I don't think you're a horrible person. If you're not willing to take the 20 bucks, then say "I've got a butt load of offers, can we settle on $35?"
I'll almost always ask if they go down in price in person. I'm not comfortable negotiating price on something I haven't seen.
If someone was upfront with me and said that we would agree on a price when they got here, I could then decide whether or not that would be OK with me. If there were other people wanting to buy, I would probably make an appointment with someone who agreed price firm. But if no one else was interested, I'd be OK with it. But if someone agrees to pay the asking price, and I take the time to be home and get the item out and do my part of the bargain, and then in person says, "no, actually I don't want to give you what you wanted, it's just not that good of an item" it's almost like an insult or something, that the item just isn't up to par or something or that I was lying about its condition or whatever. I don't *think* I'm being too defensive... Am I?
In fact, today DH sold his golf clubs. I told him to be prepared for the guy to offer him less than what he was asking. But SHOCKINGLY enough, the guy paid what DH was asking. I'm just so used to people showing up and offering less. :/
My own experience is: I've gone to look at a dresser for my kids and it stunk of smoke. No way was it worth the time to me to refinish the dresser and get the smoke out.
Now you've got me wondering if I'm breaking a craigslist rule of etiquette?
|Now you've got me wondering if I'm breaking a craigslist rule of etiquette?|
Half-marathon running Mommy to 3 spunky girls and 1 sweet boy. Spending my days and nights where my kids need me most- at home with them!!
Dude. It's a vehicle that runs for $20. Give me a break.
My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.
So now I just stick everything on the side of the rd and it's gone within a couple of hours
I don't like the whole notion that everyone's stuff is worth so much. Just because you bought it at so and so price doesn't make you an awesome person that you're "willing" to sell it at 50% of what you paid for it or whatever. Even if it's in great condition. It's used and you're making money off it regardless of what you get. It's like yardsales. You charge like 50 cents for a book, not $10 because you paid $20 for it. Having said that, I would never bargain at the scene unless it's a yardsale. But that's just me.
I don't like the whole notion that everyone's stuff is worth so much. Just because you bought it at so and so price doesn't make you an awesome person that you're "willing" to sell it at 50% of what you paid for it or whatever. Even if it's in great condition. It's used and you're making money off it regardless of what you get.
I told him thanks but no thanks. And if he could find it for $50, he should grab it because that was a great deal for this particular bed.
I think he was surprised that I turned his offer down, but I didn't think it was fair. I was annoyed that I had brought it all out to the yard for him to look at and then I had to bring it inside, but it ended up selling for my asking price the following day.
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Other thing that annoys me is when people want you to deliver items to them because it would be to hard for them to go pick them up. I have on all ads "for pick up only" but I always get people who say Im to far away I need to deliver the items to them. Or "I have x number of children and don't want to drag them over there, can you bring it here?" Umm, if I could deliver I would have put that on the ad but since I said for pick up only its for pick up only. Its just as long for me to drive over there as it is for them to drive over here. The "I have kids so I need you to deliver" thing always makes me laugh though since most of what I sale is kids stuff so obviously I have children too.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Sir Winston Churchill