Well, we haven’t had a good rant in a while. So pull up a cup of Joe, cause here I go! Todays toxic topic is Selling your crap on Facebook Group Pages! LEACHES, Parasites and just dumb ass stuff. By the way, if you are guilty of this crap, you may not want to read on. To the tools that insert their $49,000 brochures on the Chris Craft Owners page Facebook. Stop it. Sell it on ebay. Hell, we have a FREE classified page. By the way if you read the insane confusing ad, it’s really 85 bucks. And by the way you can by these reprinted and they look new as well, so make sure its not a new one for 85 bucks, cause you will be one pissed off person. And thats the kinda BS you deal with. Why ebay at least has some sort of recourse.
Yikes Woody? Whats this all about?
It’s rude to walk into a fun party and start hawking your crap. So stop. Now, you may point at us and say, hey you sell ebay stuff. Yes from time to time if something is silly, strange or the seller is crazy, we feature it. BTW, ebay is a sponsor. We have asked the CCABC folks about their facebook page being highjacked by people selling stuff, and they hate it. And keep playing whack a mole with the dirt clods using it that way.
So what provoked this rant? Just the other day we featured someone on ebay selling a treasure trove of stuff found in a storage unit. Boxes of photos and Record Cards from Chris Craft. After we all scooped up the photos in literally minutes, the seller re thought his strategy and jacked all the prices very high, and started plastering it all on Facebook and yes even on Woody boater in the comment section. Many of us have begged for a better plan. And to keep it all together in some sort of way. To have it scanned and sell the scans, and donate the original photos to a museum.
Hey listen, we are in no way saying don’t profit from your find. You deserve that. But, do it in a different focused and respected way. Find one place to handle this. And think of the “larger picture”. How many can benefit from the find instead of a few. We are planning on donating many of the photos we purchased to the Algonac Museum. These are local history there, and everyone should be able to enjoy them.
I could go on and on.. Oh I want to. Like selling stuff on Boat Buzz, or in the comment section here. Or those crappy made up photo shop art of Ebay. The AFT Wipes that keep trying to sell a Conrad Essential Guide for 300 bucks.
I just cant stand people trying to take advantage of people that are new to our passion. Its what was the key driver to create WoodyBoater. You should be able to enjoy a passion, hobby type thing without dirt clods trying to take advantage of you. And even worse are the Tube heads that think they have a true treasure when its really a pile of junk. AHHHHHHHH! Why can’t everyone be honest and try and make the world a better place.
Okay, my rant is over, I am okay now. We can all go back to toilet seats on eBay.