50 Times People Shamed The Most Annoying Buyers They’ve Encountered Online

I don’t know if some people really think others are that gullible but the number of opportunistic folks lowballing online sellers is as ridiculous as their offers.

$5,000 for a new Steinway piano, $50 for a PlayStation… There’s a special place in hell online for them—a subreddit called r/ChoosingBeggars.

It collects screenshots, pictures, or stories of people who are being way too picky when begging for things, and it has tons of them. Here are some of the most popular ones.

#1 Damn And I Thought You Guys Are Just Super Unlucky, But Then Met This…this Animal. I Was Shocked How Entitled Some People Feel

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Chances are, we are now seeing more choosing beggars on the Internet than, possibly, ever. With the pandemic and changing consumer habits, the second-hand market is booming. In Spain, for example, 60 percent of people admitted they favor buying used products and giving them a second life. This includes clothes, furniture, and any other products that can be reused, recycled, and upcycled.

In the European country, star products last year were clearly linked to the new situation we find ourselves in, with the sale of second-hand computer monitors, office chairs and desks, exercise bikes and consoles seeing a 23 percent rise in sales.

#2 Baby’s First Cb

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#3 I Tried To Give Away Two Harnesses That No Longer Fit My Dog. Did Not Go Well

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Furthermore, experts estimate that the second-hand market (especially clothing) will continue to grow in the upcoming years as well. Resale is expected to overtake the traditional thrift and donation segment by 2024.

“For all the challenges Covid posed to our assumptions about consumer behavior, one thing is clear: consumers everywhere are prioritizing value and accelerating the shift to thrift,” Anthony S. Marino, president at thredUp, an online consignment and thrift store where people can buy and sell high-quality secondhand clothes, said.

“When times get uncertain, we all focus on our family balance sheet. Brands whose core proposition delivers value and convenience have the opportunity to gain share. Amazon, off-price, and resale are emerging as winners.”

#4 Please Leave Me Alone – We Are Sleeping

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#5 The Second Interaction I’ve Had With A Choosing Beggar On Craigslist. This Time For A Lawn-Mower I Was Selling

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#6 Cb Tries To Buy A Fairly New Steinway Piano From My Mom For Just $5000

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However, if you aren’t afraid of encountering a few choosing beggars and are willing to sell some of your stuff online, there are plenty of options you can choose from.

As Stephen Layton and Laura McMullen pointed out on NerdWallet, the major players are Amazon and eBay. But they also have higher fees. On the plus side, they’re also some of the most highly-trafficked sites on the Internet. So if speed of sale is your goal, these sites are the way to go.

#7 Not Mine But Holy Stupidity

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#8 Not Your Usual Choosingbeggar

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#9 I Was Giving Away A Free Dishwasher On Craigslist And Caught One In The Wild!

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You can sell pretty much anything on Amazon, although listing your items in some specialized categories requires Amazon approval and an upgraded selling plan. The company charges several kinds of fees on items sold, depending on what kind of selling plan you have.

If you opt for the standard Individual selling plan, for example, you’ll pay Amazon 99 cents per item sold and a referral fee. The referral fee is a percentage of the item’s total sale price, including shipping costs but not taxes, and usually ranges from 8% to 20%.

#10 Kid (I Assume) Tries To Trade My Old PC For Nudes Of His Sister

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#11 At Least He’s Not A Bad FBI Agent

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#12 Selling Stuff Online

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Keep in mind that if you’re selling media items, including books, movies, and video games, you pay a $1.80 closing fee, as well.

The upgraded Professional selling plan requires a $39.99 monthly subscription fee, but if you get it you don’t have to pay 99 cents per item as you do with the Individual plan. The professional plan makes sense only if you plan to sell more than 40 items per month.

#13 My First Choosing Beggar In The Wild Did Not Disappoint

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#14 I Missed Out On Some Serious Cash

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#15 Such A Tempting Offer

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eBay lets you auction and sell a wide range of goods and has a simpler fee structure than Amazon. For most items, you pay eBay 10% of the final sale price of the item, which includes shipping costs but not taxes. If you post more than 50 items in one month, eBay starts charging you 30 cents per listing over 50.

eBay also allows you to promote your listing in various ways for extra fees. For example, you might want to set a reserve price so that your item is auctioned off for at least that minimum amount. For most product categories, the fee to set a reserve price is $5 or 7.5% of the reserve price — whichever is greater, with a maximum fee of $250. eBay charges this fee whether or not your item sells.

#16 I Wonder If He’s Still Driving Around Looking For My House

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#17 I Hate Craigslist. This Guy Has Been Bothering Me All Day, Never Posting My Number Again

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#18 So I Was Selling 32gb Of Ram And Asking $150 (Canada) And Got This Gem

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Bonanza offers people to sell a range of products similar to Amazon and eBay. It charges fees based on the sale price of the item, plus any amount of the shipping cost over $10. So if you sold an item for $20 and shipped it for $13, your fee would be $23. Bonanza charges you 3.5% of this price; in our example, you’d pay about 80 cents. There’s a minimum fee of 50 cents per item.

