To launch this new campaign we decided to pick someone who most often trades in the Sports and Fitness section of the website, for the month that’s in it! Our first User of the Month is one who chiefly deals in bikes and sports accessories. Since joining, Ciarano (Ciarán) has sold over 160 items and has amassed an impressive 121 positive feedbacks. We asked him a few questions about how he finds the site.
Hi Ciarán, Thanks so much for talking to us today. Since it’s after Christmas we thought our users might be interested in the wide range of sports equipment for sale on the site. We see you have sold many items from bikes to weights to sports clothing. Are you an avid cyclist yourself?
Yes, I have cycled and raced bikes for years now. However at the moment I cycle just to keep fit.
As a serious cyclist then, would you recommend three must-have accessories for anyone thinking of picking up the sport?
A good set of wheels is vital. It would also be a good idea to get a heart monitor and proper cycling clothes.
That’s great advice. With 121 positive feedbacks so far and a gold star rating you obviously value good customer service. How important do you think earning good feedback is on the site?
I think its paramount. The best thing to do is to be honest and upfront with all users. There’s really nothing worse than people lowballing and not respecting the seller’s price. This can upset users so I advise not to bid unless you’re a serious buyer.
Since the launch of the Adverts app in 2011 we have seen many of our users more often using the site on their mobiles than on a computer. Are you still on desktop or have you switched over to the app?
I use both at the moment and I prefer the desktop version. However the app is ideal for when I’m on the go or commuting.
That’s true. The app is pretty convenient for that. Last thing, do you have any advice for new members signing up?
An important thing is to have an honest price that correctly reflects what you are selling. Also, don’t try to sell counterfeit or fake items on Adverts. There are many specialists on the site, like myself, that can easily spot fakes and warn other users. Plus the Adverts team provides great support to ensure only genuine members use the site.
That’s great. Thanks again for chatting with us and congratulations on being named our User of the Month!
To view ciarano’s profile or the extensive range of sports equipment available on the site see Adverts.ie.