Originally Posted by Klobber
Im with Jeff on this one. I think it is ridiculous to have a BIN of $300, and a seller whom rejected my $240 offer but said he would consider $290. I sent seller back an email telling him in a courteous way he could stick that shirt up where the sun dont shine.
With BNWT stuff, a seller that sells by BIN with an offer possibility should at least entertain a 20% below BIN price.
With second hand stuff, you see a lot of sellers take offers half of BIN - where usually the BIN was grossly inflated.
There are at least 3 rounds of back and forth with the best offer bullshit. The seller is just hedging against a death spiral down to $240. Save the unwarranted commentary and hurt feelings after one counteroffer, just re-offer a lower price. It's not that hard
Originally Posted by ArthurVandalay
Also, if you're going to sell something on Craigslist, don't say that your asking price is "firm." That's not how it works. You're an idiot if you do this.
Huh? There is no problem whatsoever with saying a price is firm on craigslist. I've done it as often as I've said "negotiable", both work fine. When do I use "firm? ummm, when I would rather keep something than go below a certain price.
Originally Posted by apropos
Really don't see the point of BO in conjunction with BIN - really, except for the rare case where your item is exceptionally rare/desireable, do you think anyone will activate the BIN? And if it is exceptionally rare/desireable, what is the point of putting a BO?
Sometimes BINs are just set wrong due to ignorance, and its better than buy than wait for someone else to scoop. For example, there was a pair of RL shell boots a while back for $175 or BO. Are you going to wait around 12 hours negotiating to save $30, while others can view the listing, or just buy it immediately? It works...