I like OfferUp, but get frustrated when buyers suddenly ghosted

Amazon / Eng :!
Feb 21 12 Comments

I like the idea of the app and feel meaningful selling things not in use to someone really needs it. However my recent experience has been frustrating because buyers just ghosted or never showed up for an agreed schedule. All I can do is to report and block them. But the company seems to do nothing about it and it actually doesn’t require anything to sign up for a new account. I think the company already has enough active users and the next step needs to be improving the quality of users.

Any pro tips for using OfferUp?

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Dropbox / Data Gbo
    OfferUp should subpeona the ISP to get their location, track them down and beat them.
    Feb 21 4
    • the sellers are actual their own employees
      Feb 21
    • they post fake products
      Feb 21
    • Amazon / Eng :!
      OP
      @New source?
      Feb 21
    • OfferUp aCvB48
      Yeah, this is not true at all. It's more likely that they are scammers that were banned after they made contact but before they tried to get you to send them money via western union or PayPal. It's also possible that they bought it somewhere else and didn't want to deal with telling you.
      May 18
  • Offerup is Chinese China App company who got funded by China Communist Party Initiative to penetrate the US Market... so when you buy on OfferUp, you are helping China. Also the ceo of offerup has a huge warehouse where he buy and resell stuff to keep the App alive... its a fraud
    Feb 21 2
  • Equifax triplestar
    I always do it like fcfs. No waiting. It always works. Or they can transfer money and hold it.
    Feb 21 1
    • Amazon / Eng :!
      OP
      Good one. I was trying to be nice but ppl didn’t do the same to me.
      Feb 21
  • Microsoft noplz
    As a seller people ghost.
    As a buyer people post fakes.

    Both sides got their problems
    Feb 22 0
  • Hortonworks / Other
    DW82jYK

    Hortonworks Other

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    DW82jYKmore
    I just assume there will be a 50% no show. That’s why I only meet at my house so I don’t waste time waiting outside. I also give my neighbors’ address whenever anyone ask for my address. I never report anyone as I understand why some people change minds but too shy to message any more.

    I sold my used car and other stuff. Great app.
    Feb 21 0