i tried for like 20 min to take a good pic

Collectibles scammer now collects bad reviews.

This may get long but I will do my best to reign my ramble-y self in.
(tl;dr at the end)

Names faces and some details have been changed to protect the innocent and prevent more harassment.

My little brother(in-law…known from here out as LB) told me about a decent sized FB group devoted to a type of collectible we are both into. I join the group and he tells me about this great deal he took part in. The group has sponsored vendors a.k.a. people who throw a few bucks at the group’s mod and they get a shiny star saying everyone should trust them…keyword should.

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Boyfriend Suga

Originally posted by haru-haru10

  • dating yoongi would not be the most adventurous relationship lbr
  • he has his moments
  • like that time, for your anniversary he took you to (country you want to visit) where he surprised you by being responsible and bringing the first aid kit
  • and photographer yoongi came out
  • he snapped loads of pics of you, saying you were his muse and acting cute af
  • but 90% of the time, you two lay around
  • there’s a lot of napping
  • not much fighting either
  • (which is good)
  • the relationship is very mild and calm and relaxing
  • it’s as if you’ve both been together for 50+ years
  • the other bangtan boys call you their grandparents
  • “now, kids,” jimin will say, a smile already lighting up his face so you KNOW he’s gonna say something smart. “we have to keep quite. we don’t want to disturb our grandparents, do we?”
  • but yoongi doesn’t mind one bit. “yeah, that’s right. keep it down or else you’ll all be in trouble”
  • and he means it
  • grandpa yoongi don’t fuck around
  • you don’t know this (and he’ll never admit it) but yoongi puts a lot of thought into his appearance before seeing you. but not too much to where it’s obvious
  • he’ll spent maybe 20 mins in front of the bathroom mirror, fixing his hair, changing shirts, tilting his hat to the swaggest, sexiest degree
  • but if you compliment him he’s like “psssh, please, babe. I’m just naturally perfect. u jelly?”

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

  • he might not be the most energetic boyfriend but he shows he cares in little ways
  • like “accidentally” leaving his clothes at your place, so that you’ll wear them and look so cute and precious in his baggy clothes
  • or kissing your forehead when you’re asleep
  • or running you a bath
  • (then joining in, so it’s more for him but still, you’re relaxed, right?)
  • don’t be surprised if he falls asleep on you during movie night
  • don’t be surprised if he falls asleep on you all the time, it’s just who he is
  • he still dreams of being a rock, you know
  • and sleeping is good practice for it
  • his skin is so warm, he’s like your personal heater
  • asking him to sing for you, even though he sounds like a dying cat, but he gets so passionate if it’s a song he loves (or wrote). and he tries his best to make you happy
  • even though you end up just laughing your ass off
  • he doesn’t like fighting, it requires too much energy
  • which means that if you’re genuinely mad about something, he’ll just sit there ignoring you, which riles you up even more
  • he only ever argues back if he feels like he’s right and you’re wrong
  • then you best hope there’s an empty plot waiting for you in the graveyard because min yoongi will destroy you, bury you and hold the damn ceremony himself
  • and after an hour of him sassing and fighting with you, there’s a timid knock on the door
  • “guys?” it’s taehyung’s voice. “are you two still fighting?”
  • he, more than any of the other boys, hates it when his “grandparents” fight
  • generally, suga doesn’t get jealous
  • and he dgaf about your past, like, you could have slept with everyone or no one and he doesn’t care. as long as he has you now and you love him, then what importance is your past?
  • he’s mainly just too lazy to get jealous more than anything
  • but if one of the boys is being too clingy (probably one of the younger ones) then he might get annoyed that you’re not spending more time with him, so he’ll have his judging face on
  • but if he does get jealous, then he’s like a volcano about to explode. he’ll try internalizing it (fighting is really so much effort) but he’ll do something risky to prove that you’re his
  • like rest his hand on your thigh, then slowly slide it up
  • don’t bother trying to stop him
  • when he has his mind on something, then min yoongi will do it and be the best at it
  • he’s very dedicated when he has a goal
  • yoongi likes when you play with his hair
  • and take care of it, like help him treat the damaged ends
  • or pull it when he’s going down on you
  • basically, he likes you touching his hair
  • genuinely cares more about personality than looks (and maybe gender, if that japan interview is anything to go by (I’ve heard the translations were wrong but whatever)) so if you’re self conscious about having small boobs, or stretch marks, or hairy arms, or bad acne, then this boy will be genuinely confused because
  • “jagi, you know I love you, right? so then why are you worrying about stupid things like that? if I gave a shit then I wouldn’t love you like I do, would I?”
  • he’s an ultimate d-boy and won’t let you forget it
  • so expect many trips to his hometown of Daegu, meeting his family and friends and hearing him brag 25/8 about being the most successful man from Daegu
  • he knows how to get his way with you, aegyo-ing himself into your good books
  • but don’t expect aegyo to work on him (he lives with flower boy seokjin and aegyo trash jimin, this boy is immune) so you’ll never convince him to let you listen to his mixtape before ARMY’s
  • he wants his mixtape to be 100000000% perfect
  • and even if the ARMY’s don’t know it, they mean a lot to him. and he would hate that his fans, the people who supported his talent and his career, that made him into the man he is today, wouldn’t be the first to hear his music
  • of course he loves you, don’t doubt that just because you hear his mixtape at the same time the rest of the world does
  • he just really appreciates his supporters and they’re never last place in his life
  • yoongi doesn’t talk much about his feelings though
  • but if you ask then he’s not afraid to show them, if that makes sense
  • like, while he’s not an open book, he also knows there’s nothing wrong with a man having emotions and talking about them
  • he also doesn’t care much about being caught doing sexual acts
  • like, he will go down on you on the kitchen table, giving no shits about his dongsaengs in the next room. but if, say, kookie walks in for some banana milk then r.i.p maknae because yoongi will make it seem like it’s all your fault and how dare you interrupt his meal gtfo or prepare to die
  • he’s also a hardcore cuddler
  • so while the relationship may not be like living on the edge, that’s not a bad thing
  • it’s obvious there’s so much love and care and at the end of the day, isn’t that what everyone wants?

