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20 People You’ll Meet In B/S/T Groups

20 People You'll Meet In Buy Sell Trade Groups


20 People You’ll Meet In B/S/T Groups

Buying, selling & trading cloth diapers (or other items) is a great way to get a deal and make some cash for things you don’t need. That said, sometimes it can get frustrating! Here are some people you might meet in B/S/T groups. This, of course, is meant to be humorous and not a dig at anyone!

Buyers

      The Vague Bargainer – The potential buyer asks “what’s the least you’ll take?” One person answered “the least I’ll take is the most you’re willing to pay.”

      The Extreme Bargainer – Offers $5 for a $30 item seconds after having been posted.
      The Shopping Without a Budget – Says they want it, but then says they don’t actually have money to spend and need to check with their significant other first.
      The Ghost – This buyer asks multiple questions & wants tons of pictures. They say they’ll take it, but you never hear from them again.
      The No-Show – Similar to The Ghost, the No-Show arranges a time to meet you but doesn’t show up.
      The Delivery Service – This person agrees to buy, then says they don’t have a ride & wants you to bring it to them.
      The Limited Availability – “People who are only available to pick up on next Tuesday between 10:14 and 10:15am if the moon is full and the Royals hit a home run the night before.” -Lindsay H.
      The Complainer – Complains about an issue clearly stated in the listing, usually publicly and calling the seller names.
      The Can You DIY it for Me – Your listing states that the diapers need elastic or the dresser needs a coat of paint. They want to buy but only if you do the fixing first.
      The Long Distancer – You are posting in a local group but the buyer is 60 miles away & wants you to meet them halfway.
      The Hijacker – Comments on your sale post that they have better/cheaper items.
      The Vulture – Asks questions about your listing & cloth diapers, then asks if anyone is willing to give her some for free.
      The Just Came Here for Price Comments – Says they can get it cheaper or just bought it elsewhere for less.
      The Scrutinizer – Wants detailed measurements and photos of every square inch of the item.
      The Wishy Washy ISO – This person is desperately in search of an item but once found, they’re not sure they want it

    Sellers

    Sellers aren’t exempt from my ribbing either

      The Black Trenchcoat – Someone who PMs you to buy items that are recalled or not allowed in the B/S/T group.
      The Not as Described – “Accidentally” leaves out a deal-breaker detail about the condition of the item (especially clumps of pet hair & cigarette smoke smell).
      The It Might Sun Out – Seller claims that the diaper has light staining and that they haven’t tried to sun it. You receive a terribly stained diaper beyond what the photos even showed.
      The Fee Avoider – A seller wants you to pay as friends & family on Paypal instead of goods. (Don’t do it!)
      The Race – You agree to buy something locally, are on your way & give them your ETA but they say if someone else gets there first, they’ll sell it to that person

P.S. Check out my Used Diaper Condition (EUC, VGUC, GUC, UC etc.) Definitions post.

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
6 Comments
  • Robin
    September 10, 2016 at 1:32 am
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    Even though it’s not related to diapers, I have dealt with people like each and every category listed. It’s so awful, that it’s actually painful and aggravating. Thanks for the read!

    • September 10, 2016 at 6:57 am
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      Glad you enjoyed it! You sure do find these people everywhere, huh?

  • Heather
    July 27, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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    Cousin of the vulture , this buyer has a sob story that you might believe and feel compassion for if they didn’t post a slightly different one on every. Single. Post. Their pregnant daughter has thirty children needing diapers. Not used though, they are picky about colors, and wants an extra few dollars taken off. Yikes!!

  • Carmen Rudnick
    July 27, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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    The seller that needs things gone ASAP and says to make offers. Once multiple offers are made and multiple questions are asked, they never answer anyone and the listing gathers dust.

    Soooo annoying! I end up turning off notifications.

    • H. Horne
      September 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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      YEEEESSS! Drives. Me. Bonkers.

  • Sarah
    July 27, 2016 at 11:57 am
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    these are right on! I think after many years BSTing Ive probably dealt with all of these

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