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Old May 18th, 2009, 08:27   #7
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Location: Oakville, Ontario
I find "or best offer" is actually a bad thing to put in a for sale thread right away. The only time it's really useful is if you want a fast sale. Every time I've put OBO, I've been lowballed or offered below my asking price for an item, yet when I leave it out, I never have an issue actually getting my asking price.

Sure, it's part of trade negotiation and all that, and should say "I'm open to negotiating the price", but I find more often than not it tells potential buyers you're perfectly willing to settle for less -and thus will be offered less.

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