Originally posted by suga-of-daegu

anonymous asked:

Hi! I miss you with all my heart! Still not over that Cheriam shit show last night. I read that comment today "Even Liam performance and Cheryl been there too didn't help the sinking ship #XFACTOR rating last night." Then i checked and wow, ratings is so bad as hell. Seems like Satan promo company didn't work. Still pissed that Cheryl stole all Liam audience and news. But not surprised at all. Their body language saying the truth - they're strangers.

Hey Nonnie!

Long post ahead:
Honestly last night had me rolling because it was a trainwreck on so many levels. Those awkward IG stories, her being interviewed and kissing Satan’s ass, the way they forced Liam to make an exit with her. It was so bad, I can’t believe it actually happened.

Initially I was under the impression that Satan gave Liam to Chernobyl to revive her career and also to punish Liam for standing up to him after Zayn left. Upon further review, I think the entire point of this stunt is to promote XF, and both Chernobyl and Liam are pawns to an extent. She was desperate and would’ve agreed to anything to get back to her previous level of fame. Satan doesn’t have friends and I guarentee he doesn’t care if Chernobyl’s reputation goes down the toilet. She is a messy person, and people will watch her simply to see her fail. Drama and problematic people/situations are good news for Satan, which brings us to the cringe fest that was last night:

In case you missed the show (I’m referring to the entire day btw), it started out with IG stories where Liam hung out with his parents and Chernobyl’s mom made a weird guest appearance in what I assume was actually Chernobyl’s house. Poor Karen even had to awkwardly stir a pile of some type of food (???) and act natural. The general consensus from everyone involved was that they couldn’t wait for Liam to perform. This intrigued me because XF is not what it used to be, and Liam’s body language didn’t scream happy and excited, before or afterwards.

Anyways, moving on. Liam arrived at XF alone and Chernobyl popped up later to take pics with random fans. She was also interviewed and gave a shout out to Satan himself, but the best part was the dude behind her that mocked her (@ that dude, who are you, please marry me 😂). She popped into an XF IG story (that was completely unrelated to her in which Liam was thanking fans) with no comment, context, or contact from either party. Liam was stiff as a board and clearly over it.

Liam’s actual performance was amazing! I personally liked the Kiss House Party a bit more because it was lower pressure and the audience at XF was meh. Liam doesn’t usually let his nerves affect his performance but I could tell he was a bit off his game, and rightfully so. It was still stellar, right up until his exit. Liam tried to leave backstage like a normal human before he was forced to make a U turn, go out into the audience to give Chernobyl a hug (one armed and awkward as hell from both sides) before they both left mid-show. The host’s reaction was equivalent to mine: are you kidding me, why does this need to happen, y'all can’t wait 20 more minutes for the results etc

They vanished for a while and then popped up in what has to be the single most cringey, awkward moment of this entire stunt. If you haven’t watched the IG story of them in the car from last night, check it out. Liam sounds strange from the beginning, they are blaring classical music, and Chernobyl couldn’t get any further away from Liam. He basically said “life doesn’t get any better does it” and then left room for her to insert a comment and she literally just froze and smiled for 10 fucking seconds while Liam cackled like a crazy person. He ends it by saying how surreal his life is, which I assume was a shot at his teenage dream of dating her when he first auditioned at the tender age of 14 (which he managed to include in the first story she made an appearance in earlier that day btw).

Overall, the incredible lack of chemistry between them is a bit mind blowing. He’s more comfortable with strangers and random fans than this chick he’s supposedly in love with. Idk if she is just a robot all the time or if she’s terrible at acting too or what, but dang. Put them together in a room and video them for 10 mins and this stunt will end itself. They are uncomfortable as hell together.

The entire thing was essentially an extension of “supportive” Chernobyl. First she talked the talk on SM leading up to the performance and then she walked the walk last night. I don’t think Liam’s performance and the weird way they acted together made the impression or provided the exposure that Chernobyl and Satan are after though. What it did do, however, is get the public’s attention. Pretty much all the comments I’ve seen have been about how strange their relationship is. Chernobyl got her articles about being so supportive and loving which will help her image when the split happens (she did everything right and the big, bad, immature man broke her heart. So sad). People aren’t gonna tune in to XF and coo when she premieres some lame song while Liam cheers her on from the audience. Their relationship is boring, quite odd, and they’ve both shut down all angles that could take their relationship further and revive public interest (marriage and another baby).

You know what people might tune in for though? Chernobyl’s first appearance after a sudden shocking split just weeks after Chiam played the happy couple for the XF audience. People will be curious where it went wrong, and, if nothing else, they’ll tune in to bash Chernobyl. Considering I’m starting to think this whole relationship was designed to create drama and ultimately get exposure for XF, it’s very likely last night will be their last outing before a split.

I wouldn’t be too concerned about her stealing the show last night. It was never about him to begin with, and the entire thing was a huge joke. People know it’s weird for her to be so involved in his life, and they aren’t impressed. I think the GP is hypercritical of him because of his relation to her, and that should change when they split and his team does some damage control. Also the majority of XF viewers aren’t Liam’s target audience, and despite the mess, BF is rising on UK iTunes. I just hope he’s had a relaxing day today with his family. After that shit show, he definitely deserves a break.

(Sorry for being MIA so much. School has been crazy recently but I’ll do my best to answer more asks as they are sent)

Dating Jaebum would include (highly requested)

- “jaebum, have you seen my leftovers?”

“Wait,…u didn’t leave them for me…?”

