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Sold my hair for the second time!!
So happy to have just sold my hair for the second time time on buyandsellhair.com!! In 2011 I sold my 31 inch long ponytail to Alex for $1,400, and just this week I sold my 30.5 inch ponytail to Steve for $900! The price for hair has dropped a little in the past 6 years, but I'm still very happy with the money and my experience! The selling guide is awesome for everything you need to know, and tells you exactly what scammers emails look like. I was about to flag two scam emails, and the website support banned them! So happy they are watching and making the selling experience better, by cutting the scammers out so they aren't overwhelming everyone with emails to sort through. I'll be highly recommending this site to all my friends with long hair!! :-)
I listed my hair on a Monday, had 2 serious buyer inquiries by Tuesday, agreed on a price with a buyer by Thursday, had my hair cut that day and mailed it out that Friday! Less than a week! I did not get how much I originally wanted in my listing and may have gotten more had I waited a while longer, but I really wanted my hair gone ASAP. I was so impressed at the speed in which I was able to cut and sell my hair. I would definitely sell again through buyandsellhair.com again.
I must mention though, that also in such a short amount of time, I received at least 5 emails from scammers, some pretending to be interested and some with very specific requests for pictures and travel... so sellers have your guard up!
The creep factor is high with this one
I listed images of my hair--uncut-- about a month ago. The interest for my actual hair was low to non-existent. However, the number of requests I received for hair cutting experiences, videos, and very specific posed pictures was FRIGHTENING. None of these people wanted my actual hair. They wanted to fly out to cut my hair, they wanted me to take video of my hair being cut, they wanted me to pose for pictures with my hair covering my face. Thanks to other reviews, I immediately knew to ignore all of them.
In hopes that the creepy emails would stop, I decided to just chop my hair off and sell it cut. This filtered out some of the emails, although, not the scammers. People who were "willing to pay more" if they could pay by check, and other scams like this. If they were not willing to pay via PayPal, I ignored them. I recommend you do the same.
Unfortunately, I had to cut the price of my hair. I wound of selling 11 inches for $100, so that comes to approximately $9 per inch. I am incredibly disappointed with this price-- My hair is almost 4 inches thick and very healthy, having been trimmed just 3 months prior. According to the hair calculator, my hair was worth almost $200. The price calculator does not take quality into consideration though. And my hair happens to be very shiny, soft, and straight. As we all know it's never just about quantity, it's also about quality. So to get half of what the calculator suggested for average hair was disappointing.
Although this website might be intended to sell and buy hair, the average browsers are hair fetishists. They are not on the market to buy hair to make hair extensions or wigs. They want to get off on your hair. And the truth is, it's creepy AF. This is a very sincere review but because of the low rating, I wonder if it will make it to the site or if only high star reviews are approved... I really hope so. I want people to know what they're getting into here, because I would not do it again.
12 offers in the first week!
I had my hair on several sites like this and this one was clearly the best. I had 12 offers in the first week, and several were above asking price. I ended up just choosing the buyer I seemed to trust the most and the hair was sold in one week.
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