The People In My Local Buy/Sell Groups Are A**holes

Scary Mommy and

I LOVE a superb deal. So a lot so, that I frequent native purchase and promote teams on Facebook. ESPECIALLY if I’m in search of child gear or furnishings…I really feel prefer it by no means hurts to see what others are promoting earlier than I hit the shop.

If you’ve by no means visited one in all these teams, right here’s the way it works: Basically, they’re like digital storage gross sales. People unloading used garments, child gear, house decor, instruments…you title it! And often at some fairly rattling good costs, with the added bonus that most individuals are keen to barter. Oh, and it’s all native, that means inside driving distance! It’s typically fairly straightforward as soon as somebody accepts your provide. The vendor will both meet you someplace public OR do my favourite, “porch pickup” (vendor leaves product on their porch, purchaser grabs it, leaves cash below the mat, then drives away with out having a clumsy convo with an entire stranger).

While I completely assume these kinds of teams are AWESOME, they’ve their flaws – largely the “buyer/seller beware” sorts. So, clearly, when you’re energetic on these types of platforms, you need to use your noggin about assembly individuals, attempt to preserve it money solely, and don’t be the jerk who stiffs individuals.


So, right here’s why I’m speaking purchase and promote teams proper now: Maybe it’s at all times been like this and I simply hadn’t seen but, however…individuals in these teams may be actual assholes.

I don’t know what it’s about social media that brings out the worst in individuals…

Yeah, trolls are nothing new – But right here, we now have these teams making an attempt to attach trustworthy consumers and sellers, make lives a little bit extra handy, assist ya make a pair bucks…and the trolls present up simply to be trolls.

Just…why, although?

On any given day, I see grown adults in my native teams being outright bullies to different adults.


I believe that’s what irks me essentially the most. Adults being jerks to adults. I imply, any kind of bully upsets me – however ya sort of anticipate to have to show youngsters to deal with others the best way they’d wish to be handled. It sucks once you notice many adults act like they’ve by no means discovered that.


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OMG, individuals! Shaming what somebody is promoting on the web is just like the grownup equal of shaming a classmate’s outfit in school. It’s like, I can actually visualize these commenters as a imply woman highschool clique, bashing others for their very own amusement.

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This particular person is looking out somebody for making an attempt to promote a used recliner. OK, perhaps it’s not in immaculate form…But, that doesn’t make it ineffective. Passive aggressive feedback are simply as imply.

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This one introduced out loads of meanies. It was a FREE piece of jungle gymnasium … like, say somebody had one thing related and it broke, due to this fact they could be needing components for fixing. The first commenter right here says: “it’s okay to just throw some things away.” Yeah – besides the vendor was considering of others first.


I, sadly, might give increasingly examples.

I’ve seen mothers put up big numerous used child garments for subsequent to nothing, then get publicly shamed as a result of one or two objects look stained within the images. All I can assume is – these garments are a blessing to somebody. That mother may actually want that $10 to purchase her rising child new garments…

But, trolls be trolling.

You guys, I encourage you – don’t be like this.

Mean individuals suck and also you’re setting horrible examples for…ya know…everybody, actually.

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