- wearing his hats a lot because this boy will fuck up ya hair during sex by pulling on it all wild and then beg you to go to Walgreens and get him some Gatorade cause he need electrolytes

- going hard whenever his parts of a song come on in the car together, jaebum probably whips so hard he turns into a stop sign or some shit

- this boy ALWAYS steals ya Chapsticks but you can’t really get mad cause he need them more than you

- twirling pasta for him and shoving it in his mouth while you’re all annoyed but he just looks at you with heart eyes

- “hey mark have u seen this pic of me and-”

“You showed it to me 20 mins ago Jaebum, it’s your lock screen, you posted it on Instagram, I’ve seen it.”

- his dad probably calls you some cute shit like his lil angel, always pesters Jaebum about treating u right while you’re next to him like yeah….yeah u should treat me like the prince/ss I am jaebum

- looks so good in suits you sometimes jus ask him to put them on and he don’t understand why

- playing pranks on each other until half of Jaebum’s eyebrow is gone, your covered in feathers, maybe it’s time to stop

- vlogging with him, and he’s all cute and bubbly and laughs a lot

- he likes taking you to new places to eat, insists on taking pictures of you everytime you get dressed for him because he wants to remember it for later

- sometimes he sings you to sleep and kisses down your neck while you cuddle up into him and his arms envelop you and it’s like heaven

- smelling like him for a while after he’s gone and that just makes you a sadder hoe bc, your jaebum is gone

- little encouraging texts from him like “I love u, u can do this, have a great day my princess”

- but 5 seconds later the mood will change and some wild ass text like “I want you naked on the bed waiting for me when i come over tonight” will come through and you’re like what the fuck jaebum I haven’t even eaten breakfast

- singing really…really offtune to everything but it’s music to Jaebums ears, wants jyp to sign ya ass up

- probably that really annoying idol that’s like “no, I have a girlfriend” to everything

- he likes braiding your hair while you snuggle with him and watch tv

- cutie who will probably hold your makeup for you in his pocket when you guys go clubbing, probably lifts you on his back cause your heels hurt your feet

- once a week you both make time to make dinners together, lasagna week is coming up and Jaebum is excited

- jaebum the type to put annoying 2009 MySpace stickers on your pictures but you love him anyways

- let’s you wear his sunglasses even though they’re two sizes too big for your face

- game nights together where he probably gets mad he’s losing scrabble and ends up kissing you to distract you

- all of got7 trying to be all up in ya relationship and jaebums like omg guys stop!!! But you’re probably in the background talking about your sex life with youngjae

- random flowers that he surprises you with and its so cliche but it works

- watching Disney movies together but they’re in English so you gotta translate for him probably

- you could probably wear a sheet with holes cut out and jaebum would probably be like damn babe you look good

- competitions to see who can eat the most icecream but that ends in jaebum laying on your lap while you hold a warm cloth over his forehead cause he tried to shove half the tub in at once

- kissing up and down his chest when you guys are laying together, it probably tickles him

- riding buses together while you fall asleep on him and jaebums like omg so cute….but then you start drooling on him and he wants to push you off but you look cute he’s so conflicted

- y'all probably hear the icecream man passing and you guys try to race, you’re pushing him into a door, he’s pulling you back by your shirt and plopping you on the couch, then by the time you get there it’s already gone cause y'all childish lmao

- you being tired sometimes at events and it ends up with you on his lap asleep in his neck while he tries to pay attention but it’s hard cause your ass is heavy

- sharing everything, you wear his sweaters, jaebum probably steals your earrings and hats smh

- styling his hair for him and sometimes picking out his clothes while you clap in the background cause he looks so cute

- New Years with him while you’re probably drunk & slurring your words and telling him how glad you are you picked him over Jackson and he’s like aw…wait what????

- “did you steal my cologne, y/n?”

“What??? I can’t hear you, I gotta go, love u bye!!!!”

- looking at animals together while you guys sigh all dramatically bc you can’t get one yet

- Mark probably has to pry you off of Jaebum when you drop him off for practice because y'all kiss each other goodbye in the car but then 2 mins later he’s on your lap for some reason, kissing down your neck and marks like we gtg dude

- petty arguments over who gets to lick the bottom of the brownie bowl

- kissing his shoulders because he’s sore sometimes and he just sits there like (◕‿◕✿)

- trying to not laugh at each other when you make eye contact on variety shows but it’s impossible and the camera zooms in on both of y'all making double chins at each other

- attempting cooking classes together but jaebum ends up slicing himself so you gotta take him home and listen to him complain about the hello kitty bandaid you gave him

- roasting him because he got more Simpsons memorabilia than he got pictures of you
•"Why don’t you just keep Bart in ya wallet then?“
But he got a Photocard in there you just don’t know lmao

- grabbing onto his hair when he’s literally fucking you into a wall and his princess ass stops like baby girl, I love you, but watch the hair

- sending him little butterfly kisses from across the practice room and he’s all dramatic and pretends to catch them and put them in his pocket for later and jacksons like bro….why didnt u do that for me??

