From Personable To Downright Scary, These Facebook Live Sellers Are Killing It
Since 'S Hook Zeh Zeh', Lerine Yeo, shot to fame through her honest Facebook auctions peppered with generous doses of vulgarity, live sellers have been cropping up all over social media platforms. Today, Facebook live-selling has become commonplace, providing not just deals but also funny banter and entertainment for their viewers.
We delve into some of these sellers who are prominent these days and find out why they are currently trending on social media.
1. Wang Lei
Apart from being a getai singer, this talented man is one of Singapore's most talked-about Facebook Live sellers. According to an interview with SBS - Sure Boh Singapore, he decided to take the leap into live selling as Covid-19 halted all his jobs. He said, "In those 75 days, I had zero income, not a single dollar!"
One amusing aspect of his live shows is the number of ridiculous questions he gets asked, such as "What's the waist size of the fish?" and "Can I buy fish wings instead of chicken wings?", in which he replies with fervent scolding. But instead of landing him in hot soup, his unique, no-holds-barred style got him more followers.
2. Mark Lee
We're not sure if times are really hard these days, but it seems more celebrities are getting on the live bandwagon, and seafood is the key. Mark of Freshness is hosted by comedian-actor-host-director Mark Lee, and he can now add 'fish seller' to his already-long title. His live shows are produced a little more professionally than most live sellers, which makes the food he cooks on the spot looks so appetizing. His pricing is on-par with most seafood sellers, and his customers can get a cooler bag signed by Mark Lee himself.
3. Haunted Durians
If not for the balls of durians this seller is hawking, then for the balls of steel he has. I-deal Trades is a fairly new live selling page, offering a wide range of products from electronic appliances to durians. But what made them stand out from the rest is where they have been holding their life sessions recently. On 17 June, a live session was held at 9.30pm auctioning durians, in Lim Chu Kang Cemetery.
These gutsy traders held another Facebook Live session on 20 June, 11.54pm at another purportedly haunted place, this time at East Coast Park's Amber Beacon Tower. NEA and SFA have also gotten wind of these ghoulish sessions, and have started investigation into this matter since the sessions took place in Phase 1. During this time, it is illegal to enter cemeteries except for funerals. This is not deterring this seller, who hints that his next location could be at another haunted place in Siglap.