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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ken1okie, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. ken1okie

    ken1okie Active Member

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    If you have an item in the "FOR SALE" section, and you've had 10 to 18K views and no sales......."YOU MAY BE OVERPRICED"!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Over priced or people are not spending like they normally would because they do not know what to expect in Obama's second term ... When a gun is listed for half of what it would retail for I seriously doubt its over priced ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So make an offer on it. Sheesh.
     
  4. ken1okie

    ken1okie Active Member

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    Please point out the half priced ones....then I'll make an offer.
     
  5. dhip

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    One thing I personally do,is if a price is listed without OBO listed,I try not to make an offer,figure they are firm on price.Now,in some cases,if I've seen one exactly the same go for less,I'll use pm,and explain I'm not trying to low ball them,explain what I seen other gun go for,and make an offer.The one thing that sort of gets me is one listing a price and OBO,but then when you make an offer,yor told ythey have to have the listed price.In that case,why even list OBO.

    Doug H.
     
  6. larrystrollo

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    If I don't see the word "firm" listed with the price, I take it as "make me an offer". Can't hurt....
     
  7. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    If you can't handle someone making an offer be it a lowball or not, you have no buisness selling anything. The simple phrase "no thank you" covers any unwanted offers.
     
  8. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    I've made offers on items before and received very curt answers like "the price is what is shown".

    And I've had people make offers on my stuff without OBO on my thread. I'll try and be friendly and thank them for their offer but refuse it and give a reason, or give them a counter offer. But it's not a personal attack on you. It's someone trying to get something they can't afford for an amount they can afford.
     
  9. docbombay

    docbombay Well known trouble maker

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    The thing that really gets to me when you list something for sale here is when someone gets on your thread and tells you that your item is way over priced or that they can get the same item from their friend Billy Joe Bob for two bucks less then you have your item priced. Why do they feel they have to chime in?

    The person who listed the item for sale determined the value of the item, or at least the value they perceive. I see so many for sale threads that become tainted by individuals who are not even in the market for the item being offered posting negative comments.

    I suppose mommy never told those people that if you don't have anything nice to say.........................
     
  10. ken1okie

    ken1okie Active Member

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    I'm sure if a guy gets 18,000 views on a listing , it's likely someone has made him an offer.
    If I list something and don't receive an offer in a reasonable amount of time (a week)I either lower the price or let it vanish into obscurity. Some of these guys keep bumping there listing for months! I guess there hoping for PT Barnum's quote to pan out.
     
  11. brdslayr

    brdslayr Well-Known Member

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    As long as we are on this subject. When I put up a gun or item for sale and you and everyone else know its a killer deal, the guy with the PM that says "I'll take it" moves to the top of the call list verses the PM with all non pertinent questions, like "where do you live". FEDEX ground ships everywhere. If you were close enough to come over and see it, you probably already know me. JW
     
  12. dead on 4

    dead on 4 Well-Known Member

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    This country was built on negotiation, if you don't ask, you don't receive. No doesn't mean no it means maybe. I've made offers and have them turned down only to have the seller contact me weeks later asking if I still had an interest. The old adage cash talks and BS walks applies daily.

    Pricing is regional, what may be considered high by someone in one part of the country may be considered a great deal in another part of the country.

    Surfer
     
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