If someone low balls me significantly. I then look at their items and then low ball theirs. They usually go away after that cause they want deals, but don’t want to give them. Some ppl will trade. I gave a free nice wooden console away and I noticed she had a nice lamp, so I asked if we could trade it? She did, but it was slightly damaged, but I like it and appreciated the exchange back.
I feel that app name "offer up" automatically makes people think they have a right to low ball people on prices. My experiences so far have been a few professional, honest, great sales. And some very rude, waste of time for those of us who strive to make sales, app, rep, experience, and activity with others here a bad experience.
When I price a product, I'm often torn. I prefer to put a fair price on the product and list it as "firm" but I also k ow there are a lot of people who don't care as much about the price as they do getting money off. I almost feel like I could have charged 40% more if I asked double the price and conceded on negotiating.
I guess it's how you prefer to do business. I think I am going to stick to listing fair, firm prices but I am sure to explain that in my ad/offer. I mention there are probably less expensive items out there but mine are priced fairly and appropriately and I list why.
You have to keep in mind. It's the Internet and Some people are just trolls. I got a asked a question the other day. I forget specifically what it was but I answered honestly and the response I got was "you just lost a customer. I don't want you're nerd products anyway" (I remember thinking that I see 'your' used instead of 'you're' all the time but rarely the other way around.)
All I could think was "if the truth about a product scares you off, that says more about you as a consumer than me as a seller". I was tempted to say that but I realize there was nothing to be gained from saying it so I just said "okay thanks and good luck" and moved on.
This is so true about electronics. Many People try to sell electronics for close to hat they bought it for.. Not what it's going for in the store.. Last year I spent $900 on a TV at BB and today a better version of that TV can be purchased new a BB for $450. I see the same set I have on this app for $500-600. It's not about what you paid for it. It's about what it's worth. Some people just don't comprehend the difference.
This is what I’m now doing. If the lowball Offer is insultingly low, I respond with: “your offer is ridiculously low. YOUR price is now - whatever $5 extra is onto the original posted price.” If they come back with a very slightly higher, still lowball offer, another $5. They usually quit pretty quickly.
There are two types of buyers - a buyer that wants to use the item and a buyer that does not need or wants to resell the item. The latter are usually the low ballers. Low balling to me is offering a ridiculously low price on a item that has common used value. Example would be a PS4. A PS4 value is pretty common to accertain. It’s $300 brand new so used depending on condition could be from $150 and up. I’ve seen buyers offering $100 on a brand new console put up for sale. This buyer is obviously not interested in the item and will buy it if the seller is desperate to sell. This is a low baller.
I once replied to a low offer that was way below my asking price. Majority of the time when I buy an item. I pay the asking price. I wouldnt want to insult anybody. I never negotiate so I asked this person "how do you figure offering me a price that is 50% lower than what Im asking would be alright?" Why? ." I truely was interested in their thought process. The guy had no rymn or reason. He honestly didnt think to hard about. He just thru out a number.