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Old 06-11-2019   #7
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enasniearth is offline
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a 50% offer is not really a serious offer
some of us were brought up haggling and consider it fun
for others its just too personal and a pain in the butt

in the 1970's I went to look at a 1950's ford pickup
the seller kept saying make me an offer I won't be insulted
I offered about 70%
he closed the garage door and said that I insulted him

Originally Posted by joe bosak View Post
I've had lowball offers accepted on ebay (not often, but it has happened) and as a buyer don't know what the seller might consider. By lowball I mean 25 percent of asking price. Not photo gear though, but second hand stock from dealers.

What pisses me off are sellers who won't counter-offer. To me, offering 50 percent of your BIN price is saying - too high, how about something lower - your turn. And that's how it's designed to work, offer, counter-offer and so one until we run out of the bids we're allowed. And in my opinion sellers who only will accept a 5 percent discount might as well not use best offer.
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