Craigslist renegotiators

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by jcramsey, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    Just sold a set of wheels to a “What’s your best price?” Craigslist turd. I knew I was in for the renegotiation after he texted to say he was on his way from Myrtle Beach....and then asked if there were any scratches or damage:rolleyes:

    My dad was selling a car a month or so ago. Talked to the guy on the phone a couple of times and agreed to the price he was willing to take. $1000 less than asking. Guy sends his daughter and son in law 7 hours to my dads to pick up the car. Upon arriving she pulls out a sheet of questions to ask my dad. He answers the questions and tells her it will need new wiper arms and a trunk seal. She has to call her dad and comes back with a new offer $1000 less than the previous. Still woulda been a great sell for him (I probably wouldve taken it), but they went back to Virginia with an empty trailer.
     
  2. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I dread this.....I have to sell the wifes mini soon and I HATE playing the; "list it for $1500 more than you'll take because some twatwaffle will lowball you and another will waste you time unless they feel they're getting a good deal by knocking you down" game

    Personally i like to list something for what I'll take. Usually it's a VERY fair price. I dont like games

    It is what it is
     
  3. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Welcome to my world.I sent one home one time over a $100 bill.I was at home,he came to me,and we had already neg the price.Shows up offering $500 less than we agreed on and came back up to within $100.Enjoy your 4 hour drive home.
     
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  4. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    I just put a sentence in the add that the price listed reflects actual selling price and all offers lower will be met with a higher price. When they try to negotiate via email, I just increase the price as much as they low ball. It usually either scares them off or gets them understanding.
     
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  5. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    When somebody asks, What's your lowest price?, I just reply, "What your highest price?"
    That usually either runs them off, or I know immediately there's no point in talking to them.
     
  6. Loudmouthbass

    Loudmouthbass Active Member

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    Son was selling his low mileage 99 Silverado. Renegotiator shows up, gives sob story, son feels sorry for him, cuts asking price $1500, $7500 to $6000. Renegotiator says he's going to look at an older model with less miles, but $4000 more than original asking price.
    Renegotiator calls son later in the afternoon, asks will he take $900 less, offers $5100. Son politely says thanks, but no thanks.
    Renegotiator shows up unannounced on a Sunday afternoon with a "mechanic friend" and want to to look at truck again. Son's at work so I get to deal with dingleberry. After 10 minute "inspection", renegotiator offers $5900. I tell him no, price is $7500. He gets his panties in a wad, says he was told $6000. I say "that was yesterday's price, before I knew you and your sob story were going to look at a $11500 truck."
    Son sold truck 2 days later for $7300.
     
  7. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I despise negotiating.
    If a person calls or texts with questions, and the first being "what's the least youll take?", I'll tell them it's ammount I posted. 9/10 people I hang up on.
    If they schedule a day to come over and buy/look, if I can, I'll meet in public places.

    Best way to dodge getting lowballed in person is to have them photograph the money laid out and text it to you right before they head over.
     
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  8. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    I buy parts off of people all the time. Never once have I negotiated. If I am showing up to “check out the goods” then I am there to hand over the asking amount and get on with my day.

    Average transaction time is roughly 15 minutes. Anything extra is we strike up a conversation about hobbies.

    I suppose buying a car is a different task. I love when their best offer is exactly 50% of your asking price! I don’t even respond to those.


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  9. 13bullets

    13bullets Chris

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    I guess I would never buy anything from you through Craigslist. No way in hell would I take that kind of cash with me to "look" at a vehicle even if I was interested in it, much less text some sketchy Craigslist mfer a pic of the wad of cash I'm bringing with me if i were. I will text a pic of the firearm I'm bringing, though.

    Call me crazy but I'm not keen on increasing my chances of being robbed. If they legitimately want to sell and I legitimately want to buy, we can meet at a bank for money swap and title notary some time after my initial inspection and any price negotiations.
     
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  10. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    I build in negotiation money when pricing. I always try to jew people down (my initials are JEW). I either get a lower price or pay asking price. It never hurts to try.
     
  11. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    That's me too. I spend probably $1000 in parts buying for every $100 of value I sell. I have gotten stupid lucky on deals and thankfully not once have I ever got in trouble. Ive met quite a few people that I've gotten up with to hang out years after the transaction.
    One of my best friends in the entire world is/was (he moved back home to Utah) Rich Ivie. SFC Ivie as known by the US army when he retired.
    About 13 years ago he replied to my Craigslist ad for a Dana 30 Cherokee front axle with a lock right. I think I was only asking about 250 for it. He called me up, met me at the offroad shop and payed me full cash. We started talking about jeeps and he tells me he has a wrecked Jeep that the front axle was bent in and he was wanting to get back on the trail. He invited me over to his house way out in the country and I helped him swap the axle and later stood around a campfire and got drunk as hell.
    For the next six years me and him camped out and wheeled every bit of 200 + times. Every weekend back to back. Kayaking, wheeling, hunting, hiking....
    Moral of the story is yes, you can find anything on Craigslist, including a best friend.
     
