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        08-28-2009, 09:30 AM
      #1
    Green Broke
    need help from experienced ebay-ers

    I've been trying to sell our pony wagon for some time now and decided to list it on ebay. Now, I am experienced with buying and selling on there, but have only made about 20 transactions in the last three years.

    I've listed the wagon as a local sale only, meaning no shipping. I have it at a "buy it now" price with the option of making an offer. I've received an offer, but noticed the person is from PA. (Quite a drive to MI.) My problem is that I'm paranoid. I thought I'd wait a day or two to see if I get any more offers, but this person is impatient and has sent me a message asking for a response and that he (or she, I'm just assuming he) has a truck delivering plants plants to MI next week and it would work out to pick up the wagon. So now I'm thinking, Okay, what kind of plants? Marijuana? One of the pictures I added to the listing has two of my daughters in the wagon. So then I think it's some pervert who just wants to know how to get to my house. You're probably laughing now, but how do you know when the person you're dealing with is legit? He has 0 feedback and just joined ebay a few days ago. Is that a red flag? Am I just completely insane?
         
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        08-28-2009, 12:17 PM
      #2
    Started
    You can always arrange pick up at a location away from your house. Ask him to meet you at a local walmart or mcdonalds, if you can get the wagon there
         
        08-28-2009, 01:21 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    I agree with up above. If you absolutely do not feel comfortable with them, just tell a white lie and say someone else has already made an offer. Also if ebay doesn't work out, you can always do craigslist under farm and garden in nearby areas. I have never had bad luck with craigslist. :) Goodluck though. I am sure that guy is probably legit. We have someone that delivers plants from Washington to Texas and stops in states on the way. We order from them, they are all kinds of trees and shade trees and stuff. So I just know there is stuff like that out there. :)
         
        08-29-2009, 09:57 AM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Well, that guy declined my counteroffer so I don't have to worry about him anymore. Now, I have someone who's trying to convince me to ship it via FedEx because they have an account with them and they'll pay me or someone else to take it apart and ship it in pieces. :/ *sigh* What a headache.

    Thanks for the responses. I have had this wagon on Craigslist for the past three months and that has been just as frustrating. People are soooo interested in it, but then they never show up to look up at it or the ones that have come look at it (even after being told all the shaft measurements and I've emphasized it's a PONY wagon), they say, 'Well, it's too small for my welsh/percheron cross'. Arrghh!!!
         
        08-30-2009, 01:35 AM
      #5
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 3neighs    
    I've been trying to sell our pony wagon for some time now and decided to list it on ebay. Now, I am experienced with buying and selling on there, but have only made about 20 transactions in the last three years.

    I've listed the wagon as a local sale only, meaning no shipping. I have it at a "buy it now" price with the option of making an offer. I've received an offer, but noticed the person is from PA. (Quite a drive to MI.) My problem is that I'm paranoid. I thought I'd wait a day or two to see if I get any more offers, but this person is impatient and has sent me a message asking for a response and that he (or she, I'm just assuming he) has a truck delivering plants plants to MI next week and it would work out to pick up the wagon. So now I'm thinking, Okay, what kind of plants? Marijuana? One of the pictures I added to the listing has two of my daughters in the wagon. So then I think it's some pervert who just wants to know how to get to my house. You're probably laughing now, but how do you know when the person you're dealing with is legit? He has 0 feedback and just joined ebay a few days ago. Is that a red flag? Am I just completely insane?
    I have over 12,000 transactions on eBay. I have listed all sorts of things on there. With an item like that I would simply arrange a pick up at a specific location in town. DO NOT provide your address, they don't need it. Have them show up with money then or paypal(whatever you have set up).

    Good Luck with finding a buyer :)
         
        08-30-2009, 09:32 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Thank you M2G!
         
        08-30-2009, 10:10 AM
      #7
    Showing
    Can you take the Pennsylvania offer if you get no others? If it was a decent one and you really need to sell the wagon I would contact them and do as M2G said. Meet them in town and make sure you have cash in hand. Do not accept money orders or cashiers checks. I don't sell a ton of stuff on Ebay but what I do, its Pay pal only.
         
        08-30-2009, 11:49 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    Can you take the Pennsylvania offer if you get no others?
    That's what my husband wants me to do. Well, I've got until Tuesday. If that's the route I end up taking, I think I'll try to arrange the pickup when my husband will be able to go with me. Also, Paypal is the only payment option.
         
        08-31-2009, 02:55 AM
      #9
    Started
    I'm way to far, nor do I need a pony wagon, but I LOVE to look at different ones... so would love to see a picture :)

    Oh! You could try the sale board on www.lilbeginnings.com it's a website for miniature horses and ponies :)
         
        08-31-2009, 10:08 AM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Oh! You could try the sale board on www.lilbeginnings.com it's a website for miniature horses and ponies :)
    Oh, thanks, I'll check it out!
         

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