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I sold my hair for 375 $ to GSH. Even though i still think i should have gotten more for my hair, i am very pleased with the trade. I have wanted to get a short hair cut for a while now, so it really worked for me to get money for it.
There s lots of scam out there, people who want to pay by check or want to send over a person for the pick up. It does make sense to read the info about scam on this page.
Dealing with GSH was tiring and sometimes frustrating. He would not bargain at all, he gave me a price offer and in the end i had to go with it. But after all he was a serious buyer.
He asked me to get before and after pictures and also a video of the cut.
I give the page 5 stars, because it helped find a buyer and even educates you about scams, which helps you pick out the unserious e-mails pretty quickly.
I got the featured option for additional 9 $, but i dont really think you need that, because all my serious offers came right in the beginning after posting my ad, when your ad is on the first page anyways.
Bottom line : this definitely worked for me. Thanks
I had listed my hair and I was expecting to be contacted by a wig maker or something. Dave GS (apparently he's very popular around here) got in touch with me and actually paid me $850 for the video of my hair cut and then I turned around and sold the actual hair that I had cut off (with the video) for an additional $700! Def worth the $24 I paid to list it! Dave GS was so sweet and worked well with me. He paid me up front and my daughter got sick so I wasn't able to actually get my hair cut until she went back to school almost 2 weeks later and he was so understanding. If he gets in touch with you I'd def recommend him! Biggest sweetheart ever!
I had a wonderful experience with the buyer Dave GS. He was very courteous, and I also recommend him as a buyer as others have here as well. It was nice working with someone who made the transaction go very smoothly. I had a few scammers asking to pay by check and some one who asked to see the hair being cut before payment. Do not do this. I recommend reading the scam information listed on this site. It took a few weeks of dealing with potential buyers to find someone straight forward. I would say that was the only downfall to this process. Again Dave was a pleasure. I was very open to getting my hair cut short and taking a video of the hair being cut. I made 675.00 for this transaction.
Overall Good Experience
I sold my hair for a total of USD$275, which I am pretty happy with.
My seller was GSH and gave me no information about themselves and refused to give me clear instructions until I sent them images and the deal was finalised. I found this quite disconcerting and almost turned them down at one point, but after contacting the sites customer service team for reassurance (they were wonderful) I went through with the sale. I was rewarded as the money came through very quickly by paypal and the buyer even paid me extra when more length was cut so I was happy with the end result.
If my partner had been willing to let me cut my hair shorter I could have doubled my money by filming the hair cut and letting another person choose my hair style. This is usually for fetishists so be warned if you are not willing to do this. You will need to at least be prepared to be contacted by a lot of them, though they were easier to deal with than my buyer, and they can be turned away easily.
Be prepared to be contacted by a LOT of scammers as well. They are easy to pick as they will only pay by cheque and have poor grammar.
You should also be prepared to wait for a few weeks to get a good offer and finalise any deals.
28" for Asking Price - Great Experience!
I had a great experience using this website to sell my hair! I was naturally very anxious about this whole process and even after doing all the research and figuring out what to do and what not to do, I was still pretty nervous when it came down to the final cut.
I had two serious buyers within a couple days of posting my ad in the spring - I didn't get many strange requests though you can tell some of the odd emails from the serious ones. I disliked how when I asked for further information from some interested parties they'd never email back - which is how I suppose they weren't serious.
The two buyers were from my state and within my area, so I suppose I was luckier than most. Negotiations went great but I ended up going with a buyer named Dee who was very courteous and professional as well as making sure I was okay with getting my hair cut and explaining the process to me when we spoke over the phone after a several emails.
My suggestions for you when you sell your hair:
* Check around for prices on multiple websites for similar hair length/color/thickness. That's what I did and was happy with what I thought was a fair price for my hair especially since I sold it when the weather was getting warmer. I hear selling hair in the fall/winter raises prices.
* When posting your ad, provide plenty of pictures (down, up, etc.) and be prepared to have people email you asking for videos of your hair (nothing scandalous, just video proof of the hair and how it manipulates)
* Read all the helpful information on this website! You'll feel much comfortable about what you're doing!
great way to make extra cash
Within a week of listing my hair, I had made $450: $250 on getting a haircut and $200 on the ponytail itself. I definitely recommend this experience. I was going to get it cut short anyway and I made some extra money while doing it.
When I first sought to sell my hair I thought the buyers would be wigmakers, dollmakers, and other people who use human hair for something. I was surprised to find that most of the potential buyers want to choose your haircut style and pay you to get it cut off! I got $250 to get a very short (above the ears) haircut. I would never have chosen this hairstyle for myself, but for $250 it's worth it.