- randomly screaming about something and jaebum runs in with a bat all scared but you’re just staring at pictures of him on tumblr and he’s like really

- really into stripteases, but likes to pick the music and you’re trying to be all sexy to some fast ass techno beat

- in all honesty, the entire relationship feels like when you’ve been laughing for a really long time and you get that little pause where everything feels nice and you love the way life looks, and jaebum makes you feel like that because he treats you like the apple of his eye and puts you above everything else like the cutie he is, your number one fan and sugar bun

college yoongi
  • min yoongi, the college’s resident music theory major (see also: genius)
  • seriously though, almost everyone thinks he’s a genius and his professors gush over him but not when he’s around bc they think he’s indifferent
  • but he’s not indifferent bc it’s easy to notice the little smile on his face whenever he overhears someone mention that he has mad skills or something and he just shakes his head and continues to walk
  • and if anyone ever stops him to talk about something of his that they heard he just shrugs and it’s good-naturedly and replies with “ah, i was only messing around you know”
  • so he’s obviously very humble which kinda gives people whiplash bc they didn’t that at all like most people just thought he knew how amazing he is but nope he’s actually really chill
  • there’s always flyers in like every department saying that people should listen to his soundcloud and follow him
  • the number of followers and plays that his tracks have is insane but not really bc he’s a genius and his username is min genius so i mean yeah
  • he has this really nice, chill style that’s kinda a hybrid of tomppabeats and it’s great and sometimes he uploads remixes and they’re also great
  • even uploads some of his soft rapping tracks to keep like this chill theme but if you’re into like hardcore rapping, he has another account for that
  • like the baristas in the café on campus asked if it was cool to play some (all) of his tracks and he’s like yeah sure why not
  • he even has a few eps on itunes and the ratings always surprise bc “wow people actually like my stuff??” and it’s one source of income so
  • but more about his rapping tracks. like, the lyrics are so deep and meaningful and are one of the main reasons people enjoy them
  • bc he talks about a lot of relevant stuff that he felt like he wasn’t able to talk about and they really add on to the “only few will understand” idea
  • yeah twenty one pilots are one of his many inspirations amazing i know
  • another thing that confuses people is the fact that he’s best friends with the kinda hyper sophomore & kinesiology major, junghoseok
  • like they’re kinda opposites but they’ve known each other since like middle school and they’re still really close
  • hoseok was the one they helped yoongi decide what to minor in bc he knows how much his best pal loves photography so it was a pretty easy decision to make
  • he also helped yoongi with his major bc there’s always those majors that people don’t see as being stable but yoongi defied all the odds that were stacked against him bc he already has companies reaching out to him about his composing skills
  • it was mentioned on the music theroy’s major website about students having things published and having companies contact them before graduation and he didn’t really believe it until it happened to him and it’s so cool but he doesn’t brag about it bc he’s super humble
  • okay about him minoring in photography
  • he loves taking nature pics bc it’s so nice and has such a nice aesthetic that you can’t find anywhere else
  • he studied abroad the year before in florence, italy and took a thousand pictures there bc everything was so captivating
  • so when he’s not making music or playing basketball (which he also does), he’s snapping some quality pictures of forests and sunsets and etc. and those that know him are like wow he’s so multi-talented
  • sometimes you see him sitting under a tree in the park not too far from campus with his headphones on while he works on his laptop and you can see his camera peeking out of his backpack
  • he calls the camera his life bc he was saving up forever to buy it but people buying his eps on itunes helped out a lot
  • yeah so you see him a lot in the park when you’re studying or whatever and it’s nice to watch him work even though you feel kinda creepy when you do but he’s really nice to look at and his mannerisms are so gentle idk if that makes sense but yeah
  • so you make it a habit to go to the park a few times a week and sometimes yoongi’s playing basketball with his friends and that kid jungkook tries to throw the ball a bit too hard and you’re kinda close by so it almost hits you
  • and yoongi’s rushing over to make sure you’re okay an dyou’re yeah i’m fine while clutching your chest and jungkook just stands there wide-eyed before he apologizes 20 times
  • and yoongi notices that the ball knocked over your coffee and even though he’s not all that sociable, he offers to buy you another one and you’re like nah it’s fine and he’s like okay and you’re :/ ?? bc you kinda hoped he would insist but nope
  • one of his friends, hoseok, calls him back over to finish the game but he doesn’t call him yoongi but min genius and the cogs are turning in your head bc that sounds familiar and yoongi checks that you’re okay before he gets the ball and continues playing
  • and after that you grab your things and head to your class but it’s hard to concentrate bc you know that you saw min genius somewhere so when you get back to your dorm you look it up and yoongi’ssoundcloud and itunes comes up and it clicks bc you remember seeing flyers with min genius on them
  • when you see him again a few days later you tell him that you really like his stuff and he just smiles and thanks you and he shyly asks if you’d want to grab a coffee with him bc hoseok gave him a lecture the night before about him asking you out or something
  • yeah so you agree and while the two of you are waiting for your coffee, you realize that his music is playing and you’re like wow and yoongi just smiles his gummy smile and it’s cute and he finds you cute and it turns out that you’re taking intro to digital photography and he’s like i took it last semester and i can help if you ever need it
  • the two of you hang out sometimes whether that’s meeting up in the café or at the park when he’s editing some of his music and he shows you his pictures and tricks to help you with class and they’re really amazing
  • esp the ones from florence and you think it’s so cool that he studied abroad and he tells you about it and it sounded like a lot of fun
  • he even made these little short films and they’re so nice and aesthetic with some of his tracks playing in the background and it’s so chill
  • then sometimes you find yourself making playlists for him bc the way he talks about music, you know it’s important to him and when you meet up again you let him listen to them and he has a smile on his face bc it’s good music
  • before either of you can really process it, you realize how deep the feelings you have for each other run like it’s way past just friends
  • when he realized that he likes you he wasn’t !! it was just okay so like i them in that way and it took him a while to mull it over and he doesn’t tell you right away or at all
  • since he’s been helping you with photography, you take pictures of him when he’s working on music or playing basketball with the rest of bts and create this little collection that you posted on vsco and show him and he’s like wow these are nice without really noticing that it’s him then he’s oh and kinda blushes bc you titled it ‘i like you’
  • and within a few weeks, you’re officially a thing and the rest of bangtan are so happy for you guys
  • lots of really chill dates where you watch him edit his music and photos and your bf min yoongi, well, min genius is just that: a genius that has a soft heart and cares about you and his friends a lot
I walked in front of Jae at the filming set!

People say, good things happen to those who… make ENG SUBS without expecting anything on return?…lol just kidding.

