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Now that I've had time to sufficiently overthink this:

1. I sent him a reply, "Thank you for your interest. If you make me an offer, I would be happy to accept it if I think it's reasonable."

2. The first rule* of negotiating is "never negotiate against yourself." Coming down on price before a buyer even makes an offer is negotiating against yourself.

3. If I really wanted to sell it and had an absolute lowest price I'd settle for, I'd just auction it with that starting bid and not use BINOBO.

* I don't know if this is actually the first rule. I just made that part up.
post #25608 of 30473
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

Thanks, guys.

 

No, I clearly mentioned to him that he was on the hook for return shipping, plus I wouldn't refund him the original shipping. He accepted. The jacket sold for $300. In the return details he said 'I wish you had said somewhere this was a bespoke item', to which I replied that I did mention that in the listing.

 

I guess your reasoning makes sense. If I don't receive it, I can't refund him. Though, I'm not sure what language to use that diplomatically says he'd better pay up for DHL custom charges. Feel bad for the guy. $300 jacket plus $35 shipping plus $125 import duties for him, plus return shipping, and now this. I told him it might make some financial sense to sell it himself and use my pictures/description. He still went for the return option.

Have you tried giving DHL a call? Explaining the situation and proof (emails, ebay listing, original shipping to the buyer of same name/address) that this is a return hence no customs fees, etc?

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Now that I've had time to sufficiently overthink this:

1. I sent him a reply, "Thank you for your interest. If you make me an offer, I would be happy to accept it if I think it's reasonable."

2. The first rule* of negotiating is "never negotiate against yourself." Coming down on price before a buyer even makes an offer is negotiating against yourself.

3. If I really wanted to sell it and had an absolute lowest price I'd settle for, I'd just auction it with that starting bid and not use BINOBO.

* I don't know if this is actually the first rule. I just made that part up.


i see your footnote, but that's not the first rule of negotiating.

 

you are so, so lost.

post #25610 of 30473
Totally lost.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Now that I've had time to sufficiently overthink this:

1. I sent him a reply, "Thank you for your interest. If you make me an offer, I would be happy to accept it if I think it's reasonable."

2. The first rule* of negotiating is "never negotiate against yourself." Coming down on price before a buyer even makes an offer is negotiating against yourself.

3. If I really wanted to sell it and had an absolute lowest price I'd settle for, I'd just auction it with that starting bid and not use BINOBO.

* I don't know if this is actually the first rule. I just made that part up.

If it's not the first rule then it is pretty close to that.
post #25612 of 30473
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Originally Posted by Tom Pepper View Post
 


Ignore.  

 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Totally lost.

 

My goal with eBay is to keep it simple. You're going to get lots and lots and lots of lowballs. You can set you preferences to automatically deny things under a certain amount.

 

You can have your lowest price thought out and just reply back with that.

 

eBay has a link were you can send an offer to folks who email you about  an item.

 

Just send the price you're happy with and be done with it.

 

The person will stew for a day and either buy it or not.

 

Just know what you are willing to take ahead of time.

 

After a while this stuff won't even phase you.

 

Other scenarios that will happen:

 

  1. Buyers return and item and lie so they don't have to pay return shipping
  2. Buyers make up a fake report of damaged goods and want a discount
  3. Buyers find something that you really missed.
  4. Buyers will ask you a ton of questions and ask for more pics.

 

It is a fun jungle out there....

 

I'm in year two and still am learning a ton of stuff. I consider this my sophomore year in the trenches.. I need at least a 4 year degree and then maybe a MA in eBay after that.

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Am I alone in thinking that eBay should create some kind of mechanism that blocks buyers who submit insulting low-ball offers from responding to your counteroffer by shaving dollars off of their bid? For example, the buyer who offers $200 for your $700 item, then counters your offer of $500 by dropping their bid to $150. That buyer is basically an asshole.

 

I can understand letting buyers submit any offer initially (they might be broke and looking for a deal). Letting it go further than that is a recipe for incivility and dumb feedback wars. 

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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post
 

Am I alone in thinking that eBay should create some kind of mechanism that blocks buyers who submit insulting low-ball offers from responding to your counteroffer by shaving dollars off of their bid? For example, the buyer who offers $200 for your $700 item, then counters your offer of $500 by dropping their bid to $150. That buyer is basically an asshole.

 

I can understand letting buyers submit any offer initially (they might be broke and looking for a deal). Letting it go further than that is a recipe for incivility and dumb feedback wars. 

 

 

Perfect timing... I just checked the offer history on my wife's bike, which is listed at $5399.99/obo.

 

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How would you describe a non-tweed (e.g. Camel hair) in a traditional tweed pattern? Tweed-like? Faux tweed? Tweedy?

(Hey I just got a new idea for my eBay shop name... Tweedy Bird's Bou-tweek!)
post #25616 of 30473

This guy just joined eBay yesterday. Can you tell?

 

post #25617 of 30473
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

This guy just joined eBay yesterday. Can you tell?

 

 

lolol wtf

post #25618 of 30473
Belated happy new year to everyone. Thanks for all the info everyone provides. One of my favorite threads to just sit back, read, and absorb everything. Still just a buyer for now but it always helps to see the inner workings of ebay.
post #25619 of 30473

Not a bad day at all, so far...I mostly took Nov & Dec off, so it's time to get back into selling mode!!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

Not a bad day at all, so far...I mostly took Nov & Dec off, so it's time to get back into selling mode!!!

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

:fistbump: The start to this month has been CRAZY. It's like people just got cash to burn

 

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