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Brill site. Sold to someone named Pete in 3 weeks. Got the full asking price so happy as can be :)
Hair Sold in 10 Days
For best prices grow as long as you can stand, start your ad in the winter, and wait to cut it until you have a serious buyer. Very few ads were up when I started looking into selling my 23" grey/brown thick hair last January. I waited until May to sell, and cut it first, all of which lowered my sale. I listed at $450., accepted $350. from Dave Sch., who asked for larger pixel density photos before the sale, and a cutting video after the sale. I paid the shipping, insurance, and paypal fees, so my take home, after the ad cost was about $295. Still pretty good for only 10 days of effort. I had 5 contact emails, maybe 3 were serious. There's a delay in the email back and forth, so leave yourself lots of time to arrange your own hair sale. I got some great advice from the BuyandSellHair.com folks, so don't hesitate to email them with questions, but read everything on this website first. Very helpful site, I will use it again.
D.C Was Great!
D.C is the real deal. Most of the others who contacted me either were either trying to scam me, or try to play games. D.C was straight to the point, and very professional. I really appreciate how patient he was with me, being I am a very anxious person, and my anxiety can take over at times. I panicked several times, and didn't quite know what to do, but he calmly talked me through it. He gave me several chances to back out, if I wanted. Over all it was a great experience. I had money in my paypal account less than an hour after he first messaged me, and payment came before I ever cut my hair.
DaveGS is the best
I got a really good deal for my hair. DaveGS was super awesome. He paid me immediately once we agreed on a deal and he waited for the money to clear in my bank account from Paypal before I cut my hair. I would recommend this buyer to anyone. He is really professional and patient. He even tipped me $80 in addition to what we agreed upon after I sent him the video of my haircut.
I do not recommend DC from Alabama. He may be a good buyer for other sellers, but he kept pushing me to shave my head and take too many "before" photos and videos (including me playing with and brushing my hair) which I was not comfortable with.
All in all, I had a good experience with this website and I would sell my hair again. Be careful of scammers who want to send a certified check or have their pick-up agent come by to take your hair. Make sure the money has cleared from Paypal before you cut any of your hair off.
Listed my son's hair and had an offer within 24 hours. DA sent $250 right away to my paypal account and 2 days later I went and had his hair cut. Everything went very smoothly. No problems whatsoever.
D.C. was fast and paid double
D.C. from Alabama paid me double what I was asking for my ponytail and an easy makeover video. I had the money in my PayPal account before my hair was cut, and even after I was paid he made sure I was okay with the cut. I am! It looks great and was a wonderful makeover!
Awesome experience with D.C.!!
My ad was up for less then 24 hours and I made about 3 times what I asked for. I too sold to D.C. He was very nice and extremely patient. He sent the money immediately upon coming to a deal, and after I got cold feet he was very patient with me and talked to me and my husband, then I couldn't wait to keep my deal with him. He wanted to speak on the phone, to confirm a mutual legitimacy. And I had the money in my account before I had to cut any hair. (Several people contacted me wanted me to cut it before they paid.)
I find a lot of people want extra picture so it's good to have a few on your ad instead of one like I posted. Hair up showing the neckline to show hair health. Hair in bun and ponytail seem the be the most requested.
I would urge everyone to get money before cutting any hair, if it hasn't been cut yet.
I enjoyed the experience. I rip either sell to him again. Or come here if he doesn't. Thank you buyandsellhair.com! Thank you "D.C."
Made what I was asking, Great time
I had my ad posted for $1000 OBO, as I was looking to get the most for my hair. I was notified by a few people right away, but no deals were really made, I mostly sent pictures and answered questions. That is until D.C. contacted me about my hair and helping me get as much as I could for it. I was able to make a deal within hours, and even when I got nervous and emailed my concerns, he posted the payment into my PayPal right away, so that I wouldn't worry. I was even given a little bit before the deal to show that PayPal was safe and I was sure he was willing to make a deal, and could pay without a problem. I am happy with the end results, and things have gone smoothly. I enjoyed working with D.C. and will contact him the next time I want to sell my hair. He also gave me options to choose from, and I am happy I was able to make my own choices, and he never got mad if I didn't want to do something. I can't say enough good things, because my ad was posted less then a week and I had this deal made and was paid in less then 24 hours from my first email with D.C.!
Ok experience, not as much money as thought
I sold 23 inches of 5-inch thick curly red hair to a "doll maker" close to my hometown. I initially thought I'd get more like $1000 for the hair, but only ended up with $450. I had tons of offers, went through them one by one and most didn't pan out. There was a creepy guy named DC from Alabama who offered to fly me there but he wanted to shave my head, eyebrows, legs and film it all. I had no desire to travel out of state for that, having no idea what his motivations or intentions were and felt it was unsafe. He then offered to fly to my hometown, and I was more than willing to sell to a fetishist but he was very pushy and I did not like his insistence on certain things. Maybe if I had gone with him I would have made more money.
