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Why do people try and make you feel guilty over selling things to try and get price down?

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Noticed it more and more now on many forums. on Ebay etc

Like on Ebay someone will message you and say"oh I want this but had a unexpected bill, can you take £20 off and ill be interested" etc

Similar on forums

I could buy something brand new for £500, still have receipt and item sealed but have overspent and need to sell it and so list it somewhere

People will bid prices like £200 saying once its not new it loses over 1/3 its value etc.

Or with pcs it may cost £400 to build and be about £650 in shops but someone will say "oh since it costs £400 to build I will offer you £280 as if I wanted to pay £400 id build it myself" etc.

Theres a lot of guilt trips or reasons etc.

On others recommendations im now generally asking more for items than I want so when they make an offer its closer to what I want.
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Don't get done get Dom :thumbsup:
#2
people will always do it, cant blame them for trying, after all we all want to pay as little as possible lol you just say no
#3
Its simple really...tell them to f off and take their sad stories with them.
#4
I try and save every penny but I've never haggled like this, I like to find deals without blagging people.

Or with pcs it may cost £400 to build and be about £650 in shops but someone will say "oh since it costs £400 to build I will offer you £280 as if I wanted to pay £400 id build it myself" etc.


Lol, I'd be inclined to call their bluff. They want you to work for nothing because "they could do it themselves"? Sell them a faulty motherboard and let them get on with it!
#5
most people will try anything to reduce the price
banned#6
I know how it is, I wanted to sell my HP lappy cause the dell works pretty fine, A 7250 processor, finger print and pretty high tech stuff just used for one week - cost price was 650 and this dumb as@ tells me I will buy this off of you for 400 quids.....
#7
Yeah forgot to say if you say no they say something like "oh well, I thought you wanted a sale" then say you wont get what you are asking but their offers still there etc.

Like I say nowadays I ask for more than I want, not too much say I want £300 for something id ask for about £320-£340 depending on what it is new. but still get offers like £220

Its a catch 22 situation if you ask near price it is new you get people complaining saying its not much more new and offer you half, if you ask for say 1/3 less than new you will still be knocked down on price.
#8
Whats wrong with trying to get it for cheaper ? if they tell you some **** story about how skint they are but the price they offer is ok by you then so what.
#9
waterloo
Whats wrong with trying to get it for cheaper ? if they tell you some **** story about how skint they are but the price they offer is ok by you then so what.


Thats not what im meaning they often offer silly prices about half what you want or half what its worth.

I.e I could sell a Sony 37" lcd tv costing £800 new for example, it could be new, or used but you would get people offering like £200

A common excuse seems to be something like they see a Goodmans tv for £200 37" so why cant I sell mine for the same price disregarding the quality and price difference and just wanting it cheap.

Theres wanting something cheap and taking advantage thats different
#10
they can only take advantage if you let them
#11
No real problem, just ignore their offers if they are not acceptable.

You can't blame people for trying, I would never pay the asking price for a car for instance.;-)
#12
ryouga
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Theres wanting something cheap and taking advantage thats different



They havn't taken " advantage " they havn't purchased the item.:roll:
#13
I know how it is, I wanted to sell my HP lappy cause the dell works pretty fine, A 7250 processor, finger print and pretty high tech stuff just used for one week - cost price was 650 and this dumb as@ tells me I will buy this off of you for 400 quids.....


No offense it probably is worth 400 odd lol.
#14
Or with pcs it may cost £400 to build and be about £650 in shops but someone will say "oh since it costs £400 to build I will offer you £280 as if I wanted to pay £400 id build it myself" etc.


That simply isn't true, the PC market is far more competitive than that and its not possible to build computers for that much less than they cost in the shops.

As soon as something is bought it depreciates in value - a third-off is fairly typical (this of course has a few exceptions but not with the kind of things that are likely to be sold on here!). Buying new from a retailer has numerous benefits over a second-hand sale from an individual hence people will always pay more for it.
#15
jah128
That simply isn't true, the PC market is far more competitive than that and its not possible to build computers for that much less than they cost in the shops.

As soon as something is bought it depreciates in value - a third-off is fairly typical (this of course has a few exceptions but not with the kind of things that are likely to be sold on here!). Buying new from a retailer has numerous benefits over a second-hand sale from an individual hence people will always pay more for it.


I was just making an example and using places like PC world for an example that generally cost more than online retailers

I know generally it costs not as much extra to buy from retailers but still normally about £50-£80 more and often crappier parts are used.

But its like my other examples they arent complete representations
#16
ryouga
I was just making an example and using places like PC world for an example that generally cost more than online retailers

I know generally it costs not as much extra to buy from retailers but still normally about £50-£80 more and often crappier parts are used.



The shop purchased item also has a full warranty and a legitimate Operating System as well, far better value generally.
#17
Surely this is the art of negotiation - the seller goes in high, the buyer goes in low, and you meet somewhere in the middle depending on how good or bad you are at negotiation.
If you really find it annoying you could either put something on your listing saying 'Negotiations will not be entered into, the auction will run it's course' or just qoute a ridiculous Buy It Now on the listing to stop silly queries.
#19
I always wear an eyepatch and develop a limp when im picking something up cash on collection :thumbsup:
#20
kungfu
I always wear an eyepatch and develop a limp when im picking something up cash on collection :thumbsup:


when someone picks up from me, i make sure the dog is barking and keep him close, that way, no sob story, just quick in and out :p
banned#21
ryouga

Theres wanting something cheap and taking advantage thats different


Same goes for someone wanting to get the best price for the item being sold - and asking too much (hoping the buyer is ignorant of true values.)

I guess it depends on which side of the divide you fall from your perspective.

Out of interest. Do you ever moan if someone has sold you a bargain (ie you bought too cheaply?) Just wondering.
#22
Simple solution, put "No offers", and watch your thread drop quicker than ****'s Knick Knicks.
#23
guv
Same goes for someone wanting to get the best price for the item being sold - and asking too much (hoping the buyer is ignorant of true values.)

I guess it depends on which side of the divide you fall from your perspective.

Out of interest. Do you ever moan if someone has sold you a bargain (ie you bought too cheaply?) Just wondering.


Its nothing to do with getting a bargain, but I wont be cheeky and offer far less than someone wants, i.e someone wants £300 for a pc thats about 5 years old then I would put a low offer in, but its not the same thing
#24
Inactive
The shop purchased item also has a full warranty and a legitimate Operating System as well, far better value generally.


And where did you get the idea that it doesnt have a legit operating system as it seems you are saying any pc not bought from a shop hasnt got legit software.

And whos to say the person selling the pc they built doesnt offer warranty.
[mod]#25
Take a leaf out of Zammo's book...........

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