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What's The Best You Can Do? GTFOH Tire Kicker!

post #1 of 23
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How many times have you listed an item only to have some tire kicker come along and waste you time over like a week asking for additional measurements, pics, etc. then once you give up the PayPal info they go silent? When you list items at 99% off retail it should be a no brainer. But inevitably there will be the guy who sends PM after PM asking for more info and ultimately, "what's the best you can do?". GTFOH scrub. Go somewhere else.

What are/were your experiences in selling on here? Dudes just want stuff free? With free shipping? Let it out. Go on.
post #2 of 23
Lol, love this thread. I feel your pain man!
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hey I don't sell much on here but now I remember why I started just giving stuff away. Sheesh!
post #4 of 23
Need more pics before I decide if I'm interested in this threak or not...
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Need more pics before I decide if I'm interested in this threak or not...

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post #6 of 23
I was taught many years ago that you don't negotiate with yourself. If you have named a price, never be the next person to name a number.

A little off topic, but I think it is more productive to set a reasonable price and then hold the line at that price. The time and frustration spent with bargain hunters and negotiators is not worth it. I used to have a little more patience with it but I too have had buyers on SF hammer away on price, finally come to agreement...and then disappear or say "Let me think about it".

So now I set a fair price. Buy it. Don't buy it. One sale doesn't really matter to me.
post #7 of 23
I've actually had pretty good experiences selling things here.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I was taught many years ago that you don't negotiate with yourself. If you have named a price, never be the next person to name a number.
A little off topic, but I think it is more productive to set a reasonable price and then hold the line at that price. The time and frustration spent with bargain hunters and negotiators is not worth it. I used to have a little more patience with it but I too have had buyers on SF hammer away on price, finally come to agreement...and then disappear or say "Let me think about it".
So now I set a fair price. Buy it. Don't buy it. One sale doesn't really matter to me.

I like what you've come up with to discourage requests for shoe sole measurements. May have to include that in my own listings, if you don't mind.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

I like what you've come up with to discourage requests for shoe sole measurements. May have to include that in my own listings, if you don't mind.

Copy and paste, my friend.
post #10 of 23
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I've actually had pretty good experiences selling things here.

About 99.5% of the buyers here are great. In fact, SF buyers are by far the best group which I deal with.
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post #12 of 23

I buy and sell guitars A LOT, and I've learned that the guys that ask 100 questions are the ones least likely to buy anything.

Either they really, REALLY care about every miniscule detail, or they're just sitting on the fence on lots of other stuff and simply want to delay you.(while trying to decide what to buy) 

 

As for the low-ballers, just ignore 'em. I used to get pissed off when guys were offering 50% of my asking price(which usually is the lowest). They're just testing the waters...lots of sellers actually cave in to low-ball offers out of desperation.

 

My absolute favorite though: You and someone local decide to meet up. Price is already agreed upon, so it should just be a fast swap...then the person tries to low-ball you in person, hoping that you cave  in since the money is on the table.

 

Or they don't show up(without saying, of course)

 

Or they want discount because of fuel money. 

 

Or they come up with some absurd trade. ("Something came up, I don't have cash. But I have this nice and brand new Stereo/laptop/tv in my trunk) 

 

Hell, I even once had a guy come home to me, pick up item, use my computer for sending paypal money, and the next day open a dispute against me for never shipping item!

People suck.  

post #13 of 23
There are 5 or 6 consistent Fukwits on SF ( incidentally since the change over).
It is really unfortunate and has me Spending less time on the site...obviously selling less.
post #14 of 23

In my experience, the worst low-ballers are in fact flippers. Buy low, sell on ebay for much higher (often to foreigners that don't mind buying a bit extra). 

I'm actually surprised there aren't more of those here on SF, since we're pretty spoiled on the prices. 

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There are 5 or 6 consistent Fukwits on SF ( incidentally since the change over).
It is really unfortunate and has me Spending less time on the site...obviously selling less.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

Hell, I even once had a guy come home to me, pick up item, use my computer for sending paypal money, and the next day open a dispute against me for never shipping item!
People suck.  

wow, that's pretty special
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