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are you the type to try and low ball people?

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posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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figured a good topic for conversation.

i just listed a watch on craigslist. its an invicta. beautiful watch. has 6 complications. excellent condish. i listed it for a hundo.
so dude calls me and asks if i still have it. i say yes. asks me if i am asking $100 and i say yes. then he said he likes it but he was thinking more like $14. hahahahahhahahahah....

here is the watch



i am not the type of person to try and low ball. there are times i feel i could probably get what i am buying for a song if i low ball but i cant do it.
if someone is selling a car for 3 grand and i am into it i might try and shave it a touch and offer the dude 2800 cash but i would never dream of saying "hey man. i'll give you a thousand for it"

people do it all the time.....i have never liked to haggle. not new or used. i i think the price is right then i pay it.
i have probably paid more for something that it is worth. you know cars and bikes. not thousands more but kbb is just a guide then you factor in all the details and you get a price.
if i think it is right i pay it. as i said. i might offer a touch less to try and get a 'deal' but i never do the low ball thing.

do you?

if so why?

if not, then why not?

thanks for playing




posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I would never lowball someone. $14 for your watch? That is crazy. Some people!!!



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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I agree with Quantum.. no way would I do that. 14 bux?? Sheesh!!
Once we were selling two Sterling (not plated) teapots at a flea market. We had 25$ each on them, they were currently selling for around 75 on ebay. Guy comes up and says he will take them both. me: 'Great!' ... for $10.. for both.. LololOlol.. uhhh... No. Happens all the time here. I have so many stories of being low-balled! Sometimes I let things go too cheap but I just get caught off guard or really don't want to take it back home lol.

Eta: sorry forgot to answer completely. I'm the same as you OP, if I think it's a fair price I will pay it or maybe offer a few bucks less if I think it's a tad overpriced.
edit on 14-8-2016 by Starcrossd because: added info



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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its nuts.
i could totally understand someone offering like $90 or even $85 on a ticket thats a hundred. i can totally see that but 14 bucks....
starcrossed, thats nuts too man.
i dont get people.

ive never ever low balled or played the all day negotiation game. really bothers me



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

You should have just hung up on him as soon as he said $ 14 bucks that guy had a nerve all right .



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: Starcrossd

For silver? That person it rude too. The melt value is over $25 I am sure!



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: Starcrossd

Eta: sorry forgot to answer completely. I'm the same as you OP, if I think it's a fair price I will pay it or maybe offer a few bucks less if I think it's a tad overpriced.


thats how i am.

if i was thinking about buying an invicta from a dude that had it priced at $100 i would go there with the full $100 and probably ask them if they would take 90. if they say no i would give them the hundred.

i hate the games.

dude with the watch $100
buyer give you $25
dude with watch $90
buyer $45

know what i mean?
# that

if i think it is worth it then i buy it. nothing wrong with trying to get it for a tad less but some people actually insult with their offers.

when he asked me about the $14 i did say something like "are you serious man. its a solid watch. not some bull# made in the nam. give me a #ing break"
then i get the "you dont have to swear sir"

so i just hung up



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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There is an art to the haggle. Im a Jew, so it's in my genes, lol. I would never low ball off the bat. But there are times I will completely take advantage of a situation. I can find something that a seller obviously has no idea what they have and will be selling at a ridiculously low price, I won't haggle, I will pay that exact price they are asking for.

But for your watch, I would have offered 60 and go no higher than 80.



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Right like $85 to $90 is fair but $14! Lol. That is like if you were selling you house for $200,000 and someone offered you $90,000 lol



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: galaga
There is an art to the haggle. Im a Jew, so it's in my genes, lol. I would never low ball off the bat. But there are times I will completely take advantage of a situation. I can find something that a seller obviously has no idea what they have and will be selling at a ridiculously low price, I won't haggle, I will pay that exact price they are asking for.

But for your watch, I would have offered 60 and go no higher than 80.


im not mr morality either.

if i see something for sale for $5 bucks and i know it is worth a hundred i will buy it for $5 and not feel bad about it. not my problem they listed it for that.



