Thank you, @0317, and I do agree, putting address on ad for free stuff is NOT the way to go. I only ever give buyer, whether it is free or not, my address when we have agreed to a time and they let me know (confirm) they are on the way. Would never set in on curb and put my address in an ad! It was more that I have had a couple of people who were frustrated I gave away free items to someone else and did not want to hold them (even though I stated in my ad for free items "no holds") and if someone tells me they can be here at 11 and someone else says 10, I will coordinate with first person who says they are available (when it is free and I have made first come first served noted). I guess I was more just venting that I was reported by a couple of people who did not agree with FCFS for my free items. Thank you for your response!
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I have never had issues with OfferUp and it is one of my favorite platforms for selling items. I have a 5-star rating and strive for a good community reputation. I must say though, and don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but I posted a few items for free and my like of this community has drastically been reduced. I was reported multiple times (only after posting FREE items) by users who got upset I said I was selling first come first serve and someone else was available first. I really wish admins would be more diligent in their research of reports. I got notified of the reports and "warned" and think it is unfair. Only with items I have given away for free has this happened and I was very clear on terms, yet the buyers who weren't the ones to get free items got their report validated that I gave it someone else even after clearly telling them first avaiable to take it off my hands gets it, yet I am the one in the wrong. How do you handle managing potential "buyers" when you are giving items away for free???
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