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Old February 16th, 2006, 10:34   #46
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Canadians in general have lost the fine art of "haggling".
Too true. I recently had some animals for sale on another forum. I was putting prices of x each or y for the pair, open to reasonable offers. People were emailing me and asking what my best price was... WTH? you can't read? Make an offer, I'm not going haggle myself down. I was tempted to bup the price up in those emails but I figured it would go over their heads.


Speaking of franchises and retail I would get the odd person in trying to haggle. I would bump the price higher at that point and the haggler would be like "WTF you just said x now you say y!" to which I would tell them x was the you buy now no hassles price, y was the you want to haggle and waste my time price. It was effective.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 10:40   #47
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When I worked in a computer store I had a business call up. He asked for a price on several items and I gave him a price. He asked if I could do better, I said yes, maybe a bit so I gave him $250 off his order (about 10%). This was all used stuff so I had a lot of room to move and I expected him to either add something else or see if he can get a better price... instead he got pissed off, yelled at me over the phone and hung up...
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Old February 16th, 2006, 15:29   #48
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All I'm saying is that if I'm giving you an already good price, and you know it, don't haggle with me. That is greedy and it's wasting my time. If I wanted to work out a price I'd say OBO. Otherwise, take that whole act back to the abu-dabi street market.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 21:07   #49
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So, four pages can be summed up by saying:

Don't like the price, make an offer. If the offer is refused don't buy it. If it's cheaper new than used, buy it new. If you don't want the risk of used for a small price savings, buy it new. If you don't trust the seller, buy it elsewhere. It's called economics and price-capping is plain rediculous.

The only comparison between cars, guitars, and airsoft is that they're all subject to economics. Used car prices are representative of the value buyers place in them. There's a reason 5-year old Cavaliers go for $5,000 and 10-year-old Preludes go for $7,000; buyers place more value in that Prelude than the Cavalier, even though both were similarly priced brand new.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 21:55   #50
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So, four pages can be summed up by saying:

Don't like the price, make an offer. If the offer is refused don't buy it. If it's cheaper new than used, buy it new. If you don't want the risk of used for a small price savings, buy it new. If you don't trust the seller, buy it elsewhere. It's called economics and price-capping is plain rediculous.

The only comparison between cars, guitars, and airsoft is that they're all subject to economics. Used car prices are representative of the value buyers place in them. There's a reason 5-year old Cavaliers go for $5,000 and 10-year-old Preludes go for $7,000; buyers place more value in that Prelude than the Cavalier, even though both were similarly priced brand new.

Speaking of used cars... go to this site... http://www.illwillpress.com

click on the squirell in the center... Foamy fans rejoice... oh and btw wait a bit the good part is the last half... bout used cars and such
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Old February 16th, 2006, 23:23   #51
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That's like getting married to somebody that already had a divorce. "Well, she's not divorced, she's certified pre-f***ed. Yes, she was married, but not anymore. Her divorce papers clearly certify that she was f***ed by another man prior to me f***ing her."
So that's how I'm going to sell airsoft equipment on this forum. It's not used. It's certified pre-owned!
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Old February 16th, 2006, 23:28   #52
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LOL!.... YEP!...

god... I fell outta my chair and litterally rolled on the floor laughing when I heard that one... was trying to find a paper bag to breath normally again... hell even my dad who doesn't like Foamy ((too squeaky or some excuse like that... some fucking thing to do about dirty fucking language))... he had tears to his eyes laughing at that one...


been dying to post that up... and once that guy said used cars... it was done... UP it goes... ENJOY EVERYBODY ^.^
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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:34   #53
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Can this stop now? The nutshell; if you dont like a price, dont buy it. If you have to ask why, educate yourself (aka do some research).

If you dont understand basic economics, go back to school.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 13:29   #54
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Can this stop now? The nutshell; if you dont like a price, dont buy it. If you have to ask why, educate yourself (aka do some research).

If you dont understand basic economics, go back to school.

Why? - there is nothing wrong with this thread. People are talking about how things are sold - haggling etc... no need to read Grey!


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Speaking of franchises and retail I would get the odd person in trying to haggle. I would bump the price higher at that point and the haggler would be like "WTF you just said x now you say y!" to which I would tell them x was the you buy now no hassles price, y was the you want to haggle and waste my time price. It was effective.
lmao - nice!
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