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For items that sell for $500 or more, you pay 3.5% on the first $500 and then 1.5% of the amount over $500.

Bonanza also offers to advertise your listing across the web in exchange for a higher percentage fee.

#19 That’s Low Blow Dude

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#20 This Guy Cracks Me Up Lol

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#21 Everyone Named Sheldon Gets A Free Laptop

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For local sales, consider Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Letgo. These websites and apps don’t always take a cut of your sales, but you’re responsible for connecting with your buyer, meeting up in person, and making the exchange. This is definitely a different style than the online auctions and sales. If you’re not comfortable handling all the logistics yourself and then meeting up with a stranger, you might want to skip these.

But if you are, you can arrange to meet your buyer in a public place (many local police stations offer a “safe haven” for such sales) or have a friend hang around while you make the sale. The simplicity here is the key: no packing, shipping, or fees, just cash in your hand. However, unlike many online-only sales sites, these marketplaces don’t have any guarantees or protections if your buyer turns out to be a flake.

#22 “Hey You Should Put Your Phone Number In The Ad So People Can Contact You And Ask You More Questions!” Great Idea Brain

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#23 So You Want Me To Unsell My Car And Are Offering Me Less Than It Sold For

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#24 Yes Gary. I Will Pay You $25 To Pick Up An Item I’m Giving You That You Want For Free

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These bigger online sites are good for getting rid of miscellaneous stuff, but for specialty items, like antiques and vintage clothes, you might want to sell where you could reach a more intentional audience.

Poshmark, for example, is perfect if you want to list men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, as well as a few other goods. Its fee structure is simple: For all sales under $15, they’ll charge you a $2.95 fee; for anything $15 or more, the fee is 20%. Poshmark charges your buyer $7.11 for expedited shipping, so you just print out a prepaid shipping label, box up your clothing and send it off.

#25 Marketplace Beggar Suffers With Selective Reading

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#26 You Dont Deliver On Free Craigslist??

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#27 Woman Wanted Cartier Destinée Wedding Ring For Less Than Half Price And Called Me A Racial Slur For Not Agreeing

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There’s also Ruby Lane. To post up to 50 items on it, you’ll have to pay a $54 monthly maintenance fee. List more than that, and tack on anywhere from a penny to 30 cents per item. Ruby Lane also charges a service fee of 6.7% of the total purchase.

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You’ll want to have a good idea that you can recoup these maintenance and service fees on Ruby Lane before proceeding.

#28 A Pre-Owned Ps4 Goes For $240 On Gamestop, I Put Mine Up On Craigslist For $180 Which Was Apparently Still Too High For This Guy

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#29 Not Me, But An Experience My Friend Had While Trying To Sell A Couch

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If you’re looking for a way to sell your handmade arts and crafts or vintage collectibles, Etsy is best. You pay 20 cents to list an item and then a 5% transaction fee on the sale price of the item, not including shipping. If you use Etsy Payments to process your payment, you’ll be charged an additional 3% plus 25 cents.

But remember, if you put ads in any of these websites/apps and encounter someone as unreasonable as the people we featured in this list, screenshot the conversation and submit it to r/ChoosingBeggars. It would be a crime not to.

#30 Free iPhone Please?

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#31 They Could Have The House Paid Off In Just 125 Years

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#32 Sometimes You Gotta Cut Them A Deal

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#33 A Friend Of One Of My Employees Is Looking For A Cheap Car…i Tried So Hard To Keep My Cool

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#34 Posted Free China Cabinet On Craigslist And It Brought Out The Crazies. This Was The Entirety Of This Conversation, The Post Only Had A City Name And They Were “On The Way” Already

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#35 A Hamster Cage, That’s Free….just Wow

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#36 Always Love Dealing With People On Craigslist

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#37 Selling A New Game

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#38 I’m Not Picky I Promise

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#39 Asking Price 300. It Felt Good Not Replying

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#40 Trying To Give Away A Chair

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#41 One Would Think That If You Lost Your Job, Buying A Motorcycle Wouldn’t Be A Priority

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#42 Never Thought I’d Encounter One Myself, Guess That’s What Happens When You Sell Stuff Online

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#43 Just, Why?

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#44 Send Me For Free, You Wimp

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#45 Thelma, Master Negotiator

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#46 Not That Great, But The Best One I’ve Ever Gotten

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#47 Trying To Sell My Old Beater On Craigslist

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#48 Game Design Student Needed My Craigslist Video Card Because His Broke “2 Months Ago” And Had A Breakdown When I Didn’t Want To Trade For A Wii

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#49 Interested… For Free Plus Delivery

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#50 Offers 150, Then Suddenly Says 100 Because He Has To Put Gas. “I’ll See You Today.” Hahah Yeah Right

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