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Old 06-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #76 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=ssbledsoe;2782645]The answer to your question simply lies within the motivation of the seller. If you're dealing with someone who has the luxury of being patient and doesn't need to sell the card(s) to pay off bills, cards, boxes/cases, then you're not like to find meat left on the bone. If you're dealing with someone that needs the cash quick to pay off debts/replenish their account (PayPal, checking, savings, etc), then 20-30% off eBay prices isn't that bad IMO.
Hell, at 20-30% less eBay prices, you're making roughly 10% profit after all is said and done. Seems like an awful lot of work/risk to me for such little payoff...[/QUOTE]

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yet I was called a crack dealer for trying to do that in this thread lol
Well, honestly, I'm a patient seller, so it does get annoying when "dealers" are trying to tell you how great their offer is.
I'm amazed that someone that does so much work for such little profit and seems so annoyed with buyer and seller habits that you're really doing this for a 10% net profit. Guess you missed my sarcasm...
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #77 (permalink)
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OK, if you want to buy my PC for 20% of high book, PM me and you can have it all. I like my hundreds crisp and new, OK?

I have been accused of being a lowballer. If you don't like the offer, reject or counter, I know what I have to pay for a card to make a profit and my first offer isn't always my top dollar.
where did I ever say 20% off of high book?? The discussion was about ebay market prices, so not sure where you got high book from, the Op asked for an opinion, that was my opinion...sheesh

and to your bolded statement, I agree, if you don't like the offer, reject or counter, not a big deal...but the original question by the OP was what were peoples opinions that a lowball offer was.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I can understand paying 20-30% (even 50%) off market price if buying in BULK, as some people do not want to spend the time/effort to sell in volume. However, It's lowballing to offer that on single cards, especially for hot players/products. That's called an easy flip & is just plain lazy IMO.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #79 (permalink)
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where did I ever say 20% off of high book?? The discussion was about ebay market prices, so not sure where you got high book from, the Op asked for an opinion, that was my opinion...sheesh
That just went right over your head.
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That just went right over your head.
no, just couldn't tell from your responses if you were being sarcastic, funny, or a jerk...
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no, just couldn't tell from your responses if you were being sarcastic, funny, or a jerk...
All three
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Are you sure that it wasn't actually a combo of the first and third choices and little to none of the second?
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #84 (permalink)
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where's chris hansen when you need him? Come on now guys...
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True meaning of low ballers:

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Yes. I went into Circuit City and they had a computer I wanted for $399, I asked if they had a return and sure enough I paid $332 for it. You can negotiate.
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So you negotiated the price of a returned computer at a major retailer, really? No, you got a different product with a different market value. That is not negotiating. If you didn't want it, you wouldn't have bought it at that price.

Dealers should tell people this fact. Taking time, money and energy to sell something affects the price. I can understand this fact of economics. This is not lowballing. It is spreading the money around to all involved.

Any kid and some adults are not going to understand economics (example: Pawn Stars). I would ignore them if they do not.

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So you negotiated the price of a returned computer at a major retailer, really? No, you got a different product with a different market value. That is not negotiating. If you didn't want it, you wouldn't have bought it at that price.
Dude, it was a closeout sale, and yes, I did.

They were selling it with a 3 year backed corporate warranty which I knew was worth jack because they were going OOB so I negotiated that off the bill.

You can negotiate, it is easier with a mom and pop but it can be done.
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jesus.. another one...I've sold $10,000 in the last month on eBay.. you're right.. I'm a real moron lol


... $10,536 to be exact.. over 33k in the last 120 days
1099 anyone?
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1099 anyone?
been there done that.. will be doing a bigger one in 2012
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wow*** this is bad
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Dude, it was a closeout sale, and yes, I did.

They were selling it with a 3 year backed corporate warranty which I knew was worth jack because they were going OOB so I negotiated that off the bill.

You can negotiate, it is easier with a mom and pop but it can be done.
Ive done it at best buy as well. Got a 2699.99 tv for 1999.99 just because I was able to get him to throw in the 5 yr warranty for nothing.

By the way, another example of negotiations at best buy is their price match system. They will price match any advertised deal if its the same brand/model.
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Dude, it was a closeout sale, and yes, I did.

They were selling it with a 3 year backed corporate warranty which I knew was worth jack because they were going OOB so I negotiated that off the bill.

You can negotiate, it is easier with a mom and pop but it can be done.
I've done this before as well. If someone wants to move inventory bad enough, everything is negotiable. And it helps to have it in cash

Places where it's always negotiable (besides the obvious, car dealers): mattress places, furniture places, card shops, used book places, any type of second hand place.

Some doctors and hospitals will also give you a deal if you pay them directly.
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I've done this before as well. If someone wants to move inventory bad enough, everything is negotiable. And it helps to have it in cash

Places where it's always negotiable (besides the obvious, car dealers): mattress places, furniture places, card shops, used book places, any type of second hand place.

Some doctors and hospitals will also give you a deal if you pay them directly.
We cant wheel and deal with doctors as its all covered for us here in Canada but I know for a fact that my dentist has 2 prices. 1 price if im going through insurance and a cash price if im footing the bill.

And the mark up on furniture is crazy. I know employee discounts at "The Brick" here in Canada get 50% off certain items. Imagine what the mark up on the MSRP is?
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