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I Hate Selling My Tech
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I Hate Selling My Tech

I Hate Selling My Tech

If there is one thing I hate about upgrading my tech, it’s selling my old stuff. There is the pain of getting it ready for sale, taking photos and listing it. Worst of all though you have to usually deal with a constant stream of idiotic questions and stupid offers until you find the right buyer. Below are my favourite interactions from the last few weeks while selling some camera and podcasting gear.

From listing my iMac

Buyer: Is this still for sale
Me: Yes
Buyer: Ok good, I hope you sell it soon.
Buyer: Do you have the box
Me: unfortunately not
Buyer: You should of ket the box
Me: I usually do but it was too big to keep around and it isn’t important really, are you still interested
Buyer: No., I only wanted the box
Buyer: Are you in London
Me: No
Buyer: Where are you
Me: My location
Buyer: Where is that?
Me: In my county, near local big city
Buyer: how far away is that from me?
Me: I have no idea
Buyer: Can’t you just look on maps
Me: No I don’t know where you live
Buyer: I just need to know roughly how far away you are
Me: Ok
Buyer: can you look for me
Me: No, I don’t know where you live
Buyer: Just look on your maps app really quick
Me: I don’t know where you live
Buyer: It will only take you 2 minutes
Me: I don’t know where you live
Buyer: Just let me know a rough guess
Me I don’t know where you live
Buyer: love on maps then
Me: I cant
Buyer: Thats not very helpful
Me: I don’t know where you live
Buyer: Just a rough number of miles or time to drive
Me: I don’t know where you live
Buyer: Just look on Google maps its better
Me: I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!!!
Buyer: It will tel you in Google Maps
Me: It’s no longer for sale

Listing a Ronin SC Gimbal

Buyer: Will a T3x fit on this?
Me: Im not sure, but here is the compatibility list
Buyer:Yeah but will a T3x fit
Me: I don’t know take a look at the list
Buyer: Could you try it?
Me: Could I try what?
Buyer: a t3x
Me: Afraid not
Buyer: Thats not very helpful
Me: Im sorry but I don’t have one to try
Buyer: But I need to know if a t3x will fit
Me Have a look at the compatibility list or do a little research
Buyer: Can’t you just try it?
Me: No
Buyer: Why Not?
Me: Because I don’t have one
Buyer: What camera do you have?
Me: A Sony a6400
Buyer: IS that included in the sale
Me: no
Buyer: Then what I supposed to do?
Me: I have no idea
Buyer: Cant you just try it
Me: Its no longer for sale, sorry
Buyer: Will you take a ridiculous offer
Me: No thank you
Buyer; but I have to drive from Manchester
Me: I can post it if needed
Buyer: no its ok, I will come collect it
Me: Ok, when could you collect
Buyer: if you sell it for a ridiculous offer
Me: No
Buyer: But I have to drive form Manchester so you have to pay for that
Me: No you have to pay for that
Buyer: but I cant afford to
Me: find one closer then
Buyer: There isn’t any, I want this one
Me: Well I can post it to you
Buyer: No, I will come collect for a ridiculous offer
Me: Its no longer for sale

Listing my Rodecaster Pro

Buyer: Is this still for sale
Me: Yes
Buyer: Whats your lowest price for cash?
Me: The price it is listed for
Buyer: Yeah but what price for cash
Me: What else are you expecting to pay with?
Buyer: Cash
Me: Well then
Buyer: So what price for cash
Me: Its no longer for sale
Buyer: Will you except price £200 under asking price
Me: No that’s far to low
Buyer: Ok What price
Me: the asking price
Buyer: No do me a deal
Me: Why
Buyer: Because I want to buy it
Me: then make me an offer
Buyer:  price £200 under asking price
Me: As I said that’s far too low
Buyer: What price will you take
Me: the asking prce
Buyer: I can collect today for price £200 under asking price
Me: No thank you
Buyer: I only have price £200 under asking price
Me: Then you don’t have enough, sorry

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