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"I'm sure most everyone at one time or another has experienced the "browser". This person will ask questions about an item, request more photos, want measurements, and will probably even say they won't have the money until a later time. I have my own way to avoid dealing with this, and it's as simple as these five words when replying to their first post: "Are you ready to buy?" I've found that this will usually separate the browser from the buyer. It is also useful when someone offers less than your asking price. If they aren't ready to buy I politely reply "Sorry, I only accept lower offers from those who are ready to buy."
Occasionally I will get a huffy answer or be told that they won't ever buy anything from me. That's the chance I take to eliminate browser frustration, and it works for me. I think most of the time the person genuinely interested in the item understands and will still check back when ready. And I have made over 100 sales and have a 4+ star rating to back me up. I honestly hope my suggestions will help some of you, but perhaps they're not for everyone. Thanks."
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