I just love books and shopping for them is more than cathartic and the best form of entertainment for me. However, just like every question does not deserve an answer, every book does not deserve to enter your collection. There are many titles which are one-time-read novels, old biographies or self-help books that you do not find worthy enough to devote much shelf space to. The best way to dispose such books, that too with some profit, is Quikr.com, one of the best buying-selling portals available in the country.
One of my friends has even taken an extra mobile number just for this purpose. I remember we sold our garden cane-sofa set online and we talked to many people before finalizing a buyer. Now, there is no such need as a chat function is there along with a pic sharing application that allows buyers to keep their contact numbers private and share many pics of the product(s) up for sale. Being a girl, I find it comfortable to chat with people interested in my books. It has many benefits, three of which I share below -
1. Appropriate Reply: I need not speak to every potential buyer and spill beans or tell him/her the points that I do not wish to reveal. Not just books, we can sell any item on Quikr NXT and hence on chat, unlike on a call, I can think and then ‘respond’ to queries rather than to ‘react’ instantly. This way, I can control what information I wish to give out and to whom. A well contemplated, complete and thoughtfully formulated reply can be given over chat, thus eliminating all the chances of confusion.
2. Chat History- I can check out the history and hence keep a tab on the information I have been giving. This way, I can also check if the buyer is going back on his words. I can check what price was quoted and other terms etc. I need not remember every detail of the call and hence with a free mind, I can focus on other tasks of my life. This will also allow me to check out my sales in future as well.
3. Privacy - Another main advantage is privacy, as I need not reveal my number to each potential buyer. As we all know there are various people who create only nuisance and waste the precious time of people they come in contact with. Also, there are people who are not interested in actual purchases and just hover around for fun or time-pass. Number privacy can help me avoid this category and I think it will also make me feel secure and safe.
Another important thing is the matter of convenience because a phone call requires urgent attention but on chat we can take out a few extra minutes to reply. It does not disturb you while you are driving, are in office or are doing a work that is urgent or involves concentration like reading etc.
Hence, any day, I would prefer chat to a phone call for selling on Quikr NXT.
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