  12. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    My dad got the sob story too...actually multiple ones. First one, the guy told me he was in early stages of dementia, so that's why he wasn't making the trip. When the daughter shows up, he's got diabetes so that's why he didn't come. After the renegotiation, they tell my dad that he just found out he's got cancer.
     
  13. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I can assure you one thing, if you ever did by anything from me, you would not have to take a picture of anything and I will drive them all the way up to you.
    If I found out there from here, then I already know they're good. Legit: I do ask.
    :beer:
     
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  14. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    I've got no problem with negotiating....but I can't stand a renegotiator. Don't ask me my best price, fail to ask any questions about the item, and then come and expect to haggle some more. That deserves a throat punch.
     
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  15. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    i always ask where did you see it? when i post stuff on here craigslist and facebook. id hold parts for someone off here but no where else
     
  16. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    I typically respond with, "Make me an offer". And typically my first response to the offer is No.
     
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  17. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Craig Renegger: "What's the least you'll take?"
    Me: "What's the most you'll offer?"
     
  18. No fries

    No fries Well-Known Member

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    I was flipping a truck last year, had boyfriend and girlfriend come look at it, Girl asked the BF how to get the hood open after it was popped. Talked price a bit and they wanted to take it for a test drive. After they get back SHE proceeds to tell me the transmission is slipping and shocks need replaced plus some other thing I can't remember. She offers below half and I tell them to take a walk, You couldn't open the hood 10 minutes ago but all of a sudden you are a mechanic?

    Sold the truck for $300 below asking price two days later.
     
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  19. grapehead

    grapehead Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I get much more irritated by "wuts yr lowest cash price" than offering me however much less than the posted price. Feels lazy/shitty.
     
  20. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I need a little help in an upcoming ad. I'm forgetting all the pure douche phrases that usually get you linked in the heckle thread:

    I know what I have
    I don't have to SALE
    These are going for much more than KBB

    My mind is drawing a blank...what are some other golden nuggets?
     
  21. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    I love the sob stories that are different but from the same buyers.

    I had a water heater for sale... potential buyer gave me some lame sob story and wanted it cheaper. I said no. 2 days later they started a new conversation with me with a different sob story, almost like they didn’t remember talking to me a couple days prior.



    I gave up selling on there for the most part because of the constant badgering and pestering BS from buyers. FB market place is now worse than Craigslist.
     
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  22. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    I sell 99% of my stuff on here whether its 4x4 related or not. I've bought parts in the past on here, found out I couldn't use them, then re-sold them usually for the same price/slightly lower than what I paid. When buying, I might knock off a certain percentage based on the overall amount of the item but I don't lowball. If it's a good enough deal, I won't even haggle, especially if they held the item for me without a deposit. The wife used to sell stuff on let it go and other sites, they are so full of bots/scams its not even worth it anymore.
     
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  23. Turk919

    Turk919 Member

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    I am reading this and feel lucky, haha. I listed my J10 and have had 2 people come look at it. Second one was my buyer. Called me 2-3 times with questions about it and what it needed, quick driving video and walk around and he met me at the bank with cash and didn’t try to haggle at all, hopefully his grandson will work on it with him and catch the Jeep bug too.
     
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  24. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I always LOL at the "best price cash" offers. WTF else are you going to pay me with? Bitcoin?

    And if we negotiate a price and I know you are driving a long distance, don't try and renegotiate. I know you just drove a long way and you probably don't want to go home empty handed. I have the upper hand and I'm going to use it.

    And if I have a nice car listed for a "NO TRADES, FIRM PRICE" don't offer me a beat ass Honda Civic or an AR15. Back when I had the Jeep shop, with our dealer license, we had a Jeep on the lot that some dude came up from Charlotte for. Asking $3500 and he offers me $1500 and two pistols. WTF dude, this is a business, GTFO. Ended up paying $3250 for it after wasting my time for like 2 hours looking over the whole thing.
     
  25. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    I price things a lil higher, to give some wiggle room, Unless I don't wanna mess with them and I price it as "firm"
    Once or twice, had people offer me way less, like nearly have. I said thanks, but no, and walked off. Once when that happen, they called back in a couple days and ended up paying the price as posted.
     
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