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post #29866 of 30441
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

 

that really depends on whether the shoes are legit or not. 

That's not the bullshit part, brother. Hypothetically, let's say that the shoes are bogus (it happens to the best of us). Some random eBayer questions the legitimacy of the shoes and files a complaint with eBay. No problem. At this point, eBay should look into the claim. If the seller can't provide provenance or conclusive proof of authenticity, then the listing is removed. If it happens to the same seller twice in a given period of time, issue a warning. You don't suspend the selling privileges of a respected seller on the first offense. 

post #29867 of 30441

anyways, if the shoes are legit then i'd say the platform has a big fucking problem. 

post #29868 of 30441
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post



On another note, I don't think I've ever had this many views / watchers on an item and no one has bought the cheese: 



I'll see your thousand, and raise you a couple more lol
post #29869 of 30441
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Originally Posted by GetBlatzed View Post


I'll see your thousand, and raise you a couple more lol

 

Yours has been running since December of last year... @TheNeedMachine has only had his up for 29 days. :D 

(I am just jealous of both of you...)

post #29870 of 30441
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Yours has been running since December of last year... @TheNeedMachine
 has only had his up for 29 days. biggrin.gif  
(I am just jealous of both of you...)

I was going to point that out, but too lazy to edit out pics on my phone. Either way, I'm sure both of us would rather have our respective items sold vs. lamenting views/watchers and no sales. I'm the clear winner in the the loser category.
post #29871 of 30441
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post


I was going to point that out, but too lazy to edit out pics on my phone. Either way, I'm sure both of us would rather have our respective items sold vs. lamenting views/watchers and no sales. I'm the clear winner in the the loser category.

 

I actually wish I could hide views/watchers until a weekly review or something. I find it very distracting.

post #29872 of 30441
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Yours has been running since December of last year... @TheNeedMachine
 has only had his up for 29 days. biggrin.gif  
(I am just jealous of both of you...)
Once I get above 5-6 watchers I will start "watching" the item myself- create the illusion of demand. I want watchers to experience the fear of missing out :-)

I also will drop a price ever so slightly, even something as small as $.50 and eBay will send out automated price change email reminders to item viewers. That can sometimes get you over the hump.
post #29873 of 30441

I list a piece about a week ago for $125 including priority shipping. BIN; no Best Offer. It's an in-demand piece, and within that week it generates 15 watchers. I get an email this morning:

 

"I'm not really interested in buying this, but would you take $50?"

 

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could leave Offer Feedback?

post #29874 of 30441
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post
 

I list a piece about a week ago for $125 including priority shipping. BIN; no Best Offer. It's an in-demand piece, and within that week it generates 15 watchers. I get an email this morning:

 

"I'm not really interested in buying this, but would you take $50?"

 

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could leave Offer Feedback?


"I appreciate your offer. However, I am not really interested in selling the item. I just listed it to kill some time."

post #29875 of 30441

On topic, I finally had a chance to do this a few days ago on a $11 shirt. Felt great.

 

Buyer full message:

 

7.99

 

My full message:

 

15.99

post #29876 of 30441

lol What is it you all hate so much? The lowball offers or the smug messages accompanied by them? I've had MANY offers I would consider lowballing accepted so if there is something I like but don't need I throw out a price I'd be happy with. Some people decline outright and I move on, some throw a counter so I know what they are thinking and then I go from there. I don't think I've ever got a message saying "hey! your offer is BS"

 

I might sing a different tune if I ever become a seller though lol

post #29877 of 30441

I am 25% Jewish so perhaps haggling is in my bloodline.  I truly believe something is worth only as much as someone is willing to pay for it. I send offers in messages for BIN items all the time, usually along the lines of "I'm willing to pay $x.xx for this, if you are interested let me know because I will pay immediately".  I don't see anything wrong with that and I'd say that 85% of the time an agreement is reached.

 

Now when you word it "I don't actually want that" and offer 40% of the listed value, I could see how that could be frustrating for sellers.

post #29878 of 30441
I too like the haggle, but I only submit offers when the listing includes OBO. And I get annoyed when some one sends an offer on a listing w/o an OBO.
post #29879 of 30441
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Originally Posted by dwlbu View Post
 

I am 25% Jewish so perhaps haggling is in my bloodline.  I truly believe something is worth only as much as someone is willing to pay for it. I send offers in messages for BIN items all the time, usually along the lines of "I'm willing to pay $x.xx for this, if you are interested let me know because I will pay immediately".  I don't see anything wrong with that and I'd say that 85% of the time an agreement is reached.

 

Now when you word it "I don't actually want that" and offer 40% of the listed value, I could see how that could be frustrating for sellers.

For what it's worth, when someone writes me a note with an offer and they say, "I will pay immediately", i get turned off and am slightly less likely to accept the offer. I can't really explain, but I've talked to other sellers who have had the same exact thought. I don't mind the haggling at all. Ignoring messages is easy enough and responding with counter offers is easy too, but for whatever reason, having 'i will pay immediately' added bugs me. My $0.02

post #29880 of 30441

People who complain about low offers have a mental deficiency.  Its so easy to just ignore.

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