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01-24-2015 03:12 PM  3 years agoPost 141
fuzzy

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Hi. I'm new here.
What is a lower baller any way?
I'm taking it. some thing to do with a price?
Why put on the buyer?It does go both ways
Why not say its the saler. Maybe the way he's ad is posted.
The way
I see it,
posted a price,and thats it.
But ad posting does say, asking price of?/ maybe a deal could be make..work on a price for both ways.
But also if the posting say obo. then deal all with what was offer, if not just ,say no and move on.
So why are so many people geting mad about it?

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01-24-2015 04:40 PM  3 years agoPost 142
McKrackin

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Fuzzy...Good questions....

What we're talking about is when you put something up for sale and someone offers you a ridiculously low amount.

Say you want to sell your heli and put a price of $1000 on it. You paid $2000 for it a month ago.
What would you say if someone offered you $100?

Me? I say nothing. Ignore it and continue with my day. Not my problem that someone makes an offer they almost certainly know the answer to.
You want a serious reply?
Make a serious offer.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-24-2015 05:08 PM  3 years agoPost 143
Pascal-KC

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I personally always reply politely indicating what my best price is (quite often, it is repeating my posted price). I usually do not get pissed as this is counterproductive and would probably lead to a bad reputation on the forum. If no deal can be reached, I and the tentative buyer (sometimes low baller) can go our own path without too many negative emotions... This is a hobby, and I want it to make me positively happy, whether it is buying, building, flying, crashing or trying to sell...

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01-24-2015 05:10 PM  3 years agoPost 144
fuzzy

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Its all the way the ad read.
I'm young and work hard for me money. I would try to get a deal.
If ad says obo. Take any offer. why be so rude and not rely. Man you guys sound like a mad old women. does take all kinds. Just live with any offer is said obo. you should relpy to it any way.
I friend of my, Is who told me about RR. It should be fun.
I'm frist posting and you geting on me?I'm just going to
Ignore this posting.
Maybe this time all you old women move on.

what I would say, I would reply with thanks for the offer. but I will hold out for more offers

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01-24-2015 05:30 PM  3 years agoPost 145
Einzelganger

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I am not a business man and that is on purpose.
The fact that low-ballers are always out there and have no hesitation to make ridiculous low offers often for the purpose of resale, will keep me from ever selling again. I'd rather give my stuff away than put up with the irritation. In the past, I have dealt with plankers who just loved some creation of mine and had some sob story for why they could never afford something cool like whatever it was. Made them a super "buddy" deal only to see it sold to someone else for twice the money the next day. Scavenger identified, "friend" written off.
Won't happen again.
I won't offer less than someone has posted. If I don't like the price posted, I move on. Period.
Not judging anyone here, I just know my limitations for enjoying this hobby.

Wayne

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01-24-2015 05:42 PM  3 years agoPost 146
revmix

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LOLer

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01-24-2015 05:55 PM  3 years agoPost 147
Pascal-KC

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If/when I am in a buying mood, I do not negotiate unless I think the posted price is too high compared to market. If the price is right, I do not discuss. I do not think I have made low ball offers. Some sellers sometime need to be brought to reality... Again, I do this politely so that no one ends up pissed off...

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01-24-2015 06:32 PM  3 years agoPost 148
MattJen

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I have a min priced I will let it go for, I start a little above what I want..

if someone comes in for a low ball offer I always reply and " say thanks for the offer, but I am hoping to get a little more, if it doesn't sell at the price I want I will be in touch.."

something along those lines...

I have seen some stupid stuff, for example on ebay, there was a seller selling his Raptor 50 in a fuse, he wanted nearly 2K for it..

no one bid,ok it came with TX, but when you think you can buy a brand new fully scaled Roban for around 1500.00 you would be correct in thinking it is far too expensive..

as a seller it is key to know the market, there are a few forums where you can see what stuff is going for, I must admit in the USA and Germany they seem to go for a lot higher than other places around the world.

I would not get some of the prices that are presented in the classifieds here.. they are just too expensive, but from what I have seen there is always someone willing to pay the price if they really want..

Some just haggle all the way LOL

All The Best

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01-24-2015 06:45 PM  3 years agoPost 149
sharam

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My view is that if you put it out there for sale, you open yourself up to every type of individual society offers. I don't get mad or ticked off any longer if there is a lowball offer.

Say my asking price is $100.
Offer is $10 - I don't even respond.
Offer is $50 - I respond politely and say that is too low and I decline. Either the other side counters or doesn't.

