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Old 08-29-2013, 12:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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what gets me are
people who do not even submit an offer and message you what is the lowest you are willing to go
are you willing to trade ? duh most people put it on ebay to SELL
or when they ask to sell off ebay thru ebay
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:02 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My offers always expire.
Why have the best offer feature if YOU NEVER CHECK YOUR OFFERS.
I can understand declining tho. Sometimes, not all the time.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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this is a great thread for me to shamelessly plug my ebay account


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Old 08-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I've never understood people that Dont get the whole negotiating thing.When I post on eBay or on here and say obo I'm expecting a couple back and fourths.Its like clockwork though people get all insulted I guess and they dont carry out the back and forth.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I agree wit you, But i also hate people that Just dont answer you at all, They are the WORST. I would rather have them Decline.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Sometimes it is better for sellers not to even respond and let the offer stay open, I have sold countless items by letting the BO show active other buyers see that as a chance they may miss out and will snag it or make a better offer.

If the offer is just to low I don't blame sellers for not even countering. I had an item up for 250.00 and was offered 10.00 for it. Not even worth giving him the time of day.

Also some sellers may set up a best offer as a private listing intended for one person who wants it to go through Ebay so even though your offer may be good they are sticking to their deal. Then there are those sellers who use best offer to screen buyers. If I had an item for 200.00 and had an offer for 175 and 160 both of which were accecptable to me but the buyer who was offering 175 has a history of problems based on the feedback they leave I may very will sell to the one who offered 160.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thats why if I have a card listed high , I put the auto decline offer at an amount that wont get me excited! Thanks for the giveaway
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I stopped countering Buyers after the 20th time in a row they (buyers) let my counteroffer expire. I no longer really bother with counter offers. Thousands of lowballers who want everything for an absolute steal and I'm tired of wasting my time on them.

Example-I list a card that sells for $50 consistently. I list it $75-$80 obo. I receive offers of $25. I counter with $45. Buyer never replies and lets the offer expire.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #34 (permalink)
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If your offer is enough of a lowball I will not only not counter, I will add you to my blocked buyers/bidders list. I sell a lot of nice cards and you just screwed yourself from being able to buy from me.

That being said, reasonable offers always get a counter from me or acceptance if I am agreeable to it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #35 (permalink)
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If the buyer offers way too low, I usually decline it without negotiating.
Example: If I have a 200/obo out there, on a card that is going for 170-190, and I get an offer for 100. That offer gets declined for being in the wrong ballpark. Maybe some sellers accept 50% off offers, but I also try not to put asking prices too high in the beginning.
That is just me. And I am an amateur at this.
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OP, I agree with you. Maybe a few sellers will read this and
get a new perspective.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I guess the 250 from the buy it now price depends on his price. If he had it jacked up, then he should respond. If he had it close to what they are selling for, I wouldn't respond getting an offer that low, especially if the last one was 250 away, that meant the first two were really low. Can you link the auction?
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #38 (permalink)
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OP, I agree with you. Maybe a few sellers will read this and
get a new perspective.
You've obviously never sold on ebay. I'd say you BUYERS need a new perspective.
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I completely agree!! I really hate it when I submit an offer and the buyer lets it sit the whole review period as well! Not only do they not want to counter, but they won't even decline it right away. I'd rather the person counter really high than counter nothing at all. Then at least the line is drawn regarding where they want to be.
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It's rude I've never understood it. There's zero reason to ignore an offer both as a buyer and seller.
-I agree here. It's bad business, and bad manners.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:12 PM   #41 (permalink)
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As far as offers sitting, I have received best offers on items and not even get a notice from Ebay about it until it expires.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I actually had the same issue last night, it was a $5 card, I offered 2.50, auto decline, no counter, 3.50 auto decline, no counter, and $4.00, auto decline, no counter. So annoying! Just tell me what you can offer! Ugh!
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #43 (permalink)
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You probably were under their auto-decline amount. I thought ebay used to have an option of including a note with an auto-decline. However, when I recently looked for that option, I couldn't find it. While not necessary, it would be nice to have.
It wasn't auto decline. Took some time...
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I actually had the same issue last night, it was a $5 card, I offered 2.50, auto decline, no counter, 3.50 auto decline, no counter, and $4.00, auto decline, no counter. So annoying! Just tell me what you can offer! Ugh!
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:15 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I hate when your offer is countered and you immediately respond, only then to see your new offer expire.
Exactly. Or when someone posts in your thread here "will you take it at this price" then when you PM to negotiate they don't respond.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #46 (permalink)
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$250 is a lot of money. It isn't like the guy that lost a card over .62 cents. As someone mentioned before it just depends on what his BIN was. If card is worth $500 and he had it listed for $650 than I would think your offer deserves a counter. If he had it listed for $550 and you offered $300 I would have flat rejected it too.

In honesty I don't know why I do this. I have worked many deals both as a seller and a buyer that started with way way far apart offers but yet a common ground was found. Because of that I would think that all offers should be countered. Unfortunately, I also have seen way too many idiots that want something for nothing so I just assume that really lowball offers are those kind of people so I reject them. Pretty much anything less than 50% of ask doesn't get countered.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #48 (permalink)
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It also depends on the other offers. As a seller if someone is closer than you I'll tug back and for with him/her first.
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I only understand a non-counter offer when the item is listed $250 OBO and someone offers $25. Then I would understand completely if they didn't respond - they just don't want to deal with that.

(Not saying that's what you did, but the above statement is the only exception)
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:23 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I respond to every best offer. Honestly, I don't care how low the offer is, countering takes less than 5 seconds.

I understand buyers/sellers get annoyed with what they consider to be "bad offers," but taking this stuff personally is a waste of time.
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