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post #31 of 40
I have no problem putting in a low ball offer. Most sellers I buy from will auto reject my first offer. Then I begin to up my offer until it either passes the auto-reject or I reach the top of what I am willing to pay. As for the $240-290 example. The seller was beginning to bargain with the buyer. No need to get upset, business is business.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by ArthurVandalay View Post
It's not too bright, because don't you just think maybe someone might be willing to pay you MORE than the absolute minimum you'll accept?
If you don't want to go any lower than $100, list it for $130. Then if someone offers you $110, you've made more than you would have had you initially asked your floor, and the other person feels like they're getting bargain. I don't even bother with the clowns that put "Price firm" in their listings. I'd rather pay the same price to someone else who understands how the system works.

Is it really that difficult to understand? It's not a retail store, it's frigging Craigslist.

What? You'd rather spend 20 minutes negotiating something down from $50 to $40, rather than buy it for $40 outright? Congratulations.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by ArthurVandalay View Post
Yes. Anyone who asks for the lowest price they'll accept is a doofus. Does this really have to be explained further?

You keep assuming that that all Craigslist advertisements are necessarily offers open to price negotiation.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
What? You'd rather spend 20 minutes negotiating something down from $50 to $40, rather than buy it for $40 outright? Congratulations.

Yea, it takes me twenty minutes to fire off a two-sentence email to someone with a lower offer, you're correct.
And yes, I'd rather deal with someone who doesn't get his panties in a bunch when you offer 15-20% less than the asking price, than some clown who thinks he's running a retail store.

You'd rather sell something for the absolute lowest price you'll accept than try to get more value out of it? Congratulations.
post #35 of 40
By your logic it seems a seller should not set a price at all.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by ArthurVandalay View Post
Yea, it takes me twenty minutes to fire off a two-sentence email to someone with a lower offer, you're correct.
And yes, I'd rather deal with someone who doesn't get his panties in a bunch when you offer 15-20% less than the asking price, than some clown who thinks he's running a retail store.

You'd rather sell something for the absolute lowest price you'll accept than try to get more value out of it? Congratulations.

yes, because sometimes I'd rather not deal with idiots negotiating for $2 off a $10 pair of rollerblades from 1997. When I say "firm" it's code for "hey idiots trying to negotiate for $2 off $10 pair of rollerblades from 1997, instead of wasting time on that, just make one decision: do you want these for $10 or not. No I do not wish to waste 20 minutes so you can save $2 and FEEL THE RUSH OF CRAIGSLIST"
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by ArthurVandalay View Post
Yea, it takes me twenty minutes to fire off a two-sentence email to someone with a lower offer, you're correct. And yes, I'd rather deal with someone who doesn't get his panties in a bunch when you offer 15-20% less than the asking price, than some clown who thinks he's running a retail store.
The reality is that many of us clowns on ebay are running retail shops, both electronic and B&M, and I can assure you the internet sales have been out preforming the walk-ins for quite some time. Its a mistake to think that it is all still about trying to pass off your used crap as "like new" on ebay anymore. Not many folks have the balls to walk in to their local retailer and ask for a 20% price break on that new pair of sneakers they've been eyeballing. Try it out. I do it all the time and if you think internet sellers get pissy...
post #38 of 40
Sometimes I'l see someone with a BIN like 5 times what they should be asking (the type of person who lists a 25 year old BB suit for $600) I'd be tempted to make a offer of like 10% of what they're asking, but never have.
post #39 of 40
There is nothing wrong with sticking to your guns when the price is "firm". Just remember that to some people all thingas are negotiable, just reply that the price is firm, take it or leave it.
post #40 of 40
The point is that anyone who is selling something of value on Craigslist (I'm not talking about a $10 pair of used rollerblades) and says "Hmmm, $200 is the absolute lowest I will accept for this item, so I'm going to ask for that" isn't thinking things through and is leaving potential money on the table.
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