Okay, first of all I always say it is not that I have “good luck” but more that I am VERY stubborn and persistent when I really want something, and this is true for everything in my life, not only fandom related stuff.

But alright, I have to admit sometimes a little bit of luck does come handy! as it was the case today ^^

Friday, August 4th, 2017

I had decided to stay at home today, because the whole week I had things to do outside and with this freaking heat it is a painful thing for me! I HATE hot weather, I hate humidity, I hate sweating, I hate feeling gross, so I was convinced nothing would make me leave my air conditioned room today!

But then there was Jae like “OHAI I’M FILMING NEXT TO YOUR UNI”

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✨selling on mercari tips✨

I’ve sold over $2,000 worth of things on mercari so far so I figured I’d share some of my tips and tricks for quick and high value sales! This post is long so you might want to come back to it later, I’ll leave it at the top of my feed for a while for easy access.

♡ 1. Always take high quality photos of the front, back, and any flaws of the item. If you have more photos available, take a photo of the label of the item and any tags it comes with if it is NWT. Make sure that the photos are not blurry or pixelated.

- I myself will click away from a seller’s item immediately if there is only one photo of the item, or if all photos are oddly zoomed in on or blurry. It causes suspicion about the true condition of the item if the seller appears to not want to post a photo of all parts.

♡ 2. Be descriptive in your title and listing! Be honest about the condition of the item and list ALL flaws. If there is a period stain on a pair of shorts, address it. Use “New” only for items New With Tags. Use “Like New” for items never worn. Mercari frequently sides with the buyer if they determine that you did not describe your item accurately and honestly. Use appropriate keywords and make your description concise but not short.

- I click away from any item that does not have a description. It shows low effort and makes me question the true condition of the item as well as the seller’s ship time.

♡ 3. Be smart. Document all interactions between yourself and your buyer. If the item you are selling is expensive like an iPhone, videotape yourself boxing up the item all the way through to taking it to the post office and dropping it off. I once won a Mercari dispute because I documented my buyer saying that the item didn’t fit her, and showed this to Mercari because their policy is that they do not allow returns based on size issues.

♡ 4. Do not cheat on shipping labels! Sometimes you can get away with putting a heavy pair of jeans under a $4 shipping label weight, but be prepared to get a poor rating and a pissy buyer who will expect you to make up the postal difference if it comes down to it. And never use a priority FLAT RATE box for a priority $6 label. The basic priority boxes are for the $6 label, not the flat rate. Your buyer WILL have to pay the $7-14 difference on the flat rate if you send it with a $4-$6 label. The only way to get around using a flat rate box with the wrong label is to wrap it in something, but that can look very sloppy and cheap and earn you a poor rating as well.

♡ 5. Give measurements accurately and do not solely size the item by the tag size. Items may shrink in the wash. If your size 8 pants have the waist size of 24", SAY THIS in your description to avoid getting an upset buyer! Just because Mercari doesn’t issue returns based on size doesn’t mean that you should screw over your buyer because you can. Besides, sometimes they side with the buyer anyway, so it’s best to not put yourself in this situation. I give the measurements of all inseams and waist sizes on pants regardless of tag label.

♡ 6. Package items with care and a thank you note. Do not put your item in a cardboard box without any protective wrapping or else it may get wet. I use waterproof polymailers, but on the rare occasion that I do use boxes, I put the items in a ziplock bag. If your packaging looks sloppy, you will get a bad rating. And for the love of God– I shouldn’t even have to say this, but don’t leave popcorn kernel crumbs or dead roaches in your packaging! It is disgusting and I have had this happen to me, and I have never bought from those buyers again.

♡ 7. Ignore lowball offers. You will have some people approach you about a NWT item that was originally $120 from Zara and say “I’ll buy for $3 free shipping”. Don’t even justify this with a response. Many will later say something like “sorry” or “hello :)” or “Please my mom is dying of cancer and bla blah blah” ignore it. These are the scam artists that will screw you over anyway or the lowballers who will take advantage of your item.

♡ 8. Be patient! Your more obscure brand items may take months or even years to sell. Don’t lowball yourself unless you absolutely have to get rid of the item (but if you’re going to sell everything for $3, you may as well take them to Plato’s or Clothes Mentor). If you have a heavily stained or worn item and it’s a brand nobody cares about, just take it to Goodwill and get the tax credit for it instead of trying to sell it when it’s likely not worth your gas money and packaging efforts to send it for $3 anyway.

♡ 9. Buy from other sellers as well to build up your ratings, and be a pleasant buyer (I will make my next post about this).

- I personally do not buy or sell to anyone who has 0 ratings, because many turn out to be bots or scam artists.

♡ 10. DO NOT PUT YOUR ITEM IN YOUR MAILBOX. This can depend on where you live, but if you’re going to do this, hand it off to your mailman personally to avoid it getting stolen. Your buyer will be pissed if it never arrives and they’ve paid for it.

♡ 11. Get direct deposits as often as possible. Mercari is known for randomly closing down accounts due to “violations” and keeping the money in these accounts. This has gotten a lot better, but is still not worth the risk. As soon as you reach your $10 cashout, request it to protect yourself. Keeping $500 in your account for a month is foolish.

♡ 12. DO NOT SELL COUNTERFIT OR NON-AUTHENTIC OR “INSPIRED” ITEMS. YOU CAN AND WILL BE PUNISHED FOR THIS. I had $55 in my account when I was told that if I posted another Ivory Ella dupe that my account would be terminated without notice, and this has happened to many others before. I was suspended instead. I didn’t even use the words “dupe” or “fake” in my description or title. My guess is that a competitor seller reported my listing personally.

♡ 13. Answer questions from buyers as soon as possible, granted that they aren’t trolling or harassing you. You might have many men comment something like “nice panties” if you’re selling new underwear or whatever. Block them. Don’t let them buy from you and get your address from the label. If the question is honest, do your best to give more photos or measurements or describe the condition as accurately as possible.