I did a full-head shave and based on previous reviews thought that would get me more but I didn't really have any contact from people who just wanted to buy a video.
The final sale was a bit strange. A man came who said his wife makes dolls. He shaved the hair and gave me the cash. We had agreed upon $550 but then he ended up only giving me $450 because he said it wasn't as thick as he thought it would be. I think I got ripped off, but I was just ready for the hair to be gone before my summer vacation.
In short -- I'm $450 richer, which is great, but the hassle and the time spent talking to potential buyers was probably about 20-30 hours, so the whole process was not really worth it and I wouldn't do it again.
I was very pleased with the selling of my hair recently. DaveGS purchased a video of my haircut/style and he was a pleasure to deal with. I can't say enough good about him-he took his time with me as we picked out a style, his payment was good and came promptly as promised, and when it was all said and done, he wanted to be sure I liked the new style, which I do! Someone else, from the states, actually purchased the hair, and that transaction went very well also. This is my second time selling my hair here and both have been good experiences. I recommend this sight to friends interested in selling their hair, and I hope to do this again in about four years.
Yes, I was contacted by several what-seemed-to-be scammers, but they're always around. If you insist on only dealing with paypal for payment, you'll be relatively safe.
Sold 34" for $1700
I sold 34" of my hair Feb 2012 to someone named Alex in the Netherlands. Everything about the sale went great! He paid half of the amount before the cut, and the rest after I cut it and showed pictures. I ended up growing my hair for another 5-6 months so I could cut & sell a little more. My hair was shoulder length after the cut. Now my hair is to my hips and I'm hoping to grow it really long again to sell
I posted my ad on December 10th and sold it on December 24th for $300. Way less then I wanted for it but I helped someone out and got a cute new hairstyle:)
As for the site, I give it 5 stars. There where many inquiries I recieved that seemed a little off so I contacted the site support for help and always recieved an email back in the same day. They were always patient and helpful. Also I adhered to the site guidelines as far as what to watch out for concerning scams and weeded out a few scammers immediately. I strongly suggest using caution in dealing with anyone who replies to your ad. Safety before money.
Quick Sale and Great Experience!
It was great selling on this website! I was wanting to get a pixie cut for a while and thought it would be nice to get a few bucks out of the hair as well.
I was willing to sell an 11" ponytail of my straight black hair that was 3.5" thick. I listed it at $150 OBO which was probably undervaluing it a bit, but I wanted it gone.
Within a few hours, I'd already gotten several offers though a couple of them seemed a bit suspicious ($800 to cut it into a military style?).
I waited a few days until I got an offer of $200 plus shipping. I then negotiated up to $240 for extra videos and pictures.
The whole transaction was a breeze. The buyer paid first through PayPal (of course) and they laid out clear and concise instructions for exactly what they wanted from me.
Now I've got a little more spending money and the hairstyle I've wanted! I'll definitely be back next time I need to sell some hair!
surprised, but satisfied with the result
i was ready to cut my hair very short after letting it grow for 7 years.after reading a story about a woman who sold her hair (about my length) to an Australian hair extension maker for $4000 i've decided to give it a try to sell it.got an ad here.got lots of different e-mails and offers.some were scam (just read site tips what to watch out for), some were too low in price.most of good offers ($1000) were from people who wanted to come over and cut my hair themselves.i didn't want to meet nobody in person.i didn't want that kind of risk.got lots of full head shave offers (up to $1500).was considering it.would have done it for such a good cause like cancer campaign.but it none were like that, so i didn't.finally, got an offer from DAVE GS from Britain, he said, he was an amateur barber and offer me a videotaped haircut.i did 2 for him :) can't say anything ,but good about working with him.he was patient and generous and helpful.i'm growing my hair again.so we may work again! :) i still have my hair in cut ponytail.the highest offer i've got was $300 on 18 1\2 in.this is the disappointing part.but i made good money and it's a satisfying part.the surprising part is that on this "buy&sell hair" site the hardest thing to do is just to sell hair.but overall it worked out for me!
I have recently had a wonderful experience with Dave on this website. It was a pleasure to deal with such a professional, honest, and an awesome person!
Throughout our entire communication he was extremely helpful in choosing the hairstyle and the haircut that will suit me best of all. And he definitely did a great job-I receive lots of compliments on my new haircut!
The whole process was explained in the most detailed and easiest way possible. And any questions I came across were welcomed.
The transactions went smoothly and in the exceptionally timely manner. Dave even was so generous to offer extra for the hair style well done.
In order to have success on this site, you should be open to various hairstyles and haircuts as well. And welcome the idea of taking a video and/or pictures of the haircut process.
Great experience, love my new haircut! Couldn't be any happier-Thank you, Dave! Highly recommend to any potential customers.