Lolz, Selling Stuff On Craigslist

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  1. rmfroyd

    rmfroyd Well-Known Member

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    I got this from a mountain bike page, but it could apply to selling guitars as well...

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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member

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    that is a baller move

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    I'm in TX and even I knew from the address you gave him, it was the mall...and he's going to act surprised.:unamused:
     
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    That is hysterical
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't me.
     
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    oops! :laughing:
     
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    I guess buyer really does need to beware!
     
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    Buyers, no... Low-ballers, yeah.
     
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    Genius.
     
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    Well to be fair, plenty of people pick a public place like a mall to safely do a Craigslist transaction.

    I don't bother even replying to people who lowball, but this was classic.
     
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    This reminds me of when I was trying to sell my late father's car for $4,000

    Buyer: It's in good shape, but I am really looking for a $3,000 car.

    Me: Why did you come and look at a $4,000 car then?
     
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    Guy just should have said no or ignore the offer. It was a dick move in my opinion
     
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    when it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is
    but sending someone on a wild goose chase isn't kewl and may be reason for some knuckle heads retaliation,
    by making a legit offer from a different phone#, email address etc. to set-up a legit meeting with the seller to get even for being "dicked".
    It's bad enough that many times making a C.L. purchase feels like buying illegal contraband
     
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    Even when people low ball me I do reply saying no thanks. I used to have a repeat buyer low ball me every time as an initial offer. Then when I would reply no thanks he would say, "Ok. It never hurts to try." Then he would come over and pay my asking price.
     
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    When I first started selling stuff online I used to feel offended by lowball offers and I took things too personally. But the bottom line is that even a lowball offer is an offer - and the individual at the other end has some kind of interest in what you are selling. Sales is not about making friends, it's about making a deal. And sometimes making a deal means putting up with BS - a lot of it.
     
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    The dick move starts with the lowball offer imo.

    If you want to negotiate do it face to face. It's easy to insult someone when you're not standing in front of them.

    I think it was genius.
     
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    Exactly. It takes me a seconds to reply and let's the person know that I am being respectful to their offer. This can sometimes lead into a respectable deal.
     
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    Sorry Patrick but I completely disagree with negotiating with someone face to face. I say to always do it before meeting up. Negotiating after the fact can lead to a lot of wasted time. When I'm meeting with people I never drop the price becasue they already spent time traveling with the given price in mind. I know they aren't going to leave empty handed, unless of course they hated the item once they saw it in person.
     
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    I won't make an offer, but I will ask if someone is open to an offer before I meet.

    likewise I don't entertain offers on my stuff before meeting especially if their opening is overly curt (rudely brief). if someone takes the effort to call, I can generally feel them out a bit better and I'm a little more amenable to an offer sight unseen...

    If someone is firm on a Craigslist item, unless it is something way undervalued, I will generally wait them out.

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