Gumtree etiquette

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Hi,
I’m selling an item on gumtree for the first time. Tonight I have had 2 messages the 1st asking me to confirm the price (it’s 2 items) and asking for a rough idea where the item is, I responded but heard nothing back this was about 9pm.

I have just received another message asking if it’s still available. I know this sounds silly but would you say yes to the 2nd person even though the 1st person asked first? 

I’m sorry it’s a bit of a silly question but I normally sell on eBay where its the buyer who gets there first. 

Any help would be great thank you

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  • pramsay13pramsay13 Forumite
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    It's up to you but I would be telling the 2nd person it's still available until it has left my possession.
  • gc747gc747 Forumite
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    Thanks for the reply, I did that in the end
  • deedee71deedee71 Forumite
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    I listed an item on Facebook Matketplace yesterday and in the first hour received 6 messages asking if the item was still available.  Replied yes it is to all messages, received no response from any of them!  People are weird.
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    I use Facebook marketplace a lot and I don’t consider anything sold until I have either the money in my account to post the item, or a confirmed day and time for collection. 
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  • edited 28 March at 2:11PM
    lincroft1710lincroft1710 Forumite
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    edited 28 March at 2:11PM
    I listed an item on Next Door, someone said they wanted it, they would come to collect in a day or two, No confirmation of approximate time of arrival. So week later e-mailed "Do you still want it?" "Yes" Still no confirmation of collection time/date. So last week sold it to someone else.
  • richardwrichardw Forumite
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    deedee71 said:
    I listed an item on Facebook Matketplace....in the first hour received 6 messages asking if the item was still available.....
    It’s a default response on Facebook. Better to say yes and follow on with something such as if you need any further information please ask or am available at x time if you want to come and have a look.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • deedee71deedee71 Forumite
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    richardw said:
    deedee71 said:
    I listed an item on Facebook Matketplace....in the first hour received 6 messages asking if the item was still available.....
    It’s a default response on Facebook. Better to say yes and follow on with something such as if you need any further information please ask or am available at x time if you want to come and have a look.
    I said yes and whereabouts I am and ask if that was local to them  None replied.
  • edited 1 April at 4:31PM
    missilemissile Forumite
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    edited 1 April at 4:31PM
    There are some genuine pleasant buyers on FB and Gumtree. Unfortunately they are outnumbered by timewasters.
    I have lost count of the variations on the theme>
    "I definitely want it, keep it for me" and .............. no show.
    I advertised a thermos flask for £1 > "Can you deliver?"
    The best was, when I advertised a book, free to collect > "Can you post it to me?"
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home :iloveyou:
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