QUOTE(dodgerblue38501 @ Feb 25 2012, 12:58 AM)
Maybe its just the area I'm in but people have no problem making offending low ball offers every day. I have tons of singles priced at or below eBay prices and that still isn't cheap enough for some folks.
Oh no Chad, its not just your area. People around here have no trouble making insulting lowball offers either. Its just that I try not to be one of them.
QUOTE(dielonthug @ Feb 24 2012, 09:51 PM)
A very similar situation just happened to me on COMC. In this situation I was the buyer (i dont sell anything.) I saw a card I wanted that the seller listed for full book value
(only a 1 dollar card) I offered 50 cents for it. Declined. no counter. makes no sense. I offered 75 cents. declined. no counter. I could just say screw it, and buy it, it is only 24 cents more, but I wont give him the satisfaction. classic bad seller.
I don't know if I would say he is a bad seller just because he didn't accept your offer. This would be my feelings on the deal if I were the seller of this card (keep in mind there it would be pretty rare for me to have a card listed at full book.) I have it listed at a dollar that means, for me, I won't take less than 75 cents If you offer me 75 cents right away I may take it or I may counter with say 80 or 85 cents. If you offer me half of what I am asking I would consider that an insulting offer and I would react the same way the seller did, I'd decline and not counter even if you did raise your bid to my minimum (75%) Keep in mind what is lowball and insulting may be different to you and the seller and its the sellers feelings you have to avoid bruising. If not dealing with lowballers (at least those I think are lowballers) makes me a bad seller then I suppose I am.
If I was the seller in the case above most likely I would have the card priced at 50 cents or less and most likely I would not take offers on it. I feel that most cards worth your PC should be worth 50 cents. Not that I would pay 50 cents for a Bryan Bulaga Topps common but I wouldn't be selling it for 50 cents either. Now if it were a Gregg Jennings and I needed it and it was on a list of cards available I would pay 50 cents for it. If you had 50 cards I needed at 50 cents each I might offer you $20.00 for the lot only because if I were selling the lot I'd sell it for $20.00
However, if you put something up for best offer without a starting reference I would have no problem giving you a bottom dollar offer because I think that you, as the seller should set the starting point. If you are going to make me do it you can be darn sure it will be low.