I sell a lot of furniture. I usually give them an approximate location and tell the to message me when they’re heading my direction and I’ll send them the exact address. I haven’t had a flake in a long while since I stated doing that
Agree completely. It would be great if Offer up could have a entry that shows the scheduled meet up place and time. Then after, you confirm they showed or didnt, so you can leave a negative mark on these people's page. Maybe then people would take it more seriously. Quite frustrating, especially when you have it all arranged, back and forth, then ... nothing. So rude.
@Southphoenixguy VERY CAUTIOUSLY! Had someone come p/u large item several days ago. First time I've allowed someone to my home. I checked their profile first! Then after several messages I advised person to general area and told him to text me when close. Basically, you use your best intuition or gutt feeling about the situation and then decide if you feel it's safe. I live in N. Houston area and there are lots of hustlers or thieves that scope out what you are selling. I've recently heard on the local news that some people are being robbed while home. The thieves know exactly what they want and demand the homeowner to hand over specific items. Not saying this is a result of items posted on OU...BUT it could happen if you post things for sale on any sight that theives see an easy mark for...Be cautious ALWAYS! My situation the other day went very well. Good luck with your sales! L11