Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northern Michigan, USA
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Bleh. Selling tack online sucks. (Feel free to add!)
For all of you that have been doing that for a while, you are all saints.
I've been marketing my used Ariat boots again. Through Facebook since it hits such a big audience now. I've worn them like twice, they are pull ons, so I make it clear they have no zipper, but am including the boot pulls and boot jack with it. All of that is clearly written.
So I get a message, send some more photos, she clarifies the price. Allow me to copy and paste this conversation.
Her: ohkayy! Lol. I reallly really want zip up... :/
Me: (thinking, okay, let me just take out my magic wand?) You can take boots to a shoe place and they can usually put them in for you! I thought about doing it with these since they're Ariats and will last for years, but I outgrew them.
Her: okay... I really don't want to pay 120 :(
Me: (another eyeroll...) If you don't want the boot pulls and jack, I can do $100 plus exact shipping.
Her: I was wanting to pay around 50.... that would be wonderful... don't have lots of money to spend. And I am showing for the first time in the next couple months..
Me: (fully irritated) Well, I have to pay college tuition. They are worth way more than $50, sorry! Let me know if you change your mind.
Her: (a few minutes later) yeah.... if you have zippers put in them I would consider buying them!
I'm sitting there thinking, sure!! With all of this spare money I have just laying around, let me go to a cobbler and git'r done! Just for you, snookums!
On the bright side, it reminds me to be a non-obnoxious buyer.
What are your experiences with selling online?