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    • thriftymanc
    • By thriftymanc 13th Sep 15, 6:14 PM
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    Anyone used the Shpock app?
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    • 13th Sep 15, 6:14 PM
    Anyone used the Shpock app? 13th Sep 15 at 6:14 PM
    Just as the title says really... anyone used it to sell anything? Good/bad experiences?
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 14th Apr 17, 9:18 PM
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    Shpock seems very active this weekend, I've had 2 sales and in fact I had two people after the same item at one point. I also sold something during the week that was posted.

    Considering how little I have listed it is surprisingly profitable. One of the items I sold this morning had been on etsy for 8 months, and I sold it on Shpock within 2 hours of listing it and for more then the etsy price. Buyer also paid via bank transfer, her idea , not mine, and I'm posting on Tuesday.
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    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 14th Apr 17, 9:51 PM
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    Shpock seems very active this weekend, I've had 2 sales and in fact I had two people after the same item at one point. I also sold something during the week that was posted.

    Considering how little I have listed it is surprisingly profitable. One of the items I sold this morning had been on etsy for 8 months, and I sold it on Shpock within 2 hours of listing it and for more then the etsy price. Buyer also paid via bank transfer, her idea , not mine, and I'm posting on Tuesday.
    Originally posted by soolin
    Really quiet for me
    I've listed loads at incredibly cheap prices after clearing the loft and not a peep. Hope tomorrow picks up.
    "Gggggrrrrrr Rrrraaaahhh Rrrrrrggghhhhnn" - Chewbacca (The Empire Strikes Back)

    • jbond
    • By jbond 17th Apr 17, 8:30 AM
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    Don't forget, it will depend a lot on exactly WHAT you're selling of course?!
    • soolin
    • By soolin 17th Apr 17, 10:48 AM
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    Don't forget, it will depend a lot on exactly WHAT you're selling of course?!
    Originally posted by jbond
    My items are mainly vintage collectables, the couple of newer items and clothes got no interest at all.
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    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 8th May 17, 4:05 PM
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    Here is an interesting one....

    About a month ago I sold an item. Few hours later buyer messages with some excuse that car broke down etc, can no longer afford. Usual tripe. Feedback showed that buyer was a 'messer' so in turn I left one star and a truthful comment of 'Backed out of purchase'.

    In turn she left a scathing comment about how she was going to buy but car broke down and I wouldn't wait. Pack of lies basically but I left her to it as her own feedback revealed her to be a bit of a fruit loop.

    Was flicking through yesterday and noted my feedback for her, and indeed all the other poor feedback she had was gone. This annoyed me a little so I had a moan at Shpock who duly removed the feedback she left for me.

    I guess the moral of this is that Shpock seem pretty willing to remove poor feedback regardless of circumstance, so don't rely on a buyer/sellers rating!
    "Gggggrrrrrr Rrrraaaahhh Rrrrrrggghhhhnn" - Chewbacca (The Empire Strikes Back)

    • soolin
    • By soolin 8th May 17, 4:25 PM
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    I'm still picking up sales, but am also getting timewasters and some very strange requests. The usual request is for me to deliver, not only because of the usual reasons - sick child, no car, disabled person etc, but on one occasion last week it was because they are a super busy executive and don't have time to visit people to collect, so would pay my 8 asking price but I would need to deliver it to them once they call to say they are on their way home from work. I've also had someone seriously expect me to deliver my 5 item to them at Canary Wharf where they work - unbelievable.

    Then one that made my OH really cross was a chap who messed me about collecting, then when he finally did turn up out of the blue actually commented on the fact that we had several cars on the drive, and suggested it would be a good idea if my OH would drive him home to save the bus journey!
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move posts there. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 19th May 17, 7:50 AM
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    Does anyone know how to relist something when a buyer messes you around and doesn't bother to collect?

    Once again I have a buyer, bought a couple of bits and has now failed to turn up 3 times, I can't see how cancel the sales and re list but I have reported the buyer to shpock.
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    • Ting-Tang
    • By Ting-Tang 19th May 17, 12:37 PM
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    Soolin, I don't think you can relist as such.
    When this happens to me - which is a lot - I just list again from scratch. Annoying, but at least it's quite quick and easy to do compared to ebay.


    Shpock really is a timewasters paradise, although I have actually had a few surprisingly good sales of antique and collectable items so keep at it!
    • soolin
    • By soolin 19th May 17, 3:46 PM
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    Soolin, I don't think you can relist as such.
    When this happens to me - which is a lot - I just list again from scratch. Annoying, but at least it's quite quick and easy to do compared to ebay.


    Shpock really is a timewasters paradise, although I have actually had a few surprisingly good sales of antique and collectable items so keep at it!
    Originally posted by Ting-Tang
    I've been fiddling around and it is possible to relist, it isn't at all obvious and any explanation I can give will be confusing, but there is a re list option if you get a time waster.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move posts there. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • nainoo
    • By nainoo 19th May 17, 7:43 PM
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    I have used it recently but have had either no interest or offers of people wanting my item for next to nothing! I think I may stick with Ebay as I can't be asked to deal with time waters plus working out how to relist an item etc etc

    Mind you I have spotted a couple of items I like and may make a reasonable offer ( not a ridiculous one ) and of course collect myself as it is easy enough to see how close an item is and if too far I just wouldn't buy it ( unless I was willing to travel and collect )

    It annoys me when people don't just want something for nothing , they want everything for nothing
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