Why does a potential buyer drive 300 miles just to low ball?

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  1. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Maybe he stopped at an Indian casino and is now a little short. You can’t blame a guy for trying. My uncle sold a car to a guy who showed up with less than the asking price and dumped $18k from a paper bag on the kitchen table and begged my uncle to take it. He took pity on the guy, he liked his story, and took it,
     
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  2. pukahd

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    My wife insisted at 1 time to sell a old rice cooker for $10! . I was pissed that we will waste a few weekend hours for this exchange. This guy in a BMW came by and he said that he drove from Beverly Hill to pick it up. He said how about $8. I said noooooo. He drove off and I threw the rice cooker in the trash.
     
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  3. Reel Kahuna

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    "Rice is Rice" :D...

     
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  4. Johnny J

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    I think this whole thing is funny.
     
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  5. flytie

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    I'll take your low ball and raise you one interested buyer!

    I'm trying to buy a trailer. I've spoken to all of the shops (half of those are complete idiots and don't listen). Started looking at used. Talked to a dude on Craigslist who thought his old rusty POS was worth gold.. pass. Found what I was looking for. This guy took a week to email me back. I went and checked out the trailer and all was good, but something about paperwork. I commit to buy, and a week later he hasn't sorted out the paperwork issue. Idiot. His sale is done. I just put a deposit on a brand new build (thanks, Rory, for the heads up). I'd rather pay more and get what I want than deal with this BS. Time is money.

    Moral of the story: There is a butt for every seat, and when you have a buyer the deal is now. If people aren't hitting your price, your price is too high. If people are committing and you can't produce then don't try to sell and keep your crap off of the internet.

    Now, back to HELOC's, title loans and borrowing money from granny!
     
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  6. mullet

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    If this is the 24' trailer on here in the classifieds I walked away from it also .Bought brand new so I don't have to deal with the no pink issue.
     
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  7. ShadBurke

    ShadBurke I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have listed for sale "the" complete Stormy Daniels DVD set with a pair of her soaked dirty panties all autographed by her and a Trump Make America Great red hat. Perfect combo set for the elite collector. I have it listed at $50 bucks and a guy drove 300 miles to offer me $10.....

    He says he was really only interested in the crusty panties.....

    Went my by name of M. Tann...... so he says.....
     
  8. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yeah sorry to waste your time like that
    Yeah sorry to waste your time like that
     
  9. colemans224

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  10. lougio

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    I have a guy coming from AZ to "Look" at my GW that's for sale. He better not low ball me.
     
  11. NGSD1

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    Get ready, Zonies are programmed to bargain!
     
  12. miaf

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    Why do sellers get upset with a low offer. I’ve sold my share of stuff and had my share of low offers. I just simply say no thank you to the offer and move on. I see it as part of the deal when trying to sell something on your own. I get it’s frustrating going through the process of showing an item to someone, then they come in way below your asking price, but that’s part of the deal.

    When I sell boats, I always try to be upfront and ask the buyer if he’s prepared to buy the boat at the asking price, if the boat is as advertised and let them know I’m expecting to get what I priced it at. If they still low ball, oh well. I’m trying to sell and sometimes you have to deal with those kind of buyers. Part of the deal as I see it.
     
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  13. 26grumpy

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    Mika is a swell guy, I miss him.
     
  14. aguilarserrato

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    It’s called “ negotiating “. Set your price higher or state FIRM on price. I consider low ball if someone offers below 75% of asking price.
    It’s just me.
     
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  15. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That is a great statement by maif to locate the buyer: “if the boat is as advertised are you prepared to pay the advertised price?” Set their expectations or reveal them up front. But the first low ball offer is just the starting gun going off. Again set there expectations by coming back with no discount letting them know you are certain it will sell today for the full price(if you are). Or a very slight discout. This is the time to clear up anything else that is loose. You are taking with the 2 flat tires, my cousin Billy is going to remove and keep the Fernando Valenzuela Bobble Head ect ect. Then continue on coming down in tiny tiny encrememts always to allow for the deciencies they mention. Ya, it does need a little paint I’ll take $10 less. If they want it they will say yes only when they perceive you are at your bottom. Really that’s all they or I would do to locate you price wise, a low ball is the question How Low will you go. That’s all it is, not an insult, Not a foolish question just a fact finding mission.
     
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