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post #62536 of 109053
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

it's easy enough to say no, or just ignore it. there's no harm in asking.

Except 90% of the time it's not asking, it's a fucking curt statement like "$200." or "I can do $100" or "My offer is $150." even if you didn't have a OBO up. It's impolite and annoying, especially if you sell a decent amount. I don't know how much you sell here, but anyone with 3-4 items up at a time will know that 9/10 PMs will be worthless offers or asking for measurements that are clearly posted with no follow up.
post #62537 of 109053

I don't fucking get that.  I ask for measurements or have questions sometimes but I always give like a 'thank you' even if I'm not interested.  I don't think I've ever got that from anyone else, am I just weird for expecting a no thanks or something?

post #62538 of 109053
Saying 'thank you' is a sign of weakness and has no place in the cutthroat world of B&S lowballing
post #62539 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

It's always interesting to me when folks say things like "that shoe fits a half size large or a half size small." Isn't there a point where we all just have to tolerate slight imperfections in the way shoes fit? The hunt for a ready to wear shoe that fits dead-on would just be exhausting.

I've realized over the past few months that I've basically been buying shoes a half size too small for my entire life. My girlfriend has the same problem, and unsurprisingly, we're both soccer players. She was talking to a salesperson at the local running store and he said it's a huge problem with serious soccer players (he didn't mention other athletes), because a lot of us are focused on getting our little kangaroo booties as crazily tight as possible, and then that transfers over into everyday shoes as what you imagine as "fitting right."

Anyway, the main point is that I've been buying shoes in a size 11 for the past few months and it's so much more comfortable it's ridiculous. I feel like an idiot for spending the last decade with pinched toes (off the pitch, at least - I will probably get over the tight-cleat obsession), and my feet are so much happier. I just bought a pair of those CP vans knock-offs in a 44 instead of a 43, and lo and behold, my pinky toe doesn't hurt from being squashed against the outside curve of the shoe, my toes aren't jammed against the front, and I don't feel like I'm going to get heel blisters. The toughest part is getting over how much bigger they look - I put them on and thought, "god, these must be too big," but then I walked down the stairs, stepped back, and said, "but wait - they feel wonderful!" Now I can fit my heel lift in the one shoe without it becoming too small, or I can wear comfy insoles, or I can wear them without anything and they'll still be fine without falling off.

I realize this may not be as exciting for the rest of you as it is for me, but I've been having a 4-month "eureka" moment over here.
post #62540 of 109053
I have wide feet so I have to shop for width comfort. I can have .5-1 inch of space from my toes to the end of my shoes. I still think the mmm side zips I bought are too big length wise but live with it since they're comfortable.
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post #62542 of 109053

is anyone else worried that synth may be becoming sideshow bob

post #62543 of 109053
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Except 90% of the time it's not asking, it's a fucking curt statement like "$200." or "I can do $100" or "My offer is $150." even if you didn't have a OBO up. It's impolite and annoying, especially if you sell a decent amount. I don't know how much you sell here, but anyone with 3-4 items up at a time will know that 9/10 PMs will be worthless offers or asking for measurements that are clearly posted with no follow up.

Right. It's the smarmy tone that accompanies the low-ball offer that suggests they're doing you a huge favor by even extending such an offer, as though you've both been stuck in the middle of the desert and they're being kind enough to offer you a sip of water from their canteen.
post #62544 of 109053
yeah well fuck those people then. i don't actually sell that much but I don't see anything wrong with sending a message that's like "hi, I'm interested in x, but would you be willing to let it go for $y? If not, I understand, good luck with the sale!"
post #62545 of 109053
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

yeah well fuck those people then. i don't actually sell that much but I don't see anything wrong with sending a message that's like "hi, I'm interested in x, but would you be willing to let it go for $y? If not, I understand, good luck with the sale!"

Most of the ones I get are

"i'll buy them for X"

Then if I actually accept it I'll never hear back from them.
post #62546 of 109053
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

Right. It's the smarmy tone that accompanies the low-ball offer that suggests they're doing you a huge favor by even extending such an offer, as though you've both been stuck in the middle of the desert and they're being kind enough to offer you a sip of water from their canteen.

Totally. For me, it's usually the tone that determines my acceptance of an offer. I've accepted lower offers it the person's showing real interest or excitement in what they're buying, writes a funny PM, or is noticeably polite - and I've turned down reasonable offers if I don't like the way the buyers sounds over PM. Protip: politesse goes a long way.
post #62547 of 109053
Oh it's all about the attitude, I don't mind people making offers on items (hell, all my items are listed as OBO, so I better be OK with it), and if it's too low I'll just tell them as much and often times we can meet in the middle somewhere. It's the other group (which admittedly is more prevalent on SuFu, but been seeing it more over here lately) that grates on me.
post #62548 of 109053
Quick question: 31 in APC ps = 31 in NF skinny guy?

*in the stretch denim. halp!
post #62549 of 109053
The best one's are the: "I've seen x in a much worse color in a strange size that would fit no human being going for only 10% of retail at (insert deal site here), while you insist on selling it for an outrageous 50% of retail! I'll send you 3.18$ and a chewed piece of gum in a wadded up wrapper (as a regular paypal payment, when I get paid next month) and you will overnight to me in Singapore at your expense, understood?"
post #62550 of 109053
^I feel sorry for Singapore buyers, man. So many bad experiences with offers and it just gives off that vibe of "Oh man, I feel like I'm going to get ripped off here."
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

yeah well fuck those people then. i don't actually sell that much but I don't see anything wrong with sending a message that's like "hi, I'm interested in x, but would you be willing to let it go for $y? If not, I understand, good luck with the sale!"

That sort of PM is very, very rare and personally I have not seen many of those. I would have no problem if the PMs were like that.

That said, I am eternally grateful for the B&S system here. Selling on eBay or even SuFu seems to be infinitely harder.
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