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Lowballing is disrespectfull and inconsiderate. Yes, we all want the best deal we can get but as a seller here I can tell you that getting low-balled is a pain.
When I sell on offerup or elsewhere I research the item i want to sell to see what it is selling for elsewhere. I will normally post my stuff below those prices by atleast 5%.
So I am in most cases already giving a better price than people can get elsewhere.
So when a person offers considerably less, "low-balls", on my items it does anger me. Now, asking if I am willing to negotiate the price at all is a polite way to ask if I can go lower.
I live on a pension so I understand wanting the best deal I can get. But people need to remember that when you make an offer you are also telling that person that this is what you think of what they are selling. So if its an item of special importance they are selling because they have no choice but to sell to get money to pay the bills, well, yeah, if you low-ball expect to not get a nice reception.
The other side of low-balling is that you come accross imediately as being greedy and self centered. You dont care how getting what you want affects others as long as you get what you want as cheap as you can with no consideration to exactly how this might hurt the other party.
You think low-balling bluntly and boldly is the way to go. Well, I for one will block you from offering on my stuff.