' Make me an offer' on for sale threads.....

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' Make me an offer' on for sale threads.....

Post by Sooty » Fri May 31, 2013 8:20 am

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When someone clicks on a page thats advertised as say a 'front clip' (just an example) it generally means one of two things...

They want one
They want to sell one so gauging a price

So when someone goes on there and are confronted by looking through the post or website to find 'make me an offer' is so frustrating and annoying.

'make me an offer' only means one thing to me... that the seller is waiting for someone to offer more than the seller thinks its worth. There is no other reason. The seller must know what they want for it as they will either accept, reject, or negotiate the offer.

So say I see a front clip, its 'make me an offer as a price', I like it and want it to I go through all the hassle of contacting the seller, waiting for a reply, making an offer, lets just say I say, £200 and I then get an email saying, "sorry thats too low".... so then I send another back saying ok, £250. To which I get a response back saying " I was looking for £300".

Why not just put £300 on the advert in the first place????

I'll either think it's worth it, or an offer around that price.

If your not sure of its value, do some research for ones past sold or put on EBay.

It's now happened 4 times on two items. I ended up paying more for one of them as it was a BIN price and it was click to buy and post next morning.

Or am I missing the entire point of 'Make me an offer'???

(My front clip with prices was purely an example as i've never needed one)

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Post by maddison » Fri May 31, 2013 10:25 am

greed


as a seller, i name my price, thats based on what its worth to me, usually with a little to play with
as a buyer, if they cant tell me a price they are happy with then i generally dont have any interest


what they want to know is your 'best' price, and then use that to see if they can squeeze some more



also, i hate, when selling, the question, 'whats your best price'

BEST price is the price i'm asking ???? if you wanna offer less, feel free, who knows....but come one, its most annoying question ever

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Post by monkey knuts » Fri May 31, 2013 11:11 am

Not necessarily - it cuts the other way too:
I have some trailing arms and spindles for sale which I thought had to be worth at least £50 - no takers, so I'm now open to offers. Would have liked at least £50 to put back in my project, but I'm not going to use the spindles so anything is better than nothing (still no takers :? )

General rule of thumb for the average enthusiast - you'll always pay more than you want when buying and get less than you want when selling :?
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Post by Sooty » Fri May 31, 2013 11:28 am

monkey knuts wrote:Not necessarily - it cuts the other way too:
I have some trailing arms and spindles for sale which I thought had to be worth at least £50 - no takers, so I'm now open to offers. Would have liked at least £50 to put back in my project, but I'm not going to use the spindles so anything is better than nothing (still no takers :? )

General rule of thumb for the average enthusiast - you'll always pay more than you want when buying and get less than you want when selling :?
Totally agree, so if you put £50 or offers, at least folk know roughly what your after.
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Post by maddison » Fri May 31, 2013 11:38 am

monkey knuts wrote: no takers,
i'll take them, and that standard beam you have,
whats your BEST price ??

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only joking


but I will take them..and that standard beam you have, all for your asking prices...can collect tuesday, i'm down your way picking up an awning

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Post by monkey knuts » Fri May 31, 2013 1:45 pm

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Post by e m p i » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:35 pm

Couldn't agree more. It really grips my sh!t when people don't put a price on things. If I see an advert with open to offers etc I usually offer a quid or a fiver or something stupid just so that hopefully they get the point I'm making.
As you said, we all know roughly what we want for most stuff

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Post by mattp » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:50 am

maddison wrote: whats your BEST price ??

I love this when people ask this -my best price would be maybe £1m as that would be great and I could retire :lol:

I also love the how much for cash -what else are they going to pay you in, drugs, lilliputions, gold bullion, wotsits??

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Post by Marvelwear » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:38 pm

Could do with a whats it worth thread?I think it might be a good idea :-)example, Ive got a good six volt starter thats been running 12volts for 5 years without problems. I have no idea how much to ask, really would be nice if it can help someone else as Ive gone for a new 12 volt with the new flywheel?
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Post by silversteve » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:09 pm

New angle now!!! best offer over £10 gets it

Is this e-bay :twisted: :drunken: :drunken:

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Post by Sooty » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:03 pm

mattp wrote:
maddison wrote: whats your BEST price ??

I love this when people ask this -my best price would be maybe £1m as that would be great and I could retire :lol:

I also love the how much for cash -what else are they going to pay you in, drugs, lilliputions, gold bullion, wotsits??

Rant over
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Post by JacksHere » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:27 pm

I take it you don't watch 'Strippers for Cash' :(
American Pickers :cry:
Or never enjoyed the haggling sketch in the life of Brian?


I felt deeply offended recently because I put a price in the air to start, and the buyer didnt even counter a price he would like to pay. He did reply to say he would buy the part elsewhere an told me the price he was going to pay.
Funnily he was going to pay twice as much as I was happy to accept, after a bit of haggling of course :cheers:

I didn't think at the time, but should have sent him the monty python sketch. Hey Burt! He won't even haggle!


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Post by splitty61 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:22 pm

simple...get the advert removed as it says you have to put a price

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Post by Marvelwear » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:28 pm

splitty61 wrote:simple...get the advert removed as it says you have to put a price
I think thats the best idea, all sing from the same book :-)no exception, no hassle.
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