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Old 02-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #11
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Craigslist people also tend to have an overinflated sense of product worth because of that, I've "low balled" quite a few sellers to mixed results

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #12
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So what I do is give a high price assuming to get low balled and hoping to get my asking price, most times it works out sometimes I have made out better
So list it at $175 knowing in your head you will take $100 then the buyer low balls you and you get what ya wanted and the "think" they got a good deal, you may get an extra $25 out of it!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #13
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So what I do is give a high price assuming to get low balled and hoping to get my asking price, most times it works out sometimes I have made out better
So list it at $175 knowing in your head you will take $100 then the buyer low balls you and you get what ya wanted and the "think" they got a good deal, you may get an extra $25 out of it!
This is what I do!

I once listed a beautiful wrought iron canopy bed on CL, for $100.... I had several offers for $20. Seriously?! It's not even worth my time to meet up with you for $20! Any item worth less than $50 goes to goodwill. I also recently posted a dslr camera, 2 nice lenses and about a billion extras (flash, remote release, filters etc) for 300$ which was an EXCELLENT deal. (confirmed by several online sources and forums) i had one girl practically harass me to sell it for $75 "without the camera bag" then she offered $100. THEN she contacted me from 2 other email addresses pretending to be someone else like I would change my mind!

So now I always post high, willing to come down and try to ignore the low ballets. I despise CL as a seller!

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #14
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Craigslist people also tend to have an overinflated sense of product worth because of that, I've "low balled" quite a few sellers to mixed results
This. An item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If you don't get a full price offer in like 24 hours, you are likely over priced. I'm looking for a deal on craigslist. I see people listing the same thing daily for weeks on end without lowering the price.
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Yeah, of course you get low ball offers. That's how negotiations work. You list the item for more than you actually want to get. Then they make a low ball offer. Then you counter with something else.

So, you list for $120, they offer $80, you counter with $100, they accept and everyone walks away feeling like they go a good deal.

In my experience, while that might feel like a bigger hassle, that will usually get rid of the item faster than waiting for someone who is looking to pay $100 flat. People like to negotiate.
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This is what I do!

I once listed a beautiful wrought iron canopy bed on CL, for $100.... I had several offers for $20. Seriously?! It's not even worth my time to meet up with you for $20! Any item worth less than $50 goes to goodwill. I also recently posted a dslr camera, 2 nice lenses and about a billion extras (flash, remote release, filters etc) for 300$ which was an EXCELLENT deal. (confirmed by several online sources and forums) i had one girl practically harass me to sell it for $75 "without the camera bag" then she offered $100. THEN she contacted me from 2 other email addresses pretending to be someone else like I would change my mind!

So now I always post high, willing to come down and try to ignore the low ballets. I despise CL as a seller!
Bahaha this happened to me too! So finally I took it down and told all emails it was sold, I'd rather keep it or donate than take someone's lowball crap offer
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I listed our brand new $400 crib on Craigslist. Listed for $100. It was a gift from someone we never see but they don't like that we cosleep...blah. Anyways, I hate when I get super low ball offers...like $60. Sigh.
Too bad I don't live near you. I need a crib! Lol
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Yup, just put firm price or non-negotiable. I am always trying to get the best deal I can, so I wouldn't fault people for trying if you aren't stating that you aren't willing to move on the price.
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So what I do is give a high price assuming to get low balled and hoping to get my asking price, most times it works out sometimes I have made out better
So list it at $175 knowing in your head you will take $100 then the buyer low balls you and you get what ya wanted and the "think" they got a good deal, you may get an extra $25 out of it!

This, exactly! I always price higher than I'm willing to take knowing that someone will almost always offer less. GL with your sale mama!
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