The best hair buying and selling advice comes from the collective experience of our highly-valued users.
If you’ve bought or sold hair through BuyandSellHair.com, we would really appreciate it if you could add details of your experience here to help future hair traders. For example, price agreed per inch of hair, communication tips and more.
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UPDATE (Dec 2011): As per the above, please only add comments if you have actually purchased or sold hair through our site and can offer helpful tips. Other comments will now not be approved. This is to ensure this page provides real, helpful tips to those looking to buy or sell hair. Thanks for your continued contributions!
Got a little less for my hair than expected
Had my listing on for 5 weeks and I only got one offer which I ended up accepting. Was for less than I hoped. Not sure what I could have done to improve my listing; maybe just a case of hair buyers finding better locks elsewhere...
Sold my hair for $600 today - thanks guys!
Thanks Buyandsellhair.com, I sold my hair for $600 today. Accepted the second offer that came through and made sure the money had cleared in my PayPal (when you go into the transaction on PayPal they say if its cleared). Then posted it recorded deliverey with insurance to make sure the rest of the process goes smoothly. Give it a few years and ill be back to sell some more hair!x
A little hair promotion from you can go a long way
I think it’s definitely a good idea to do some marketing yourself if you have the time and ability. This could be as simple as throwing the link to your ad on facebook, twitter or your own website / blog. I think the biggest benefit of this is that your listing will probably appear in the ‘Top Ads Today’ section that buyandsellhair.com have across the site. So you’re basically getting extra exposure for free!
Don’t donate your hair to locks of love
I know that’s quite a statement but I was shocked to find that they actually sell hair that can’t be used! Who knows where the money goes after that!? If you want to support children with hair loss, sell your hair and donate the money directly to a charity that supports the cause. The alternative is to make 100% sure beforehand that they will actually use all of your hair in the child’s wig.
Use the correct email address!! :-S
My biggest mistake was to use a false email address when registering (confession time!)…. I thought the site might have its own private messaging system but all emails submitted through the contact form actually go straight through to the email address you registered with. Also, make sure you check your junk mail for emails that might come through from this site as you don’t want to miss important hair buyer offers. Best bet would be to add emails from the site to your ‘safe list’
Four stars for the lack of a private msg’ing system – but thanks for helping me get in touch with a hair buyer after 6 weeks…
Don’t sell hair on eBay and other generic marketplaces
My main tip would be to wait it out on this site rather than panic and listing on a ton of generic marketplaces. My eBay hair listing never picked up traction and all I was getting were ridiculously low offers. A dedicated hair trading site offers the benefit of attracting hair buyers that appreciate hair as a commodity
Sold my hair after 3 weeks
Thanks for the invite for me to detail my experience.
My main tips to hair sellers are:
1) State on your listing that you will only accept PayPal. Unfortunately in today’s economy people will try and get you do send money via all sorts of weird methods. State that you will only accept PayPal and selling your hair is a simple as only posting it once payment is cleared.
2) Add decent pictures! I see a couple of listings floating around without any pictures and this must be a concern for future buyers.
3) Don’t jump at the first offer – wait at least a week. It may even take longer than a week to get offers but the listing package on here is thankfully quite long.