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 Post subject: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 9:03 pm 
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The seller of this Grebe CR-5 had its BIN price at $499.00. I made him an offer for it and he responds to my offer with "No longer available to you for purchase". Okay, I figured he sold it. I go back to his auction page and not only has he not sold it, he jacked up the price. He should stay away from squirrels. :lol:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grebe-CR-5-Bro ... Sw5bxcSC6Z

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 9:06 pm 
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What was your offer?


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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I don't bid and tell, I'm not that kind of guy!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Such a gentleman. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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I made a comment about an Ebay seller by poking a little fun at his price. Turned out he was a frequent user of this site.
I was a little embarrassed poking fun at a fellow radio collector. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
I don't bid and tell, I'm not that kind of guy!! :mrgreen:


You said you made an offer, not a bid. What was it? $12?


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 10:13 pm 
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
I don't bid and tell, I'm not that kind of guy!! :mrgreen:


Kinda' makes the thread pointless? If your offer was reasonable, then the seller's actions weren't, but if you were being a lowballer .... just sayin' that it looks like you were lowballin' .... and the seller don't like lowballers ... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Was there a "make offer" option originally?


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
...he responds to my offer with "No longer available to you for purchase".


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 3:56 am 
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John Bartley wrote:
atwaterkent1 wrote:
I don't bid and tell, I'm not that kind of guy!! :mrgreen:


Kinda' makes the thread pointless? If your offer was reasonable, then the seller's actions weren't, but if you were being a lowballer .... just sayin' that it looks like you were lowballin' .... and the seller don't like lowballers ... :)


You make assumptions without evidence. But I think you missed the point, after my offer he raised his BIN price $160.00 on a radio he couldn't sell the first time through at the lower BIN. What does that have to do with my offer? A normal response is to make a counter- offer.

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Kind of sounds like atwaterkent1 expects sellers to jump on any offer as soon as it comes through, and if that doesn't work the seller should keep lowering BIN prices until the item does sell.

I've dealt with "buyers" like that for 6 1/2 years (by blocking them).


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 10:18 am 
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
I made a comment about an Ebay seller by poking a little fun at his price. Turned out he was a frequent user of this site.
I was a little embarrassed poking fun at a fellow radio collector. :oops:

Just because he's a "fellow radio collector" doesn't mean that he's beyond reproach. I wouldn'ta let it bother me.

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
John Bartley wrote:
atwaterkent1 wrote:
I don't bid and tell, I'm not that kind of guy!! :mrgreen:


Kinda' makes the thread pointless? If your offer was reasonable, then the seller's actions weren't, but if you were being a lowballer .... just sayin' that it looks like you were lowballin' .... and the seller don't like lowballers ... :)


You make assumptions without evidence. But I think you missed the point, after my offer he raised his BIN price $160.00 on a radio he couldn't sell the first time through at the lower BIN. What does that have to do with my offer? A normal response is to make a counter- offer.



Hehehe .... you said tha seller was "Nutty" (see title of thread) and implied that he did something based on your offer. You don't know that any more than I know you lowballed, so inferring, implying ... there;'s just a lot of guessing going on. There may have been something entirely different and unrelated to you that made him raise his BIN.
Bottom line .... you're asking us to accept that your offer was fair, but you won't tell us what it was so ...... we have to assume "something"....

cheers eh ? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 2:20 pm 
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Well I will say this. I was selling at a ham fest some years ago and a " potential buyer" stopped and remarked how nice a particular radio was and how she (as an antique dealer) had seen that model before sell for much more . She felt that I should raise my price because people would think there was something wrong with it.
So maybe the same thing happened here . Likely you offered too little and now he won't sell to you at any price and raised his price either so his radio will appear to be worth it or so he can get what he wants the next time he is offered less.

I also do not agree with the seller having to make a counter offer theory. If your offer is too unacceptable you are not considered to be a serious buyer and then get treated as you did.

Sometimes a buyer and seller have wildly different ideas of value .
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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 4:35 pm 
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My typical offer for a BO item is 30% off the top. I have only been declined a few times over the years, and most of those were counter-offered for not much more, which I accepted — I also count no response as being declined, so they obviously didn't make a counter-offer. Evidently, a 30% reduction doesn't seem to insult the vast majority of sellers who are actually looking to sell.

That said, most of the electronics I buy is test gear and other things besides antique radios, so YMMV greatly.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Johnnysan wrote:
Kind of sounds like atwaterkent1 expects sellers to jump on any offer as soon as it comes through, and if that doesn't work the seller should keep lowering BIN prices until the item does sell.

I've dealt with "buyers" like that for 6 1/2 years (by blocking them).



Try decaff Johnnysan. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Sounds to me like the seller got offended by the offer and temporarily raised his price to send a message. As a seller I sometimes get the Craigslist level attitude when I turn down their low ball offer.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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Everyone seems to be assuming that AK's offer was the only one the seller received. Could be that he got additional offers, and decided that there was enough interest in the set to raise the opening bid.

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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fifties wrote:
Everyone seems to be assuming that AK's offer was the only one the seller received. Could be that he got additional offers, and decided that there was enough interest in the set to raise the opening bid.


Tsk tsk tsk .... not "everyone" .....

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 Post subject: Re: Nutty Seller......
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John Bartley wrote:
fifties wrote:
Everyone seems to be assuming that AK's offer was the only one the seller received. Could be that he got additional offers, and decided that there was enough interest in the set to raise the opening bid.


Tsk tsk tsk .... not "everyone" .....

:) hehehe

Ahh, but nobody posted the idea until I did... :wink:

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