The person who paid me to get a haircut did not want the ponytail, so I sold that for another $200 to another seller.
By being open to getting a very short hairstyle I almost doubled my money. I could have made more: I was offered $700 to shave my head.
20" chestnut brown hair for $400
I've always grown my hair really long and then decide to cut it short, I wish I'd have known I could sell it all those other times! I had a few interested buyers on the first day! I ended up not selling it for about 3 weeks though. After a few days the emails become more scarce as your ad becomes more buried by newer and featured ones. A few buyers wanted less than my asking price for a pixie cut which I was not willing to do. Another buyer wanted to do the cut himself and pay cash which would've been okay with me but geographically it didn't work out. I ended up selling to a very nice woman in NY for my full asking price. She was having issues with Paypal and asked if she could Western Union the $ to me which I was a bit nervous about but since all she needed was my name and city I decided to say okay. Once I had cash in hand I got a haircut and mailed it out. And by the way love my new haircut!
First experience selling hair ever, and very pleased with my experience. I took 4 pictures (the limit for listing) of my daughter's already cut blonde hair outside in the sun, placed on a black pillowcase. In 3 pictures, I showed the hair spread out from the ponytail (rubberband). 1 picture showed the length from end to end, just over 15". I used this site's recommended picture sizer http://imageoptimizer.net to get them under 1MB. The sizer was easy to use and I chose "small". I got 1 inquiry the 1st day from a dollmaker, and another the 2nd day. The 2nd person was in the USA, but did not speak fluent English. She contacted me 3 times saying "How do I bye the hair?". She did not ask any questions about the hair, she wanted it. She attempted payment 3 times on paypal, once before I even returned her message. She had a problem using paypal, it seems, but it went through completely on 4th try. I googled her email address and found out she is a famous model, singer, actress. So this encouraged me to be patient. I did not get any scammers. I used my regular email address to make it easier to check for messages, and in general. The lady who bought my daughter's hair paid extra for overnight shipping. She paid $325 + shipping. Paypal deducted about $10 for their service commision. We decided not to donate the hair since hearing about locks of love's legal and financial troubles. I am very happy with this site, I sold hair the 2nd day with no problems. If you are concerned about fetish people, google "hair fetish". These people like to see the hair being cut. Wikipedia is very informative also. Good Luck!
watch out for scammers
The first buyer who commented ended up trying to scam me, so be careful. The second was legit and it went well. Watch out for signs of scammers. He sent me a check for 2,000 dollars more than we agreed….which was strange, and wanted me to send the extra money back, but it ended up being a faulty check. WATCH OUT! Second guy sent cash, and was legit.
Wonderful experience with an awesome buyer!
Like many other sellers, I also sold my hair to Dave GS and I cannot say enough good things about him. He absolutely deserves every glowing review on this page and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
He paid for my hair in advance and, despite my best intentions, I inadvertently complicated the transaction and Dave GS would have had good reason to demand his money back.
Instead of getting upset and demanding his money back, he was incredibly kind and patient and more than willing to work out the mess I'd made of everything and gave me a second chance in an effort to salvage the transaction.
Rather than getting frustrated with me, he went out of his way to help me repair the damage I'd wrought and I am so incredibly grateful that I found such an awesome, and understanding buyer.
He's more than simply professional, and honest - he's a genuinely kind person who strives to make the experience a successful one for the seller and is willing to do whatever it takes to create a positive experience for the seller.
I feel like I not only worked with an outstanding buyer, but that I've also made a new, and wonderful friend. He is a genuinely awesome person.
He is also a highly competitive bidder, and he totally obliterated his competition by offering quite a bit more than my asking price. I knew that I might have slightly under-priced my hair in my ad but I never dreamed that I would be offered nearly double what I was asking for it.
He was one of the very first buyers who responded to my ad and his offer was so generous that I could barely believe my good fortune. Dave GS is an incredibly fair buyer with a strong sense of ethics and moral character, and you can trust that his offer truly reflects the actual value of your hair.
Working with Dave GS has been a real pleasure and I am extremely glad that I chose him as my buyer. I cannot imagine anyone having anything less than an extremely stellar experience with him as their buyer.
I had a great experience selling my hair. I sold my hair to Dave GS. Very professional, honest, communicative, and efficient. I couldn't be more pleased with my hair-selling experience and I highly recommend him!
Gorgeous thick, red hair - sold within one week for over $83/inch
Prior to registering:
- Researched tons of sites. This is by far the best deal and the most reputable.