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: galaga

I am Jewish too but 14 for his watch no way. I understand the art too, it comes in handy when your out of the country buying junk from street vendors.



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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A quick look on the web and there are tons of new Invicta watches looking more or less like yours for less than $100. Of course, I can't tell exactly what model yours is, but it is used. You could just as well be "high balling" it. A successful barter depends on both parties knowing the value.
edit on 8/14/2016 by schuyler because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: galaga
There is an art to the haggle. Im a Jew, so it's in my genes, lol. I would never low ball off the bat. But there are times I will completely take advantage of a situation. I can find something that a seller obviously has no idea what they have and will be selling at a ridiculously low price, I won't haggle, I will pay that exact price they are asking for.

But for your watch, I would have offered 60 and go no higher than 80.


im not mr morality either.

if i see something for sale for $5 bucks and i know it is worth a hundred i will buy it for $5 and not feel bad about it. not my problem they listed it for that.



Exactly. I'm sitting on $6000 worth of art I got for 40 bucks.

That's one of my bigger scores. I found a pair of vintage Ray Ban aviator sunglasses for $1. I sold them for $140 bucks.

I find these types of deals all the time. I learned how to hustle out of desperation. I lost my job and had no income. I just started taking 20 bucks into a thrift store and coming out with hundreds of dollars in merchandise. I'm not even talking antique items. There are so many things people collect and will pay top dollar for.



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:43 PM
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Although I would never have the nerve to low ball someone, I know a couple of people who have made a living from doing so, especially preying on the desperate.

I am not friends with these people, as I would never associate with people like this, but it happens all the time.

Chancers, the lot of them.



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
A quick look on the web and there are tons of new Invicta watches looking more or less like yours for less than $100. Of course, I can't tell exactly what model yours is, but it is used. You could just as well be "high balling" it. A successful barter depends on both parties knowing the value.


$14 is not a good starting point on something worth $90 though, don't you think?



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

15% less than the what the owner thinks its worth IF I agree with their valuation, otherwise I'll just avoid if I believe the asking price is too high to begin with.

I do frequently ask at certain places if I'm spending over £100 for a slight discount, sure it's cheeky but a lot of places actually offer you the discount or at least throw in something for free, for instance I just bought a new mountain bike for £400, asked the guy if he could go any lower, said he'd throw in a free drinks bottle and holder which was about £10, would have paid the £400 for the bike alone anyway but got some free stuff out of it just because I asked.

Would never do it in a supermarket but places that specialise in things like Bike shops, Audio gear shops even generic Electrical retailers, I'll always ask for that little extra because they usually oblige and at worst you'll pay the price you're prepared to pay anyway so you don't lose anything.

But asking $14 for a $100 watch that's just taking the piss



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: galaga

I have a $12,000 painting I am selling. I should have you sell it and we will split it.



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978

originally posted by: schuyler
A quick look on the web and there are tons of new Invicta watches looking more or less like yours for less than $100. Of course, I can't tell exactly what model yours is, but it is used. You could just as well be "high balling" it. A successful barter depends on both parties knowing the value.


$14 is not a good starting point on something worth $90 though, don't you think?


But is it worth $90? That's the question here. He's selling a used watch when new ones of that brand which look similar go for less. Maybe his model is a really expensive "Invicta" or maybe it isn't. It's not like he has a Rolex. We don't know at this point what an honest value for this watch is.
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posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
But is it worth $90? That's the question here. He's selling a used watch when new ones of that brand which look similar go for less. Maybe his model is a really expensive "Invicta" or maybe it isn't. It's not like he has a Rolex. We don't know at this point what an honest value for this watch is.


I just looked on eBay, you can get new, in the box Invicta Chronographs for $79 and lower.




edit on 14-8-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Who is Barstar Lumberjerk?



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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I actually pay people more than they ask sometimes. If i feel they are screwing themselves, anyway.

This dude who does work on my cars is bad about it. He'll charge me $50 for somthing worth $500, so i pay him $100 instead. He loves me, and does the work quickly to keep me happy, and I still get a great deal. Everybody wins big.

If you conduct business like that, people are always going to trip over themselves to do business with you



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