Works Mini parts on Facebook

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Andrew1967
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Re: Works Mini parts on Facebook

Post by Andrew1967 »

It’s a tough one really.

As you know I’ve sold a lot of stuff on here over the years and have not been into Facebook, although have been on it for years but never used it much.

Recently though I have sold quite a bit on the Mk1 Mini group page and haven’t had any problems, albeit some are somewhat slow and some end up not buying.

I’ve also sold and bought both Mini and non Mini items on Marketplace and again haven’t really, so far, had any issues.

Yes there are scammers on Facebook and certainly don’t pay Friends and Family PayPal unless you know or trust them. Only the other day on a page I am a member of someone was advertising a car that he was ‘breaking’ and it was pictures of a car that I am planning on buying and certainly want being broken by that guy !! It was quickly picked up by the relevant groups but there was still a chance someone got duped.

Difficult one for Mark to get right but remember you can use Facebook as little or as much as you want . Sometimes you have to embrace change … says Mr Technophobe ;)
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Re: Works Mini parts on Facebook

Post by surfblue63 »

To me it is a free market for both buyers and sellers. If people choose one outlet over another to buy and sell it is up to them.

We can voice our opinions on the various outlets and choose to use, or not to use, but I think it's a bit off when people start telling others how they should buy and sell.

Faceache has probably got a wider market than the forum. OK you may not know all the buyer/sellers, but it's the same as Ebay without the fees, just the same risks. The forum has less risks, but there are only a few hundred regular readers.
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Re: Works Mini parts on Facebook

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The buying and selling part of the forum could be quite a draw for some contributors, maybe the initial draw?
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Re: Works Mini parts on Facebook

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Can you link the listing on here please?
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