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Is selling on adverts.ie a joke?

  • 29-03-2016 10:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,564 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers


    Typical interaction:

    Gold bar €1000 ono

    "Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Merrion


    Fortunately, here in "After Hours" you will find an altogether more serious ethos and grown-up interaction.

    As evidence of same, see the following :-


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭ NapoleonInRags


    Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers


    Typical interaction:

    Gold bar €1000 ono

    "Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "



    60e plus the Segal dvd?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,205 ✭✭✭ dodderangler


    Swap for my ad's?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,690 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Skylinehead


    Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers


    Typical interaction:

    Gold bar €1000 ono

    "Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "

    Under Siege is class, in fairness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,564 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    Still for sale?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,395 ✭✭✭ sozbox


    Selling on adverts is difficult, find done deal much easier and quicker.

    Buying is the opposite, you can get great deals on adverts if you're not taking the piss.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,919 ✭✭✭ B00MSTICK


    I can get a brand new gold bar, still in the wrapper, for €150 on ebay.
    www.ebay.com/link-to-slightly-similar-but-lesser-quality-item


  • Registered Users Posts: 251 ✭✭ howdoyouknow


    Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers

    Typical interaction:

    Gold bar €1000 ono

    "Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "


    Serious answer: yes
    After hours answer: no


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,766 ✭✭✭ RossieMan


    Any interest in a sound system for the car?

    Will swap + cash my way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭ andekwarhola


    People should be banned from it if they ignore explicit requests for No Swaps in your ad description. Or stupidly lowball offers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,226 ✭✭✭✭ rubadub


    Just think of it like an auction. Consider the asking price to be an undisclosed reserve price, and that people are bidding on the auction, and that the person is not obliged to accept the reserve price as a minimum.

    Just like ebay the first bidders will give stupidly low bids/offers in case the seller is desperate and in case nobody else bids/offers.

    If people did this it would cause a lot less upset.

    People will often put a very high reserve/starting price in case they have greatly undervalued it, or some oddball idiot does come along and pay it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭ Aint Eazy Being Cheezy


    I've never heard anybody complain about this before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,816 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    Swap for 1997 Honda Civic? No NCT but will fly through..LAD.

    Lad?

    Lad?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭ andekwarhola


    I've never heard anybody complain about this before.

    Or indeed, complain about people complaining about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ Custardpi


    The lowball offers on ads I don't mind too much, it's just people chancing their arm, sure you might as well, eh? The worst is people who make an offer, get it accepted then disappear. Why did they make an offer if they didn't want it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭ Fr_Dougal


    Offer €1


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 689 ✭✭✭ Torricelli


    Still available.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,623 ✭✭✭ Ruu


    Have Nokia 3210, new in box. No swaps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭ BoJack Horseman


    Oh yeah... that one...

    "NCT expired 11/08"
    "Serviced recently (2013)"

    Seller notes:
    "Will fly through NCT".....

    Well then you do it you tart!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 19,889 ✭✭✭✭ The Moldy Gowl


    I've never heard anybody complain about this before.

    Not like you to complain about nonsense posts.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,497 ✭✭✭ martyc5674


    Swap for X-BOX & money my way?
    Comes with FIFA 2015


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,716 ✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Ruu wrote: »
    Have Nokia 3210, new in box. No swaps.

    €10 offered. Can collect today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭ Fr_Dougal


    Ruu wrote: »
    Have Nokia 3210, new in box. No swaps.

    What about my PS One? Hardly used, like new apart from the tape to keep the lid closed.

    Can you deliver it to Tralee?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,631 ✭✭✭✭ Hank Scorpio


    Offer 1e


    for pm ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,816 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    €50 cash tonight lad?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,564 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    I've bought a few things off it and had a generally positive experience

    But this is my first time selling and it's a joke. I think people enjoy sitting on it in the evening asking questions and being tyre kickers and test pilots

    How hard could it be to do some spring cleaning?


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    Old Testament like new, signed by Author. Will swap for hot dog guy, cash my way.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 19,889 ✭✭✭✭ The Moldy Gowl


    €50 cash tonight lad?

    Deliver it to costellos?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 312 ✭✭ Silverbling


    I have a shop with fixed prices, and very competitive prices

    Do you have this ring in a size K and €20 is a great price for sterling silver

    yes I do

    how do I buy it

    hit the button that says buy now

    I can't I do not have paypal or that new credit card thingy

    do you want to send me a postal order?

    what is that?

    cash via an post

    oh no I am not sending cash

    it is not cash it is a postal order you buy in the post office, I cash it

    ...............nothing for 6 weeks then


    negative feedback, where is the ring I ordered 6 weeks ago but did not pay for????


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 652 DanielODonnell


    I swapped GAA programmes on it with a man, I could have easily took the programmes and sent him nothing back but I am a man of morals and a man of Christ


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