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Old 06-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can we define a "lowballer"?

So I keep seeing threads accusing people of "lowballing" offers on here.. I thought we should hash this out as a group a figure out what a "lowballer" really is....

In my case.. I always ID myself as a dealer and try to offer 20-30% below eBay. This allows me to to sell an item for the eBay price.. and collect around 10% profit after all fee's are paid. When I pay taxes, I lose even more money on that 10%... so I feel I offer pretty fair. Is this "lowballing"?

Let's hear what everyone has to say.....
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no need for you to have "rabbit ears" when you hear the lowballer term thrown around. You are taking this too much to heart. If you make a legitimate offer it is the seller's responsibility to decide if they want to sell for that price. For small transactions it might be worth it to take 20%-30% less.
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There is no need for you to have "rabbit ears" when you hear the lowballer term thrown around. You are taking this too much to heart. If you make a legitimate offer it is the seller's responsibility to decide if they want to sell for that price. For small transactions it might be worth it to take 20%-30% less.
I wasn't talking about me specifically.. and I actually think more people will agree with me on this one... I am talking in general.. what defines lowballing?
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I wasn't talking about me specifically.. and I actually think more people will agree with me on this one... I am talking in general.. what defines lowballing?
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Personal opinion.
and that's exactly what I am asking lol.. your personal opinion and everyone else's
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You asked for the definition of a lowballer.

There isn't one. It's everyone's person opinion.

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and that's exactly what I am asking lol.. your personal opinion and everyone else's
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I dont think there is such a thing as a lowball offer.

I personally feel that any seller that puts "Best offer" is actually presenting a card for sale and willing to take less than the price listed for. If he/she was not willing to cheaper than the price would have been firm.

I entertain all offers for my cards. As much as I am looking to get the most for my cards, the buyer is usually looking to get the lowest price for my card. I understand where they are coming from.

Remember, if you dont like offers, then dont accept any. Post a price that is firm. If you dont mind entertaining offers then have at it and list it as a Best offer.

I personally see all offers as an oppurtunity to sell. If not today, maybe next time when it comes to an offer from a potential buyer
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You asked for the definition of a lowballer.

There isn't one. It's everyone's person opinion.
*shakes head*.. this is probably my fault.. but once again people aren't getting me lol...

I said lets define it together.. hash it out I believe were my words... there's too much silly name calling on these boards. This is one of the causes of it.
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There is such a thing as a lowball offer. It's a not "serious" offer--either you are taking me for a sucker or you haven't done your research.
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There is such a thing as a lowball offer. It's a not "serious" offer--either you are taking me for a sucker or you haven't done your research.
ok ... so how low is too low? (% wise).. I know guys who "cant" pay more than 50% eBay because they don't think it's worth their time otherwise.. I'd love to hear opinions on this
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ok ... so how low is too low? (% wise).. I know guys who "cant" pay more than 50% eBay because they don't think it's worth their time otherwise.. I'd love to hear opinions on this
Well, I sell a lot on eBay, so it's probably different for me. If someone is wanting 40% or more off average eBay price, that's a lowball offer to me.

I know some people open their negotiating that way, but I just don't agree with that. Don't waste my time and I won't waste yours.
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Well, I sell a lot on eBay, so it's probably different for me. If someone is wanting 40% or more off average eBay price, that's a lowball offer to me.

I know some people open their negotiating that way, but I just don't agree with that. Don't waste my time and I won't waste yours.
That's why I try to be in the area I said before.. I want to be fair to both the person selling me the item, and myself at the same time. I get a lot of deals done this way.. but still get called a lowballer all the time lol

My favorite was one I made a thread about.. I offered someone $60 for about $85 worh of eBay items and they called me a "donkey lowballer" haha
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ok ... so how low is too low? (% wise).. I know guys who "cant" pay more than 50% eBay because they don't think it's worth their time otherwise.. I'd love to hear opinions on this
Personally, if someone tells me to make an offer, I do one of 2 things:
1) I will not respond. If they respond threatening to sell the cards, I tell them go ahead. I do not need to buy from a desperate seller. I can get rude.
2)I will make a lowball offer. I think the majority of us are big boys and girls. Most of us can search ebay quickly.

Tell me what you want. I have surprised people esp for hard to find cards. If it is close to ebay for a difficult card, I tend to pay higher. I think of the time it took to find the card.

Anyone wanting to pay only 50% of ebay is just trying to make money and should be ignored. LOL.

Lowballer=flipper, not collector.

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Personally, if someone tells me to make an offer, I do one of 2 things:
1) I will not response. If they response threatening to sell the cards, I tell them go ahead. I do not need to buy from a desperate seller. I can get rude.
2)I will make a lowball offer. I think the majority of us are big boys and girls. Most of us can search ebay quickly.

Tell me what you want. I have surprised people esp for hard to find cards. If it is close to ebay for a difficult card, I tend to pay higher. I think of the time it took to find the card.

Anyone wanting to pay only 50% of ebay is just trying to make money and should be ignored. LOL.

Lowballer=flipper, not collector.

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This line made my eye balls hurt
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This line made my eye balls hurt
Why? Do people go into Best Buy/Target and negotiate? I do not see the difference unless someone is trying to make a bunch of money off someone.
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Well, I sell a lot on eBay, so it's probably different for me. If someone is wanting 40% or more off average eBay price, that's a lowball offer to me.

I know some people open their negotiating that way, but I just don't agree with that. Don't waste my time and I won't waste yours.
Then why put up a Best offer? Why dont you put a firm price on it and let it sell? You are asking for people to send in their low offers when you put Best offer.
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Because you typed "reponse" instead of "respond" twice. Kinda made for a difficult read.
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Because you typed "reponse" instead of "respond" twice. Kinda made for a difficult read.
Sorry typing too quickly. It happens. LOL.
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dude those girls are like 16 haha
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dude those girls are like 16 haha
Whats your point, you aint looked away yet.
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dude those girls are like 16 haha
I'm sorry she doesn't have ID on her, but them boobs are NOT 16. Oh my.
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AMEN, this is the answer! - yet another dumb thread - yeah
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