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03-27-2015 08:25 PM  3 years agoPost 201
jharkin

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I used to think 50% of new price was a good starting point for ask on a used item in very good condition.

As others have noted it just doesn't work that way anymore in the new economy. If you think prices here are bad look at your local Craigslist for consumer electronics, furniture, homewares, and such. My wife uses those areas to resell used kids toys and all the baby stuff like strollers and such that everyone who has a kid buys and then gets rid of within a year. You are lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar for kid stuff... let alone more.

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03-28-2015 09:59 PM  3 years agoPost 202
don s

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I think some folks absolutely refuse to buy anything at stated price, no matter how low the price is. List it for 10% of retail, they want it for 5%.

It would almost be more fun making a bonfire out of it.

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03-28-2015 10:11 PM  3 years agoPost 203
McKrackin

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You are lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar for kid stuff... let alone more.
We have always given all that stuff away.
Someone always needs it pretty bad. Young parents and such.

Got a bunch of free stuff listed even now...Time to lose the crib and get the big girl bed

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-29-2015 02:40 AM  3 years agoPost 204
HeliOCD

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Dude the market is what it is. Take the offer or don't. As they say, "it's just business." I never understand getting wrapped up in this stuff.

Unless you are here for post count. Then carry on.
you mean like that one?

And like mine?

And your response?

Its all earth!

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03-29-2015 02:49 AM  3 years agoPost 205
jimmy-361

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Low ballers
Simply put firm in the ad.

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03-29-2015 10:34 PM  3 years agoPost 206
jharkin

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Time to lose the crib and get the big girl bed
YOu cant even give cribs away anymore... Because of the some recalls on drop side models there was some law passed that you can sell any crib made prior to 2011 or something... We could not even donate ours to the church, i had to put it in the trash. What a waste.

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03-30-2015 12:12 AM  3 years agoPost 207
Heli_Splatter

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Do you have any idea how many children have died in those cribs?

You know... this is all about safety.. when a terrible thing happens to one family, getting the word out allows other individuals and families learn and avoid similar tragedies.

Same thing with dangerous heli videos... if we raise awareness a tiny bit, maybe another family will not loose a son(or daughter) to the blades.

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03-30-2015 12:24 AM  3 years agoPost 208
Retired2011

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Time to lose the crib and get the big girl bed
Wow!...
How time flies, I remember the pic of her and you right after she was born.

We give a lot of stuff to the local "Habitat For Humanity" store.

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03-30-2015 01:03 AM  3 years agoPost 209
McKrackin

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Wow!...
How time flies, I remember the pic of her and you right after she was born.
She's trying to climb over the side of her crib now.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-30-2015 02:10 PM  3 years agoPost 210
Darkbird

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Jackson Michigan

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Lowballers do it for one reason, because sometimes it works. Of course, I'm in the same situation as a couple other here, income in the high 30s with a family to take care of, so getting good deals is the only thing that allows me to have this hobby. I might have an odd view though, I would call a 300 offer on a 500 item lowballing, but in a reasonable way. Never offered someone 100 on that item, or had it done to me yet though. Still, all it takes is a polite no. Went to a swap a couple years ago, and a guy had a couple planes and several glow engines I was interested in. Offered him a bit less than market, but no deals were made due to him being firm and priced way over market. No problem on my end, but I did hear him whining about it as I walked away. He took almost everything home too. Then too when I buy, it's for me and not to resell. Heck, I still have the guitar a friend gave me even though I've never really done anything with it.

"Whadda ya mean "There's a loose nut behind the transmitter!"?"

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03-30-2015 02:39 PM  3 years agoPost 211
rudyy

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Some guys deserve a low ball price because their asking price is way higher than the market price even if purchased brand new. I have seen these kinds of ads before though not common. They are almost like a scam to me.

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03-30-2015 05:12 PM  3 years agoPost 212
A&J

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Hudson FL 34667

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people that blow balls you is one thing the people that makes you an offer and you accept it and give them your information they seem to just fall off the grid those are the ones that gets my fur up

Lets do the time warp againnn !

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03-30-2015 06:02 PM  3 years agoPost 213
HeimD

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How many of you have sold something and have had someone offer a ridiculous offer?
So what? Can't hurt to ask, as they say. Zero effort on their part and it costs nothing. Exactly the same as it is for you to deny/ignore their offer. After all, they're the ones who stand to gain by asking and you'd be surprised how many people take lowball offers.

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03-30-2015 06:29 PM  3 years agoPost 214
MartyH

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I quit selling stuff because of low ballers. It's not worth my time for what low ballers want to offer for stuff. As a result I use a decade+ old transmitter (Futaba 10CHP module based) and a ridiculous size fleet of nitro helis that will last me more than a lifetime.

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03-30-2015 06:55 PM  3 years agoPost 215
HeimD

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I quit selling stuff because of low ballers.
That's about as ridiculous as someone saying they quit dating because ugly chicks ask them out. Ignore them.

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03-30-2015 07:51 PM  3 years agoPost 216
tadawson

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Yeah, have you considered that if all you get are what you claim to be 'low ball' offers, that the offers are not the problem, but rather an unrealistic asking price? I had a guy feed me a line of BS about how a $50 offer on a $55 item was 'low ball', after having searched and seen going price for the item was closer to $45 in the same condition (and I bought one from someone else 4 days later for $45 . . .) So was that a 'low ball' offer, or just a clueless bonehead seller?

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03-30-2015 07:54 PM  3 years agoPost 217
MartyH

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It's not ridiculous. I get bombarded by nothing but low ballers. One can ignore them but then there is no one left. For me it is just easier to keep my stuff and continue to enjoy it than take the sort of hits the market bears. I'm not one of those people that feels left out if they don't have whatever new gizmo comes along so I don't have a crushing need to liquidate one thing to buy another, and another, and another.

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03-30-2015 07:55 PM  3 years agoPost 218
don s

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guy feed me a line of BS about how a $50 offer on a $55 item was 'low ball'
Good offer, not low ball.

Asking $125 for brand new item (~$150) retail and they come back with $80? Low ball.

Ain't nothing wrong with that 10C either .

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03-30-2015 08:06 PM  3 years agoPost 219
tadawson

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Thanks. I guess my main point is that the reasonableness of an offer is more determined by going price for that item in the market, and not what seller X is asking. IE, offering $300 on an item regularly seen to sell for $300 is not a 'low ball' offer even if the seller is asking $500. The seller in those cases needs to back off the crack, not complain . . .

And 'retail' price is irrelevant, since almost nothing sells at that price . . . If I could sell for retail, I could profit on just about everything I own . . . retail price and Unicorns, both similarly realistic . . .

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03-30-2015 08:49 PM  3 years agoPost 220
don s

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And 'retail' price is irrelevant, since almost nothing sells at that price
You're right, it was about $140 with the available discounts. I was still asking lower.

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