"Your item is over-priced..."

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imalrightjackimalrightjack Frets: 765
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Does anybody else ever receive messages from fellow forum members, having a pop at you for selling items at price higher than than they're willing to pay?  I'm all for a haggle but if something is more expensive than you can afford, why be dick about it?

Somebody (not a regular), who shall remain unnamed, has messaged me about two items now, both times with rude and patronising messages about pricing (the latter being my CS Strat, which I believe is fairly priced - as do those who contributed to my post asking for advice on value). 

I've just, for the first time, discovered the 'Ignore' button.

Grrr.

PS - if you see this, Mr X, you're still a ****ing bellend (yes, sorry, I lost my rag in my last message...sorry, Admins).

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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4677
    Does anybody else ever receive messages from fellow forum members, having a pop at you for selling items at price higher than than they're willing to pay?
    I sometimes receive cheeky comments from Bridgehouse but, seeing as I do the same to him, I am in no position to object.

    rude and patronising messages about pricing 
    It is difficult to understand who that sort of communication is supposed to help. 

    A far more constructive approach would have been a message along the lines of, "drop the price of your item to £n and I will buy it". It combines the negative of "I don't like your price" with the positive of "I am serious about buying". This hints at some prospect of a sale. It ought to be possible to haggle from that starting position.


    Be seeing you.
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  • Strat_a_tat_tatStrat_a_tat_tat Frets: 2423
    You could consider using one of these reply options...

    "Your message is over-rude."

    "Your money is under-worthy."

    "Your grasp on reality is unauthentic." (and we all know that in guitar world... authentic is everything)
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  • skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 2215
    Hi  mate I want buy your CS strat but its overprices mate






    The only easy day, was yesterday...
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  • imalrightjackimalrightjack Frets: 765
    skunkwerx said:
    Hi  mate I want buy your CS strat but its overprices mate






    At least type in correct English  ;)
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  • RandallFlaggRandallFlagg Frets: 7259
    edited July 9
    I guess you're @notalrightjack then?
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  • imalrightjackimalrightjack Frets: 765
    @RandallFlagg IWasAlrightJack
    So far...so good..so what!?

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  • RandallFlaggRandallFlagg Frets: 7259
    @RandallFlagg IWasAlrightJack
    LOL!
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 3314
    Name and shame. 
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 38999
    You could consider using one of these reply options...
    You could consider using the option of simply ignoring the message. Why reply, unless you want to get into an argument or a negotiation?
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson
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  • imalrightjackimalrightjack Frets: 765
    @icbm I’ve just started an argument with you about greatest album ever. 

    Work frustrations spilling out, combined with trying to be reasonable turning into, “Oh, **** off!” 
    So far...so good..so what!?

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  • RandallFlaggRandallFlagg Frets: 7259
    edited July 9
    Never come across any twattage selling on here but plenty on Ebay. It usually smacks of people who want to buy but can't afford it but desperately wish they could, so they just send you messages asking stupid questions as they window shop with no ability or intention of buying to satisfy some internal need. Time wasting cocks.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 18278
    If you are receiving PM’s from members that are rude or break the rules then let us (the modmins) know.

    (Apart from @Funkfingers - you deserve it ;) )
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  • lovestrat74lovestrat74 Frets: 663
    Hmm, I'd check to see what he is selling. He's probably a bedroom dealer that sees no profit in your stuff ;)
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  • mbembe Frets: 970
    "You must take less!"

    "No, I shall not accept fewer pounds!"
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 18278
    Never come across any twattage selling on here 
    If there were, would it be in “misc” or “parts” ?
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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 5886
    History has shown time and time again that (some) people on this forum (and others) are utterly obsessed with what other people choose to price gear at. There's a thread every second day about something thats "overpriced" on eBay.

    Why these people get quite so upset I have no idea. Even if something is overpriced, who cares? 
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 1963
    History has shown time and time again that (some) people on this forum (and others) are utterly obsessed with what other people choose to price gear at. There's a thread every second day about something thats "overpriced" on eBay.

    Why these people get quite so upset I have no idea. Even if something is overpriced, who cares? 
    It's a weird phenomenon that people think in some way that things should be priced with some kind of social conscience rather than purely supply and demand (obviously there are exceptions like medicine).

    I hear loads of people moaning at decisions Tesco, for example, make; not just to do with price but other decisions such as what to sell, in what sized packs things are available etc.

    Fair enough saying "I wish it was this way/cost this much" but they say it as if Tesco ought to be ashamed of themselves and should take peoples' feelings in to account when making decisions.
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  • SouthpawMarkSouthpawMark Frets: 609
    Makes a change from people asking if you want to trade your stuff for a shitty old pedal that they’ve overpaid for and are now struggling to shift. 
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  • soma1975soma1975 Frets: 913
    I once had £2,000 DSLR up for sale on Ebay for £800 for a quick sale and I got a guy messaging several times about how he really wanted it but he was just a poor student and couldn't afford it and so could I help him...  
    My Trade Feedback Thread is here

    Been uploading old tracks I recorded ages ago and hopefully some new noodles here.
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 15307
    Look, I'm sorry if I come across as a  ****ing bellend but at least I'm not a money grubbing greedy bastard.
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  • Simon_MSimon_M Frets: 481
    It’s just someone either being a chancer or a twat. I sometimes ask if people will move on price if I don’t want to spend that much but do t tell people it’s overpriced. It’s up to you to pick the price you want to list it at and ultimately sell it at (which if course can be different).

    Im with you, the person message you is stupid but don’t worry about it. :)
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  • tony99tony99 Frets: 1372
    Tell them that there is the possibility of potential price drop but that it will not apply to them.
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 3095

      I'm all for a haggle but if something is more expensive than you can afford, why be dick about it?
    Don’t assume that they can’t afford it. Lots of rich people get that way because they begrudge paying the going rate for anything. 
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 14195
    edited July 9
    munckee said:
    Name and shame. 
    No. Do not.

    However, @imalrightjack - PM me the name. If they're a new member who's signed up specifically to tell you your prices are wrong, they can probably jog on.
    "Mains is ouchy if you get it up you" - Sporky
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  • TeleMasterTeleMaster Frets: 338
    Don’t worry. We’ve all had our run ins with lemons on the internet. It’s easiest and best to ignore. 
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  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 1278
    edited July 9
    tony99 said:
    Tell them that there is the possibility of potential price drop but that it will not apply to them.
    Or do as one eBay seller did and state that every time he got a low offer the price would go up!

    When guys aggressively make low offers and ridicule your price it's almost certain that they are looking to flip the item.
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  • cj73cj73 Frets: 769
    edited July 9
    Put something up on Gumtree, can be anything really, with a slightly higher than average price and state no offers / negotiations.  Loads of fun to be had there, especially if they turn up and try a bit go haggle.



    Downside is they then know where you live.
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 2582
    Jimbro66 said:
    tony99 said:
    Tell them that there is the possibility of potential price drop but that it will not apply to them.
    Or do as one eBay seller did and state that every time he got a low offer the price would go up.

    That's the @Sporky approach!  :)

    (Speaking of whom, hasn't he been very quiet lately?)

    Did anyone bring the petits-fours?
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  • Strat_a_tat_tatStrat_a_tat_tat Frets: 2423
    edited July 9
    Nitefly said:
    That's the @Sporky approach! 

    (Speaking of whom, hasn't he been very quiet lately?)


    Not seen Sporky here since January.
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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 2498
    edited July 9
    There are some crazily optimistic prices on here but if they think they can get that then fair play I’d go elsewhere .
    what does get  me is that stuff I could buy for £20 or so more new and get free postage to boot , so I buy new 
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