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nouseforaname
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


I've been trying to sell my technically brand new a7ii + adapter for 1250 dollars which is really a reasonable price and not a single person wants to give me more than a thousand dollars because I'm 'new' and I can't be trusted. Is this the standard excuse to lowball new members?

And where's is my protection? One user wanted to buy my camera and suggested we exchange FB accounts to make sure I'm not a fraud. I sent him my wife's and my FB account since she was the one who bought the camera and a few hours later she got messages saying someone was trying to reset FB password and I've gotten several shady friend requests from fake accounts with pornographic content.

And how should I earn trust if no one wants to buy from me?



Mar 31, 2017 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


First of all, welcome to FM!

It can be hard to sell things here if you're new. Here are a few tips:

Lots and lots of clear detailed photos (at least one with user ID and date).

Make sure there is plenty of description detailing the item(s) for sale.

Offer full contact info via PM to prospective buyers. Talk/text on the phone.

Provide other references - eBay, online forums, ect...

Price has to be right.

Offer to meet up locally.

Participate in the rest of the forum.

Be patient.



Apr 01, 2017 at 01:04 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


Welcome! Yes being a "probee, newbie or cherry" is difficult in todays B&S. But if you have done your due diligence in pricing and placed good photos of your eqpt stand firm. Lowballing is not just relative to new members...Does "FB" mean Facebook?

You may have to go "the extra mile" at first to establish a rapport with B&S. Money orders, bank transfers....and you will get crap from the "aholes" that subscribe your name to spam sites.

Do you have an established FM member close to you that you can meet up with for lunch, allow him/her to establish some credibility for you and your eqpt? Just a suggestion? I know it is a "pain" but with all the scams going on here on FM, it is not unwarranted today.

Just keep on keeping on!!! You will sell it! And make sure you post images on the forums you most take photos of.
Good Luck and don't despair too much. The above advice is not foolproof but may help you.
Dan

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Apr 01, 2017 at 01:12 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


nouseforaname wrote:
And how should I earn trust if no one wants to buy from me?


Ideally you should participate regularly in the gear or presentation forums.

EBH



Apr 01, 2017 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


^^ All good advice. Good luck and welcome!


Apr 01, 2017 at 05:57 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


No response Not that is expected but that in and of itself is a "delta"(negative). A "thanks" for the advice would have been appreciated to ANYONE responding to your post.


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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


It appears that the first couple of posts by the OP were to sell an expensive camera. Not the best way to start out IMHO. Participate in gear forums as mentioned. If you frequent flikr or smugmug then link to those sites. As Dan mentioned, no response to your thread speaks volumes to members here.

By participating, and starting out with low dollar sales, you gain trust and members feel comfortable dealling with you. The original intent of the B&S board was to give members the ability to sell their lightly used gear to other members. Regrettably, the B&S board has turned into a forum for resellers. Assure members here that you are not a reseller and follow the suggestions posted here and your stuff should sell. Lowballers are everywhere.....just ignore them.



Apr 10, 2017 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


You also might want to change your "username".


Apr 27, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


maybe 'we' offended him. :-/


Apr 28, 2017 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


Did you see his post?
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1481722

EBH



Apr 28, 2017 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · How am I going to earn trust in this forum?


EB-1 wrote:
Did you see his post?
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1481722


nouseforaname wrote:
I'll make sure to spread the word in every other forum about what's going on here.



Well that's certainly disconcerting.

or, in the perpetual pursuit of brevity...

f*** off



*yawn*



Apr 29, 2017 at 04:05 AM







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