Hypocrisy........

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I am trying to sell my antiques and collectibles on Facebook in their Marketplace. I read their policies and follow them That said everyday I am getting messages, apparently auto generated that my items violate their policies. I am miffed and can not reach them. A teddy bear, salt and pepper shakers and ceramic bowls seem pretty tame to me. I see others advertise guns and knives........clearly violating their policies but they are fine. What's wrong with this picture? Everything.

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sheila,

We have not been fans of FB ever. We have quietly faded into the background.  We are not surprised by this!  I know this affects what you are trying to do in selling your inventory.  Why not try Ebay, or Overstock?  A

Sep 27, 2019 06:49 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Alexandra. Those sites charge and are much more involved. I only want to sell locally and not get involved in shipping. TY    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 06:50 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I don't know that teddy bear could have a dangerous side.  I think Facebook is a little crazy sometimes anyway.  Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Sep 27, 2019 07:10 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Norma. You too. TY    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 07:17 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
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Sorry you're having trouble with those posts, Sheila. Just one more source of annoyance, isn't it?  If they're going to block your items they need to help you fix it so you can "comply" with whatever the issues are.  I hope Anita can help you.

Sep 27, 2019 07:40 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I responded to Anita's post but haven't heard back yet Carol. TY    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 07:52 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Anita Clark or Katerina may be able to decode why you're not getting past the little creeps in FB CS . . . the stuff they allow is almost as bad!

Sep 27, 2019 08:00 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Candice. I commented on Anita's blog. I will see if she gets back to me. TY    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 08:15 AM #26
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is why I don’t do Facebook.

Sep 27, 2019 08:33 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

thanks Joe.    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 08:35 AM #28
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Pat Champion
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Good luck trying to reach someone; sadly, it may never happen. Maybe you can try to take down the post and repost it. I hope this helps.

Sep 27, 2019 09:37 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Pat.     Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 09:42 AM #30
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good afternoon Sheila Anderson -  that is strange and I just read something similar from Anita Clark .

Sep 27, 2019 10:02 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I read Anita's post as well and read the new guidelines. I didn't violate any and can't contact anyone. TY    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 10:04 AM #32
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
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FB is a big joke. I got off it 1 1/2 years ago and don't miss the ridiculousness.  But am very sorry you're having to deal with this Cr** Sheila.

Sep 27, 2019 01:54 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Anna. I only got on for business and it is terrible. TY    Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 02:48 PM #34
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Recently, a family member was hacked and her identity stolen.  She has spent a great deal of time working with her bank and other entities to restore that which was taken.  As part of the process she told me of the nightmare of trying to reach a live body at Facebook.  She couldn't even delete her account because the perpetrator had taken it over.  Her password no longer worked!

Sep 27, 2019 05:47 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

OMG Myrl. What did she do? Was she ever able to get her account deleted?  Sheila

Sep 27, 2019 06:58 PM #36
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
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I have had intermittent luck with NextDoor, Five Mile, and OfferUp for selling locally, not so much with Facebook Marketplace.

Sep 28, 2019 10:14 AM #37
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Lorrie. Facebook Marketplace has been best for me but it is difficult. TY  I will check the others out.         Sheila

Sep 28, 2019 10:30 AM #38
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