I don't think it has a lot of effect. Regardless of how much someone may try to lowball, negotiate, convince the seller the item is worth less, etc, if the price is good then someone else will buy it right out from under the person who hesitated. The main effect I see it having is that maybe someone who isn't very knowledgeable might be dissuaded from buying an overpriced item. Somehow that doesn't bother me a lot. What bothers me more is when I see a seller claim something like "Item X usually goes for $Y" where Y is an outright fabrication that isn't even remotely close to the normal selling price. In the case where a seller has just overpriced something, that's probably better handled by PM, but where the seller is making false claims about the item's worth/normal selling price I think addressing it in the thread is fine.
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4/14/09 at 5:10pm