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Kijiji people are evil

happycrappy

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a long time ago i was selling a bike for $1000 firm - no trades or offers.
A guy offered me a skid of car oil.

Lol that's awesome. On a side note, I am selling a bike as well, and today was offered 2 kayaks, an old 90cc dirtbike and a magna.
 

bigpoppa

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I remember reading an ad a while ago about a guy selling his bike, he had a price but was also willing to trade it for a furnace :ROFLMAO:
 

regder

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Lol that's awesome. On a side note, I am selling a bike as well, and today was offered 2 kayaks, an old 90cc dirtbike and a magna.
At least that's somewhat bike related, can't count the number of times I've had people offer me a straight boat trade for a bike I had for sale.

Recent story, was shopping for a winter beater. Agree on a price with a guy, not a super low price, but reasonable for the model in good condition. Car needs nothing according to the seller, comes with a safety. Go to see the car, first the seller forgets about our agreed on price and says it's $500 more, ok... Then look over the car, tires are at the wear bars, brakes are worn front and rear, bumpers front and rear are barely hanging on, suspension is falling apart. Needless to say, I walked.
 

Klaatu

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There are kijidiots around every corner, if buddy sends you an offer at 50% of ask, just deleat you dont have to engage.
The best thing Kijiji has, if a guy offers you a ridiculous price, you can "Block Them". That's great. They can never email you again. I love that feature!!
 

Green Meenie

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In my experience with Kijiji, a person's impression of "mint" can be dramatically different depending of whether they're buying or selling
 

Slono

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I don’t think kijiji people are evil. Painting everyone with the same brush is slightly presumptuous especially since most people who are replying to the thread seem to think they buy and sell fairly. That tells us that not everybody is evil. Does this make sense?
 

regder

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I don’t think kijiji people are evil. Painting everyone with the same brush is slightly presumptuous especially since most people who are replying to the thread seem to think they buy and sell fairly. That tells us that not everybody is evil. Does this make sense?
I have had many great kijiji transactions, but there are some interactions that just leave you wondering
 

Trackday

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A lot of people on Kijiji are evil - They hide behind Kijiji. This means they can be rude, make commitments and not follow through on them and some even embellish the truth. Some are straight shooters who make the experience simple and easy. However, some are just idiots who play games and waste a lot of time.
 

ReSTored

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In the "old days" you used newspaper classified ads, the pennysaver or something similar and you had to post your real telephone number which was a landline and responders most often used their landline as well. This lack of anonymity, I think, eliminated 95% + of the idiots. You'd still get no shows but the stupid, rude and careless behaviors that accompanies a process where no ones knows who you are and there is no personal accountability was substantially reduced.
 

LBV

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Since we're on a Kijiji rant (and LetGo & FB Marketplace too for that matter), what is it with everyone asking if the thing you're selling is available??
I wouldn't be putting things for sale that AREN'T available!
I'll even in bold letters at the top of the description say "IF AD IS STILL UP, ITEM STILL AVAILABLE" and I'll still get the morons asking.

After several this morning on a kids bedroom set I finally said to a lady "It's says on the ad, 'Yes'". She then replies back with a "you're rude and I'll look elsewhere" comment. I replied back asking her why she's asking a dumb question and then blocked her. Kijijidiots is right!
 

xrljoel

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I don’t think kijiji people are evil. Painting everyone with the same brush is slightly presumptuous especially since most people who are replying to the thread seem to think they buy and sell fairly. That tells us that not everybody is evil. Does this make sense?
It does make sense. Just like others, I've bought and sold on kijiji for years and before that using the Buy & Sell, Tri-Ad, and Bike Trader. As has been said, when you had contact only through the phone there were many fewer idiot contacts.

Personally, if I'm buying or selling I look around and determine a fair price for the item and post it. It's always sold relatively quickly so I don't get too many of the idiots, but when I do I just ignore them or politely say no thanks. A message offering half or less the asking warrants no response.

