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post #16 of 36
Were it me, I would state parameters in my ad.
Example:
(with photos)
1 pr USED (or Pre-owned) Allen Edmonds Park Avenue in Black Calf Leather 10D
$100 (Shipping included) This is the FINAL price.
NOTE: Lowballers will be ignored, and placed on my Ignore list for 6 months.

Before setting your expected price, make sure to have done your homework beforehand as to what would be reasonable. If you are not selling quickly, it either means your price is too high or your timing is wrong.
Anyway, these are my thoughts on the matter. Happy buying & selling.
post #17 of 36
Thread Starter 
Seems like my potential buyer may have outed me for having a second profile (used it to keep my seller profile a separate entity, I guess I didn't read the rules carefully when I joined back in '09). The mods have been stand up gentlemen about the issue, but I must bid adieu.
post #18 of 36
Is this how styleforum is now? I didn't sell anything for about a year. Just posted a few things about a month ago and all my offers have been asking "how low can you go?".
post #19 of 36
Response, "how high can you go? Don't expect a response if I don't like the answer."
post #20 of 36
I have found the best reply is to just put it back to them with "I am always open to reasonable offers".
post #21 of 36

I'm only going to say, that as a buyer, if I'm really interested in purchasing your items and have cash on hand, I will offer a number.


If I'm fishing for a good deal on a maybe item or something I don't have the money for today, I beat around the bush with something like "whats your lowest price".

 

So if I'm looking to buy something, I'm mostly wasting our time if I ask something like "whats your lowest price?".  I'm not really going to buy it.  But that's just me....

 

I try to catch myself beforehand on stuff like that, but occasionally one of those still slips out.

post #22 of 36
Basically= if you don't bid, you can't buy. A bid can be negotiated, a non bid can't.
post #23 of 36

i get asked "what is your best price" a lot when i sell my stuff online.  Usually I just tell them, the price I listed is the best price for me.  You have to tell me what the best price for you is.  

post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by stylenewbie View Post

Does anybody else think this is poor etiquette? This really grinds my gears. It's essentially making the seller counter his own offer imho. I feel like the seller has already made an offer by setting his price, and it's up to the buyer to make a counter offer.

I had one buyer ask how low I could go and I stupidly gave him another offer. Then he gave me a range of $100 he might consider, but still refused to give an actual number. I told him to make me an offer instead. So he pussyfooted around and said he couldn't get around to making a set offer until I would tell him if I would accept an offer in that range. I told him I'd prefer if he just sent me an offer. And he never responded.

Argggh ffffuuuu.gif

You're obviously a shxtty negotiator because you fell for the oldest trick in the book. It's like recruiters asking about your salary history and expectations. Don't blame them for checking to see if they're dealing with a sucker. Just stop being a sucker.

post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by stylenewbie View Post

Seems like my potential buyer may have outed me for having a second profile (used it to keep my seller profile a separate entity, I guess I didn't read the rules carefully when I joined back in '09). The mods have been stand up gentlemen about the issue, but I must bid adieu.

lol....You started the thread, but the buyer got the last laugh...excellent rotflmao.gif

post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

You're obviously a shxtty negotiator because you fell for the oldest trick in the book. It's like recruiters asking about your salary history and expectations. Don't blame them for checking to see if they're dealing with a sucker. Just stop being a sucker.
Wow I don't remember seeing people like this before. 1, 600 posts in 10 months...no wonder he's unhappy with his life :/
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

You don't remember much of anything...I've heard that prison rape has that affect. That's why you were gone for a year, right?
Mods: Is stupidity ban worthy?
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by scohrdarkshadow View Post


Mods: Is stupidity ban worthy?

They let you sign up, so...question answered.

post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

They let you sign up, so...question answered.
Umm I feel like it's obvious, but since it seems you don't understand such matters, a person can only be banned AFTER he signs up. In other words, he needs to sign up first, then post annoying responses, and only then can the mods ban him. Nice try though.

Hopefully that was helpful towards your understanding of the internet.
Edited by spidercan - 7/19/13 at 11:32pm
post #30 of 36
It's funny. All the people who asked me for my lowest price stopped responding as soon as I said I'd only listen to offers.
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