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09-05-2013 01:06 AM  4 years agoPost 61
AWittleWabbit

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Mark,

That was funniest read in a long time

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09-05-2013 01:27 AM  4 years agoPost 62
McKrackin

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That thread did remind me of one thing...I miss spork.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-05-2013 02:00 AM  4 years agoPost 63
Ronald Thomas

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Yeah that was a pretty bad pissing match for sure. I still believe a simple "no" or "I am not interested" would have been sufficient. No need to be a $&@# on top of it. Maybe if he had put "firm" in the sale add, he would have never got that offer anyways. Many ways to deal with that without being a jerk as well by saying something rude or not responding at all.

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09-05-2013 02:11 AM  4 years agoPost 64
ADHD

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RR so needs a like button after reading some of these post..

I live be the rule that people basically suck:-/

Listing things on RR is just asking for low ball offers. I don't really post things on RR until I've decided that I'm willing to take what someone would actually give me for it, and the way things are going lately things aren't worth jack.

But back to the point... I agree with Ron. Be civil, and polite and just use common courtesy. I may ready the offer and spend a hour cussing you out, but I do eventually reply with a "no thanks" or a counter offer.

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09-05-2013 03:13 AM  4 years agoPost 65
Wynn1427

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Any excuse the seller has when shipping is a red flag. It may happen on rare occasion but history shows that it does end well for the buyer. As a buyer the seller gets one shot to make it right.

As far as haggling goes simple no thanks would suffice and simple to do. I have in the past said "no thanks and good luck with your search" if offer was one that made me laugh when i opened the pm and realize that there is no way I will sell it at such a low price and do not even wish to counter it.

A little patience goes a long way on both sides of the coin.

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09-05-2013 03:27 AM  4 years agoPost 66
Mark C

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See?
That thread is exactly why I say some offers need no reply.
Bonkers would have been way better off to not reply to the low ball offer...that the potential buyer admitted was a low ball in the actual offer.
He should have ignored it.
Why is it that you guys think a polite response is required to a PM you consider offensive?
Come on now..... What do you find "offensive" about his original offer?
The seller had just edited his thread and lowered the price from $1350 to $1150 so the $1000 was a pretty raw offer.
Exactly. He just cut it 15% and the guy was just fishing for a few more percent. Probably looking for a counter offer. Pretty far from "raw".
Bonkers went a little...well...Bonkers.lol...but I do understand his frustration. I would have handled it a little differently.lol...
On this we agree. As long as you realize he could have just said "no thanks" or made a slightly more polite counter offer.

Not responding at all has several possibilities. Your a non-responsive seller, your pondering the offer, your pondering other offers. How is someone to know that you've been offended by just ignoring them.

Hey wait a damn minute that's why this hits home. That's what my wife does when she gets pissed - she shuts down and I have to play 20 questions like some kind of half drunk mind reader!

Just kidding of course. My point is that it's not too hard to be polite even in the event you feel "dissed" by a number. With a little finness you may be able to set the hooks in the deal.

All I'm saying is that a properly worded response may surprise you sometimes.

Mark C

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09-05-2013 03:34 AM  4 years agoPost 67
McKrackin

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Come on now..... What do you find "offensive" about his original offer?
Nothing...I had nothing to do with it.

My point is...why should I be obligated to reply to a PM that I feel was offensive?

The OP in THAT thread was offended and the whole situation would have been avoided if he had not replied at all.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-05-2013 03:54 AM  4 years agoPost 68
Rob43

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Interesting points of view here. When I shop for something I need, I simply assess the value for my self, and decide if I can afford to spend what the seller wants, and if it's worth it to me. Pretty simple. Most of the time, sellers are pricing fairly in my experience, and if I can't swing it, well, I don't bother with offers. If it's that close, I would rather try to treat the person right and pay their price. No doubt, I will be doing the same as a seller too. A price is a price. I won't try lowball offers. I guess I just don't have it in me. I do have a budget, though, and if the price is too high....I just keep searching. I've had plenty of offers from others who claim to have only so much to spend. In that case, it's "situational" to me. I recently parted out my crashed Goblin 500. A guy bought the servos. Came back, and bought the ESC. Then, I listed the motor, and the guy came back and told me his wife would get it for him, but not for as much as I was asking. I decided to give in, and let him have a great price, just because he dealt very straight up and was a good buyer. Then, the ESC BEC failed and ate his servos, and his Beast. He called me to ask if I could get it replaced for him from the supplier. I offered to get the replacement, and if there were any snags, I would refund his money. I felt bad. He then asked if I could simply refund his purchase, which I did without hesitation. The ESC was replaced as new, and I simply resold it when it arrived. I agree that what goes around comes around, and it's only a good deal if both parties come out okay. Who knows, the ESC may have been damaged in the crash. It wouldn't break me up to refund his money or cut him some slack. I would like to think that by dealing so that the buyers are pleased with that they bought from me, without me giving it away, or how I handled the transaction, that they won't feel it's a risk to buy from me in the future, and for that matter, others who might as well.

Rob

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09-05-2013 06:11 AM  4 years agoPost 69
Kustomkid

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I'd like to throw my 2 cents in if I may. I think most people on this forum are over 12 yrs old right.....mostly adults....right? If I 'm a plummer should I expect to get crap on my hands sometimes? If I'm carpenter should I expect every board I buy will be perfectly straight? If I'm a car salesman....should I expect people to make me offers that differ from my selling price?.....Hello....it comes with the job. If your SELLING ANYTHING someone making an offer...of any kind should be expected as part of the PROCESS. I read an important sentence in a book on anger once that said...if you can expect what may happen you will be more prepared to deal with it and not get angry about it. If you plan on selling something expect those clowns to lowball you and do 1 of 2 things; laugh and say no thanks I"ll wait for a real offer or 2 phrase the add like a pro so you don't get those fool offers to begin with...firm, nothing less or ill keep it...there's a million ways to say it....isn't there? I personally hate when people don't respond and I also hate when people lowball me too because when I personally sell something I go pretty low- usually my bottom price to start with so it will go fast. I also do my research to see what the going price is within the same forum. I just think that if your wanting people to buy your items you have the responsibility to be adult enough to respond to both the good and the bad offers. Like drugs just say no if you don't like the offer...again my 2 cents.

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09-05-2013 07:08 AM  4 years agoPost 70
Riq

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Bending over my kb laughing........

I screwed up over a $60 payment due to vacation, wife, mailman, usps, me, life, usps, wife, wife, kids, work, life, kids, sick, kids, work, life, work, life.
MY FAULT!

I feel better now......

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09-05-2013 07:59 AM  4 years agoPost 71
McKrackin

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Hello....it comes with the job. If your SELLING ANYTHING someone making an offer...of any kind should be expected as part of the PROCESS
You make good points...if selling a heli was my job...It's not.

By selling something you don't want or need to someone on an internet forum,you're basically doing them a favor...Not a job and absolutely nothing is required of a seller except that he deliver the item as described when promised after accepting payment.
There's no obligation to accept payment from anyone unless you want to and you can be 100% selective in who you sell to or even communicate with.

There's no need to be rude or abusive but not responding to an offer,no matter how low or high,is completely up to the seller.

And if you don't get a reply from a low ball offer,you have not been disrespected or abused...Your offer just didn't get a reply.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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