I'm new here but I wanna add my 2 cents . . . I'm an artist trying to build a little business to support myself. I've done a few art & craft fairs and a few online marketplaces like Etsy Ebay and now OfferUp. There's one really irritating thing I see at live shows/fairs that drives me bat-sh*+ crazy. Other artists and craftspeople and makers who lower their prices! Don't Do That! It really makes the problem worse. You just are reinforcing to the buyer community that your craft (and by association mine and all the other makers) is NOT WORTH MONEY and your lower prices give them the gall to expect the same from the rest of us. We all have to have FIRM APPROPRIATE PRICING and NEVER GIVE IN TO BUYERS & BULLIES. I don't even like Black Friday Sales of handmade items and artwork but I'll do it to get the attention. But that's it. Thanks for reading my rant.
Because the people or “buyers” on this app are for the majority rude and Those of use selling are their tools of entertainment. I’m tired of it too. I buy and sell on OfferUp and never ever behave the way “potential” buyers do to me. I wish there was more we could do about it. I’m at the point that I’m just rude to everyone on here and if they show great! Then they get to meet the real me a very kind giving person that just wants to pass my loved things on to someone that will appreciate them and make a little money, too. I hope things get better! Sorry for your trouble but hopefully people like us can try to change things. Just like Craigslist changed over the years before apps came into play.
It is unfortunate, but it happens EVERYWHERE. Even face to face in a brick and mortar store. Try not to let the bad ones drag you down, focus on the good ones. They are the ones worth your time and energy.