“Screw You!” Lowballer Thread – Public Service

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  1. kmrumedy

    kmrumedy Senior Member

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    I hate freaking lowballers. By that, I mean those “special” lowballers that you politely turned down on their first insane offer, only to have them keep contacting you telling you why you should accept their screwed up offer. They are like little f’ing gnats!

    So---I thought we could create a thread for those of us selling stuff and getting inundated with stupid lowballers contacting us. How about this…..Instead responding to each one individually we simply send them a link to this thread where they can read about themselves and understand why they are a load their mothers should have swallowed.

    So feel free to express yourself and say what you always wished you could. Send your personal message to “special” lowballers with love. I’ll start..

    Dear Asshat,

    Thank you for your offer on my guitar. I can now afford to buy a bag of potato chips or a piece of chewing gum. It is hard to decide. Yes, the case does come with your generous offer. I also included a fleecy cloth so you can wipe down the guitar. It was my “love rag” that I kept under my bed when I was a teenager until present day. It’s a little stiff but it shouldn’t scratch the guitar too badly. I was so excited by your offer that I thought it would be great if you received equally great offers each day…so I took your email address and signed you up to every gay porn site I could find. Did you know there A LOT of those??! What’s bukake mean?

    Anyway, when you get your allowance from your mom come on over and pick up they guitar.

    Cheers -
     
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  2. Jakeislove

    Jakeislove Senior Member

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    What about when people who tell you the price is too high and start giving examples of what it sold for on e-bay or some other site?
     
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  3. ilovemypaul

    ilovemypaul Senior Member

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    Dear Lowballer,

    As much as you feel it's my responsibility to sell you my guitar for a small percent of my asking price, I cannot comply with your demand. Lowballing scum like you are literally the scum of the human race. You see, like most people I like money, and I like getting money. I would love to part with my 1959 Les Paul Standard for $5,000, but somehow I don't think that's a good idea. I hope that you die a painful STD related death before you try to make me another offer.

    Have a nice day :)
    Seller


    Is that passive aggresive enough?
     
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  4. Sinster

    Sinster Senior Member

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    Didn't somebody get their ad pulled from CL because he refused a lowball offer. So the lowballer reported the ad as being fake... or something along those lines.
     
  5. Jakeislove

    Jakeislove Senior Member

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    I think a part the problem is: when you politely refuse an offer it seems like there's wiggle-room.

    Everyone is obligated to make good deals for themselves. I got 10% off a washer last night and $100 from AT&T a week ago just by politely asking.

    There's really no harm in asking. Some people just go too far. It obviously works or they wouldn't repeatedly do it.

    I do dislike it when people try negotiating after accepting a deal.
     
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    colchar Banned

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    I was interested in a Gold Top so placed an ad as a trade feeler. Knowing that idiots out there will try to offer Epis when you are looking for a Gibson I mentioned that I was not in any way interested in Epis. But some asshat still fvcking contacted me offering me three or four Epis (Epi LP Standard, Epi G-400, and a couple of other things) for my Gibson. I politely replied that I wasn't in any way interested especially as I was looking for a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top and not anything else. He then proceeded to email me explaining why I should reconsider and why the trade he had offered was a good deal. I kept being polite but I got a couple of emails a day from this fvckwit for about a week until I finally told him that while Epis might be good guitars they are pieces of shit when compared to my Gibson and that I would have to be functionally retarded to even remotely consider the deal no matter how many guitars he kept offering. After that I added his email address to my spam list but I guarantee he kept emailing me. What an idiot.
     
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  7. guitar_randy

    guitar_randy Senior Member

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    just don't give the guy being a dick wad the time of day.If he lowballs,you tell him no,thats it,thats where it ends.Whats the sense of reasoning or debating about it.tell him no,move one.Don't even bother responding after the no is given.why stress yourself out and accomplish nothing?No-sorry-over and done
     
  8. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    Tell them to go buy it from the person who is selling it for less. Either they didn't win that auction or they're lying; if that's not the case, then they can pay what you're asking or pass.

    But this too - if you don't ask, you don't get. The only thing a seller can do is have a bottom line price in mind and stand firm on it even if that price is the price the item is listed at. A good practice is to list the item for a little more than you hope to get but not so much that it scares off buyers and then come down to the price that you really want. You can always go down on price but you can't go up.

    Negotiating after making a deal is just plain ridiculous. If they don't want to pay what they agreed to, offer to cancel the deal altogether; if they were serious in the first place, they'll pay what they agreed to or you relist the item.
     
  9. slapshot

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    jesus ****ing christ I had a guy try and drop an extra $100 off the price the other day on a pickup because he pointed to 1 scratch and the neckplate not having MIJ on it.I mean fair suck off the sav if you didn't notice that in the 50+ photos you're a moron.This is on top of already taking $200 off it.I told him to **** off then in no uncertain terms and he was pretty taken back by that so he apologised and paid the agreed price.

    I also just had a guy offer me 300 on a 400 guitar then when I accept hes offer and invoice him he goes oh i forgot about the $50 postage cost can we make it $300 including postage.

    WHAT THE **** MAN

    I told him if he wanted free postage it'd have to come in pieces small enough to fit in an envelope so I could use all these free stamps I swiped from the office.Unsuprsingly he opted to pay the postage costs as well.

    drug addicts are easier to sell to than gear heads
     
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