I just placed my first order through FBM

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Eddie, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Nov 5, 2016
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    I've never ordered anything through Facebook Market before. But I pulled the trigger a few minutes ago.

    Black SE for $40 + $15 shipping + $5 tax. Almost $60 through FBM with shipping.

    Have you guys ever placed successful orders through FBM before?
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok, I spoke too soon.

    The fudger canceled my order.

    How can we leave some not-so-good feedback?
     
  3. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

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    RC addiction....
  4. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

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    That was quick.
     
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  5. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

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    FBM CL same deal lotta flakes

    Face to face at public place or nope...with both. That said I've had fantastic success with both. The best deals are straight trades with pro or semi pro players always.

    I can now pretty much smell bad karma from miles away. I'm also a firm believer in a instrument obtained with bad karma is unplayable and must be eradicated immediately.

    :)
     
  6. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I would (probably) never buy something from FBM, from a private seller, to be shipped. Businesses are another story.
     
  7. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

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    Did you actually send money?
     
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  8. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
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    Have never .... yet
    Very tempted more than once. Always leery about who's or what's on the other end.. Haven't read all the fine print yet.
     
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  9. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Not sure. He just canceled the order. Why post shipping when they don't want to ship?

    It was paid through Facebook Pay. I guess it's like Reverb's system. The order's been canceled, but I'd love to leave some negative feedback.
     
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  10. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
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    I've been tempted, but shipping is always so low I figure the seller must be dense.That or it's a scam.
     
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  11. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Facebook subsidizes the shipping on a lot of items. Seller isn't always the one choosing the rate.
     
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  12. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    That explains why shipping seems so low.
     
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  13. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Sometimes when I list things it will give me the option to offer shipping at no additional cost. I would still have to be able to pack it up, provide the box, and print the label of course. Others will list their item, like a tube amp, for $111 or silly lower price to get the Facebook shipping partially covered, but then the description will say "the price isn't really $111, message me for the actual price"
     
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  14. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
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    On offer up I see ads that say, can be shipped for $x amount,, I looked it up that means the buyer will pay shipping and the X amount as what the seller charges to take it to the post office and ship it
     
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  15. Benlostforyears

    Benlostforyears Squier-Meister

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    I had luck all year buying and selling on Craigslist and FBM but I've had a guitar listed for the last month and a half that has been the bane of my existence. Every offer has been a joke, every time I set up a sale or trade they change their mind after agreeing to it, and then two days ago a guy never showed up for the trade he scheduled with me and ghosted. People will do all sorts of lowlife stuff when they can hide behind a screen rather than deal face to face.
     
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  16. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I'm curious as to what it is ?
     
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  17. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

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    Nov 14, 2016
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    I've not used it myself though one of my guitar buddies buys and sells guitars here in the u.k. through FBM, he has not so far told of any deals going flat..... can I ask why in America you pay tax on used goods sold in a private deal?.
     
  18. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

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    FBM has a pedal 15 minutes away from me that I want but the seller only ships which almost doubles the price of the pedal and the seller wont meet up. I'm not paying double and waiting forever, I'm an instant gratification kind of buyer, waiting on the mailman doesn't ease my g.a.s..
     
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  19. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    We pay tax on used clothing on ebay. We have some greedy corrupt people in our gummint.
     
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  20. Montandy

    Montandy Squier Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    I’ve had great luck with FBM, but I’ve never had an item shipped. I’ve bought 7 amps, 6 guitars, 3 guitar cases, a set of pickups from an American Strat, and some tools. You can find some killer deals! I actually just bought a Pro Jr IV from the guitar tech at a Guitar Center. And he delivered it right to my door! Risky, I know, but he turned out to be a cool dude! And if there’s ever a repair I can’t tackle, he said to just give him a call.