Thanks for your comment about "lowball" offers. It is so diplomatic & gracious of you to say "thanks, but I prefer to wait for a better offer". After all the word offer implies an opportunity to make, & possibly accept counteroffers, doesn't it? I have only purchased, thus far, & am very pleased with all my purchases. If & when I decide to sell, I hope I remain as gracious as you and don't begrudge an offer of less than my asking price. Keep your pleasant attitude, your repeat customers will love you for it.
Well thanks everyone for the lovely comments. I haven't ever done this so I didn't know. On other sites u can ask if they r willing to take a little less. Im would certainly pay the full price it's just that things have really been tight. So I guess with the comments everyone so kindly inputted I'll buy it but I won't go on offer up again. It says to be friendly and ask for help if u need it. Obviously that doesn't work on offer up or I should say some of the community on offer Up. Thanks for the help.
Please don't be discouraged by the naysayers in the forum. If an ad says "Price firm" they aren't willing to dicker; & if I can't afford their price, I'll keep looking. So far I have made twenty-some-odd purchases. I rarely meet someone who won't consider a counter offer if I've spotted damage (they don't always mention it in their ad). Quite frankly, I'm very pleased with all my purchases. One seller has me waiting for my tax refund so I can go back & buy more! Sometimes the sellers on the forum use it as a bitchfest. Don't let them discourage you, let the sellers you see with great reviews be a better guide (the buyers give those good marks). I've only complained about two so far. Two vs twenty-something comes to 1 out of more than ten. Not bad odds by my book, but the bottom bottoms line is this: you have the power of your money. If the seller won't dicker, another one will. Leave the sourpuss behind, but remember their name so you'll know not to bother with them on any of their other ads. Good luck.