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Low Ball Offers

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1 year ago


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    #51 1 year ago

    I personally like it when people are up front in their initial message with how much $ they have.

    As a seller I try to include every potential defect or value affecting description.. As a buyer, tell me what you are paying.. Really annoying for me when a buyer wants to get a further discount in person when the machine is as described... Basically time wasters.. Why would you want to set a time and meet someone with an item if their budget is below what you want to sell for? $ is the king of the transaction... If the buyer finds new issues.. Sure we can work from there.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinJim:

    Go watch Pawn Stars. They are the kings of low balling. And they learned how to do it without pissing off the other party…
    I don’t mind when people negotiate. Worst that can happen is no deal is made. In fact, I like it when potential employees negotiate terms with me. Shows they have a backbone. I’ve done the same for myself..

    I think if the seller gets pissed it’s edited out.

    #53 1 year ago

    The stupid asking prices probably mean the lowball is still higher than it should be.

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigehrl:this is still my favorite low ball inquiry i've ever gotten

    Great story. Yeah a good feeling marking the item sold when someone has been lowballing.. Haha.

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from Reality_Studio:

    My experience is that the bulk of low ball offers come on day 1 of the listing, usually within a few hours of the listing.

    I gotta think those are flippers who should be ignored. Why would any seller respond to low ball offers on a fresh listing?

    #56 1 year ago

    When someone low balls, I tell them sure. Then string them along for as long as they want, usually about a week or so.

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from vidguy:

    I gotta think those are flippers who should be ignored. Why would any seller respond to low ball offers on a fresh listing?

    Yes that's right it's with in the first few hours of the listing and not only that most that really want it would come and see it first before an offer of anything so u always know that way ,I know a few people that that's how they make a living too flip anything that they can make money on

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from Brtlkat:

    Op still has not said what game or his asking price of said game that he was lowballed on. He has no for sale ads on pinside.

    He has got a High Speed for sale at $2,550
    If you click on the icon that looks like a price tag to the right of a pinsider’s avatar it will take you to their current adds. If they don’t have any current adds that icon will not appear.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from trilogybeer:

    He has got a High Speed for sale at $2,550
    If you click on the icon that looks like a price tag to the right of a pinsider’s avatar it will take you to their current adds. If they don’t have any current adds that icon will not appear.

    Seems like a pretty fair price. They can just put firm and then there is no debate to lowballers

    #60 1 year ago

    The only time it bothers me is when the potential buyer knows the asking price, asks to play it and then lowballs you.

    In my case, it was when I was selling my HUO AC/DC Pro with a ton of mods and the train topper. Machine was in perfect shape. Guy asks to see the machine, comes to my house, plays for a half hour, wastes my time with a ton of questions, agrees that it's immaculate and then breaks out this familiar gem;

    "I really want it but my wife changed her mind on how much she thinks I should spend on a pinball machine. Will you take $3000?

    Couldn't usher him out of the house fast enough. After I sold it for my asking price, he sent me a pm generously raising his offer to $3200. I told him I sold it for the asking price and then I blocked him.

    #61 1 year ago
    Quoted from trilogybeer:

    He has got a High Speed for sale at $2,550
    If you click on the icon that looks like a price tag to the right of a pinsider’s avatar it will take you to their current adds. If they don’t have any current adds that icon will not appear.

    I didn't even see that, i looked at forum post and nothing was there. i thought all for sale ads would be seen in the forum post/activity.

    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from Brtlkat:

    I didn't even see that, i looked at forum post and nothing was there. i thought all for sale ads would be seen in the forum post/activity.

    Seller has the option to pay a fee upfront and the add just goes into marketplace. The free add option comes with a forum topic also being created with the add. I typically choose the free add because the forum topic means more people will see it. I pay a fee when the item sells.

    #63 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigehrl:

    this is still my favorite low ball inquiry i've ever gotten..
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    I would have bought your Fire in a heartbeat at that price if you Were In SoCal.
    And said thank you!

    #64 1 year ago

    It depends if you want to buy it wholesale or retail or what the hell.

    I like wholesale. Will pay retail. But he'll no on What the hell.

    #65 1 year ago

    I never understood the getting offended by the offer itself, but do understand there are offensive buyers. That story about the Fire was a decent example. It did make for funny reading to an outsider.

    #66 1 year ago

    I told a guy on the phone and in my ad 9k FIRM he says ok.He comes loves the game and says I came here to buy the machine and I brought you 8500 cash.

    #67 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    I told a guy on the phone and in my ad 9k FIRM he says ok.He comes loves the game and says I came here to buy the machine and I brought you 8500 cash.

    Sweet!.. ATM down the road buddy

    #68 1 year ago
    Quoted from koji:

    Sweet!.. ATM down the road buddy

    exactly,he did come back wth 9k

    #69 1 year ago

    You guys are doing it wrong. When someone makes an absurdly low offer I typically agree to it then I ghost them for awhile, then I like to go back and say. I thought we were joking with each other.

    Deal wasn't going to happen anyway so why waste any time on it.

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    #70 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    I told a guy on the phone and in my ad 9k FIRM he says ok.He comes loves the game and says I came here to buy the machine and I brought you 8500 cash.

    I can't blame the guy for trying. He said of said he had $4,900, would you have sent him packing with cash in hand and a ruck ready?

    #71 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanStl:

    I can't blame the guy for trying. He said of said he had $4,900, would you have sent him packing with cash in hand and a ruck ready?

    he could take 4900 on the heels,try getting an AC/DC premium for 4900
    I dont mind negotiating at all but occasionally something is priced right so FIRM it is.Especially if you make it triple clear so no question on price before you hit my driveway.

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    #72 1 year ago

    Every single time I list a pin on craigslist I get an offer from the same guy trying to trade me a golf kart for it. Doesn't matter the dollar value of the pin... its always just a golf kart.

    #73 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    I told a guy on the phone and in my ad 9k FIRM he says ok.He comes loves the game and says I came here to buy the machine and I brought you 8500 cash.

    People will try anything all the time

    #74 1 year ago

    I usually think firm only describes a women's breast.

    2 months later
    #75 1 year ago

    In the past I always listed my best price to avoid the back and forth pricing offers. I changed because people need to make offers and feel better about their decisions. Now I’m about to go back to my best price policy as I’m getting hit with too many lowball offers.

    #76 1 year ago
    Quoted from locksmith:

    In the past I always listed my best price to avoid the back and forth pricing offers. I changed because people need to make offers and feel better about their decisions. Now I’m about to go back to my best price policy as I’m getting hit with too many lowball offers.

    Yes.

    And when someone asks me what me “best price” is I’ve had to start responding “do you mean my Actual best price? Or do you mean my “best price and then you still try to haggle down some more after I tell you my best price” price? Because that’s what usually happens.

    #78 1 year ago

    When someone drops the ol' "What's the lowest you'll take?", I usually follow up with "What's the most you will pay".

    #79 1 year ago

    Will you take a 12 pack and a bag of weed ?

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