Carousell is a wonderful place but it tends to make first-time user confused.
If you are a first-time Carousell user who just came to know about this amazing place for the first time ever today or if you are confused on how to use Carousell after reading my previous post; How to Buy Makeup When You are Broke, then today is your lucky day!
If you are like me, a student with no stable income and love makeup and wish you can just walk into a Sephora and waltz out with $1,000,000 worth of makeup products
every single time, this post is for you!
Hello everyone. I'm writing this because I have thought about it a lot and I expressed my confusion to my dad, and he agreed with me.
The issue is: Seller with an Attitude.
The attitude being; the seller who screen-capped the conversation with a potential buyer who happens to cancel last-minute or goes MIA after asking for something the seller is selling.
Before you say I don't have the experience or I don't know how you feel as a seller, I ACTUALLY DO and NO, I am not salty over this matter because I never did back out or MIA from a deal.
I have sold stuff on the internet since 2010 and I have encountered a lot of people who were pleasant to have as a customer as well as the pain-in-the-ass kind. But that doesn't make me want to screen-cap the conversation and post it on the selling platform saying "MIA/BACKOUT BUYER WILL NOT BE TOLERATED".
Here is my POV of the sellers who do it:
1st of all, it is rude. Even if you conceal the name of the potential buyer.
2nd, that person you screen-capped can still be a potential buyer. If not now, maybe later. But when you screen-cap those conversation and make them public, that person can see it and might never return to you as a customer.
I have had a few potential buyer asked for the items I'm selling and asking for extra picture/information but in the end decided not to buy. Yes, you have to sacrifice some of your time to provide those information but that's how business works.
I respect their decision because they have the right to ask questions and make a decision to buy of not to buy. It is simple. If they don't want them, you move on with your life.
Some did return as a customer for another item.
So why do some seller still think it is acceptable to make it a public affair when someone decided to not buy their stuff?
For example, when I'm browsing Carousell and find something I really like, I will check all posts by that particular seller. If he/she posted a screen-cap of MIA / back out buyer, I am immediately turned off by that and will not purchase from them even if they have good reviews.
That's all I need to get out of my brain about this matter.
How about you? Do you think it is necessary to make it a public affair when people go MIA / back out from a deal?