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Old 01-20-2014, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Anyone else get discouraged selling on Craigslist because of all the flakes and low-ballers?

I don't buy or sell much at all, but I have at times. I don't really mind the lowballers too much, because you can generally ignore them and cl IS free.

I have had a couple of people agree on a price, show up at the public meeting spot, and THEN try to talk me down, and that pissed me off. But otherwise, not a biggie.

Midnight Zephyrs' viewpoint enlightened me a bit. I'm not really a haggler, when buying OR selling. Tell me what you want for something, and if I think it's a good price I'll buy. Simple as that. I hate the haggling. So I always placed those "prices firm" ads. I figured it was a courtesy to offer everyone my best deal, not just those who haggled. It never really occurred to me that haggling was part of the pleasure for some people, so I'll be sure to inflate the price a bit next time I run an ad. lol
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