I'm losing a lot of my faith in OfferUp lately, mainly because of the people. I've been having trouble selling my items because people either don't show up to our meeting; once they show pique interest and we schedule a meeting, they stop responding; or they don't respond after messaging me for the first time. It has become so frustrating wasting gas and investing time to try and sell stuff. At this point it's become normal for someone to show interest and then just stop responding. A simple "I changed my mind" or "I'm no longer interested" would never offend me. In fact, it probably would waste less of my time. Totally ranting but I'm not sure what to do. Is reporting someone who stops responding or doesn't show up worth it? I'm on person 8 of this pattern. Just kind of fed up. Any tips or advice?
selleah I totally understand your frustration, we all deal with this issue, I posted my fix that’s working for me in other threads with the same topic, but other members may have their own fix too share with you. with that being said, I only meet two minutes from my location, telling the buyers to message me when they arrive at the meeting location, also saying I’m only two minutes from there, explaining why ( no shows ) they always say I totally understand, when they message me, i answer on my way, if they don’t show I’m only out 4 minutes. It’s really cut down on my no shows., as for people asking questions your going to get the same issue on other apps, people just don’t care it’s like windows shopping, they see something and change their minds, I agree is just common courtesy to let you know if they are not interested, but it’s not a face to face deal, and people just have bad behavior sometimes, or possibly forget and go on with there day, at the end of the day. find what works best for you and don’t let the no shows win. Hang in there.
Not super specific to this post, but important. I listed an item, and the “buyer” was extremely interested, and wanted it right away. Sent me a cashiers check. I did my research, and the check was fake. Wanted to have a moving company to pickup the item for her. Bottom line, follow the suggestion from OfferUp. Don’t accept a cashiers check from someone claiming to be out of town. Use their pay channel or cash to conduct business.