Tire Kickers

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Re: Tire Kickers

Post by n5wrx » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:03 am

"What is the least you will take for it" asked before any other question about condition or installed options.
If that is their first question ... it is their last!

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Re: Tire Kickers

Post by W5NNX » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:12 pm

I hear that. I love the "seriously interested, what payment do you accept". All of which means nothing.
I agree with he who gets the money here, gets the item, else it remains for sale. Low ballers are a real pain in the ass. List something that is below market value and they hit you up with basically donating the gear to them. Any buyers out there looking at shipping costs? Likely no. I am very fair with shipping and usually eat a lot of it, not to mention buying a good shipping box and padding which also is not cheap.

If you really can't afford the listed price, look elsewhere like Ebay and the sellers there will pad the shipping to make up for the lower then desired sale price.

No tolerance for tire kickers and less for low ballers. :idea:

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Re: Tire Kickers

Post by W5NNX » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Another I encounter are the jerks that say they want to buy it, will you take PP. You tell them yes and send them your info. Then they come back "will look up reviews on it and get back to you" which translates into "here hold my spot in the check out line, I have to look for something". Summary, they have no funds to purchase anything with, are jerks to start with that they cannot do their research first before making a verbal contract with a seller. I never take them seriously. If someone shows up in the meantime actually paying for the item, then it is sorry Charlie, only the best tasting Tuna. They lose out. Don't whine later that someone sold it out from under you. Your own fault.

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Re: Tire Kickers

Post by wa8mea » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:12 am

I am not sure that "tire kickers" is the appropriate word in many cases. For instance, in the past 30 hours, I have offered something for sale. Something that is not expensive by any stretch of the imagination. Here is a sampling of the responses:

->Let me know your paypal signature. Thanks.
->...please consider them sold. Paypal is fine with me.
->I'll take the (widgets) if you still have them. Please send me your paypal info.

NOT ONE WORD from these hams after I provided the means of payment info. This is rude, crude and a poor atti-tude. It not only leaves the seller hanging, but others who are "waiting in line."

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