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09-16-2020, 02:18 PM - 6 Likes   #1
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Please have a little respect while using the Marketplace !

I thought of including that into my "rant" thread but ...here it is.

I find that some potential buyers demonstrate little "respect" after starting a conversation via the PM system.

Some would ask tons of questions; requesting more pictures; asking to test the item further with different adaptors, camera(s), etc... and, at the end, asking for a price reduction for an item that has already been fairly reduced already.

Fine! That's what the Marketplace is all about for a buyer: get the best possible price for the best possible item.

Now, what really bugs me is after all efforts to please a potential buyer, some don't even have the guts to AT LEAST respond as to whether or not they are interested ... Easy enough! Right?
Days pass without a response, you (me) send a PM back asking if they made a decision ... no reply!!! I find that quite insulting.

End of rant!

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common courtesy goes a long way
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common courtesy goes a long way
One wish too many?

In my hard headed French mind I was trying to find the correct word ... "courtesy" ! You nailed it !
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I find that selling can be difficult and quite anxiety provoking.
I always try to set my price as low as possible to encourage a quick sale.

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I find that selling can be difficult and quite anxiety provoking.
I always try to set my price as low as possible to encourage a quick sale.

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This has nothing to do with price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Now, what really bugs me is after all efforts to please a potential buyer, some don't even have the guts to AT LEAST respond as to whether or not they are interested ... Easy enough! Right?Days pass without a response, you (me) send a PM back asking if they made a decision ... no reply!!! I find that quite insulting.
I think that would be bad behaviour even on a public site like Gumtree. It is completely unacceptable from members of the forum.

I haven't bought or sold a lot in the PF marketplace. There was one instance where a prospective buyer left me hanging for some time but generally the experiences have been good, both as buyer and seller. I hope the behaviour you have endured is an isolated experience.
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common courtesy goes a long way
Unfortunately courtesy isn't all that common anymore.

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Reduced for quick sale

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This has nothing to do with price.
By offering a very good price buyers know they must act fast.
There's less time for those endless PMs from the undecided and those with a mere passing interest.
No replies are needed except to buyer once item has been marked SOLD.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Unfortunately courtesy isn't all that common anymore.
Going (or gone) the same way as common sense.
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I think that would be bad behaviour even on a public site like Gumtree. It is completely unacceptable from members of the forum.

I haven't bought or sold a lot in the PF marketplace. There was one instance where a prospective buyer left me hanging for some time but generally the experiences have been good, both as buyer and seller. I hope the behaviour you have endured is an isolated experience.
I've had very good results/experience at the Marketplace over the years.
Seems like some buyers are now becoming a "little" discourteous these days. The least I expect from them is some response ... yes or no? Do you want the item or not?
Is this too much to ask?

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Unfortunately courtesy isn't all that common anymore.
That's my point !
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although I have mostly bought, not sold

I, too, have had good experiences with the forums' marketplace:

yes I ask about " wriggle " room on the listed price

yes I have asked time to consider and check

yes I have told sellers that if someone meets their selling price to sell it to them instead of waiting for my decision

and

yes I always keep in touch and let the seller know my final decision asap

YMMV

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