- I do not buy from people who do not answer me.

♡ 14. Model photos of items generally help them to sell faster as long as they are appropriate in nature.

♡ 15. In relation to the above, DO NOT MODEL AN ITEM AND THEN SAY “NEVER WORN/TRIED ON”!!! This looks stupid as hell and I always laugh my ass off when I see it. If you want to say that the item was never worn, use an image off google… BUT know that stock photos are not allowed on Mercari! I have had listings removed because of stock photos. Your best bet is to just model the item and say “like new” condition and “only worn for the model photo”.

♡ 16. Do not get an attitude with buyers. If they are trolling or lowballing, ignore them. They can report you and get your account terminated for snarky comments. Try to appear as pleasant as possible, but don’t be a kissass.

“Hi, I’d like to offer $18 on this $20 top!” - potential buyer

“can you not read? My price says firm dumbass” - seller ❌ Even though it may seem like common sense to read the description, it wasn’t a lowball offer and doesn’t warrant a smartass response. And if you’ve had this item up for a while then you should probably just take the offer anyway as it’s barely off from your original asking price.

“Hello, my price is firm, sorry, but I will let you know if that changes in the future!” ✅ Mature and doesn’t offend the potential buyer.

“Hello! I have uploaded another photo like you requested. :)” ✅

“Hi girl :) Your profile pic is super cute btw. For your convenience I’ve added three more photos even though you just asked to see the size label photo. Feel free to make me an offer. I’ll even ship out next day for you.” 3 min later “Hello? Are you interested?” 2 min later “Hi let me know if you want it or not” ❌

- If a buyer wants it, they will make an offer or buy it. You don’t need to ask 5 times. If they asked for another photo and ended up not buying it, the photo likely told them something about the item that they did not want like the condition or size, and there is NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS. Do not feel pressured to lie for fast sales.

♡ 17. Don’t flip free items for their “original prices”. If you get a free blanket from VS when you spend $75 and claim that you paid “full price” 89.95 like it says on the tag, you look like an ass and insult everyone around you by insinuating that everyone is stupid enough to believe that.

VS Blanket $30 NWT - Got this free with purchase and don’t need it, hoping someone else can use it. Price is firm otherwise I’d keep it. ✅

VS Blanket $89.95 - My price is FIRM, I paid full price for this and am just trying to make my money back because I lost the receipt. I did not get this free no matter what you say. ❌

♡ 18. The above brings me to my next point… don’t extravagantly lie about why you’re selling items. It looks weird and suspicious.

NWT Makeup Palette Naked3 $75 - Got the wrong one in stores yesterday, lost my receipt. Nobody in my family wants it and none of my friends do. Don’t ask me any more questions. PRICE IS FIRM!!! (Has 20 other palettes listed on their page) ❌ Lies lies lies, and rude. Obvious shoplifter.

NWT Makeup Palette Naked3 $25 (only one listed on page) - Got this as a gift, don’t want it. ✅ To the point and doesn’t look suspicious.

NWT Makeup Palette Naked3 $25 - Price is firm. ✅ In general, you don’t even owe anyone an explanation as to why you are selling an item if it is unused. Making up stories makes it sound like you’ve acquired the item through illegal or counterfit means and are trying to pre-convince people of this not being true.

♡ 19. Your price point needs to be fair. In general, Mercari is a used goods marketplace.

Hollister shirt size xs - has some stains and holes. Just trying to make back what I paid for it. $49.95 price is firm. ❌

Hollister shirt size xs - nwt, $49.95, price is firm. ❌ Nobody gives a shit what you paid for it. It’s on sale in stores for $8 NWT right now. The only items that you can get away with up charging are from PINK that are sold out (such as the Sherpa quarter zips that frequently sold for $140 on Merc when they were originally $65 in stores) and cosmetic items.

Hollister shirt size xs - nwt, $10. ✅ Even though this item is on sale in stores, you might have the only size or color left, and your price point is reasonable. You can expect a relatively easy sale. Some people also prefer to use their Mercari credits for transactions rather than their cards and will only buy from Mercari because of this.

♡ 20. Put actual care into the presentation of your items. If cat hair is visible in your photos that is disgusting. If your item is wrinkled and thrown down on a stained carpet that is disgusting. If your item is being held up by your completely visible boyfriend that is weird. If your item is stained but is hung up nicely against a solid background and has obviously been adjusted to look as nice as possible, you will have more buyers.

♡ 21. Spamming your items with tags is annoying and you will get blocked by many for this. I automatically block those annoying people who post pictures of their popsockets with the tags Kylie vs vspink Zara michaelkors tommyhilfiger pacsun and clog up those tags with 500 listings to the point where I can’t even see the items I’m looking for. I will also report these sellers. The funny thing is that I’d definitely buy from them if they wouldn’t do that as their items are generally nice.

♡ 22. Do not write your description like you are in third grade.

Kylie lip kittttt 👄👄👄👅 sooooo cute, 39.95 🤑🤑 only broke 5 parts of the kit, like new otherwise ❌

Kylie Lip Kit - Maliboo. 5 parts of the kit’s box and metal case are broken, hence the low price. The cosmetics are still functional and have not been swatched or used. Make me an offer. $12 ✅

♡ 23. Be respectful when writing your description and be careful of your wording.

Zara pants size 8 would be better for a fat girl, too big for me. $50 ❌

Zara orange pants - size 8. Too big for me so I’m hoping someone else can use them as they are great quality pants. NWT. I would say these are true to size. Their inseam is 33" and their waist is 15" laying flat. $50 ✅

♡ 24. Since Mercari has taken off the ship time option, you need to address this yourself in your description. If you only ship once a week, say that. If you ship same or next day, say that! If you get a rating AFTER you’ve said that you ship in 3-4 days that says “took 3 days to ship! Poor!” you can dispute this as you can prove that you’ve already addressed the buyer about this before purchase. If you don’t specify, then people will be pissy about wait time and pester you with “ship asap” or “I need this by Tuesday.” (buys on a Sunday) A lot of Mercari issues can be prevented with simple pre-communication.

