online classified ads etiquette

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  1. EleazarI**

    EleazarI** Banned Banned

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    im considering buying a bicycle on CL valued at 549 selling for 350 would it be ok to haggle especially since it is noted that the bike has some 'wear'
     
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    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    Apparently you have never seen the 'I trolled a CL lowballer' thread. Be warned.
     
  3. n...not crazy

    n...not crazy Red Belt

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    Ettiquette?
    Let him know you intend to haggle before you set up a meet. I never haggle on my stuff at the meet. They have spent the drive time to get here, and they shoulda let me know before hand by phone. Now they've wasted my time and theirs, and I ain't haggling after all that.
     
  4. Blood Python

    Blood Python Silver Belt

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    I just started to sell some things on CL. I list a price (still reasonable) higher than what I would really take for the item as I expect people to make lower offers. I don't see CL as a place to list items at firm prices so haggling is expected. Most people are ready to get rid of the items and will be somewhat anxious to sell.

    Make an offer it can't hurt.
     
  5. tdluxon

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    Sure why not? I'd say it's fine, no biggie
     
  6. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    This. Just make the offer. As long as its not some ridiculously low amount.
     
  7. EleazarI**

    EleazarI** Banned Banned

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    Is offering 200-275 too cheap?
     
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    el oh el :icon_lol:
     
  9. CC's left foot

    CC's left foot Silver Belt

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    offer what you think it's worth. If the owner agrees, he'll sell it to you, and if he doesn't, he'll keep it.

    If you strike a deal, it is win-win. If not, it's still win-win because both parties kept what they thought was worth more (the money and the bike).
     

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