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Old 11-08-2014, 11:51 AM
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Some company is paying us $2800 to open the doors today for a few hours and run $200 worth of their product. We're taking a loss just in light and heat for the building. I'll never understand this.
Been there done that. Hell, I've gone into the factory on a Saturday to cut a few dollars worth of material and then driven it down to the airport and bought a plane ticket at the counter so I could deliver and install it that same day.

Sometimes, the value of keeping promises in a business relationship exceeds what is written at the bottom of the order sheet.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:26 PM
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I love the people that respond to For Sale ads with "What's your lowest price?" or "What's the least you'll take?"

I am very tempted to start replying with, "Not sure, what's the most you'll pay?"
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
I love the people that respond to For Sale ads with "What's your lowest price?" or "What's the least you'll take?"

I am very tempted to start replying with, "Not sure, what's the most you'll pay?"
I often do that, they're usually quite stunned and don't know what to do. I also reply a lot with "If you're asking that question, you don't want to buy this" or "If you want to make an offer, at least come look at it. For all you know I'm selling broken stuff".
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About half a year ago i was selling my Ipad 2.. my asking price was 200 which is very good since at the time they were selling for 250-300. Got many many offers for 100 bucks to which i replied to with: Used ipad 1s sell for 125 and you want me to sell you a 250 dollar Ipad for 100? I had one person answer with "Yes."
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After watching shows like Pawn Stars, I'm sure there's plenty of people who would sell their ~$250 valued item for $100 or less.

I'm sure there's people who spend all day lowballing sellers in an attempt to flip it.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:47 AM
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Lowball offers aren't worth the time it takes to reply.
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So the end of the tale is that after the lowballer spent all afternoon finally working his offers up to within $25 of my asking price (which I accepted), he responded two hours later and said, "I thought I'd be good but the wife shut me down. Damn woman."

I find this response highly irritating. I shall enumerate my irritation:

1. I am NOT irritated that he had to get "permission" or whatever. My wife and I are both free to make significant purchases on our own, but because we want to be on the same page, we almost always discuss it first and agree on a plan, unless circumstances prevent us from doing so.

2. I AM irritated that he KNEW he would need to clear it with his wife first and still felt free to waste my time and attention all afternoon without knowing her position on the matter.

3. I am ALSO irritated that, having been "shut down" by his wife, he apparently felt either ashamed or sheepish enough about this state of affairs to attempt some kind of gender war camaraderie with me with his "Damn woman" comment. My wife has never "shut me down" but she has sometimes presented a different or more cautious perspective about potential purchases I wish to make, and many if not most of those times I take her advice and postpone the purchase.

4. And, if my wife and I really disagreed over a matter like this, enough so that our disagreement remained unresolved for a period of time, I would not complain to strangers about my wife's decision as if I were a petulant child who has been grounded for misbehaving.



I really did not like the guy.

If he showed up with cash, though, I was going to sell him a gun.
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Option #5 always works for me... She doesn't need to know. Think she has any idea how much I've spent on go -fast goodies? Notta
So what type of gun?
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:44 AM
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Option #5 always works for me... She doesn't need to know. Think she has any idea how much I've spent on go -fast goodies? Notta
So what type of gun?
And you understand why my wife and I have separate bank accounts.
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Option #5 always works for me... She doesn't need to know. Think she has any idea how much I've spent on go -fast goodies? Notta
So what type of gun?
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I like to hide things from my wife too. I mean who does she think she is trying to be all up in my life?
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I like to hide things from my wife too. I mean who does she think she is trying to be all up in my life?
lulz

I can promise you the one thing we don't fight about is money.
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
lulz

I can promise you the one thing we don't fight about is money.
must be the hotdog in the hallway...
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So nice, he posted it twice.
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must be the hotdog in the hallway...
It's it even in me?
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