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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:08 pm 
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So why is it that some members do not answer offers made on their items. if the offer is too low for them then it would be nice if they say so. Then I could up the offer.i will always make what I feel is a reasonable offer but when there is no answer how can you negotiate


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:18 pm 
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I'm guilty of not answering. For me, I sell something because I don't need it. I don't need the money and I don't make a career out of selling things. So what happens is I post something, get busy with my life and don't have time to check on the ad or reply to people.
I have a truck right now I am selling and just gave up because I have no time to show it.
I'm the guy who really shouldn't be selling stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:32 pm 
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So why is it that some members do not answer offers made on their items. if the offer is too low for them then it would be nice if they say so. Then I could up the offer.i will always make what I feel is a reasonable offer but when there is no answer how can you negotiate

What you consider a reasonable offer, may be taken by the seller as a low-ball offer.

If you get no reply, increase your offer and resend until you get a response.

If I was to sell an item for $300.00 and you offer $250.00 I would not respond until you reach $290.00...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:43 pm 
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AudiOhm wrote:
turnmeup wrote:
So why is it that some members do not answer offers made on their items. if the offer is too low for them then it would be nice if they say so. Then I could up the offer.i will always make what I feel is a reasonable offer but when there is no answer how can you negotiate

What you consider a reasonable offer, may be taken by the seller as a low-ball offer.

If you get no reply, increase your offer and resend until you get a response...

Ohms


I agree.
I find a negotiating tactic of throwing out a low (reasonable?) offer thinking you are in a position to negotiate, disingenuous.
But, this has been debated many times. Open playing field, you can offer what you want.
Why don't you provide an example of a situation where you made a reasonable offer and didn't receive a response.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:51 pm 
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I always respond.

I may take a day to get to my emails, but, I'll respond.

If the offer was too low, I'll say so. If it's close, I'll probably replay with a counter offer.

No reason to get offended by any offer. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:01 pm 
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I ignore low offers and "what is your best price".
If someone wants to make an offer I expect to see the price they are willing to pay in the offer, not a starting point for negotiation.
It's up to the seller.


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Some people don't like to negotiate. Some sellers might engage with you, but others will not. Haggling takes time, and it usually doesn't result in a deal anyway. If you have a price in mind, just say so. The seller might accept it or he might not. Don't play silly Moroccan Kasbah games. If the price is too high for you, just move along. You don't need every shiny object that catches your eye.

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If you post an item for sale you should respond to offers in a reasonable time, say 24 hours, unless you have specifically stated in your ad that you will not respond to certain types of offers. It is just common courtesy.


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Tangram wrote:
If you post an item for sale you should respond to offers in a reasonable time, say 24 hours, unless you have specifically stated in your ad that you will not respond to certain types of offers. It is just common courtesy.


Agreed. Common courtesy. If one is firm on price, state in the ad. A simple "no thanks" to offers takes 30 seconds.


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cyrus wrote:
Tangram wrote:
If you post an item for sale you should respond to offers in a reasonable time, say 24 hours, unless you have specifically stated in your ad that you will not respond to certain types of offers. It is just common courtesy.


Agreed. Common courtesy. If one is firm on price, state in the ad. A simple "no thanks" to offers takes 30 seconds.


Stating that an asking price is firm does not mean that people won't try and haggle. In that case, they shouldn't be insulted if they are ignored.

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Be polite and answer. Don't take low offers personally.


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goropozz wrote:
Be polite and answer. Don't take low offers personally.


… and don't take being ignored personally. :lol:

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Quadzilla wrote:
goropozz wrote:
Be polite and answer. Don't take low offers personally.


… and don't take being ignored personally. :lol:


+1, thanks for being real


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kcross wrote:
I ignore low offers and "what is your best price".
If someone wants to make an offer I expect to see the price they are willing to pay in the offer, not a starting point for negotiation.
It's up to the seller.


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