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    Posted: 30 December 2018 at 05:08
does anyone know if there are admins or mods with Facebook Marketplace? I can't seem to find them. I'm livid right now, I listed all my Fuji gear for sale (except for the X100F), it's a common practice to put the price of $1 when it's multiple items listed... there isn't an option to leave it blank... some guy messaged me telling me that I should change it because the "$1" is misleading... I told him that it's common practice when selling multiple items and he tells me that he's trying to "help me". I told him that I've been selling stuff online for a long time and I don't need his help, and after some more exchanges, he gave me a bad seller's review and then blocked me   

If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it... I've Google it, and it only leads me to a Q&A page and I don't see anything about report anyone... unless I've missed it.

Edited by trainerKEN - 30 December 2018 at 05:13
 



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That is annoying. If he thought you were doing something wrong he should have reported you. According to the FAQ you can report the buyer by messenger. But it doesn't mention how to do it (at least on the Dutch page). Maybe someone else has more experience with Facebook marketplace.
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It is a somewhat common practice to list multiple items for $1, but it is misleading.

All listing services I know including Dyxum require sellers to list items with accurate prices. You could have avoided this trouble by putting an accurate combined price on the entire listing. There's a chance someone will buy the whole lot from you.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote trainerKEN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2018 at 15:51
Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

It is a somewhat common practice to list multiple items for $1, but it is misleading.

All listing services I know including Dyxum require sellers to list items with accurate prices. You could have avoided this trouble by putting an accurate combined price on the entire listing. There's a chance someone will buy the whole lot from you.


it's only misleading if you actually think someone was selling something for $1... which no one does these days online. Plus, it's a simple act of reading, if anyone actually clicked on it and read the post, there's no misleading of anything.

with the comparison to here at Dyxum, you can make a post of multiple items but it's not required to put a number (price) in the title, with Facebook Marketplace, there's a blank where you have to enter a number in order to proceed.

It's not "somewhat" common practice, it IS common practice because if you went to the FB Marketplace right now and enter $1 as minimum and $1 as maximum in the filter section, you'll see tons and tons of listings done this way, same thing with Craigslist...

this is a quick search on CL just now

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/pho/d/maple-ridge-replacement-strobe-light/6765505822.html
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fangio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2019 at 16:04
It is misleading to rate a seller you haven't purchased anything from.

Also, trade courts made a distinction between an "obviously wrong price" and an "erroneous price that a consumer could in good faith believe to be right".
This was ruled when shops or trade sites had a typo in a price and consumers sued to have the item at the low price, as advertized.

If you listed something for 100 $ while the actual price was 400, this would be misleading, but photo gear for 1 $ ?



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