As a person who sells stuff in sites like eBay or discogs, there are some things I really don’t want to hear or see.
(In alphabetical order)
1) A clingy buyer
What do I mean by that? I mean a buyer asking me different silly questions like: Is everything on its box? How many hours the mobile can last without being charged? Is the screen damaged? Does it have WiFi? And so on. Everything is on the description and on the pictures, so it would be better to not bother me. But I have to tolerate such people in order to not lose them as clients.
2) Asking for a refund
This is something I really don’t want to happen. But sometimes I am desperate to sell, so I even sell items that are in mediocre condition, hoping that my buyer won’t complain about them.
Unfortunately sometimes they do.
3) I don’t buy because you live far away
So what? I can reduce the price of the item to make-up for the high shipping costs. Don’t be so stuck.
4) If it’s not sealed I don’t buy it
Some buyers want everything to be brand new. When I approach them, telling them that I have the following CDs, for example, they are after and at a good price, then they tell me Sorry, but I am only after sealed items. Well, what do you say to them now?
5) Negotiating prices
This is another thing I have to tolerate, like the clingy buyers. I found a buyer, so I have to reduce the price so I can get rid of what I don’t want. Although I try to not make a ridiculously high discount, and I really hope I don’t get any negotiations.
6) When they complain about the condition of the item
You know stuff like, The jewel case of the CD has a small mark on it! The manual of the video-game has a small wrinkle on the side! Well, I used it so it cannot be brand new like you took it out from its box. Just don’t be so stingy, and just hoping you won’t ask for a refund.
7) Your order was cancelled
This is the worst of all. You feel happy that you sold something, and a little bit later…you get the message that your order was cancelled! Imagine how this feels.