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Old 12-29-2019, 09:01 AM   #1
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To explain my method of selling in the classified section...
I post my phone number and request text as the only method of communication for a particular article Iím selling...and have gotten a few PMís condemning me for this method. Let me explain.
If Iím getting PMís,texts,and replies to the TBH post all going on at the same time...thereís no way I can keep them in order and respond accordingly.
So to keep it ď 1st come 1st serve ď I ask for texts only as thatís the quickest and most efficient IMO.
So hopefully you mad guys will understand and quit calling me a Richard Head
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:04 AM   #2
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Nothing wrong with that at all. Tell them to quit being whiny little girls.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:04 AM   #3
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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It's your stuff...........sell it however you want. If you gave specific instructions and someone "missed out" because they didn't follow simple instructions, that's on them; not you. Some folks go around looking for a reason to get butt hurt........
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:08 AM   #5
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Why would anyone condemn you for that? That’s crazy...

I do the same thing. It’s easier to work through text and call than pm’s.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:09 AM   #6
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It's your stuff...........sell it however you want. If you gave specific instructions and someone "missed out" because they didn't follow simple instructions, that's on them; not you. Some folks go around looking for a reason to get butt hurt........
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:12 AM   #7
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Why would anyone condemn you for that? Thatís crazy...

I do the same thing. Itís easier to work through text and call than pmís.


Likely because this is normally handled by PM because most wont put their cell # on public blast. When people send a PM they expect an answer and to be put in line on the sale
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:12 AM   #8
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They called you a Richard Head? No way!
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:26 AM   #9
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Likely because this is normally handled by PM because most wont put their cell # on public blast. When people send a PM they expect an answer and to be put in line on the sale
See what I mean ?
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:28 AM   #10
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I always get text msgs, only get pm's if logged on.....I can easily see where you're coming from
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:29 AM   #11
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Likely because this is normally handled by PM because most wont put their cell # on public blast. When people send a PM they expect an answer and to be put in line on the sale
Donít like the terms of the sale then donít buy it. Itís pretty simple.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:29 AM   #12
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See what I mean ?
Yes!! Reading is fundamental.

Per the OP......"I post my phone number and request text as the only method of communication for a particular article Iím selling".

If they can't follow instructions, who's to blame?
Here's a hint........it's not the OP.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:36 AM   #13
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Your classified post is pretty clear in the first sentence or two that the only means of buying or communicating on the item would be via text! Thank God you posted pics or it would have been the end of the world
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:37 AM   #14
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I get it.I prefer text as well.Sometimes tapatalk will deliver several days worth of PM's at one time.I never answer the phone if I don't recognize the #.So text is best!

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Old 12-29-2019, 09:37 AM   #15
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Do like I do...set up your PM's to send you an email when someone sends you a PM. That way your email about a PM has a time stamp just like a text.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:39 AM   #16
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It's your stuff...........sell it however you want. If you gave specific instructions and someone "missed out" because they didn't follow simple instructions, that's on them; not you. Some folks go around looking for a reason to get butt hurt........
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:40 AM   #17
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I wouldn't let them bother me. Your crap you can sell it like please

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Old 12-29-2019, 09:42 AM   #18
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They called you a Richard Head? No way!
I prefer Richard Noggin.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:43 AM   #19
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Yup.


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Old 12-29-2019, 09:47 AM   #20
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On another forum a couple years ago I clearly stated to contact me by PM only, as my email associated with the account was no longer working. I stated this in my ad, and always had. Plus I donít care to communicate through email.

One day I get a PM from a pizzed off member berating me and stating he had emailed me 4-5 times and hadnít got a response, but he wanted to buy my shotgun. I kindly replied ďI donít sell firearms to people not smart enough to follow instructionsĒ. Boy howdy did that pizz him off even more
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:49 AM   #21
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Tell those members to screw off and pound sand
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:51 AM   #22
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Likely because this is normally handled by PM because most wont put their cell # on public blast. When people send a PM they expect an answer and to be put in line on the sale
If they donít want to put there cell number on ďpublic blastĒ then they do not want the items bad enough. They should just move on & not call you a Richard.
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:25 AM   #23
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See what I mean ?


You do you Bud, Iím not saying change Iím just explaining why some, especially long timers could have issues with your terms
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:27 AM   #24
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Beat me to it
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:31 AM   #25
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Different question? You sell that much stuff??? I been on here since nearly inception and have sold 2 or 3 items in all those years.....lol

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Old 12-29-2019, 10:36 AM   #26
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You can’t please everyone and some you can’t please at all. Do what works for you and ignore those that act like children.
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:39 AM   #27
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Different question? You sell that much stuff??? I been on here since nearly inception and have sold 2 or 3 items in all those years.....lol

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13 entries in the classified section in 8yrs. 6 of those entries are rim/tire take offs from new vehicles.
Should I slow down ?
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:43 AM   #28
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13 entries in the classified section in 8yrs. 6 of those entries are rim/tire take offs from new vehicles.

Should I slow down ?
Dont know the trends on selling used stuff. Dont sound like a lot to me.....guess I dont see the drama from either party.

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Old 12-29-2019, 10:44 AM   #29
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On another forum a couple years ago I clearly stated to contact me by PM only, as my email associated with the account was no longer working. I stated this in my ad, and always had. Plus I donít care to communicate through email.



