posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 10:55 PM
a reply to: TinySickTears
I don't lowball, and won't hesitate to insult those people on their way out.
For example, I sell some odd things on craigslist. This one time, I listed my old silver trumpet for $200 (it wasn't worth much more than that). Some
guy wanted to buy it for $75, and I laughed at him telling him I'd sooner donate it than let a lowballer walk away with the sale (guy was an
instrument dealer). Seeing as he continued to get snarky, I kept true to the word as I was contacted to sell the trumpet to a church for a donation
slip (sent him a copy of the receipt).
If I really want something, and am not willing to pay the price they have offered, I will offer about 80-85% of the marked cost (IE: $85-ish for a
$100 item). I try to keep it reasonable, and don't try to convince them if they say no the first time. I'll either attempt to find the money, or
rationalize why I really want it.