Thank you for your support of the mullet. Every time you buy a shirt or hat at the Mullet Shop, you support our ability to provide this free service. And it is FREE. We’ve had thousands of listing over the past 6 years and every day, another used board pops up and another paddle or used board gets sold.
Also, by buying boards and paddles, cool SUP stuff from our advertisers, you’re supporting the companies who support us, thereby making this all possible.
The last way to support the Mullet and the free Classifieds is by featuring your listing. It’s $20 and we’ll share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, and the CHUm Newsletter. Featured listings work really well. And while they can’t overcome pricing issues or shipping issues, they can help get the word out to a few thousand people.
SHOPS and COMPANIES
If you are a shop or SUP Company, you are welcome to submit your boards for $10. They sell. We had one shop sell 12 boards in a month.
Computer or Phone?
Creating a classified works best on a computer or laptop. Something about trying to type on a phone and the associated issues drive people nuts. We HIGHLY suggest waiting until you can get on a computer to list.
Each listing is a single item or package
Finally, each listing is a single listing for a single item or group of items. If you are selling a board that comes with a bag and/or a paddle, list them together. If you have 4 boards, list them separately. However, this is not for NEW boards. This is for your demo fleet or liquidation suff. This is not for your inventory. I hope that makes sense. We’re reasonable. We can work something out. We want to put people on boards. However, we once had someone looking to list 50 cheap and new carbon fiber paddles and said Heck No! and we get at least one attempt to list a stack of inflatables form China every week. We decline. Whammy!
STEP 1: LOGIN or REGISTER
You can register here: https://distressedmullet.com/register/
You can login here: https://distressedmullet.com/login/
Enter your location
Add your Contact Information
I’m working on a SMS text system, but for now, this is the best way. Willing to ship is a big thing. You can also be willing to try to get it to the buyer or from the seller. We have a great network of people traveling to events. For the price of a beer or chipping in for gas, you can get someone to bring it for you. If you’re not sure, email us and we’ll try to help you figure something out, find someone to help.
Don’t forget the Condition.
It defaults to 1, so rate the condition from 1 to 10. We can’t assume it’s new. We assume it’s used. Set it accurately.
Common Issues: Images
Images have to be under 2MB and set the size to something manageable. They are just for the web, so they don’t have to be huge images with giant resolution. Something under 900 wide and over 300 pixels wide is perfect.
How to resize an image on a MAC
Step 1: Select all the images you want to resize.
Step 2: Right click on them and select “Open With Preview.”
Step 3: In Preview, go to Edit > Select All.
Step 4: Once all images are selected, go to Tools > Adjust Size.
Step 5: Enter the width (900 pixels -not inches-max) or height value to resize your photos to your liking.
How to resize an image on a PC
Step 1: Open Paint by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint.
Step 2: Click the Paint button , click Open, click the picture you want to resize, and then click Open.
Step 3: On the Home tab, in the Image group, click Resize. Set width to 900 pixels -not inches-max.
There are obviously a bunch of different ways to resize images using applications like iPhoto and Photoshop. Use the method you know and love.
There is a small part here that is important. The Mullet does not own these listings. They are our viewers possessions. The deal is between the buyer and seller and we make no $ from the transactions. We’re just trying to help people buy and sell boards. For Maufacturers and shops, it’s awesome, because often it’s selling an old board to buy a new one. Upgrades.
Respond to inquiries. If you don’t respond, they email us. When you don’t respond to us, we delete the listing.
Let us know when they sell. It’ll stop people from contacting you. It’ll help maintain the integrity of the listings. Even just an email to [email protected] will help.
How to Avoid Scams
There are plenty of legitimate buyers, but watch out for scams. We screen every request, BUT, you are inevitably the one who has to watch their butt.
Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
. Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
. Beware offers involving shipping – deal with locals you can meet in person.
. Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) – anyone who asks you to is a scammer.
. Don’t accept cashier/certified checks or money orders – banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
. Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a “guarantee”.
. Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
. Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing “deal” may not exist.
. Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.
Scammers sometimes pose as genuine buyers. Often they will contact you wanting to buy your goods, but will make up stories such as needing your help to pay an agent or third party for upfront costs like transportation or insurance. The scammer will promise you reimbursement for these costs, however once you have paid, there is no reimbursement and it is often too late to recover the money and/or contact the ‘buyer’.
Another variation is when the scammer poses as a buyer and makes you a generous offer for the item you are selling. If you accept the offer, the scammer then sends you a cheque, but the cheque is for more money than the agreed sale price. The scammer will invent an excuse for the overpayment, for example to cover the fees of an agent or extra shipping costs. The scammer might just say that it was a mistake.The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount—usually through an online banking transfer or a wire transfer. The scammer is hoping that you will do this before you discover that their cheque has bounced. You will have lost the money you gave the scammer, and if you have already sent the item you were selling, you will lose it as well.
DO NOT PROVIDE ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. ACCEPT CASH OR PAYPAL ONLY.
DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE EMAILS of Known Scammers [email protected] or Catherine Louise [email protected] Or anyone named John Holmes. Seriously.
Be careful. As much as you’d like to sell an item, it’s better to keep your board than to lose your shirt in a scam. When in doubt, throw the offer out.
If you’re not good on computers or get frustrated
It happens to a lot of us. Don’t get frustrated. Or more accurately, if you are frustrated, let us help. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll help list your stuff.