01/10/2018 at 2:46 pm #30257
- Location: Atlanta
Had a low offer on an item a little while ago along with request for free shipping. It came via e-mail insted of the regular “Make an Offer” function.
I made a counter offer. Said his 57% offer was a little low, so considering we have a 15% off sale running, how about 25% off.
This is what I got back within minutes:
What are you saying just be direct how much you want me to pay you with free shipping for this item I don’t understand all the different percentage okay it’s use and I don’t think you should hold on to something or try to get rich off and use item no disrespect intended 😒
As a matter of fact I just went through your store you have all this other stuff and you have these ridiculous price and then you won’t shipping me and you both know $25 with free shipping is a decent offer I mean I can go somewhere else so you take your stuff and sell it to somebody else you being greedy I live in New York born and raised and I know a good discount or good offer when I make one you’re just trying to get rich and it’s not happening at definitely not with me no disrespect intended you take my 25 as a matter fact I’m not interested no more goodbye 😡
Then, of course, I blocked his ID immediately and did not reply.
Sometimes, things like this just make the day. Another great example of the “Dumbing down of America” [NO DISRESPECT INTENDED!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 lmao].
Wonder what he would say about the merchandise in the Nordstrom, Tiffany or Cartier stores.
OK, onward and upwards.
mike at MDC Galleries and Fine Art in Atlanta
- This topic was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by MDC Galleries.
01/10/2018 at 3:49 pm #30266
I wonder how he got your email address.
I also wonder what he does for a living. Definitely doesn’t have anything to do with mathematics.
01/10/2018 at 4:43 pm #30270
We all have an email address attached to our account. I think buyers can contact us by clicking on Contact Seller on the right of the listing instead of Make Offer. It sounds like he really wanted the item, got frustrated with the percentage concept and then just decided to vent and dump. I am glad you shared this. I think these stories help remind us that selling online can be challenging and it is not just made up of finding an item, taking a picture, making a sale, and sending the item with both the seller and buyer singing a happy song.
01/11/2018 at 8:51 am #30298
- Location: St. Louis
Mike, that is hysterical. And sad. Yes, America has been incredibly dumbed down. I won’t comment further. But I totally get it. No point in trying to reason with anyone so far gone. 😜
01/11/2018 at 10:08 am #30304
- Location: Wheeling, WV
But he was born and raised in New York! That’s gotta count for something, right?
I had a similar experience with a set of vintage Tupperware cups that I have listed for $20. A guy was absolutely appalled that I would try to price gouge him when he just knew for a fact that he could get these anywhere for $6 bucks. I’m so glad eBay has the block buyer option.
01/11/2018 at 3:28 pm #30320
Retro Treasures WVParticipant
I had one the other day on a remote control toy. He made a low offer and wrote a novel in the “terms” section. Basically told me how crappy my item was and how he was doing me a favor. DECLINE. Next offer $1 higher, same speech – “You’ll have this forever, doing you a favor, take it or leave it”. DECLINE again. Basically at this point he has set off enough flags that even if he uses Buy it Now, I would not sell to him.
Yet another offer $1 higher, a little more desperate in the notes, same “take it or leave it” closer. I decline again and couldn’t resist putting in the notes “I don’t know how to make it clearer that I’m “leaving it”.
He burns through all 5 of his offers being incredibly insulting the whole time. As expected, he sent me a long winded message still going on and saying how he already found another for less, and that I should “Enjoy my paperweight because no one will ever buy it”.
I responded thus:
“I will. Currently have it holding down some papers on my desk as we speak. Works great. Have a great day.”
I suppose the bully route works on some sellers, but what a crappy way to go through life. I pity this poor person.
Just remember that it is a blessing when a potential buyer does this. They out themselves as someone you DO NOT want to do business with before the transaction is final. Just decline, block, and move on with life….and maybe have a little fun in the process. 😉
01/12/2018 at 1:23 am #30365
You run into these types of bullies in so many places. I ran into one at a public library kid’s program yesterday, of all places. In the past, I would have felt uncomfortable and tried to placate this person. Now I just nope the heck on out of there.
01/12/2018 at 2:00 pm #30375
I had a similar situation with a t-shirt. Auy was really nasty and sent low ball offers. I blocked him after two times. Sold the T-shirt at full price a few says later.
Had a guy that kept sending low ball offers on a pair of really amazing Harley boots. Once a month, he would send an offer, always up by 5.00 or so from the last offer. And he would always decline my offer which was way below market value but I was willing to let them go. Sold them this week for full price 125.00.
And today, had a guy send me an offer on an antique tray. Said if my item does not sell he will give me 33.00 including shipping FINAL! I thanked him for his email very politely and let him know that if the item does not sell, I will donate it to charity. He instantly paid full price. (c:
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