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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby zerograv » Feb 10th, 2013, 12:37 pm

computers is the worst.... people trying to sell extremely outdated tech for 800-1000 dollars because they paid 1300 for it seven years ago....

ive even asked people why there were selling something for three times more than someone can get new and they get mad at me for asking and tell me to f-off lol....and week after week i see the same ads
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby musicman » Feb 10th, 2013, 12:52 pm

no, motorcycles are the worst..they take a slow drag from their joint and while looking at their 25 yr old clapped out dirt -bike and say.... yeah, its worth $3500..!! :purefury:
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby kibbs » Feb 10th, 2013, 2:11 pm

no, motorcycles are the worst..they take a slow drag from their joint and while looking at their 25 yr old clapped out dirt -bike and say.... yeah, its worth $3500..!!


some people love their junk too much to sell it . sentimentality has no dollar value.,
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby GenuinelyInterested » Feb 10th, 2013, 2:56 pm

Just like old bicycles. No value in today's world but in a 3rd world country in could mean survival for an entire family. Here in North America they are left to rust away in some rubbish pile in a ditch or behind a barn somewhere. In Africa, at least the parts can be used to make carts and simple toys.
Value is in the eye of the beholder, to others, it's just junk and a pain to dispose of.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby GrooveTunes » Feb 10th, 2013, 3:32 pm

People don't want to believe deflation is alive and well.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby kibbs » Feb 10th, 2013, 5:31 pm

Just like old bicycles. No value in today's world but in a 3rd world country in could mean survival for an entire family.


used bikes sell best ,you just cant ask 100 bucks for an old mountain bike ,you can buy one new for 100 bucks, people love older more quality bikes if you fix em up a bit,bikes for humanity only want mountain bikes ,not bmx old cruisers or kids bikes
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby GenuinelyInterested » Feb 10th, 2013, 5:55 pm

kibbs wrote:used bikes sell best ,you just cant ask 100 bucks for an old mountain bike ,you can buy one new for 100 bucks, people love older more quality bikes if you fix em up a bit,bikes for humanity only want mountain bikes ,not bmx old cruisers or kids bikes


I think that is just what I said. people love old cars too, you just have to find that "special" purchaser that wants to spend the time and effort to fix-up a piece of junk to become a show piece. Those "special" people are very few and far apart. Therefore the value of the "piece" has a very limited interest.
Likewise, a swimming pool on a residential property. It may cost $50K to install, but when reselling the property, the audience has become very limited, and the cost of the pool has severely narrowed the group of potential purchasers.
Pools like old bicycles and old cars have a very limited interest by a very small group of people.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby Phoenix Within » Feb 10th, 2013, 6:54 pm

janalta wrote:I sold a lot of stuff when I moved back from AB...and couldn't believe how many people tried lowballing what I was asking.

Yup, I agree. I've had some ridiculous low-ball offers from Castanet while I've been able to sell the same products on Kijiji for slightly lower but much more reasonable offer.

So...if you see something you like...make an offer, they're probably not expecting to sell for full asking price anyhow.

Exactly!

Also, sometiems you may not know what something is or could be selling for. So you throw a price on it. If someone gets enough low offers, maybe they'll lower expectations.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby fvkasm2x » Feb 10th, 2013, 6:58 pm

I think this has to do with how cheap people have become now as well.

I've sold stuff on Castanet for dirt cheap listings. Like 1/3 of what I should really list it for, but I wanted it sold right away so I price it very low. Then you get 5 guys calling/emailing you and offering half what you listed it at... even though it is already a steal. So might as well list high, then people can offer their low bids, which eventually works out being what you wanted to list it at anyway.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby gordon_as » Feb 10th, 2013, 8:09 pm

This has worked well for me a few times.......... I see something that is overpriced a bit , I call and say I am interested but not at that price. I ask them "what the least would make you happy " . I tell them that I will not be dickering or making counter offers. If it is what I have in mind , I will buy it.

Sometimes , the price they come back with is actually lower than the offer I would have made. Consequently , I have a garage full of stuff that I just know that I will put to good use..........someday.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby gordon_as » Feb 10th, 2013, 8:12 pm

I love the photo's of bald winter tires , below the add saying 50% tread left.
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Feb 10th, 2013, 8:48 pm

-fluffy- wrote:TVs are a perfect example. The technology available today far outstrips what was around ten years ago, and does it for half the price. I brought home the big fancy plasma last year, had a 33" JVC tube TV that was working every bit as well as when it came home from the store fifteen years ago, and It was a $1K TV back then, twice what I paid for the new one. I was lucky to get anything for it at all, they're dinosaurs.


Tube TV's and those rear projector types are dinosaurs, and there's no shortage of people giving them away for free, simply to get rid of them because they are so big and heavy.

My neighbour got a 60" projection style older TV for free. It worked fine but it took four guys to carry it into her place. :dyinglaughing:


I list stuff at prices that I feel are more than reasonable, and I don't have any problem getting rid of it. In fact most of the time I get exactly what I listed it for, the last fellow telling me he wasn't going to haggle as my listing it as "firm" was more than fair, given he'd done his research on it, plus I had the receipts to back up my position.

Being familiar with PC parts, I do find it amusing, what some people think their antique electronics are still worth. :D
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 10th, 2013, 11:12 pm

Ever notice the lowballers will never come look at it anyway. I tell them, you have not even seen it, and you are making a counteroffer?.. Its almost like, they dont even really want the item, but they may buy it IF they can beat you down..
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby xjeepguy » Feb 11th, 2013, 1:01 am

Hmmm wrote: I loved the antique grand piano from the early 20 century, but over 10K? News flash, old pianos that are not Steinways are worth very little. If you're the one selling it, lower your price by about 75%. I'll give you a call.


Most go for free because its costs 300-500 just to get them moved .
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Re: Selling Things Used

Postby GoStumpy » Feb 11th, 2013, 1:12 am

I love when someone offers me 60-80% of my asking price, I accept, and then they never contact me again :dyinglaughing:
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