Having a realistic and honest view/perspective of what you're selling and it's value makes the kijiji experience much better. I expect some of the examples in the stupidly priced thread get volumes of trolling and "advice" regarding their bikes.

Nowadays it seems a thicker skin is more necessary, but less common.
 

blackcamaro

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Ignore the stupidity. Don’t worry about correcting others opinion what is or isn’t in good condition. Be polite even with the stupid lowballs or the guys asking way too much. You can get a lot more business done on Kijiji or any other platform if you take emotion out of it.
 

killvino

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The best thing Kijiji has, if a guy offers you a ridiculous price, you can "Block Them". That's great. They can never email you again. I love that feature!!
Did not know this was a feature. I had someone offer me $500 for something I had listed for a reasonable 1500 FIRM multiple times even after I had told him NO.
Saw he had multiple ads on kijiji with each one saying 'no lowball offers, don't waste my time.'

You could call me petty but he had his number listed so I made a few craigslist ads for his things at steal prices. You don't want your time wasted, but you'll waste mine?
 

justride

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Trying to figure out why buyers make excuses for not showing up, not just one time but multiple times. ie, car broke down, busy at work, etc.
why bother? ... what kind of scam are they trying?
 

Iceman

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I remember reading an ad a while ago about a guy selling his bike, he had a price but was also willing to trade it for a furnace
Not uncommon. When I had my own hvac company I once supplied and installed a high efficiency furnace in trade for a klr650. Also installed a furnace and a/c in trade for a drz400 and a cr250r. Last trade netted a gsxr600.
Some people need stuff and don't have cash, some people have stuff and don't always need cash.

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GreyGhost

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Trying to figure out why buyers make excuses for not showing up, not just one time but multiple times. ie, car broke down, busy at work, etc.
why bother? ... what kind of scam are they trying?
No scam, just inconsiderate humans. At my last job we had someone show up 45 minutes late for an interview because traffic was heavy and they don't use a cell phone while driving. When asked why they didn't pull over to make a call as they obviously knew they were significantly late, they replied that the thought hadn't crossed their mind. Frig me, next.
 

timtune

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Same can be said about some buyers. I've listed my ninja 300 for what I feel is a fair price based on condition, km and what others have listed theirs for. Had one guy ask if I would rent it to him for a few days first, when I said no he cursed me and said he hoped I never sell it. Another guy offered me less than the cheapest one online, which looked like it was good for parts only. And many many more...no shows, M1 riders who haven't even taken the exit course yet wanting to "take it for a rip", ridiculous offers without even seeing the bike, etc, etc...

Don't mean to jack your rant thread, it just triggered my own lol.
Not sure if I coined the term Kijidiots or if others have come up with it as well but they are your friend when you're the buyer. I always show up when I promise and have money for a down payment AND THEN I play the Kijidiot card " Hey I called you in person, I've shown up as promised and now I'm ready to cut a deal unlike all the other idiots who have and will waste your time" Amazing how that line will lower a price.
 

timtune

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Not uncommon. When I had my own hvac company I once supplied and installed a high efficiency furnace in trade for a klr650. Also installed a furnace and a/c in trade for a drz400 and a cr250r. Last trade netted a gsxr600.
Some people need stuff and don't have cash, some people have stuff and don't always need cash.

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I love my KLR but a high efficiency furnace installed should have netted you at least a couple killers.
 

regder

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Not sure if I coined the term Kijidiots or if others have come up with it as well but they are your friend when you're the buyer. I always show up when I promise and have money for a down payment AND THEN I play the Kijidiot card " Hey I called you in person, I've shown up as promised and now I'm ready to cut a deal unlike all the other idiots who have and will waste your time" Amazing how that line will lower a price.
As long as you don't agree to the posted price beforehand, that's cool. Perfectly reasonable to go check out a car or motorcycle before negotiating on price.

On the flip side... Years ago had a guy agree to buy a camera at my posted price. Guy shows up, says he only brought $20 or $40 less than the agreed on price. Told him no just because he was playing games. Would have easily accepted the price if he didn't screw around.
 

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