Posted by jacktraylor on Saturday, August 12, 2017
How does one respond to insults offered up as offers? Any ideas of a gentile response?
Saturday, August 12, 2017 @11:58:24 AM
If the offer is for too little money, just state that the asking price is the asking price and there's no negotiating. If they're interested, they'll either come up on their price or bail.
If they're asking for a trade, just say trades are not accepted.
I can't think of any other insults that might come up when selling a banjo, but I'm sure there are others.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 @12:16:44 PM
What Sherry says makes sense to me. I usually say something like, "Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I understand your point of view, but at this time I would rather keep the banjo than let it go for what you are proposing."
Saturday, August 12, 2017 @3:02:24 PM
Good advice, Thank you.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 @8:01:39 AM
Some folks will chance their luck with a desultory low offer. Just decline politely. They ain't gonna seal the deal so there's no reason in taking their futile low offer personally.
Monday, August 14, 2017 @6:58:51 AM
I may simply say: "I cannot accept your offer. However I will consider XXXX.XX should you be interested. Thank you for your interest." (I would plug in a top dollar that I would in fact sell for. It only took me a few seconds to type this response. Polite, matter of fact. Then in reconsideration...Most likely the low offer person, even if they finally will pay price, will nibble at you on shipping and packing costs, demand a couple of weeks to try it out-then hammer you with fuzzy condition issues etc and want you to kick in a healthy partial refund, hoping you will do that instead of dealing with a return and remarketing. Brad
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