Upload & Sell: Off
| p.2 #10 · Help me fairly price (aka, why is no one buying my sh*t?) |
You don't have to negotiate or accept any offer at all. I'm merely pointing out that someone selling may wish to sell their item at a slightly reduced price to get cash in hand rather than wait weeks or perhaps months to sell their item. For example, if a seller was asking for $1200 plus fees and they got a message offering $1200 including fees, then they may accept the offer because it means a sale and cash in hand, and the amount in hand isn't really that much different. In the end, the item is only worth what someone is willing to pay.
Normally I don't deal with anyone that places "firm" in their pricing structure anyway because they tend to overvalue what they are selling and expect the buyer to pay shipping and or fees, which makes whatever they have costlier than what can be bought from other sources.
The people I'm talking about don't seem to read it at all. I think it's stupid to dicker about $30 with the seller of a $1200 item, but I understand some buyers won't bite unless they feel they've gotten a 'deal'. What I get is people lopping off $150 on a $600 item.
I completely understand and in those circumstances I'd just delete the message or say I'm sorry but no sale. However, many people choose to violate the T&C of a company like Paypal and ask for fees to be paid extra or ask for gift payments. It's a matter of principal for me, so I would offer $1200 including fees. The seller would need to accept about $36 less net, but they also wouldn't be sitting on their item or violating any policies they agreed to.
Overvalue what you are selling. And paying for shipping/fees have nothing to do with "firm" in the ad. And the people with firm in the ad don't overvalue or expect more for shipping than any other people.
And yes I can delete the message/mail or say I'm sorry but no sale. But I put "firm" in the ad just because I don't like to do that 50 times