First, I DO buy and sell on ebay and CL and go to swap meets.
That being said, I do find it interesting how many people get twisted over how OTHER people do THEIR business.
If a person trolls, offering 10%, and gets 3 hits a day, and sells them for 50%, well, he has found a niche market.
If you are DEAD SET on getting 12.5K, and STATE firm, and someone offers you $12,499.98 and you go WHACK JOB over a low ball offer, then maybe it is you.
swap meets, craigslist, garage sales, etc. are all fair game for offers. Home Depot, Lowe's, Grocery Store, etc. even accept offers.
If you do not like the concept of offers, fine, but if you spike your blood pressure because other people do, then, remember, after your funereal, your stuff will be going best offer.
Even ebay has thrown in the towel. Remember when it was ALL auctions, then a few fixed price started showing up. Now, most listings are fixed price (I can BUY RIGHT NOW and not wait) as the ebay subscriptions are mostly fixed price, and a large number of them allow the option of a best offer.
You can always say no.
I do not like white bread, but I do not go nuts that the grocery store sells it. Their choice to eat it, not mine.
I have no problem with making an offer, they can say no, I can say no to their original price or counter price, and we both walk away without gun fire.
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