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Why Buying and Selling on Carousell Can Be Like Your Love Life, Lifestyle News

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There are days when buying and selling on Carousell can make you feel like you are on Tinder.

Or have a blind date with the nephew of your aunt’s neighbor’s colleague. Or tahan-ing your demanding / fuzzy / characteristic spouse for another day.

Here’s why.

You can’t trust the profile picture

If you had thought that Jennie from Blackpink or Jimin from BTS would really do a quick deal with you at the Ang Mo Kio MRT station control at 3pm, you would be more likely to have someone more like your professor JC Econs come over. to you and saying “Carousell hor?”.

Don’t care what you say

Much like a date that isn’t very interested in you or a husband who only accepts 0.3142% of what you tell him to do, Carousell buyers can be distracted.

You can maximize your remaining iPhone battery by creating the most witty and detailed product captions that include details like date of purchase DD / MM / YY and its measurements in all dialects you know.

But there are buyers who don’t read, pay attention, and don’t care (and don’t buy either), and ask about anything already in your product description.

They blow hot, blow cold

And then there are the buyers and sellers who seem all friendly and hyper for a moment in their posts (signal a flurry of emojis and “hey, baby” greetings) but get cold and even dry the next day.

One reason: There are family accounts on Carousell – yes, that’s a real thing because some families are tight like that and have to sell things together under one handful – and so, the cheerful teenage sister who responded yesterday turned into the cranky elder brother today.

Much like online dating, you never really know who you are chatting with.

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Don’t call me baby

Hey, I’m not that intimate with you, so please don’t text me and call me baby, baby or sister. It is sexual harassment. And what made you think I’m a woman just because my username is SexyPrincess421.

you will be a ghost

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The Carousell equivalent of being checked blue is that a buyer gets excited one day and doesn’t confirm your appointment details the next day. So you politely ask over and over again if she still wants to bid on your item. And still no answer… five years later.

Also, the seller who accepts your offer – yes, finally you get your hands on the rare vintage Polly Pocket pencil case you’ve wanted since you were three – then mysteriously disappears as the ex you still hum the sad songs for. by Stef Sun. taxi rides.

It’s not you, it’s me (or my husband or my wife or my parents)

Some buyers will blame everyone in their family tree, but themselves when they fail to honor a transaction or when they want to haggle. For example, their husbands did not give them enough money for the purchase or their parents said no to their 625th pair of Nike.

ALSO READ: We bought a home on Carousell – here’s what we learned

Sometimes the other party likes dating a little too much and more than you

True story. It can get scary when the seller meets you, passes the item to you, gets the money, and doesn’t leave like every other Carouseller does. Instead, he wants to have a face-to-face with you about your hobbies and why you are buying his item. Hello bruh are you alone or kaypoh

Give too little, take too much

Buyers who want to drop the price of a $ 2 mug even further and also ask for free shipping (“and track it down and put it in a nice box with bubble wrap.”), We’re looking at you.

Possessive, demanding and obsessive

Just to let you know, we’re not all on Carousell all the time.

After all, there’s also Instagram, Telegram, Netflix, Facebook, TikTok, WeChat, Whatsapp, and Our Next Door Neighbor’s Window to keep us engaged and occupied the rest of the time when we’re not reading our Carousell messages.

And we’re not just talking about kan cheong spider buyers (who probably totally get the point sooner you will be ghost).

Salespeople who keep messaging you just because you liked their item (and mistakenly also because #fatfingers) and try to give you great deals, freebies, and free discounts are scary like heartbroken stalkers. . Or the touts of eyebrow hair removal salons.

READ ALSO: Buyers of ‘cheap’ masks on Carousell lose $ 122,000 due to overseas scam

Takes longer than expected to … come

When I’m the customer and have to wait for you 10 minutes outside 7-Eleven during times of Covid-19, it’s a long liao. Plus, people who get paid but take so long to send your purchase to you that even your online orders from Botswana get to you first.

This article first appeared in Wall of wonders.sg.