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If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 09, 2022 07:52PM
$31.99 BIN

I offered $24 and got a counter offer of $31.

My counter offer of $28 was rejected. Fingers crossed for $29. Wheeeeee!

If this guy wants to keep working for an extra dollar I can accommodate.

Edit:
$29 was met with a counter offer of (again) $31.

I'm up to $30 now. Wheeeeeee!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2022 08:33PM by deckeda.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 09, 2022 09:19PM
I’ve had this happen also. I just don’t get it.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 09, 2022 09:34PM
I’ve gotten the same BS.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 09, 2022 09:35PM
It's just fishin', wiggling the worm to get a bite.




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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: hal
Date: January 09, 2022 09:47PM
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RAMd®d
It's just fishin', wiggling the worm to get a bite.

yep... you're engaged - that's always step in completing a sale.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: decay
Date: January 09, 2022 10:08PM
Then there are people who offer you $60 on a $160 item, with no shame.

Or even $45 on a $65 listing.

This why when I turn on accept offers, I set a minimum so nobody's time is wasted. I think eBay sets it low by default, and many people don't change it.



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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 09, 2022 11:14PM
Hey, if you're taking offers, I'll offer what it's worth to me. If that's $60 for an item you, or even the market thinks is worth $165, that's fine--turn me down. Not a big deal, really.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: Michael
Date: January 10, 2022 05:24AM
I offered $28 for a $30 Wyze cam and it was rejected. So, I went to Home Depot and bought a new one for $36 (I think...). Yesterday I got an email that the one I had offered had been relisted. Whatever...
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: January 10, 2022 05:46AM
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Michael
I offered $28 for a $30 Wyze cam and it was rejected. So, I went to Home Depot and bought a new one for $36 (I think...). Yesterday I got an email that the one I had offered had been relisted. Whatever...

This happens to me often and I just shake my head. I offer a dollar or two below BIN, and they reject it, and then it doesn’t sell.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: January 10, 2022 07:42AM
Done this too many times, and yeah, I'm one of the guys who offers what I think is fair-even if it's less than half the asking.

Once in a while I get a ticked off response "Offering X for an item listed at XXX is ridiculous". Used stuff has little resale value for starters, and an offer from me is like gold-I offer X and you accept, you're paid within two hours.

Of course the stuff shows up again "Everybody deserves a second chance" No, not really.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: rz
Date: January 10, 2022 07:52AM
I'm guessing it's one of those things eBay turns on by default whether the seller really wants it or not. I have a friend who sells a lot of stuff on eBay and he has complained to me many times that he'll set up his listing a certain way, only to have eBay change it on him without his permission.

The same kind of stuff happens on craigslist too. Someone has a cheap guitar listed. Originally listed it for $60. I offered $50 for it and he came back and said $55. Ok. When I asked for directions to his house, he claimed "his son" had already sold it to someone else for the $60. This was last summer. A couple of months ago, he has it relisted for $55. I only want the guitar so my wife can do a painting pour on it. But the guy was such a putz about it that I refuse to buy it on principle. It's still listed.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 10, 2022 08:03AM
Well, I got it at $30 and we both did a lot of clicking over $1.99.
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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: decay
Date: January 10, 2022 08:26AM
I agree as a buyer it can be frustrating as well.

When I do make an offer lower than asking price, I add a personal note about why I want it and thank them for considering. Being kind and polite can grease the gears a little sometimes.



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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 10, 2022 08:45AM
We're all on eBay to make and save a buck where we can. As a seller, I'm more likely to dicker over a dollar with an offer on a low cost item, if only because my margin is smaller, too. $1 may make the difference between profit and loss on a $30 item. Just the nature of business.

And lest you think eBay is some forsaken wasteland, you'll get the exact same type of lowballing and bickering over a buck at your yard sale.



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Re: If you're not going to entering offers, why accept them? (eBay)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: January 10, 2022 09:21AM
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rz
I'm guessing it's one of those things eBay turns on by default whether the seller really wants it or not. I have a friend who sells a lot of stuff on eBay and he has complained to me many times that he'll set up his listing a certain way, only to have eBay change it on him without his permission.

Yeah, this. I haven't had an eBay listing for a while, but I remember offers being turned on automatically, and eBay pushing it hard (I forget the tactic), so in a lot of cases I just would put my lowest acceptable offer was about 10% less than the starting or BIN price.



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