace item, it’s from a model car group I’m on.

Sorry I didn’t crop everything to make it an easy read so you’ll have some doubling up on the conversation.

if somebody is unwilling to photograph an item with your name or to speak to you directly or furthermore start asking for your full name…😡

“….I’ll take a picture when I have it fully boxed up!”😂

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4x401

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FB marketplace is the new Craigslist....with all its accompanied BS.

That said, I had my wife list some absolutely perfect 2015 GMC factory aluminum wheels that I bought just for the tires. The wheels were flawless and beautiful. They sold in 2 hours, and I met the guy the next day.

Bought the wheels & tires for $550, sold the wheels for 200... IMG_20240126_164933354.jpg
 
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