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Have you ever sold something on Amazon or Ebay to someone you know?

Offline Cobia

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Just for fun, I was wondering if anyone has unknowingly sold items to people they personally know on Amazon or Ebay without prior contact. Since these are worldwide marketplaces I wonder what the chances of something like that happening are.

The closest I have come is I sold an item on Amazon to someone who lives 4 miles away by road and 2.5 miles away "as-the-crow-flies." I live in a quasi-rural/suburban area so 4 miles is not far.

Another time I sold an item on Ebay to someone in another state but it just so happens the buyer lived in a townhouse right next to my mother's townhouse. I did not recognize the name but it is likely I would recognize them "face to face."

How about you?  :72:

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Re: Have you ever sold something on Amazon or Ebay to someone you know?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 10:37:04 AM »
No one that I know, a few people contacted me to see if I allowed local pickup because I lived close to them.

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Re: Have you ever sold something on Amazon or Ebay to someone you know?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 04:11:30 PM »
Not Amazon or eBay, but there has been a few times that I listed merchandise on Craigslist and when the buyer showed it turned out that I knew them from storage auctions.

Several months ago I bought a unit that turned out to be a lot more work than I was expecting it to be. I didn't have time to deal with it so I listed the entire unit for sale on Craigslist. Ironically, one of the buyers who was bidding on the same unit saw the ad and bought the unit from me. Made a slight profit and got to keep a few nice things.
   

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Re: Have you ever sold something on Amazon or Ebay to someone you know?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 09:42:08 AM »
Have had a couple buyers that were close and wanted to pick up and discovered I knew them. Also sold something to Kat Von Dee of LA Ink. Don't KNOW her but know of her. Was going to be in her area anyway so delivered it. 

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Re: Have you ever sold something on Amazon or Ebay to someone you know?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 01:45:18 PM »
Have had a couple buyers that were close and wanted to pick up and discovered I knew them. Also sold something to Kat Von Dee of LA Ink. Don't KNOW her but know of her. Was going to be in her area anyway so delivered it.

Kat is awesome. She's specializes in portraits.


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