Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: portland oregon
Re: Real meaning of $0 and $1 Craigslist car ads
My experience with sellers asking you to "make an offer".....they have an idea of what they want, but don't trust their knowledge. If you offer to little, they argue it's worth more. If you offer ANYTHING above what they had in mind, they assume you know much more about the true value and they had better step out of the sale and do some more research. They then, brag to everyone they know that they have a desirable and therefore valuable item that needs to be auctioned to the highest bidder. This results in them sitting on the item because they are , well, just plain clueless. Meanwhile, an honest buyer willing to pay an honest price gets nothing but wasted time. My rule, if the seller doesn't know, I aint offering. I can't tell you how many times I've given the seller exactly what their asking price was and they look as if they've been jail broke. Sellers really need to do their research before they list their goodies!!!