Lowballers

JuliusPleaser

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I've sold a ton of bikes, cars, Jeeps, etc. in my life, but I'm always astounded by the number of people who try to lowball me with some ridiculous offer.

I just had a guy tell me that he's going to pay $3900 for an '04 XR250, but he'll give me $3900 for my '03 WR250F instead. Then he pulled the "call me if you change your mind" BS on me. What a joke.

I hope you enjoy riding your new XR250. :thumb:
 

Patman

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#2
I enjoy riding mine ;)
 

jaction125

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I did that when I bought my streetbike, offered 3k for a 5k bike and got it.
Sometimes people are hard up for money. But that is not how I normally do it.
 

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Sounds like a deal. NOT!
Danm the Lowballers :|
 

Treejumper

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Low balls are great as it means they usually have been spent. Sometimes they get hung up on things since they tend to be Low but usually not a problem. :)
 

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Hey.... it doesn't hurt to make an offer. A buyer can save BIG bucks by low balling, as you call it. What if you needed $3900 tomorrow to keep the bank from reposessing your car and this guy was your only offer?

I sold cars for a few years just to get the education. It's a tough world out there and learning some negotiating skills sure can help.

When I advertise something for sale, I always ask top dollar. I might get it. And if I don't I can always lower the price during negotiations. But ya sure can't raise it.
 

mx547

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i always tell them, "make me an offer but don't insult me." that usually gets the message across.
 

Green Horn

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Originally posted by Tree jumper
Low balls are great as it means they usually have been spent. Sometimes they get hung up on things since they tend to be Low but usually not a problem. :)
Yep, I've been a Lowballer on numerous occassions. :eek:
 

JuliusPleaser

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I've already lowered my price three times. The lowball guy knows that, and he still tried to knock another $200 off my price.

I don't mind a lowball offer. I've insulted a few people in my time.
 

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How much is your asking price, JP? $3,900 for a one year old used 2-owner bike doesn't seem too terrible to me when I saw a place selling brand new '04 WR's on cycletrader for $5,000. :think:
 

JuliusPleaser

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I'm down to $4100. That $5000 WR is in Washington state. Tack on another $200 for shipping. Plus factor in the unknowns, and my bike seems like a deal. There are no cheap '03s in this part of the world. I've looked. :moon: Plus, the owner before me put 12 miles on the bike. He doesn't even count.

I met a local guy recently who paid $4400 for an '02. No way am I giving mine away for $3900. I'll keep it until I die if I can't get $4100.
 
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#13
Just wondering,
You just got an 03 WR250f, had an 01 YZ250f, and a KTM, and money troubles, why are you buying all these new bikes just to sell them again?
 

JuliusPleaser

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#14
Who said anything about money troubles? It's the women - THE WIMMMEN!!!!