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Buyer a no go

January 6th, 2018 at 07:03 am

Well the buyer for the item I posted on OfferUp wanted me to reduce my price to $5 I said no so she canceled, said she wasn't feeling well.

I hate this selling and buying stuff.

I posted another item yesterday, a Polaroid zip mini printer, so we will see. I figured the items posted in the first quarter that does not sell I'll donate, with the exception electronics.

Feeling a little discouraged but I know that these things takes time

5 Responses to “Buyer a no go”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry the selling didn't go as planned. Know there are many avenues for selling. You are selling locally vs nationally (like eBay) so you are reaching fewer buyers. But even locally you could cross list your items on different sites to reach more people. Craigslist and Facebook selling groups in your area are some other free options. I would state in your ad that your item is cross listed if you do chose to do that. Don't forget to try adjusting prices at some point, especially before you would give something away.

  2. alliecat79 Says:

    I hope you don't stay discouraged! It's a great way to add a little extra money for things you'd toss anyway. And it's a nice way to help your footprint on the world!

  3. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Whenever we sell something I decide what the rock-bottom price I will accept is and then I price up from there. That way there is a little negotiating room.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    My selling strategy (on FB Marketplace) is a little different than those described above, mainly because I don't enjoy the back and forth of haggling. So i set what i think is a more than fair price, and don't usually budge from that more than a few dollars (depending on the overall price of the item).

    If you tell them you already lowered the price once, they seem to understand, most times. But i agree selling stuff is kind of a hassle. There are ALWAYS no shows, but even before that, plenty of people who express strong interest, up to the point of agreeing on a dat for pickup, but then when you say "what time?" on such and such a day, they disappear with no explanation, which I think is a little rude. People behave more badly online than they would in person.

    All that being said, I continue to sell stuff online, but am beginning to have a better feel for what sells and what doesn't. I recently sold a pressure cooker (HOT item) and an aquarium, sold for more than I bought it for myself a year ago.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I don't think it matters where you sell your stuff, there will always be someone who wants you to basically give an item away. Don't give up. Just be polite and say no and move on.

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