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Old 08-17-2013, 04:22 AM   #1
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Why does someone put up an EBay listing with a Buy It Now and a Make An Offer option, then when you make an offer they reply, "Sorry, I need to get full price for this.".

If you need/want full price, which I assume is the BIN price, why the f--k do you have the Make An Offer option on your listing?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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Because they have a lower price they will take in their mind, your offer didn't meet it.

 
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
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No...that doesn't make sense. They said they had to get full price so apparently no offer is good enough except the Buy it Now price. So, again, why have a Make An Offer option if you're not going to accept anything other than the full/BIN price...unless you think someone might offer more than the BIN price...which would be really dumb for someone to do.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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You fail at haggling.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
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Pshaw...

"I'm only accepting full price" certainly isn't a haggle-inclined seller.

In a couple more hours the seller is going to be wishing he accepted my offer, but it's too bad for him now. I've already found a like item and even though this one is shipping from Alaska the cost including shipping is ~15% less than I offered to the eBay seller.

His price was never really the point though, it was the f-ed up methodology. Make An Offer (but only full BIN price will be accepted).

All worked out for the better anyway, at least for me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #6
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Why does someone put up an EBay listing with a Buy It Now and a Make An Offer option, then when you make an offer they reply, "Sorry, I need to get full price for this.".
Because they're stupid.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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Because they're stupid.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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The other thing I hate is.... reserve price! They set a reserve for 120$ and start @ 99 cents.....

If I see a reserve, I will rarely place a bid...
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #9
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Because they have a lower price they will take in their mind, your offer didn't meet it.
^^

Ive told lowballers the same thing, "Only take full price"
Its to get you to not lowball me as much if you feel like taking another stab at my offer...

With thrift/secondhand buying...theres ALWAYS a lower price for everything
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #10
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^^^
Not that it matters any more, but I didn't/don't consider a "Make An Offer" offer of 8.5% under the BIN price a lowball offer. Do you?
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