We’ve recently seen an increase in posts related to staying positive throughout the buying and selling journey. In a world full of instant gratification, it can be difficult to not get frustrated when a transaction isn’t going the way you want it to. The majority of us have the same struggles and frustrations - probably everyone has received a lowball offer since opening their account - but it’s important to remember that each transaction gives you a chance to make a good and lasting first impression. Here are some recent tips we’ve seen on remaining positive during transactions.
"When people get worked up or become emotional during buying/selling interactions, it is typically because they feel attacked in some way by another’s opinions (ie making a ridiculously low offer).
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"I've got an approach when communicating by text - particularly as a buyer, but good to keep in mind as a seller too... Everyone knows about being pleasant, responsive, and responsible to have a more successful, positive interaction. I'm also mindful of the words I choose in my texts. On Offer Up, people will be evaluating a stranger for safety and integrity qualities (among others). I use language that reflects intelligence and refinement, statements that show I'm considerate, and avoid anything "gamey". I can't say if this helps for sure, but I do think it sets a good platform for moving forward."
When people come together as a community, it can be incredibly powerful and moving. Here are a couple recent posts from our community that are all about staying positive.
"I met some great people. one of them was a struggling mother of 4 who needed more help than discounted items. She opened up to me and we had a few heart to heart conversations. She was a victim of domestic violence and her and her kids lives were in danger ... I was able to get her in contact with help she and her kids needed. We still communicate and they are safe and doing great. "
"Hello everyone. When I installed this app earlier today to try to sell an item I had no idea that there was an entire forum with what appears to be a lot of great people! So, I just thought I would stop in and say hello."
"I'm used to selling items on eBay and Grailed primarily, but OfferUp brings something so new and socially necessary to the world of used goods sales that it absolutely fascinates me! I'm still quite new, but people seem to reply quickly and it's just amazing being able to meet near your home and exchange goods. It's like eBay without the middleman and a possibility for genuine conversations and potential friendships. I am just so in love with the idea and I can't imagine all the heart that went, goes, and continues will go managing (hate myself here) such a "disruptive" idea. Kudos!"
"Ciao' OC Forum. First, would like to say there is a lot of wisdom in this Community, glad to be a part of such a Loving class of members! So Go! #Spreadingthe💜"
"Great! I'm feeling very hopeful. This community forum is looking very promising. Cheers... to positivity! Positive gains, positive items, and positive offers! Up up and awayyyy! "
Thank you to everyone above who have shared with us. Do you have something inspirational to share? We would love to hear from you! Share the positivity in the comments below.
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