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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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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.
     
  2. celery

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    Lol, love this thread. I feel your pain man!
     
  3. NORE

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    Hey I don't sell much on here but now I remember why I started just giving stuff away. Sheesh!
     
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    Need more pics before I decide if I'm interested in this threak or not...
     
  5. NORE

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    :lol:
     
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    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.
     
  7. Gauss17

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    I've actually had pretty good experiences selling things here.
     
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    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.
     
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    Copy and paste, my friend.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    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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    wow, that's pretty special
     
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    I used to buy restore and then sell cars on ebay. Once I bought a VW Cabriolet for my wife, restored it used it for the summer, then sold it on ebay. The woman asked me a dozen or so questions before hitting the BIN on ebay. When it came time to pay she asked if I could meet her half way to RI fron NYC. I told her if she sent the whole payment via paypal right now, I would drive the car all the way up to her (found out she didn't even know how to drive stick but "the car is soooo cute!".

    Me and a pal and his girl drove up, me in the Cabby and they in my Jetta. Blew a tire on the Jetta going and blew out the back windshield coming back. We get there and the chick's brother is asking all kinds of questions and because the title was in my wife's name they decided to file a claim with their card company (when I was on the trip home). :mad: Even her granddad said, "would he have driven all the way up here if he thought the car wouldn't make it?" She even said to me "how do I know if the car isn't stolen or something?". I almost caught a case that day.

    Then there was the dude who hit the BIN on a BMW convertible I sold the next year. I meet him halfway in Allentown and he's like $1,000 short. WTF??? You hit the BIN which means you agreed to my price and now that I drive all the way here in the middle of the night in the freezing cold you try to lowball me? And on top of that you bring me a Nike box full of ones, fives and tens? It was so cold I counted the money three times and still counted wrong. I eventually got all of the cash as he gave me a check but still, I should be in jail right now. Really.

    Then there was the dude who flew here from Atlanta after hitting the BIN on a Range Rover I was selling. I met him at the airport and he drove the car and then offered me 50% of the BIN. I really almost caught a case on that one. I had already bought the car I currently have and needed to dump the Rangie. What a tool. I learned my lesson at least with cars. No more. I like freedom.
     
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    What I love are the explanations as to why you should reduce the price.
     
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    Yeah, like the [item] you are selling is 3x too big/small for me but I will buy it for 75% of your asking price.
     
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    Some of my best selling experiences were on here. But then you have the dudes that have the SF mentality of "I should pay less than what you paid in order for it really to be a deal".
     

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