The Big Problem With Facebook Marketplace in Montana
Facebook Marketplace may seem like an easy way to get rid of unwanted items in Montana, but it can be frustrating. Here are a few of the problems you may run into.
Have you ever tried to sell or buy anything on Facebook Marketplace? Most of the time, you can sell items without an issue, but sometimes it can cause stress and drain your energy.
Why is Facebook Marketplace a Problem in Montana?
Recently, I saw tickets to a concert in Bozeman listed on Facebook. I messaged the seller and asked how much he was asking for the tickets. This is the response I received.
How much are you willing to get each ticket for if I may ask?
I don't know why, but the response got under my skin. I just responded "nevermind."
If you've ever tried to sell anything on Facebook Marketplace, you've probably received the following messages from potential buyers.
What is the lowest you'll take for the item?
If you listed the item for sale, you most likely included the asking price. It's frustrating when people try to lowball you. For example, you listed a set of tires for sale for $100, and you get the following message.
Will you take $30?
I don't have a problem with people trying to haggle and get a better deal, but a lot of the time, they want to get the item for an unrealistic price. Unfortunately, that sort of thing happens all of the time.
Another issue with selling things on FB Marketplace is that you have to meet the other person for the exchange. It's important to make sure you're not putting yourself in danger. Don't invite someone you don't know to your home. Choose a public place like a grocery store parking lot.