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What’s good for the goose is good for the gander...

Thread in 'The Pasture' started by bummedic, Apr 5, 2018.

Do you buy at asking price or negotiate?

  1. Buy at asking price

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  2. Make an offer or start a conversation to negotiate

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  1. bummedic

    bummedic Frontiersman Supporter

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    Why is it that every time I list something, I get offers (lowball and others) almost as if it’s SOP, but when I make an offer to someone else (and I try my best not to lowball them or offer a trade they wouldn’t be interested in), I am met most often with almost a “Don’t you know what you’re looking at... didn’t you read the ad?” kind of response?

    If you’re firm on your price, then say you’re firm. If you only want to consider certain trades, then make that clear in your ad. Otherwise, everything up for sale is up for negotiation and the conversation has to start somewhere.

    Just a small rant for the morning... carry on, ODTers.
     
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  2. Hayata

    Hayata The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    If it's priced well and I really want it I'll tell them their price at the location and time of their choosing.

    I lost out on something I really really wanted one time and I said never again.

    I'm talking rare stuff, not glocks or whatever.
     
  3. bummedic

    bummedic Frontiersman Supporter

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    I can’t argue with you there if it comes to something that is sentimental, otherwise desirable, or “rare.”
     
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    RiverBend Proud Southern, Christian Supporter

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    Got to haggle, never pay list price unless its a steal, same as buying a car, got to get the best deal possible, of it says firm, that's another thing if not, open to negotiation.
     
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    emptyMAGS The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Rolling_trip The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Vote Dobbs for District 19 - Silver Level Supporter
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    I like the trade offers that they don’t have yet.....
     
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    inkandammo ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    Depends on what it is and what it's priced at, I've both bought at asking price and negotiated. Likely I'll continue to do both.
     
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    Realstudent368 The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

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    This..

    Supply and desire/demand...
     
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    Vote Dobbs for District 19 - Gold Level Supporter
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    Had a guy list a thousand dollar gun for 600 and I offered 500 he said least I'll take is 550. I said when can we meet. :)
     
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  10. poopdaddy

    poopdaddy ODT Junkie!

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    simple...
    you are a real man who pee's standing up. you understand that this is not a retail site and everything should be open to negotiations...
    the people who get mad at offers are stall users. they keep baseball cards, not because they are fans, but because they like pictures of men.
    they wear depends not because of incontinence, they truly enjoy the feeling of feces and urine on their private parts..
    they are odt snowflakes...
    keep being a real man, and just dont bother with the snowflakes...
     

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