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#216144 - Tue Nov 30 2010 10:32 AM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: jrwienri]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
if you guys wouldve seen some of the offers i got on some of the maps i sold awhile back,you would of been laughing your heads off.i did!
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Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#216145 - Tue Nov 30 2010 10:33 AM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: jrwienri]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Just got an email from an Ebay buyer on the DX can I have listed on Ebay now. Starting price is $15.00 plus $10.00 priority shipping (can is full). He offers me $8.00 plus I ship the can for free. Now the can is not that great but it is not terrible either so he wants me to give him the can for free and I lose $2.00 shipping the can to him. I think I would rather do what DB did than sell this guy the can. I can understand the insult part.

Keith
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#216146 - Tue Nov 30 2010 10:33 AM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Dick Bennett]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Were you the guy that offered me $2 for a can I was selling for $5!
I sat the can on ground & STOMPED it, saying NOW it's a $2 can. LOL


I remember when you did that. Wish I could find that thread.
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#216149 - Tue Nov 30 2010 11:03 AM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Roger Loupias]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
What I hate is when someone lowballs an uninformed seller and gets away with it and then laughs about it.Word gets around.I think it's bad for the hobby.

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#216153 - Tue Nov 30 2010 11:17 AM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Old Iron]
Roger Loupias Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 15 2009
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Sounds like "Pickers" on Monday night!

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#216158 - Tue Nov 30 2010 12:46 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Roger Loupias]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
This thread is great... i would love to hear more stories!
My brother in law i swear is part jewish because he jews everyone down. LOL If it was free he would want them to deliver it. LOL



This post is not to offend the jewish by the way... that was a joke.
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#216168 - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:27 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Jarvis]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
This is a small pet pieve so I'll offer my $.02

I'm at a loss for people that have so much "pride" in the asking price to take low offers as an "insult".
I dont understand the overreaction to such a simple thing.

I counteroffer asking price-old signs, new cars, even $5 oil cans....
Doesn't always work, sometimes it does. I offer what I want to pay for an item.

All I need is a yes,no or somewhere in the middle, not some long explanation. No need to hang up, cuss me out,etc.
Am I talking about their mother or sister? No!
Are they assuming since I JUST met them I know what will or will not insult them?

Here are my answers to ANY offer:

"I'm firm on the price"
"No thanks"
"I'll go down to $XX.XX"

Mark Standard

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#216171 - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:37 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: marxmobilgas]
The Brain Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 23 2006
Loc: RALEIGH NC
Bargaining is one thing; lowballing, another. Lowballers waste your time - how much is that worth?
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#216173 - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:46 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: marxmobilgas]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Mark, you are telling us, "HOW YOU FEEL and WHAT YOU WOULD DO". And it is great, for you, that you feel that way!

Last I checked though, we are all individuals and as such react differently to things that please us and insults us. Just because you wouldn't be upset, doesn't mean that everyone else has to or should react or feel as you do.

This person who owns the pump, reacted in a way that was correct for him, at the moment. And since they aren't returning phone calls, I will hazard a guess that it is still correct FOR THEM.

If someone else says I wouldn't react that way so there is something wrong with the first person.....

IMO, they might want to take a closer look at themselves and ask; am I so perfect that everyone else has to react like me?

When I get upset with people and I do often because I am very opinionated! Way too much so!! I lately have been taking a deep breath and ask myself the same question I just mentioned above. Why should I expect people to react as I would or as I want them to?
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#216174 - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:48 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: The Brain]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Is it OK then to offer a price when somebody has a set price? Lets say I am selling a sign for $100.00. That means I want 100 dollars for it, not $99.99 or any other lower amount. If I want less than that, or want to entertain offers, then I will ask the lesser amount right off the bat or say $100.00 OBO (OR BEST OFFER).

But then again, there are people who will want $100.00 for their sign, and mark it up to $125.00 so they have the wiggle room to lower it to $100.00 for the buyer, so the buyer feels like he got a good deal. My head hurts now.
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#216176 - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:50 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Bob Richards]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
Mark, you are telling us, "HOW YOU FEEL and WHAT YOU WOULD DO". And it is great, for you, that you feel that way!

Last I checked though, we are all individuals and as such react differently to things that please us and insults us. Just because you wouldn't be upset, doesn't mean that everyone else has to or should react or feel as you do.

This person who owns the pump, reacted in a way that was correct for him, at the moment. And since they aren't returning phone calls, I will hazard a guess that it is still correct FOR THEM.

If someone else says I wouldn't react that way so there is something wrong with the first person.....

IMO, they might want to take a closer look at themselves and ask; am I so perfect that everyone else has to react like me?

When I get upset with people and I do often because I am very opinionated! Way too much so!! I lately have been taking a deep breath and ask myself the same question I just mentioned above. Why should I expect people to react as I would or as I want them to?


I have to say Bob, you are making some very good points on this topic.
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#216177 - Tue Nov 30 2010 02:50 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: The Brain]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Mark, It's not so much that someone makes a counter offer. It's often how that offer is delivered.
Bob
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#216178 - Tue Nov 30 2010 03:04 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Originally Posted By: Ryan Underthun
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Were you the guy that offered me $2 for a can I was selling for $5!
I sat the can on ground & STOMPED it, saying NOW it's a $2 can. LOL


I remember when you did that. Wish I could find that thread.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...=true#Post87732
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#216180 - Tue Nov 30 2010 03:19 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: Ryan Underthun]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
call from a different phone!!
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#216181 - Tue Nov 30 2010 03:26 PM Re: Bye Bye Bennett 541 [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By: oldnfuelish
call from a different phone!!


Boing!, LOL why didn't I think of that
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