If I get ticked off at an offer, I am only hurting myself. It's integral to the negotiation process.

In most parts of the world, lowball offers are just the way business is done. I used to travel to Taiwan, Japan, Korea, on business quite a bit.
It was not uncommon to offer a fraction of the asking price for anything.

At first, I was quite surprised but then I realized that the spread between bid and ask would tighten if both sides kept a cool head.

So, try not to get mad. Don't reply if the offer is too low, and have a polite reply if the offer is more near what you want.

Last but not least, while it may seem unkind, never fall for a sob story.

Good luck. Remember, it is a game.

There is an old saying: "It is bad, it is bad, says the buyer, gleefully clutching his purchase as he walks away from the market."

Verba volant, scripta manet

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01-24-2015 07:03 PM  3 years agoPost 150
McKrackin

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Fuzzy...aka troll account,
I don't get pissed. I just ignore them....just like I will ignore you from now on.

obo does not mean "take any offer" like you seem to think.

Tell escobar hello and move along.

First day new people don't call the site RR.
This is obviously a troll account.
Calling the members "mad old women" even tells who you really are.

You must be on a lot of ignore lists as esco...I mean whoever you are.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-24-2015 11:53 PM  3 years agoPost 151
jackp332

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Wayne- I've been there and I feel your pain. I think getting taken advantage of like that comes from having a kind and charitable heart. My last straw was a few years back when I sold my Softail to a 'friend' who absolutely loved it but could not afford a penny over xxamount. If I sold it to him it would be life changing and he would be forever grateful. Well short story long, it did change his life the day after (literally) I sold it to him when he sold it locally to one of his buddys and pocketed a cool 4k profit. Now it's sad but I'd rather give my stuff away or simply scrap it.

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01-25-2015 12:08 AM  3 years agoPost 152
Retired2011

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Man you guys sound like a mad old women.
That are what we is

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01-25-2015 01:10 AM  3 years agoPost 153
Jeff polisena

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Starting off good !!!! Pinked

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

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01-25-2015 01:12 AM  3 years agoPost 154
McKrackin

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Banned,if I read the gray print right.
It's an obvious troll account and not very hard to guess who.
I guess if you get on a hundred ignore lists you have to improvise.

Unsub

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-25-2015 01:27 AM  3 years agoPost 155
BobOD

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I'd be embarrassed to offer $100 for something someone lists for $1000. I might offer 10 or 20% less if that's all I feel willing to pay for it. But, even then, I wouldn't get my panties in a bunch if the seller didn't respond. I'd simply figure he's waiting for a better offer.
Only time I expect a response is if I offer the asking price.

Good call on fuzzy McKrackin. That was hilarious.

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01-25-2015 05:15 AM  3 years agoPost 156
spinner55

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When someone lists a price obo, it makes me think they listed it for more money than they think they can get. If the price is not unrealistic I will consider past purchases and problems I have encountered and make an offer. I don't lowball, if he is that much higher than I will pay I just smile and move on. I have had sellers counter and convince me their item is truly in fantastic condition and paid a higher price than I originally offered. This describes a 450 pro I recently bought in "amazing condition". Although it was in great shape and I'm happy with it, I am having to deal with some unexpected minor issues. Its common to find much worse problems after the purchase. It works both ways, sellers sometimes deal with lowballers and buyer sometimes deal with unexpected problems that the seller claims he knew nothing about. Buying and selling used items is a pain, but the seller knows the price when he accepts it while the buyer hopes his purchase is as he imagined. Buyer beware. That said, as I get older low balls are becoming more of an issue.

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01-25-2015 12:02 PM  3 years agoPost 157
Heli_Splatter

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One thing we should all respect is "Firm". If you want it, pay the price. If the price is too high for you, leave the seller alone and don't make offers.

If OBO is stated, then all bets are off.

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01-25-2015 12:07 PM  3 years agoPost 158
Pascal-KC

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Makes sense to me...

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01-25-2015 03:09 PM  3 years agoPost 159
spinner55

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I agree with that, when I see firm the only decision is do I want it or not. OBO and asking price both tend to encourage offers. That said when something has a good price OBO I will pay his price, you don't always have to negotiate to get a good deal.

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect."

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01-25-2015 04:20 PM  3 years agoPost 160
waheed1998

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I would like know, what is the consensus on rc heli depreciation value? Hopefully this question would set the tone for buyers and seller Say some brought a new kit for 1100 would would you buy the heli for? And i know it based on condition, let's say it's mint condition. I ask,because i do think that seller and buyer alike ask ridiculous price

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