♡ 25. Ship out as soon as possible. If you are on your way to work, leave 5 min earlier and drop off your package at the PO or the appropriate dropbox for the package.

♡ 26. Most of all, enjoy your Mercari experience! Don’t rush on getting everything out of your closet, don’t sell your favorite items because you’re tempted to get a high price for them if they’re selling well at the time, don’t accept lowball offers if you know it’s going to make you feel cheated after, take precaution and be safe, etc. Be patient, considerate, and thorough, and you should have no issues with selling items with ease and building your seller ratings!


MEET & GREET! Submit your meet & greet stories and photos to bryanstarsfanpictures@gmail.com. You are emailed back when they will be posted to the website.

I wasn’t even supposed to be going to Warped, my mom didnt want me to. I thought I’d spend another summer crying at all the pics that all the youtubers were tagged in from fans meeting them… Knowing that, that world never be me standing beside them. I never lost hope in meeting them though. I tried saving up, talking to my family members but to no avail. Until I had one last option… I hadn’t spoken to my father or even seen my father in years but I decided to ask him. And he actually agreed to buy me a ticket! Even a ticket for Bryan’s Think tei class! I couldn’t believe it. This all seemed like a dream… I was actually going to meet the people who helped me so much without them even knowing me! It still felt like they cared and that they were there no madder what. The day of warped came and I rode there with one of my best friends. I still couldn’t believe that this was happening… When we arrived I saw so many colorful, unique people and I loved it! These are the people that I want to see more of in this world. Me and my friend getting more and more closer to being let in through the gates we start to get anxious and scared but also excited. We bought a map but realized we don’t know how to read and follow a map so we blindly walk through all the people until we see the first giant stage. I couldn’t believe that these are the stages that get put up and torn down every day! Finally we come to end corner of warped and we see it. The blue youtuber tent. Me and my friend run to the tent and can’t believe that soon we would meet our heroes. The line wasn’t as long as other lines so I was happy about that. We waited for probably 20 min before someone who worked at warped jumped us and asked us if we wanted to go backstage. We said yes of course but we had no idea that this women was bringing us to the catering crew.. We were never told that we had to serve people for 4hrs! We left. And when we made it back to the tent the line was longer. Bummer. But it was still ok… We then waited another 20 min till someone screamed into my ear so I turned around and saw Jordan’s fuzzy orange hat !! And all the rest running behind! Except Johnnie who was apparently too cool/Emo to run lol… I was in shock.these are the people I’ve watched for years… Making me laugh, smile, and happy. They were real! I started yelling like everyone else but I couldn’t ear myself so I started saying “Holy Crabs” just to know I wasn’t def…… When it was finally my turn to meet Bryan I froze. I lost all words. There was so much I wanted to thank him for and how much he means to me but I could barely even respond to the simple questions he asked me…I just basically smiled a big cheesy smile and said I was doing fantastic…but no words could even begin to describe how I was feeling… We took a picture and then he gave me a hug so then I gave him a letter I wrote. Good thing I wrote it because I couldn’t speak. Next one to meet was Johnnie. I hate to pick favorites but Johnnie truly is. I can relate to him so much… I’m dyslexic and I never wanted to learn because it was so hard on me I really liked music and recording videos (like on YouTube) I got picked on a lot because I wore “weird” clothes like band T’s and animal hats… Johnnie made me feel better about who I was and that it’s okay to dress like I do as long as it makes me happy. Johnnie always made me smile and it was so amazing to watch him grow into the person he is today.. When I walked up to him I was wearing a fuzzy yellow Pikachu hat so Johnnie said “OMG HAI PIKACHU” and I again froze and giggled but then I tried telling him my name was actually Autumn but I guess he didnt understand…so I felt really awkward and wanted to run and hide but then he caught on and laughed   after that he complimented me on my makeup…he didnt know what eyeshadow was called so I helped him with that. He also liked that I had blue eyebrows! After he complimented me and have me a nickname it really boosted my self - esteem.. I got lots of pictures with Johnnie (my favorite is giving him my lil present) I hugged Johnnie and just for that moment I felt so loved,safe,happy, and it was the best feeling ever. I gave my lil present with a letter a wrote him, a stuffed tiger and some bracelets. I gave him a bracelet that said “rock star from mars” and I bought that for him because I knew that he always wanted to do something with music and I always loved hearing him sing little covers on YouTube so when I saw that I thought it just described him because Johnnie isn’t just a typical singer/ songwriter… Before I moved on to meeting Jordan Johnnie extended his arms for another hug and I kinda leaped back into his arms and I think I may have squeezed him a little bit (whoops) but I never wanted that moment to end… When I met Jordan I was little calmer he was really sweet (thus is last name)  he liked my hat because it was like his and then we took a pic and he gave me a hug… It was so heartwarming. Finally I met Damon. I watched Damon’s videos when he first started YouTube but after awhile I just paid more attention to his twitter… So I didn’t really know Damon as well as I would’ve a few years ago so I have him a hug and took a pic with him and walked away from my heroes. Which was really hard… Until we came back for signings.. Then I met them again and got Johnnie to sign my arm for a tattoo that I actually got done the day after Warped. I’m really happy with it… Now I can take Johnnie everywhere I go and if I’m feeling sad all I have to do is look at my arm and smile. It was cute when I told him I was getting it tattooed because he said “Awh I don’t want you to hurt though.. Okay well I’ll try my best..oh, oh no” he kinda messed up on the “h” but I think that just makes it more unique and more “him” lol… Finally I saw Bryan one last time at his class and I got to sit right in front of him and ask him my questions because YouTube is something I really want to get into so I can tell my story and how I coped with things so I can help but also have fun and love what I do just like Bryan,Johnnie,Jordan, and Damon ❤
7/15 will be the day I’ll never forget and for now it is truly the best day of my life (so far)
-Also sorry this is super super long but I didn’t know how to cut short… (I have a reallyy cheesy smile with Damon but idec I still love it)

timeforhaim-deactivated20150301  asked:

yo - tell me everything that happened when you met Haim ...

