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20 inches for $200
Originally, I advertised my hair at the same price everyone else was. And, like many others, I overpriced it. When my ad was almost run out of time, a had a couple lowball offers, and accepted one from a local makeover company. But they don't pay you until they cut your hair. So after turning other buyers away, and removing my ad, the makeover company left me high and dry, no longer answering my emails or calls. This was so disheartening, because I was ready to cut off my hair! The people at Buyandsellhair were so nice and helpful, and allowed my to run my ad again for a limited time. I repriced my hair for $10 per inch and had many more buyers and offers. This time, I didn't remove the add or turn awaybuyers until I had a payment in my paypal acct. I ended up with a wonderfully friendly and professional buyer out of Germany, and I LOVE my new short hair! I might do it again, but I love my new hair so much, I can't imagine growing it long ever again!
Natural Gray Hair
What a wonderful experience! After looking for a match for my very wavy gray and white hair for months, I stumbled over this site and immediately found a perfect match, a gracious and honest seller and the extension hair of my dreams. There was no way I could have found hair so perfectly like my own on any commercial site...so many thanks to BuyandSellHair and to my seller. I hope more silver foxes will consider this option,there's just no beautiful gray hair available commercially.
18 inches for $250
I first posted my hair, before cutting it, on this site about a year ago. I didn't get much response, and then had an e-mail exchange with a buyer who sounded legit and for whom I cut my hair, but then he disappeared. After that the ponytail just sat on my shelf for a year, and then I recently decided to give it another try and posted again. This time I paid extra to be a "featured" ad; not sure whether that made the difference, but this time I had multiple legitimate-sounding offers within one day! I have the feeling I could have gotten more if I had started with a higher asking price (I posted $300 OBO, with the goal of $200 after expenses), but all in all I am quite happy with my experience. I completed the transaction and received my money within a week of posting.
The original "buyer" that disappeared a year ago asked me to video tape the hair cut, which I did. Since I didn't want to provide a video for free to a fetishist, but I was willing to provide the video to an actual buyer to demonstrate authenticity, I mentioned in my ad that I had a video of the cut but would only provide it after receiving payment. That seemed to work out well.
Thank you BuyandSellHair.com! I’m so glad I sold my hair through you!
I saw on another site that wigmakers usually pay between $10-20/inch for hair. I sold mine for $170 for about 15.5”.
Recognize the limitations of your hair when pricing it-mine is not very thick, and I lost at least one buyer because he wanted thicker hair.
My impression is that uncut hair seems to sell much better than hair that is already cut. If your hair is already cut, I’d consider that in the pricing.
Adding the following statement helped screen out some inquiries that weren’t a fit for what I was looking for: “As I have been receiving inquiries…I am not interested in participating in makeover videos, and I’ll be using a local salon I am comfortable with for the cut-I am not interested in having other parties cut the hair.”
You probably need to sell within 2 weeks of posting your ad or you get too far back in the pages, and don’t get much attention. So, price it right early on! That’s my best advice ☺
Thanks again BuyandSellHair.com!
Kept Marking it Down
I started at $850 for 16 inches of virgin hair. By the time I sold it, I had marked it down 5 times. My advice is, don't list your price by what you see on similar ads, but on what you see on this Experience Page.
I had interest pretty quickly, but it was difficult to find some one who didn't want ALL my hair once they saw how long it was (after cutting off close to 18 inches, my hair is still below my shoulders).
I did get some scammers, but they were easy enough to spot. One even sent me an email that was an exact copy of an email in the Scammer section!
In the end, I sold my hair for $350 plus $15 extra for shipping to a really nice guy in Ohio. Thanks, Jeff! That comes to around $22 an inch, but hair gets more worth per inch exponetionally the longer it is. For example, another interested buyer offered me $1000 if I would get a pixie cut and therefore give him around 24 inches. That comes to around $42 an inch. Big difference.
So, yeah, this site is great for selling your hair if you watch out for scammers and don't expect too much money.
Started at 800 for 13 inches
All in all, I am at least content that I managed to sell my hair even if it went down to $100. First I posted my hair and got many scam emails, and noone serious about buying; one person even just joked around for awhile to no point. Then I thought I had finally found someone reliable, and it turned out to be a scam also; he was trying to get me to cash a check that was for way more than I was selling my hair for. The check was a fraud, and luckily I didn't try to cash it. The nice people on buyandsellhair.com that I emailed saw that I had reposted my hair (it was now cut hair, since I thought I would be sending it, which for some reason is less wanted) and they refunded me for it. :) After about halfway through, I went down to 200 or best offer, and about a week before my deadline, a man named Ed bought it for 100, through paypal. Thanks, Ed! I am so glad I could get rid of it, since it wasn't doing me any good sitting here on the desk. This is a great way to sell your hair, as long as you are able to sort through the scam emails and strange offers and such... I might and might not sell my hair here again. Maybe if I can stand it getting really long. Good LUCK!
16" for $255.00
I finally sold my hair after having it posted for 4 months. If you are getting close to the end of your posting time limit don't fret...I emailed customer service at Buyandsellhair.com and the gave me a little extra time. They have great customer service.
