I am new here...very new. Just a week or two . Still it has already happened to me also. What I did was counter offer. When that wasn't good enough and they come back again the next day with another low ball suggestion I refused , as politely as possible of course...but just refuse . Then I directed her to another item I had on offer that was more in her price range. I didn't hear back,...but that is fine too ! Just stand your ground ! If they are rude enough to just keep on trying to get something for nothing...I see nothing wrong with just saying NO ! The price is as low as I feel I can go... and stick by it. None of us HAVE to sell ANYTHING , we are still gonna go right on eating rather we do or not. So it can be fun or an annoyance depending on how the buyer approaches the negotiations. Just do what you can do and then let what happens happen. If the like it fine and if they don't fine...it is what it is. Move on !
I do agree that we should never be rude to anyone here regardless of them trying to low ball a deal. That takes all of the fun out of it. No excuse for rudeness from the shopper OR the seller...unnecessary at best. Just a simple " I really can't go that low...but I appreciate your consideration " should be enough...
I ignore them. No response at all especially if it is firm $15. And they offer $5.
That is what I do too.
There is no discussion when someone is offering 50% of the asking price.
The buyer should do some research on eBay to see what the price is for similar items that have sold.
@atexit8--Its great to use different sites to help factor in what price you might want to sell your items!! Great idea!!
I have been on eBay for about 20 years mostly to sell things I don't need anymore.
That market place is bigger so there is more data about what an item should sell for especially things like laptops, cell phones, etc.
Also, sold the occasional items on Craigslist --- generally items too big to ship.
I thought OfferUp would be better, but it seems that there are as many "flakes" here as there are on Craigslist. LOL.