One day I get a PM from a pizzed off member berating me and stating he had emailed me 4-5 times and hadnít got a response, but he wanted to buy my shotgun. I kindly replied ďI donít sell firearms to people not smart enough to follow instructionsĒ. Boy howdy did that pizz him off even more
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:48 AM   #30
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Dont know the trends on selling used stuff. Dont sound like a lot to me.....guess I dont see the drama from either party.

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really ?other than drama...what was the point of your question ?
I simply offered a explanation in my OP...no drama intended
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:23 AM   #31
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really ?other than drama...what was the point of your question ?
I simply offered a explanation in my OP...no drama intended
LOL...Ö.nothing! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will be blessed beyond measure going into the new year.
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:27 AM   #32
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Honestly, you have the right to refuse selling an item to anyone for any reason. I don’t see any rules stating it’s first come first serve....
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:34 AM   #33
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LOL...Ö.nothing! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will be blessed beyond measure going into the new year.
And the same to you sir !
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:43 AM   #34
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if you feel the need to explain further it would be better to just explain in the ad, that way people dont have to look 2 places.....but it seems fine like it is to me....pretty clear to contact you via text. You cant help it that a lot of people don't follow instructions...
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:43 AM   #35
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if they cant follow directions, oh well!
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:59 PM   #36
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I wouldnít put much stock in the sniveling of folks whoíre unable/unwilling to comprehend simple instructions in plain English.

To an earlier comment, itís not important how ďthese things are normally handledĒ. You gave clear instructions on how your transaction was to be handled. It got handled. Someone didnít play by the plainly stated rules and missed out. Such is life.


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Old 12-29-2019, 01:03 PM   #37
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Wish you were closer
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:05 PM   #38
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:19 PM   #39
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I didn’t know anyone even bought anything posted in the classifieds here? I thought it was just a place for people to say “dang I wish you were closer” with absolutely no intentions of buying anything. Ever.
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:25 PM   #40
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Donít like the terms of the sale then donít buy it. Itís pretty simple.
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:00 PM   #41
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My last classified ad, I made it clear that I would sell to whomever in the hell I wanted to with no consideration of who was first to reply, who PMed vs. replied in the thread, or any other trivial point. Iíd burn my **** while a man wanting to buy it watched before Iíd let somebody tell me how and to whom to sell. That always ****** me off.


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Old 12-29-2019, 03:09 PM   #42
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I didn't see your number in the OP, so I replied here. Sorry I didn't follow the rules. GLWS.
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:15 PM   #43
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My last classified ad, I made it clear that I would sell to whomever in the hell I wanted to with no consideration of who was first to reply, who PMed vs. replied in the thread, or any other trivial point. I’d burn my **** while a man wanting to buy it watched before I’d let somebody tell me how and to whom to sell. That always ****** me off.


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Same....I'm all about selling it at the easiest convenience to me. No first come first serve....It's up to me to decide and I do it quickly. Now if I commit and say its yours, its yours if you do your part, but if I have 5 folks reply at the same time and say I'll take it and one is five minutes from me paying and picking it up immediately, he gets it versus waiting around for Billy Ray Tirekicker in Houston, hoping to set up a TBH Express to save $5 in shipping.
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Old 12-29-2019, 08:13 PM   #44
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On another forum a couple years ago I clearly stated to contact me by PM only, as my email associated with the account was no longer working. I stated this in my ad, and always had. Plus I donít care to communicate through email.

One day I get a PM from a pizzed off member berating me and stating he had emailed me 4-5 times and hadnít got a response, but he wanted to buy my shotgun. I kindly replied ďI donít sell firearms to people not smart enough to follow instructionsĒ. Boy howdy did that pizz him off even more
ROFL

OP,

Sell your stuff the way you want, don't even reply to the ones who can't follow directions.

in other words, don't let them being upset because you don't do it their way bother you one bit
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Old 12-29-2019, 08:48 PM   #45
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:33 PM   #46
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Same....I'm all about selling it at the easiest convenience to me. No first come first serve....It's up to me to decide and I do it quickly. Now if I commit and say its yours, its yours if you do your part, but if I have 5 folks reply at the same time and say I'll take it and one is five minutes from me paying and picking it up immediately, he gets it versus waiting around for Billy Ray Tirekicker in Houston, hoping to set up a TBH Express to save $5 in shipping.
There are no tire kickers on TBH


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Old 12-29-2019, 10:01 PM   #47
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I've put several times on certain items " text only " ... then my phone starts ringing
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:01 AM   #48
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I understand some people wanting PM contact.

I understand the OP rationale of doing text only (and kind of like that idea).

I donít understand confronting someone about the way he wants to do his business.

Heck, if I am #1 on PM and text and the seller says, I donít like your screen name and wonít sell it to you... have a nice day. Until I put money in his hand, he doesnít owe me the time of day.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:39 AM   #49
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Easy to explain- the green screen is full of a bunch of first class morons. It’s your stuff, sell it however you want to.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:42 AM   #50
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I posted on the thread I'll take it. Will you take half your asking price? I'm in Alaska and need you to set up an express. I'll have to ask my wife first. If they can't follow simple instructions then they miss out, easy peasy.
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