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!
Sold hair after 9 weeks for $350
My advice to other hair sellers from experience:
1) monitor your emails at least every few days. You should also take a look through the junk folder to make sure nothing has landed there
2) Don't waste time speaking to people who want YOU to send money for 'shipping costs' or anything else
Communication with hair buyers
Sold my 18” of hair (treated twice) for a few hundred dollars. That helped cover the cost of my first holiday to Europe (I’m from the US) – awesome! The main tip from me is to communicate quickly with prospective buyers as you don’t want them losing interest and moving on to another hair seller. If you don’t think an offer is good enough be ready to negotiate and don’t outright reject them, you may not get another offer come through so it’s always handy to have back up buyers!
Invest in a Featured Hair Listing
I had a standard $10 listing and in 3 weeks I only got 1 offer which was too low for me to accept. I decided to upgrade to a featured listing to get more exposure (gotta contact site admin separately as once the ad is live you cant upgrade from your admin panel). I’m not sure if it’s coincidence but after I upgraded I got 3 offers in the following 3 weeks. I ended up selling my hair to one of these guys. If you can afford the extra $15 it might be worth getting featured. I also recommend putting the length of your hair e.g. 20” at the start of your ad title. That’s because in the featured bar a lot of the title is cut off. Having the hair length at the start of the title attracts more buyers as they know exactly what they’re clicking on and what to expect. Best of luck hair traders!
Life changing hair sale of $1,000
Nice idea launching this experience page guys and thanks for inviting me to leave my comments. As a single mum and being strapped for cash I reluctantly decided to put my hair for sale. The idea was new to me and I couldn’t afford to sell anything else I own! I managed to sell my 26” of well-kept virgin hair for $1,000. It was difficult not giving in to the first offer of $700 and I waited another week which proved to be very worthwhile. That’s given me some much-needed financial relief and I look forward to taking my son to the local soccer match on Saturday as I can afford to give up overtime for once. Thank you.
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.