ok so let me start from the beginning, I first heard about Haim when Emma Watson tweeted “Haim - don’t save me” and i listened to it and i thought it was different but very catchy i listened to it a few times. Then last fall I heard about them again and thought “hey don’t they sing that one song?” and yep and that’s when the love story truly began haha I’ve rarely had artists where I truly liked every song they’ve put out (ed sheeran, lorde, relient k, and taylor swift are the only ones besides them i think) and the thing is, is they all sound different. So i’m like “i really like this band, i wonder if they’re going to play any gigs near me soon?” (i’m from Idaho btw) and i checked and like every gig was sold out and then i saw that salt lake (a 5 hour drive) and washington (sasquatch fest) were the closest gigs and hey both were some of the few shows not sold out i found out i couldn’t get the sasquatch off from work so i got tickets to SLC for me and my friends and they’ll drive. 

Ok last thursday (May 22nd aka show day) we got to the depot (the venue) at like 6:20 and there was already a line of over 100 people at the door (which is quite impressive actually 40 minutes before doors) then there was the show, which was actually quite amazing even considering my really high expectations and they thing that set them apart honestly had nothing to do with how they sounded or played, it was honestly their faces and looks of genuine love and happiness when playing and seeing how the crowd reacted to them, and how you could tell that they were absolutely having the time of their lives up there performing songs that they genuinely love and are proud of (as they should be) i’ve been to a few concerts and their’s was the only one where they were really into the lyrics and when they sang the love parts Alana’s face would light up. And Este’s bassface of course nuff said. to me Artists who genuinely feel and connect with the music when playing and lose themselves in the music are the best performers and they definitely were. Each of their faces would also light up whenever the crowd was clapping along to the beat unprovoked or singing the lyrics for example when they got to the clapping part of “forever” everyone in the cloud clapped along to the beat and Este kept yelling “come on” and “yeah” haha I can only imagine what it must feel like to be up there in front of over a thousand people playing something you created, and having the crowd show their love for it i honestly would be overwhelmed, i’m surprised they don’t start crying tears of joy every time that happens haha my personal favorite from the show was probably forever because that was when they seemed the most in awe of everything.

Ok so the show ended I leave and their bus is by the back (it’s pretty obvious) there’s already like 50 people waiting their for them to come out. I’ve heard if you wait they come out and say hi. So we decided to chill after like 15-20 mins my friends tried sneaking around to barnes and noble (behind the venue)  and i stayed by the bust and like 5 minutes later my friend called me and told me to go to the back because they were talking to Dash. I went back and he was smoking a cig, we shook hands and he liked my shirt (taylor swift or die (i’ll tell ya why i wore it in a sec)) he asked us what there was to do and that he was looking for places to go to party lol (total rockstar) we were definitely the wrong people to ask that question haha considering we were staying at a motel 6 lol then some uptight security dude came out and told us we had to go back out front, which now only like 25 people were still there 20 minutes or so passed and the head of security for the place told us that it would be at least an hour before they came out, but they were going to come out, and that security was done for the night and to just be good. I spent most of the time chatting with some folks including fivefoottwoandbulletproof whom had met them earlier in the day and would most likely have a better story than me honestly lol the hour passed and their tour manager came out (name escapes me and i know that i know it gahhhhhh) and told us that Alana and Danielle were coming out to take photos but couldn’t sign anything (label’s orders) and to please not ask the girls for one and have them feel bad for saying no or something. it came my turn and what was great honestly (this is going to sound weird) was their hugs, they really hug you. They’re 100% real and genuine. Other artists barely even put their arms around people and hardly even acknowledge them, but if felt like they were thanking me for coming to the show and waiting outside for them. They both saw my shirt and sort of smiled. Then Alana (whose the reason i wore the shirt, because i saw an interview where they were talking before the camera came on and the first thing you heard was Alana saying “I’m not talking shit! I love Taylor Swift. I fucking love Taylor Swift.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVThy4iCldo which i do too haha) and she’s like “I’m trying really hard not be creepy right now, but I remember you tweeting me that you were going wear that shirt or something haha” and I just nodded and said “yeah” and Danielle asked if it was like official merch (because she obviously wanted one duh) and I told her no that I got it online, and she looked sort of bummed lol I told her you could do pretty much anyone a shirt like that. and then we took the pic 

and my friends asked them for a selfie which Alana said “Oh let me take it i’m the best at these” which for whatever reason the pic won’t load here so i’ll put the link to it

and then I told them to come to Idaho sometime which they said “we will” (which is funny/ironic because I bet they drove through Idaho that night to get to Washington and up to Vancouver lol) and that was pretty much it we left right after that because it was 1 am and my friend’s gf was bummed because she shattered her iphone (white gurl probs) she didn’t even come out of the car to meet them (her loss honestly) but the night was super amazing and met/exceeded all my expectations an they were nicer than could’ve imagined and I honestly want nothing but the best for them because they work hard, are extremely talented, and genuinely deserve it. (i said genuinely like 00555 times haha) 

ps. I think Este didn’t come out because it had something to do with her Diabetes she doesn’t strike me as someone who would miss out on fans. Oh well I’ll definitely see them live again and hopefully meet them a few more times (mine and D’s wedding day maybe ;D lol)