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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by dissaffected, Feb 3, 2018.
Does he put mayo and butter on his sandwiches? Canadian.
My advice is to look on CL and lowball the sh*t out of sellers there and see if you can't trade some worthless garbage for an amp.
Canadian, there's no extraneous "U" in endeavour the way he wrote it.
CL looky-loo’s are scum.
Pedal, listed for sale $60:
“Hey, still got the pedal?”
“Will you take $40?”
“Sorry man, too low, I’ll go as low as $50”
Two days later..
“$40 is all I’ve got”
“Fine, I’ll do $40 if you can meet tonight”
Two more days of silence (this is ALL via email mind you)
“I don’t have a car”
“Do you have a fuckin’ phone?! TEXT ME!! You at a damn Internet cafe or what?!”
“Hey, I paid rent, all I have is $30 now”
Da fuq?!?! BYE!
Two days later (day before yesterday), another email..
“Do you still have the pedal?”
Haven’t heard from the guy since.
I'm terrible at Craigslist, I list for the price I want.
"Would you take $250.?"
"No it's listed at $300."
"All I have is $250."
"Call me when you get another $50."
I don't haggle. I list for a fair price and the first person who shows up with cash gets the item. It's very simple.
I try and stick to my asking prices, but $40 sounded good a couple days ago.. glad I didn’t cave (the guy was a flake anyways) because I’m good on money now. I’m keeping the phase 90.
Damn, another one was Call of Duty Black Op’s III for $15 (it sucks)
“Hey, I’ll take it”
“Ok, I’ll be home around 4:30”
Text the guy when I’m home..
“Ok, I’m here”
“Sorry man, my kid already spent his money”
So many wasted words and emotions..
that's why I wont haggle. Tire kickers and BS artists are just a time-suck.
I notice with lessons it's the same. The people who are serious about lessons are simple, "How much? Here's the money lets do this." No Bs.
CL (and just about any other form of online selling) is a total shit show these days..
There's no need to lowball, you can chat a little and then make what you honestly think is a fair offer if you want to buy something. If you only want to buy stuff to flip, don't go around lowballing people; wait until you see something already listed under market and snatch it up really quickly. Flip that, don't think that you can lowball everyone with the intention of flipping things.
Same thing for selling; I list things at very fair prices based on others in the area, Reverb, etc. I don't expect to be haggled with much since the price is already good. I might drop $50 or $25 to get to a nice, round number, but that's it. If I list a pedal for $80, it probably sells new for $150 and the price is $80, come and get it.
Very easy to deal with CL people that way, just ignore the lowballers, etc, and life is easy and good!
Having said that, this thread disappoints without links. OP should be banned!!!!1!1!1!!!
This thread is worthless without a link.
Link...I have a rebuttal planned out. Should be good. Don't worry, I'll leave names out.
I've tried CL a couple of times. This is my approach, and unfortunately the shitbirds did this to me as well.
So I don't use CL any more. I likes me a handshake deal.
That's right, this is bidness.
That's how I like to purchase. If the price is fair, I pay it. I'm sure they are expecting me to haggle, but I want the damn thing and the asking price seems ok to me. Take my money, I'm off
I won't accept any offers on the phone. Why? This scenario -
Buyer - You're asking $500 for the PRS SE/
Me - Yes.
B - What's your bottom price?
M - Well, I guess I would take $425.
B - Okay let's meet up and do the deal.
Meet at local Grocery store...
B - Nice guitar but you didn't mention this scratch here or that it needs new strings.
M - the ad said it had some normal playing wear, and I never said it was restrung.
B - Well, okay. But you're asking too much. I'll give you $350 for it.
Moral: once you move off your asking price on the phone, all you are doing is creating a new negotiating level once you meet in person. I only talk about offers if the person is standing there with his money and ready to buy.
Learned my lesson on selling stuff on cl a long time ago. Now when I am selling something I will only meet at a place that's under a mile from my house after the price has been agreed upon. I will only drive to said place when they text me that they are there. So I don't waste my time waiting on a no show. If they don't show up with the agreed upon amount I put it back in the car and leave.
Best phase shifter ever. Add a Distortion plus and you have true awesomeness.
So, what type of amp is it? About how much is he asking for it? And uh, where is the seller located?
Gross. No Canadian I know does that!
For sale. Amp. May or may not work. Please don't bother me with questions. Leave the money in a brown paper bag at a designated drop off and I'll slide it over to you. Trust me, you won't be disappointed...