Here are some things that worked for me
You might find to get a fair offer you have to mark items up 30-50%, to deal with lowballers and resale hustlers.
When buyers message me with an offer, I ask them one simple question! (What time can you pick it up?) If they don’t reply who cares, next buyer please.
If they do reply at 10 in the morning and say please let me come at 7 at night, I reply with a very simple message (Message me back at 7 pm and if I haven’t sold it by then you can come get!)This removes the buyer’s control of wasting my time. Now I can focus on selling to a real buyer. My items are reserved for buyers who are ready to buy now.
So there coming to get the item! I will send another simple message (Message me when you’re out front) I only do pick up at my house, and I will meet them at the edge of the driveway. Why do I DO THIS? Well frankly I’m doing other things in my home and living my life, it doesn’t madder if you show up because someone else will.
Having someone come to your home is your choice, but it proves you’re the real deal even when they are not! I’ve never been robbed at my own garage sale and when I do have a garage sale, I don’t load it all up to sell at a McDonalds or Walgreens parking, l’m sure you get my point.
Always follow the rules by OfferUp, and what works for me may not work for you, so keep safe.
Always undo the cash and make sure each bill is real, don’t just stick it in your pocket while they drive off into the wind.
Watch out! some buyers use up to 3 accounts. They first contact you to find out, how low you will go, then they use another account to low ball that offer, and once they know you’re easy, they will use their final account to get your item for pennies on the dollar. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but what’s the odds of all the buyers in the few hours just happen to live same tiny place on the map! If you click on their profile ----wow everyone lives on the same block. Please…….
Be clear about your price. You will get buyers that will agree to one price then show up with far less cash. When they show up trying to negotiate for less money and think there running the show, I tell them I'm so sorry you waisted your gas, there’s an atm around the corner, message me when your back. Now who's running the Show? It’s their gas and time they just waisted. I suffered no loss dealing with that clown move.
If I didn’t do what I spoke about, I would need to take a second mortgage for the gas burned, spend my life creeping around parking lots with foggy windows while I wait for the no show. I would also have to open a (layaway Plan) just like Kmart to keep window shoppers happy all week, so they can cancel at the last minute.
This information is only scratching the surface on what I know about buying and selling on Offerup.I’ve made some eye opening videos on YouTube covering much more advanced tips and tricks , just search for (Cyber Mixologist ) and you will see my videos.
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