How do you handle lowballers?

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Level 1
Level 1
I put PRICE IS FIRM on all my ads & also: Please do not contact me unless you're ready to pick up and purchase. Thank you!
Level 2
Great way to put it Thanks! I will add that to mine too Smiley Happy
New Member
In the past i do the opposite and tell the cheapskate that they missed it and i sold the item for cheaper then what they are offering ,and wait for a good offer
Level 6

lol,,,,,,,,,,i think some people need more fiber in their diet,,,,lots more

 

Level 3
On each of my post I add either of the following
“Price is fixed. Lowballers will
be blocked”
“Lowballers will be ignored”

I am not scared to come off strict. I don’t like to waste my time on the wrong people.
Level 1
Like a total pushover. I could actually stand up for my work a little more. Sometimes I can keep my gameface and get my price, but most of the time I feel guilty for the price I ask and either sell it for a marginal profit or the sale falls through. I'm working on a balance. My advice is to STAY FRIENDLY, though, and keep the contact. Some of my best customers have come to me as word of mouth from some of my worst customers!!
Level 6

Hello @Beth_B   Thanks for sharing!

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STAY FRIENDLY is great advice.

Why do you feel guilty about your asking price? 

Get rid of sellers' guilt.

  • Research your items. What is the range of prices on the Internet?
  • Now, decide on your price point based on the condition of your item.
  • You did your due diligence now own it!
  • State your price and have confidence about your decision.
Level 1
Oh, my "seller's guilt" is clearly a tick I just need to get over, lol. Our area isn't exactly posh, so I feel bad for those who simply can't afford what they want. Target audience should definitely be kept in mind, but looks can be deceiving and I get it wrong a lot, lol. I've noticed the ones who never complained about my prices when I trained horses were the ones who I took as being middle class- the complainers were the ones whom I thought were loaded. To quote a page from my high school friend Ashley Longshore's recently published book: "Some women come to the studio with a $200,000 car a 7 carat diamond on their finger and a $10,000 handbag, and I'll think I'm about to hit the gold then they'll pick out a $5,000 painting and ask if they can pay it off over the next 6 months. They have no cash it's all a facade. Then I have a woman rolling up here in a Disney World sweatshirt and Crocs and I'm thinking this chick looks as crazy as a ****house rat but I come to find that she's a millionaire. Makes you realize when you've really got it you don't have to prove a thing. Women don't have to prove anything if you work and make your own money it's more about the cash than the Flash." 😝 I guess she handles lowballers by publishing a book and giving them a cameo appearance. 😁
Level 6

Hello @Beth_B

How did your sales go today?

You are absolutely right. The target audience should definitely be kept in mind when calculating your price point.