Just wanting to get other people's opinion on this matter.
A seller was giving away a girl's bike for free on Marketplace to whoever could come and collect it first.
I thought it'd be good for me to use for learning/practicing how to ride a bike, just on a temporary basis until I can buy a proper one later on.
So we picked up the bike from the seller. My hubby then cleaned up and did some repairs and chain replacement on the bike to get it working properly. The bike ended up being too small for me, but I still used it to learn and practice with.
We eventually decided to re-sell it on Marketplace for a small amount (which we thought covered the cleaning and repairs). We then get a message from the original seller requesting that we give him the bike back, stating he much prefer to give the bike to a more deserving kid/family.
My issue is:
- Who is he to decide who is more deserving or not? He had the choice of giving it out to another kid/family or getting rid of it asap. He chose the latter.
- Once sold, how is it his business about what we do with the bike that he gave away for free?!
I don't think it's unreasonable of us to re-sell the bike?! Thoughts?
P.S. We ourselves have given away plenty of items for free on marketplace, and not once have we asked for the items back. I could care less whether the buyer used it or re-sold it to someone else. Once sold, it's no longer my business. Thank you.