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I have a bumper kit for my 85 SR5 that I ended up not using so I listed it on facebook marketplace. I've been contacted no less than a dozen people who don't read as evidenced by the fact they think the bumper is ready to mount and even comes with a winch, despite the ad clearly saying it is a kit that must be welded together. Below is a dialog from one person who contacted me who was interested in the bumper for his "buddy"s? Lexus.






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Eric Patterson: Jan 12, 2020, 4:50 PM
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So I did he show up cash in hand and buy your bumper kit? w00t

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Neither him or his buddy. I wanted to see his rock climbing Lexus too!
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Eric Patterson wrote:
Neither him or his buddy. I wanted to see his rock climbing Lexus too!



That is soooo hilarious!

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No the feeling. Sometimes you begin to think it isn,t even worth the hassle trying to sell something on the interweb. Especially dealing with some of the younger generation whom evidently were not taught to read and comprehend.
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You?re a better man than I am. As soon as he started cussing me I would have set up a meet 2 counties over and no-showed.
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Michael McCord wrote:
You?re a better man than I am. As soon as he started cussing me I would have set up a meet 2 counties over and no-showed.


That made me laugh out loud.
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HOLY CRAP! Earlier today I posted an ad for a driveshaft from my truck and included a picture and since then I'm getting a nonstop flood of responses from Mexicans asking if the truck is for sale. What is it with these old Toyota trucks and Mexicans? Do they use them to run illegals across the border or traffic young girls? Seriously it is absurd the volume of messages I'm getting.
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I have had lots of very good luck buying and selling items thru Facebook Marketplace. But again I'm not buying/selling anything dealing with auto's. Craigslist seems to be nothing but scammers in my neck of the woods.
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Craigs list is good....if your looking for an escort service...huh?
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Woke up this morning to another 30 or so messages from Mexicans wanting to buy my pickup. I'm not making this up, all Mexicans! Jeez they have an affinity for old Toyota trucks.
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What you are finding is my experience too when selling a cheap car. The advantage of FM Marketplace over Craigslist, is that you can see the profile, and choose not to respond. Selling a $750 car, got some interesting responses!

Dave Diefenderfer
Manassas, VA

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Dave Diefenderfer: Jan 13, 2020, 5:27 AM
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Dave Diefenderfer wrote:
What you are finding is my experience too when selling a cheap car. The advantage of FM Marketplace over Craigslist, is that you can see the profile, and choose not to respond. Selling a $750 car, got some interesting responses!


Dave I have been doing that just that. Started out by responding "Sold" but got tired of that and just started deleting.
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So what is the width of that %#*~?? bumper? I may know a guy......

Mark
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Hey, I love those old Toyotas, too.

Will you ship to Maine? lol!

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Jeff Reardon: Jan 13, 2020, 10:42 AM
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Eric,
Sounds like he could be related to our friend in Gaston, OR.
There is a huge demand for older Toyota pickups in Mexico and Central America. I have been followed and offered cash for my truck from Hispanics several times. I have seen caravans headed south on I-5 of 7-10 Toy pickups each towing another pickup with engines and other parts stacked in the beds.
Paul
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I knew they were popular with folks south of the border but I never expected this many inquiries. They've been rolling in all day long. I told my wife if I was unscrupulous I could devise a scheme to ripoff people with my pickup as bait.

Eric
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Maybe we should be concerned since Toyota trucks are the armored personnel carriers of the third world. Wink Whistle
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Hay Jerra,
This site does not condone foul language. Clean up your act.
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Selling our Tundra in the fall was another level from what I've experienced before. The line of stupid questions that were already in the ad - often in the title of the ad (like is the truck a 4x4?). Who buys a 20K truck and doesn't take the time to read an ad?

The thing that amazed me was that hardly anyone said thanks... They ask a question, I respond with details and then crickets...
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tod osier wrote:
Selling our Tundra in the fall was another level from what I've experienced before. The line of stupid questions that were already in the ad - often in the title of the ad (like is the truck a 4x4?). Who buys a 20K truck and doesn't take the time to read an ad?

The thing that amazed me was that hardly anyone said thanks... They ask a question, I respond with details and then crickets...


My experiences are similar. On top of that I frequently get offers before they've even seen the item. My policy is pretty much no haggling unless face-to-face and even then I'm usually upfront that my asking price isn't negotiable.
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Eric Patterson wrote:
tod osier wrote:
Selling our Tundra in the fall was another level from what I've experienced before. The line of stupid questions that were already in the ad - often in the title of the ad (like is the truck a 4x4?). Who buys a 20K truck and doesn't take the time to read an ad?

The thing that amazed me was that hardly anyone said thanks... They ask a question, I respond with details and then crickets...


My experiences are similar. On top of that I frequently get offers before they've even seen the item. My policy is pretty much no haggling unless face-to-face and even then I'm usually upfront that my asking price isn't negotiable.


Yes, the 5K lowball sight unseen was really common. I just ignored those guys.