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Absurd Pricing on Facebook Marketplace

We’ve all seen it, and we are not impressed. Over the wall outrageous pricing, or using the FREE offering just to lure you in to sell you something that definitely is not FREE. Generally speaking, most people on Facebook Marketplace do mark the pricing at what they really do want or a bit higher to negotiate down to what they really want. But we’re not talking about ‘ most ‘ people here.

We’re not even talking about the scammers here either, you know the ones I’m talking about, like the ones that sell things that they claim are antiques but you know they’re not. Not only are they not antiques but they’re not even old.  Like the lunchbox that is a reissue/replica from the 90’s that looks like it’s from the 40’s or 50’s. Maybe, if I give them the benefit of the doubt, they are oblivious to this fact as well. Or the scammers that sell things like rings or pendants for $10 that you know they bought off EBay for 99 cents.

No, here, we are just talking about the absurd pricing sellers and FREE scam artists. Personally I think if you mark something as FREE you should be forced to give it for FREE. FREE should mean FREE.

False advertising and/or Truth in Advertising, whichever they are calling it these days, should be extended to private listings. Don’t even get me started on the 3 computers that ‘ work perfectly ‘ and ‘ have no issues ‘  I bought from a guy on Kijiji ( who also sells on Facebook Marketplace ) that turned out to be lemons ( how about a lemon law for private sales too while we’re at it ), two of which ended up being thrown out and the one we did keep is a running joke in the family because of how slow it is. Even on high speed unlimited internet it is in perennial dial-up mode.

Then there’s the absurd pricing people, I don’t know why they do it, are they high, is there some purpose that eludes me to ask for a ridiculous amount of money. I get the FREE people, they want to lure you in, but the absurd pricing people, what’s the point? Like the comics person trying to sell comics from the 90’s for 100’s of times what they’re worth. I suppose like the saying ‘ a sucker born every minute ‘ maybe they’re hoping an idiot will come along and pay the outrageous price. Or the person selling a mobile home like it’s a mansion in Malibu, for $7 million plus.

They gotta be on shrooms.

 

 

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