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09-02-2013 04:11 AM  5 years agoPost 21
RCHSF

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When I'm ready to part with something, (Sell It) I take the pictures. Box it up. Have label ready. Baby sit the thread. And Mark sold soon as payment hit's pp. Strike like lightning baby.

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09-02-2013 04:18 AM  5 years agoPost 22
grim.the.grim

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A counter offer would be better to get a deal negotiated
I have in the past made an initial offer always higher than 75% asking price, usually within 80% to 85% asking price and sometimes get a "no" ; a lot of times I get no answer...but very rarely get a counter offer. Everyone has a "bingo" price they are looking for, both seller and buyer. A simple "no thank you" is nice but a counter offer is wonderful. Even if your counter offer is your original price. That lets me know it is a fixed price. I think it is human nature to want to bargin, especially if you are buying used merchandise.

Thats my two cents.

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09-02-2013 04:24 AM  5 years agoPost 23
McKrackin

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In my case...I should elaborate....

I always price my stuff SUPER cheap.
Usually 50% of new price even if the item is less than a month old.
Often far less than 50%

So a low ball offer to me is like asking me to give it away.
There have been offers that wouldn't even cover shipping or the cost of gas to the PO.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-02-2013 11:58 AM  5 years agoPost 24
Craigdieslemac

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Oh the art of the haggle.. I used to watch my grandfather do it all the time.. he was the king. He didn't like making deals unless he thought he stole something. I use the same baseline when buying cars.. if the salesman is still smiling at the end of the deal, you are doing it wrong...

As far as used items, the first offer, in my opinion, should be a lowball offer or you aren't trying. It's part of the deal making process.. as someone already mentioned. I don't understand being offended by low offers at all. In fact, I am easily angered by those who get offended by such trivial matters. Taking someones offer as an insult leads me to believe you may have self esteem issues. At any rate, when you are selling used equipment, expecting premium prices is what should be considered offensive. Knocking 20% off retail for a used item usually steers me in the direction of new.

Back to the lecture at hand.. It is annoying, in any case, to not get a response back from someone who is selling an item. Even worse is when they stop contact after the deal is made and payment is sent.. or lie about shipping.. or basically do anything to make a buyer uncomfortable about their purchase.

Just my .05 cents

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09-02-2013 01:16 PM  5 years agoPost 25
Jeff polisena

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I watch and research buyers .if I get a lowball from a person that over 70% of their post are classifieds I don't reply . I don't mind giving a good deal but a good deal to resell at a profit ,this isn't eBay . I would sell on ebay if I wanted to deal with that mentality .
People are busy and this is a hobby to most so not a priority when selling . I don't sell because I'm hurting for the money ,it's just to move on to next toy . If you want to buy it bad enough patience will get it .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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09-03-2013 01:41 PM  5 years agoPost 26
Ronald Thomas

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I respond to all offers, lowball or not. I figure it is at least common courtesy to let them know where they stand.
We are selling used (most of the time) goods on an R/C forum. If you are offended by an offer, put the words "firm" or "non negotiable" in the thread....simple. Then nobody has to be rude by not responding to offers no matter how low they are. Even a simple "no" will get your point across without the appearance of animosity.

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09-03-2013 02:06 PM  5 years agoPost 27
Pistol Pete

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So Ive been using the black dot the wrong way?

I used it to cut and paste great links or comments made by the person, so instead mcracking should get one for not responding to pm's?

Hmmm...done.

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09-03-2013 02:14 PM  5 years agoPost 28
Ronald Thomas

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Pete, you are soooo gonna get a black dot now, lol!

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09-03-2013 02:17 PM  5 years agoPost 29
Craigdieslemac

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whats the black dot?

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09-03-2013 02:21 PM  5 years agoPost 30
Pistol Pete

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Well, you just got one for asking.

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09-03-2013 02:23 PM  5 years agoPost 31
Craigdieslemac

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Oh no! is there a pill or something I can take? Maybe a cream?

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09-03-2013 02:24 PM  5 years agoPost 32
Pistol Pete

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Just answer ALL pms and you will be on the clear.

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09-03-2013 02:37 PM  5 years agoPost 33
Craigdieslemac

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I answer PM's so fast.. you'll get a reply before you hit send.

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09-03-2013 03:28 PM  5 years agoPost 34
trappg

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After reading all this, I think I'll go over to classifieds and make some lowball offers on stuff I don't even want! LOL!

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09-03-2013 04:05 PM  5 years agoPost 35
McKrackin

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After reading all this, I think I'll go over to classifieds and make some lowball offers on stuff I don't even want! LOL!
You wouldn't be the only one.

Lots of jerks fishing for stuff they can get for nothing or cheap enough to resell.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-03-2013 04:14 PM  5 years agoPost 36
McKrackin

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The black dot beside a users name indicates that you have made notes about that user in their profile.

If you hover the mouse/cursor over their username,the notes or an abbreviated version of them will appear on the screen.

You can use it to remember funny or useful quotes a user makes or to warn yourself in the future of a possible scammer or bad seller/buyer.

Or you can just use it to remind you that a user has an abrasive opinion of you so you won't be surprised or offended about anything they say in the future.

Just playin Ron

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-03-2013 04:29 PM  5 years agoPost 37
Craigdieslemac

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that would explain why I don't see the black dots.. I've not made any. I never really thought about people trying to resell stuff they have purchased. I suppose because I only buy things I am going to use, and sell them when I no longer need them.

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09-03-2013 04:38 PM  5 years agoPost 38
McKrackin

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I never really thought about people trying to resell stuff they have purchased.
I would say that a large number of the NIB listings are for profit.
A few are maybe even commercial listings but being sneaky about it since RR doesn't allow commercial listings.

It's pretty common to see a user that seems to always have something NIB listed along with a bunch of other stuff...They've been listing stuff for years but oddly have a Heliman or New Heliman username description....Because classified posts don't count to your post count.
I do NOT trust those sellers. This is not eBay.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-03-2013 05:45 PM  5 years agoPost 39
Einzelganger

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^^ +1

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09-03-2013 05:46 PM  5 years agoPost 40
qraptor

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I would want to have the seller give me feedback on my offer. I can't read their mind (machine not developed yet ).

I think everyone is entitled to get as good a deal for themselves as they can. Selling is hard, and I can see how some would take it as an insult. But in the end, it is only stuff. Haggling will occur, and a polite no will be enough for most.

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