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#1 petrj6 ONLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 03:58 PM

   So as always I am looking for new toys and parts for my machines, I come across two allis chalmers b-10 on craigslist the other day, send the guy an e-amail to ask him what he wants for the package?  Two tractors, tiller, snow blower, ect.  I get a few pics and they are really bad, setting in the weeds, dented, rusty, you get the idea.  well after about 4 e-mails the guy comes back with make and offer!!!   I hate that! he is selling it! he knows what he wants for it! just tell me and we can go from there. No he wants me to sell it for him as well, heck I may even have to haggle with myself for a bit in the bathroom mirror.

   Am I the only one here?  I expect a make an offer at the locale flea market but not with a package like this. :mad2:

 

 

 

Well I just tried to upload the pics he gave me but they wont for whatever reason, you would have laughed.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 04:22 PM

I think its more of a case he dosen't know what he has and wants to see what you would offer him.

As I always say, he who makes the first offer always looses. Unless its an extremely hard to find item I normally have the seller give me first price or I just walk, I dont play those games anymore.....


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Seller: Make me an offer

Me: $100

Seller: Thats ridiculus for this package deal

Me: You said offer not a real offer :D so what you think it worth?


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 05:31 PM

Seller: Make me an offer

Me: $100

Seller: Thats ridiculus for this package deal

Me: You said offer not a real offer :D so what you think it worth?

You're a lot more generous than I am. My standard come back is 10 bux. When they look shocked i asked well what do want for it?


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 05:33 PM

INDEED, I HATE THAT CRAP JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT AS A SELLER I'LL BUY IT OR I WONT SIMPLE. IM ENTERTAINING OFFERS KISS MY
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Posted June 04, 2014 - 06:02 PM

Tell the jerk that you will haul the junk away for him and only charge him $20 to do it.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 07:35 PM

I low ball them and wait for the smart remark back, then they will tell you what they want for it.

 

Sometimes I get stuff really cheap and sometimes I walk away.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 11:57 PM

I tell them I can either buy it or sell it but I can't do both.


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 09:59 AM

I usually throw out a low ball number. 50 bucks. Then let them counter.

I hate that tactic as well

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Posted June 05, 2014 - 11:52 AM

"I would, but I don't want to offend you by accident if I'm not high enough"
"Ok, I will give you an offer... But get me in the ballpark"
Or
"I paid $______ for the last one and it was in better shape..."

Are all polite ways I have seen my Dad counter this over the years. Now I hear myself saying them :D
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Posted June 05, 2014 - 05:06 PM

There was a panzer missing 1/2 thet parts by me for sale. Same thing he wanted offers. Had that feeling he thought it was gold. Sure enough saw it online for a ridiculous amount a few weeks later.

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Posted June 05, 2014 - 08:06 PM

   Well I got an e-mail today from the guy, said $300???  Not bad money for the package, I may be road trippin in a few weeks to pick this up if I get a deal worked out.  Sometimes it works out for the best I guess.

                                                                             Pete


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