Facebook marketplace brands itself as the e-commerce platform of the Internet, and for all intents and purposes, it is. But navigating through the entitled hagglers and their annoying tactics can be as confusing as watching “Friends” in a foreign language.
I don’t think we will ever get over the audacity to wrangle a cheap price and then insist that they’re coming to pick it up, nevermind that the seller already said it was too low!
That's Not How It Works
Ever tried selling something online and someone ignores your price, only to assume you're selling it at his price? Congratulations: you’ve just met one of the most annoying people ever.
If it's your product that you're selling you should absolutely have the final say on how much you're selling it for, not the guy assuming you'd give it to him for a low price, simply because he can.
We hate to break it to this guy, but trying to bargain by mentioning a cheaper price you found elsewhere does not work. All it does is make the seller aware that you can stop badgering them about lowering their price.
If you have found a cheaper price somewhere else, then why would you want to haggle with another seller anyway?
"Don't mind us, we're just looking for free labor. Thanks" - This is what entitled people post online when looking to take advantage of others, because why not? While we all would like some free labor every now and then, we need to remember that it's exploitative.
Let's try our best not to be like this and instead treat people fairly and with respect, especially when it comes to their work.
Don't Even Start
We've all heard about toxic masculinity and this advertisement for a boyfriend perfectly sums it up. Toxic masculinity states that men should act tough, doesn't show any emotions and reject anything considered feminine.
It's might be true that gender stereotypes and expectations about masculinity are deeply ingrained in our society and in us — but we should do our best to relieve ourselves of these ideas and get as far from anyone who puts an ad out like this.