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Vinted seller left baffled by buyer’s ‘petty’ behaviour over 1p

Vinted seller left baffled by buyer’s ‘petty’ behaviour over 1p

A Vinted seller shared the 'petty' exchange they had with a buyer

Selling stuff you no longer need can be a great way to make a bit of extra cash, but there’s no denying it can often prove to be a bit more hassle than you’d wanted.

If the transaction goes smoothly, it’s the best tenner you’ve ever made, but if you’re left dealing with a tricky customer, you begin to wonder why you even bothered in the first place.

That’s exactly what happened to one Vinted seller recently, having been left absolutely baffled after clashing with a ‘petty’ buyer over the grand total of 1p.

“I hated Vinted,” they wrote as they shared a screenshot of their exchange to X.

They’d been selling a Netherlands football top from the team’s 1998 home kit, having listed the item for £30.

Selling stuff can be a great way to make money - but isn't always easy (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Selling stuff can be a great way to make money - but isn't always easy (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“What’s the lowest you will go?” an interested buyer asked, before the Vinted seller suggested £23.

“Do 20 cause I have to pay for delivery as well,” the buyer then said.

After the seller agreed to the new price, they told them to make an offer so they could accept it on the app.

However, when it came through, the offer was actually £19.99 - 1p short of what they’d agreed.

Many others also felt the buyer’s behaviour was pretty ridiculous, with many saying they’d had similar horror stories with their own sales.

“God that 1p made the biggest difference ever,” one commented, to which the seller responded: “Actually so petty and for what.”

The buyer's behaviour was branded 'pretty' (X/@L3wis21A)
The buyer's behaviour was branded 'pretty' (X/@L3wis21A)

Someone else said: “The joys of 2nd hand selling. I would decline that offer on pure principle.”

A third said: “You can find cool items there but some of these people are unbearable.”

And after all that, when someone else asked if they’d sold it, they said: “Nah.”

Meanwhile, one experienced Vinted seller recently warned others about not making the 'same mistake' she made when she first started out on the platform.

It's not about photography angles, using haphazard packaging to send off your bits or even about the tags you use to list things.

Lyndsay, who goes by the handle @lyndsay.and.the.girls online, took to TikTok to explain: "Before you make your first sale on Vinted, make sure you go into the settings, hit postage and check that the postage providers are ones you want to use."

Options include Yodel, Evri, Royal Mail and InPost.

"You can turn off the ones that you don't," Lyndsay added.

She also shared a lengthy caption alongside the short clip telling viewers: "I ended up driving 30 minutes to the lockers which are nowhere near my house, which was a huge mistake."

She then reiterated the step-by-instructions of how to avoid a blunder like that in the future.

"Head to settings, hit postage and turn off all the postage providers you don't want to use," she explained.

"I've also got Royal Mail turned off as queues at our local post office can be lengthy and if you get the parcel size wrong, you'll be out of pocket too."

Lyndsay also shared that her 'usual provider' is Evri, 'with the occasional Yodel thrown in for good measure!'

She finished up: "Both are really quick and easy and have been no problem - so far!"

Featured Image Credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images/X/@L3wis21A

Topics: Vinted, Shopping, Money, Fashion