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What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby zoeyboo » Fri May 27, 2011 2:14 pm

northernruth wrote:
anya1973 wrote:I don't like listing things all in for this reason, but it seems to be the trend so I've had to go with it in the past. I'd rather agree a price for the nappies, then have the buyer pay postage - that way they aren't paying over the odds for postage.


Totally agree, I don't like listing as all all, I'll ask for what I want for the nappy & then would expect the buyer to pay postage at cost.

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby anya1973 » Fri May 27, 2011 2:47 pm

northernruth wrote:
anya1973 wrote:As previous posters have said. But...what I can never understand is people who sell things lower than they really want to and then moan about it! :shock:

If anyone made an offer I thought was ridiculous I would just say no. I wouldn't feel 'bullied' into selling as some people seem to say they feel.

I think if anyone is daft enough to let a decent nappy for go for peanuts rather than the price they really wanted then that is their lookout. :wink:


Well I agree with this, but as someone who has sold big batches of nappies in the past it's busy enough dealing with normal enquiries without having to say no thanks to spammy offers :-? .

I would consider anything more than 20% off to be a cheeky offer. I don't like listing things all in for this reason, but it seems to be the trend so I've had to go with it in the past. I'd rather agree a price for the nappies, then have the buyer pay postage - that way they aren't paying over the odds for postage.

But like you say, you can always say no :wink:



I'd ignore the spammy offers then, deal with the decent enquiries, then get back in my own time to the offers saying they've all gone. :lol:

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby anya1973 » Fri May 27, 2011 2:49 pm

zoeyboo wrote:
northernruth wrote:
anya1973 wrote:I don't like listing things all in for this reason, but it seems to be the trend so I've had to go with it in the past. I'd rather agree a price for the nappies, then have the buyer pay postage - that way they aren't paying over the odds for postage.


Totally agree, I don't like listing as all all, I'll ask for what I want for the nappy & then would expect the buyer to pay postage at cost.


Why do people set a price all in? I've never done that and don't see how it can be fair to the seller. But then I'm very thick-skinned and am quite happy to go against the so-called 'norm'. :lol:

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby 50ftQueenie » Fri May 27, 2011 3:06 pm

anya1973 wrote:
Why do people set a price all in? I've never done that and don't see how it can be fair to the seller. But then I'm very thick-skinned and am quite happy to go against the so-called 'norm'. :lol:


I agree. I don't think it's fair to the seller but I always do it. :-? I reduce the total if people are buying more than one item as it reduces postage costs.

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby northernruth » Fri May 27, 2011 3:20 pm

anya1973 wrote:Why do people set a price all in? I've never done that and don't see how it can be fair to the seller. But then I'm very thick-skinned and am quite happy to go against the so-called 'norm'. :lol:


I dunno really but it just seems to put people off - they don't have a ready reckoner for what fees and postage might be so they prefer just the one price. I've done it to try to ensure I sell the bloomin things :giggle:

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby anothersquish » Fri May 27, 2011 3:20 pm

*shrug* If someone offers me less than I want to sell for I say no, hopefully politely! Whether thast £1 less or £10 less than I am asking for. Generally I am advertising stuff at the price I need/want for it, ie my lowest price to cover fees, postage and the nappy so I dont often accept offers at all. I dont remember anyone being awkward with this.
Sometimes I will just pay what the seller is asking if its something I deem reasonable or I just REALLY want it, sometimes I make an offer if say I only have X amount in my paypal or such like. I hope Ive never made someone a 'mean' offer and I dont mind someone saying no :)

Most of the nappies Ive posted recently have cost £1.72 to post (or more, a nappy I received last week was £2.48!) plus fees of 56p on a £10 nappy so thats almost £2.50 on a £10 nappy going on postage and fees! Sometimes I think people can be a little forgetful of just how much of the money doesnt end up with the seller.

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby 50ftQueenie » Fri May 27, 2011 3:27 pm

northernruth wrote:
anya1973 wrote:Why do people set a price all in? I've never done that and don't see how it can be fair to the seller. But then I'm very thick-skinned and am quite happy to go against the so-called 'norm'. :lol:


I dunno really but it just seems to put people off - they don't have a ready reckoner for what fees and postage might be so they prefer just the one price. I've done it to try to ensure I sell the bloomin things :giggle:


Yeah I think that's my reason too. I honestly think things are more likely to sell if they are a price that's there to see with no additional charges.

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby scarlet » Fri May 27, 2011 3:31 pm

anothersquish wrote: Sometimes I think people can be a little forgetful of just how much of the money doesnt end up with the seller.

This

I have been doing an all in price to avoid confusion but i prefer a price plus postage and fees.
The majority of things iv sold people make me an offer and I really don't mind , like others say I'm free to accept or decline. I wouldn't be offended by an low offer but can totally understand why some people would be.

I think often with the classifieds buyers just want as low a price as they can possibly get, but then if I was buying something new ( lets say a pram for example). I would look around to find the cheapest possible price I could.

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Re: What offers are considered 'cheeky'?

Postby emmavmorgan » Fri May 27, 2011 3:34 pm

I always put an all in price for sales as living in the Malta the postage is more than UK which can put buyers off. This means I actually get less for the item but at least its sold and off to a new home :thumbsup:

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