I have really nice red hair (get compliments all the time) and started at 13" to be cut but over the months it grew and the buyer wanted the ponytail cut higher on my head so he got more like 16". My advice is to be realistic on your asking price. I started at $1000.00 (had to start somewhere) and then came down to $175.00. I got more in the end because my hair grew and I had a really nice and decent person named Bob from Ohio buy my hair. Thanks Bob you were awesome! :)
Overall the experience was good but a bit of a pain as I had to wade through many scams. Make sure you get a separate email address. I used Paypal since its secure even though you have to pay 3% on fees.
Good luck to you all!
I was amazed at how fast our hair sold. Within ten minutes we had multiple offers. We received some nice advice from some customers, also. This was a great place to make a deal we were happy with.
Sold in 5 Days!
This was my first time selling my hair so I was extremely skeptical, but I posted an ad anyway: 35” of honey blond virgin hair for $2,250 or best offer. I was shocked to have several e-mails from potential buyers within the hour! After haggling for five days with about six different buyers I closed a deal: 40” of my hair for $3,000. The buyer even flew half-way across the country to cut it himself.
I was very pleased with buyandsellhair.com and would most definitely sell my hair here again!
I am finally free! It took awhile and I went way down on my price, but only because I needed the hair cut before a certain date.
I started out asking $600 for 20 inches of hair. Over time I realized A) It is summer time and everyone wants to cut their hair so the market was a bit flooded, B) My hair is layered, so it is more difficult for the buyer, and therefore they will pay less, and C) I had a time frame in which to cut, so I could not wait it out for a better deal.
I ended up finding someone in Australia that was easy to work with and had contacted me several times. We settled at 22 inches for $300 plus shipping. I ended up shipping him 4 braids - 2 of which were 22 inches and the other 2 were 24 inches. He got WAY MORE than what we agreed on, but I'm okay with that. I'm super happy to get the weight, quite literally, off my shoulders!
Some advice: Keep changing your pictures. Sometimes the emails would dwindle down and I would change up the pictures and sometimes the title, bringing in many more inquiries. Be flexible on price and amount of hair you cut. Be NICE! Some of the emails are a little weird that you get, but, to each their own! Wait to sell until you have at least 20 inches. It's just not worth it. Also, if I were to do it again, I would probably do it in the winter time, when everyone isn't trying to cut their hair.
Oh yes, Paypal charges a percentage so keep that in mind.
Good luck to you!
15" for $190
-Try not to have layers in your hair because that severely decreases its value! I unfortunately had about 4" of layers.
-Definitely set up a separate email. I was contacted by probably 6 scammers w/in the first month!
-Scammers say "Blessings" or "May my payment find you in good faith" because they figure I would fall for a kind, religious, FAKE CHECK!
-Thickness totally matters. I had about 3.25" and had to keep lowering my price because it was hard to compete with people who had 4.5" around.
-Color of hair matters too. I think redheads and blondes get more money for their locks because they are a bit more rare.
-I was fortunately offered a money order so I could avoid PayPal fees (but that means I was obviously ok with giving away my address)
-Good luck and don't be afraid to lower your price if you're looking to get rid of your hair! I was scared I wasn't going to sell it in the 3 month period and maybe I settled for a little less than I should have but that's ok! It's all going to charity anyway!
**Locks of Love sells about half of the hair they don't use for wigs, so you might as well sell you hair here!
So worth it.
So glad I got a featured ad. My 20" sold in 2 months for full asking price of $600. I was so desperate to cut my hair and didn't feel like waiting for it to sell. I know I could have gotten more if I would have waited for a buyer and had it cut to their specifications. I def recommend waiting to cut your hair until you have a buyer for top dollar. My buyer was in France and cost just under $40 to insure and ship which I offered to split with the buyer. Just wanted to give an idea of what shipping costs were for anyone selling overseas. Go PAYPAL :-)
Until I started getting inquiries about my ad and then did some research, I never knew there was a fetish for watching hair get cut off.
Since I was unwilling to be viewed or filmed - I'm selling hair, not a cutting experience - I got a lot less for it.
I am still happy to have gotten what I did.
Very Impressed! Sold quickly
I registered my hair on June 8th - 4.25-4.5" Thick, 15-17" Long with reddish-brown hair. I asked $350 for it and had 3 offers. Last night I sold it and cut it off on Skype for the buyer - June 12. I sold it for $400.
I am very impressed with how quickly my hair sold. I have daughters who want to sell their hair too. Thank you for your service, buyandsellhair.com I will be referring your site to anyone who asks!
12" for $130
I listed my hair at $150 on 4/1. It was already cut, which I guess made it less desirable, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to sell it or donate it, and I needed it cut! I finally decided to sell, and listed on 4/1. It's 5/29, and I got the buyer's money today via PayPal! I was scam-emailed quite a few times, but I had set up a separate email account, so no big deal. I reported each scammer to the site. Their emails were identical, so it was fairly obvious. I am happy that my hair is going to a doll maker, and very happy about the extra money. PayPal charged about $6 for the transaction, and to send me a check. So, all told, i sold 12" inches of virgin brunette for about $120.00, after fees and shipping. Two hints-be patient and set up a separate email addy just for this. Good luck!