I'm back in ebay selling mode, and the one question from buyers that always irritates me is "Why are you selling it"?
I used to give out this info, sometimes put it in the auction, but I decided that was bad practice. After getting an ebay stalker, I try to keep the chit-chat with potential buyers, at least ones I don't know, to a minimum.
But even back then, if I didn't include a reason, when somebody asked, it always struck me as a little nosy. I don't ask why they are buying it, for instance, and the reason I'm selling something is about me, not about the item.
I've yet to come up w/a graceful way to deflect somebody on this, although I'm getting there. If it is accompanied by other questions, I just answer the relevant questions and ignore the "why are you selling it", although one day, just once, I wanna say, "you crafty devil, ya got me, it is a POS that only an idiot would buy. Aren't you glad you asked?".
Anyhow, these days, I tend towards something along the lines of "We/I don't give out reasons why an item is for sale", but that seems a little too cold.
I'm wondering if this question bugs others and how they deal with it.