Well no. People don't know how to negotiate anymore. What I do when I sell is I research the item, if its used I find them used price, if its never been open I still find the price of what others are selling. Then I lower it even more. For example I'm selling some Air Jordans for slightly used still good condition. I researched these shoes for used only. The cheapest I could find is $66 not including the tax and shipping from this site. So I price the item at $60 and leave a little wiggle room for negotiation, maybe $10-15. I got offered $20. So I asked for $60, what makes anyone think I want to start negotiating at 65% off the asking price? No. So I say $50, he says no way, I say ok. I'm done. This is negotiating. Asking price $60, I ask can you do $40? They say no but I could do $50. I say how about $45? This is how to negotiate. Both the seller and buyer know if the price isn't firm then you can negotiate, but you can't negotiate from such a low start. Its a dance and if don't know how then I suggest looking it up. Everything has a price including anybody's used stuff. If I sold a fridge that was $1500 only got a year use with nothing wrong and I sell it at $1200. That leaves room for my lowest set price at $1000. Which at $500 less than buying at any store thats more than fair. Now if someone said I'll pay $50. What? Thats not negotiating. You're insulting the seller and really you look rather foolish. Yes, you are taking a gamble on some of the stuff, but that's why we have ratings. I sold a red flyer two seater wagon that I cleaned up. When I met them I thought they would want to roll it around a little, they didn't and they just bought it. Well I guess the wheel came off. I told them that I didn't see anything wrong when I was cleaning it, but then I found out the mom(even though she was small) was sitting in the wagon. But I told her I'd take it back and return her money, but I told her I would only get the new part which wasn't that much and resell it. She decided to do that herself, I even offered the money for the part, still she declined. Because the price was still cheaper than anywhere else. I have a good honest rating(not friends who boost my rating). If someone is new or doesn't have a normal rating rating(I'm suspicious of people who have really large amount of people) then don't chance it. The buyer is taking a gamble but that doesn't mean people don't want to get what something they know is worth. If you don't want to pay that price and its more than 25% off the asking price, then move on.
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Yup. I'm having that problem right now. I offered an amount since the price wasn't firm and I can see they've getting them with the double check. But nothing. If the offer is too low your supposed to counter, thats how it works unless they say its firm. They have really good reviews too so I'm kinda stumped.
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