Make an offer option

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227thcrewchief
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Make an offer option

Postby 227thcrewchief » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:54 pm

Just curious. What are some of your thoughts reference (make an offer) when you are featuring a knife for sale? Has anyone had a lot of success doing this or do you prefer to make it a fixed price?
Than You in advance for your feedback.

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rea1eye
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Re: Make an offer option

Postby rea1eye » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:28 pm

Have previously tried it on ebay ( was not a knife). Was not 100% sure what a minimum price
would be since item was somewhat scarce but not probably 100% desirable, gotta have it.

DId nothing on ebay. Item never sold on ebay but did sell thru local Nextdoor.com web site for small
amount of money.

Bob

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Re: Make an offer option

Postby doglegg » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:53 pm

If the make an offer option is there then the original price doesn't mean much. I doubt anyone will pay the original price if the make an offer is there. Jmho.

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Re: Make an offer option

Postby Dinadan » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:04 pm

I am not a seller, but here is my two cents worth as a buyer. If there is a make and offer option then I will always make an offer rather than buy it now. Some stuff is just way over priced, 200% or more, and I figure the seller is not going to accept a realistic offer. But if it is a knife that I think would go for $50-$60 dollars at auction and the seller has it for $70 then I might make an offer of $40. In most cases the seller comes back with a intermediate offer, say $55, I take it and we both go away satisfied. If the seller comes back with an offer of $67 then I figure he wants to keep it more than I want to buy it. So I am thinking that if you use the make and offer option you should pad the buy it now price a bit.
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Re: Make an offer option

Postby espn77 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:00 am

Interesting topic. I sell on Ebay and very seldom put a knife on more than a starting bid of $.99 I will do it on a rare item that I'm not sure many people have a key word search for. Just my observation. Like now I have 2 super rare gun items up for sale that it will take the right person with the right knowledge of what they are to buy them.


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