@MRB When or if you did/do reply, what do they generally say back? Do they offer higher, or just say no? Have you checked out their reputation on their OfferUp profiles? Are they generally well-liked, or have everything verified for their account? I'm curious to learn more, so let us know
I typically check out their profile first to see how legit they are. Most times they are not a verifiable connection, but have a basic account. Every so often I get someone that is reputable. I try to make them understand that I did not steal my item nor did it fall from the sky. Also, I try to instill in them that I will wait for right buyer. Am in no hurry to sell just so someone else can turn around and make a profit from my hard earned item.
@pcase8417, I respect your opinion. I'm sure there may be a few cases here or there. My experience is that's the overwhelming minority of cases. I had one incident with a single mom looking to buy something for her kid. After conversation, hearing her situation - I gave her something for her kid, better than what she was trying to get. She still wanted to give me something for it, but I wouldn't accept it. She wasn't looking for a handout. And she wasn't attempting to lowball me. We had great conversation BEFORE she even knew what I was going to do! I respected that and felt like doing something for her and her kid for the holidays. Been around - believe me. I know the difference between someone on limited budget looking for a deal and someone just wasting peoples time so they can profit. It's become so common place and without shame. Ever look at some of the profiles associated with those lowball offers? Trust me, the vast majority of those lowball offers aren't from well meaning, kind hearted, limited income folks. I wish they were.