- Created a separate e-mail account.
- Took pictures with a professional photographer (no cost to me, family friend)
- Plain background
- Great lighting
- Solid shirt
- Lots of angles/shots
- You can only post 4 pictures, but sellers may ask for more. Some shots to include: Hair down (plus side view), hair in pony tail (plus side view), vertical tape measure showing length of pony tail, tape measure wrapped tightly around circumference of pony tail, braid, bun, pigtails, styled and air-dried.
- Check the scam page. Read it thoroughly!
- You might actually receive offers higher than your listing price if you're willing to go shorter. I initially offered 15 inches of 4.5inch thick for $738. I received much more than that. The longer your hair, the higher the amount.
- List during fall/winter. Everyone gets summer cuts. Fresh hair is harder to get in the winter.
- Be flexible. Hair is sold by weight. Some of the real (non-scammy) offers I had were to cut it and then sell it through their salon. I held out for an offer that would pay me first instead.
- I ended up going with an offer that was more interested in the cut/style than the hair itself. Only needed to cut 12ish inches initially, and it will be donated to a wigs for kids program. The seller wanted to watch the styling process. I was a little uncomfortable at first with the idea, but I decided (after much conversation with the seller) it was something I was ok with. In the end, the seller offered me money a second time to go all the way to a pixie cut. Ultimately, I cut 17 inches for $1825. Kind of a different cut and seller than I was initially looking for, but I was VERY pleased with the final price. Technically, $200 of that was for the haircut, and $50ish for the hair to mail, but that's a $95/inch profit in the end. The first cut was $83 an inch. $95 is adding the final cut to the total. That may have been because I have super-thick, long red hair that's hard to find, but I'm hoping my story helps someone else.
So, be patient, be open, and take LOTS of pictures. Plan on an hour or two a day at first to sort through all the offers and answer all the questions. My ad will be up until February if you want to see the ad I used. Michelle Gray - Professional Photos - Thick Red Hair
My buyer, was Dave GS, and I had a wonderful experience, by the way.
Pristine Dark Brown Hair
The site was good. I've sold my hair before using a site that has since such down. I'm grateful to have sold my hair, sadly I let it go for much lower than what I'd asked. All the same I'm glad it's over with.
I wish this site would encrypt the emails, both buyer and seller, like they do on craigslist. I felt rather uncomfortable getting so many emails from people I knew were just trying to scam me.
24" for $900
I have healthy dark blonde hair with AMAZING high lights and I actually undervalued my hair! I originally asked $400 for 17" and immediately received very high offers!
The buyer originally offered $1200 for 24" but it's HAIR so I felt morally obligated to lower his offer to $900 (I already felt bad about not donating it). He gave me a $450 deposit to keep it on my head until I grow it 7 more inches-- we agreed he will pay me the rest when he cuts it. I am very happy with this agreement since my hair grows really fast:)
As for scammers, I encountered a few but they are really easy to spot (bad grammar, doesn't answer specific questions, indirect purchase through 3rd party). To make sure my buyer was legit (because of his generous offer) I googled his email address and called him to talk about my hair (be sure to ask what they are using it for even if it seems rude).
I am so happy I used this website and that I received an amazing offer so quickly (and that his payment went through)! Thank you SO much Buyandsellhair! I had a great experience and will hopefully return in 2-4 years!
gorgeous golden blonde hair
My daughter listed her hair for $700 and to our amazement sold it on the first day for full price! I believe what helped were several things: she was selling long hair (20-22 inches cut), blond hair seems to sell better, the pictures we used were clear with good lighting, her hair is healthy and thick.
As far as spam, we found out that there are two things to watch out for: first, the usual spammers who can't spell, who tell you about their relative who is dying from who knows what, etc. Second, the "freeks" who have an obsession with hair. Never let yourself be convinced to cut your hair before you've been paid. A regular buyer only needs pictures showing length, thickness, and texture of hair. Pictures of braids are helpful in showing how much the hair thins out at the bottom. Any more requests of pictures is suspicious. Decide ahead of time if you feel comfortable sending a DVD of the hair cutting experience. We decided that we were okay with that and probably would not have received full price without. Also decide ahead of time if you are okay with the buyer cutting your hair. They will probably want to cut it shorter than you would like. Anyway, we are glad we went through buyandsellhair, will probably do it again in the future. It's been a rather exhausting process... well over 100 emails back and forth, but my daughter has made over $600.- after expenses (running the add with featured option, paypal commission, hair stylist and postage with tracking number and signature request), a nice addition to her savings!