Asking for a lower price, getting the lower price then never following through?!?!?

Level 1
You have to look at the other side, most people view this as a garage sale and you are just wanting to get rid of stuff.
If I post something as firm and get offers more than 10% off I raise the price.
In your example I have something for $10 and they offer $4 my response would be I can't accept that but I will take $12.
They get the picture.
Level 1
When the price is firm and it's out of my price range, I send a message to the seller with my offer. I ask them to keep my offer in mind if their product didn't sell.
That's been working out ok for me. I would say 20% get back to me within couple of weeks and accept my offer.
Level 3
Nice I do the same
With a reasonable offer of course
Cheers!
Level 1
As frustrating as it is, there's two things that you need to consider when people are trying to get you to come off of your price. I hate saying this but it is the truth depending on where you're at in the valley according to your ZIP Code is going to give you a different demographic for every single ZIP Code. And again I'm not trying to say that to sound rude or heartless but it is the truth. The demographic that's appealing 85001 is much different than 85331. Number two whoever is the buyer essentially has an inherent advantage over the seller, even though we as the sellers own the items the buyer knows we want to sell it. That changes their perception of the value of the sale. Anyone out there that's having issues with people constantly asking you to come off of your price change your ZIP Code for the sale and you will incur less of this.
New Member
I have the same problem. I have a wedding dress up for sale that was brand new for $1800 and I lowered the price to $1100 and then these people still wanted a lower price so I said the only thing I can do is go to eat $900 at the lowest price to help them out. They said they only could afford $500. Why do they even bother looking at anything that's out of their price range is beyond me. It's so frustrating when you're trying to sell something and people don't even respond back after they just talk to you about two minutes ago and you gave them the answer they wanted.
Level 1
Joe I am new to this and I think you make a very valid point. I work in estate sales and it is very frustrating when you have people that want to haggle when you have worked for 6 weeks getting everything ready. Not sure if I will keep using this platform to sell items. I am just trying it out as a tool to liquidate some of the items I have. Best of luck to you and stand firm in your price!
New Member
Hello!
I have been using offer Up and Let Go for over a year now. I love them both equally I actually furnished my new home using both sites getting beautiful decor from sellers! I recently started posting items to sell myself, with no LUCK, either they don't reply back after agreeing to take item to set up a delivery site or they just don't show up at site to pick up items! I have to say this does get tiresome and aggravating but I want to make a side business eventually selling online used items eventually having my own online store! I hope! My question is you mentioned you use other sites as well do you recommend any others I might try my luck on along with my offer up and let go sites? Thank you so much for your time!
Jo Anna
Level 1
About 90percent of want to be buyers o that to me. There has to be a better way of dealing with them
Level 1

Very good post. I feel ashamed of my self that I have not utilized the advantages you pointed out in regards to zip codes. 


@Tfox79 wrote:
As frustrating as it is, there's two things that you need to consider when people are trying to get you to come off of your price. I hate saying this but it is the truth depending on where you're at in the valley according to your ZIP Code is going to give you a different demographic for every single ZIP Code. And again I'm not trying to say that to sound rude or heartless but it is the truth. The demographic that's appealing 85001 is much different than 85331. Number two whoever is the buyer essentially has an inherent advantage over the seller, even though we as the sellers own the items the buyer knows we want to sell it. That changes their perception of the value of the sale. Anyone out there that's having issues with people constantly asking you to come off of your price change your ZIP Code for the sale and you will incur less of this.

 

Level 1
I now tell buyers I'll message them to confirm before the meeting time. If I don't hear back, I don't go.

I use OfferUp, Letgo, varage sale, and facebook marketplace.