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Old 06-23-2021, 06:56 PM
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Yeah, if you made categories people would fudge it up and post the wrong models in the wrong sections because they dont read. Plus this makes it harder to moderate and catch scammers.
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Old 06-23-2021, 11:49 PM
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Does every touring car post have the words “touring car” in it? Lots of truggies are for sale without the word “truggy” in the post.

if you know the exact model that you’re looking for, that’s great, but sometimes you want to look for a type of car/truck to learn about the market, who makes cars of that type, what they sell for if you’re on a budget, etc.
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Old 08-21-2021, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 03CobraMan View Post
First come first serve. ... Even if they’re offering more money you should always sell your item to the first guy that contacted you to buy it at the price you posted. ...
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... If the post you made saying you'll take it, along with a PM asking for PP info was the ONLY contact you had with the seller. Posting "I'll take it" and sending a PM doesn't give you any rights to a purchase. The seller can sell to whoever they want to, regardless of any "I'll take it" posts or the order in which PM's may have been received.

There is some etiquette involved once a deal gets to the point of PP info actually being sent to a potential buyer but until that point, it's fair game for everyone.
I've been buying selling stuff in various forums since 2004'ish, while I don't disagree with your statements, what you described is NOT the general guidelines for good and courteous seller etiquette, IMO. We may be selling used cars here, but we're not selling used cars.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:33 AM
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This post should be sticky man!
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Old 11-19-2021, 04:34 AM
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Not going to lie, seeing the same person bumping both a for sale thread and a want to buy thread infinitely is hilarious. After 4 pages of bumps threads should just be deleted.😂
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Old 11-26-2021, 02:48 PM
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I agree with this 100%
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:59 AM
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~ Stop negotiating $5.00 less than asking price ~
If you're going to walk away from a deal over $5.00 under asking, then you shouldn't be spending what you're spending to begin with.

That is all.
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Old 01-31-2022, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ExRCRacer View Post
~ Stop negotiating $5.00 less than asking price ~
If you're going to walk away from a deal over $5.00 under asking, then you shouldn't be spending what you're spending to begin with.

That is all.
So what is the magic threshold that we are allowed offering? Also isn't $5 a weird arbitrary number that would be highly subjective in relation to the item being sold? $5 may seem silly on a $500 deal, but it's rather significant on a $20 deal.
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Old 02-01-2022, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001 View Post
So what is the magic threshold that we are allowed offering? Also isn't $5 a weird arbitrary number that would be highly subjective in relation to the item being sold? $5 may seem silly on a $500 deal, but it's rather significant on a $20 deal.
Bro, $5.00 is $5.00 is $5.00. Let's not play the percentage game. If you want something that's $500 and feel the need to negotiate $5.00 off, move on. If it's a $20.00 item and feel to negotiate $5.00, move on. While it may be "significant" from a percentage point of view on a lower priced item, that seller is already eating a loss on it, plus shipping, plus PP fees, plus packing materials, plus fuel expenses and their time to go to the post office to ship out your $20.00 (now $15.00) item. It's ridiculous to make offers like that... it's only $20.00.
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Originally Posted by ExRCRacer View Post
Bro, $5.00 is $5.00 is $5.00. Let's not play the percentage game. If you want something that's $500 and feel the need to negotiate $5.00 off, move on. If it's a $20.00 item and feel to negotiate $5.00, move on. While it may be "significant" from a percentage point of view on a lower priced item, that seller is already eating a loss on it, plus shipping, plus PP fees, plus packing materials, plus fuel expenses and their time to go to the post office to ship out your $20.00 (now $15.00) item. It's ridiculous to make offers like that... it's only $20.00.
Bro $6 is almost like $5, but is perfectly ok to offer $6 less.
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001 View Post
Bro $6 is almost like $5, but is perfectly ok to offer $6 less.
Oooooook. This conversation is stupid. You want to offer people $5.00 less for asking, go for it. I just wouldn't expect a response. Hence, the signature below:
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Old 02-02-2022, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ExRCRacer View Post
Oooooook. This conversation is stupid. You want to offer people $5.00 less for asking, go for it. I just wouldn't expect a response. Hence, the signature below:
This rule / guideline is stupid… especially coming from someone who bumps their FS threads to say “Sold”
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It’s only $x dollars works both ways. Buyers are fickle. How many times is money burning a hole in their pocket? If you don’t accept the $95 in hopes of getting your $100, are you prepared to accept $90 a few days later. Besides, how many deals fall through? At the end of the day, these are toys, not food or rent. No one has to have used rc cars.
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001 View Post
This rule / guideline is stupid… especially coming from someone who bumps their FS threads to say “Sold”
Coming from someone who hasn't sold a single thing on here

Here's a freebie for ya.... "Why it's better to make a new post with 'SOLD' than it is to edit" >>
1). Having the final post say "SOLD" keeps people from having to fish through your post to see if an item is available or not. It's right there in your face on the most recent post.
2). Having the final post say "SOLD" keeps people from sending you unnecessary PM's because they don't look very closely at things.
3). Making a new post to say "SOLD" and not editing the price in the main post (as many, if not everyone does who follows this method) preserves an asking price history for other buyers / sellers. There have been several requests from people to keep prices in there for record. Go check out that thread right now, I think the most recent post is a request for that.
4). ..... and the most important one: Making a new post to say "SOLD" and not editing the main for sale post further protects you in the event of a PayPal dispute. It's not hard to point out to PayPal that a seller edited their original post thanks to the little edit stamp you get on here. They then can allege that you misled them by modifying the original for sale ad to try and win their case. If you don't touch the original post, you're better protected as the seller.

Feel free to send me $5.00 for the advice. Remember, G&S only.
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Old 02-02-2022, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by billjacobs View Post
It’s only $x dollars works both ways. Buyers are fickle. How many times is money burning a hole in their pocket? If you don’t accept the $95 in hopes of getting your $100, are you prepared to accept $90 a few days later. Besides, how many deals fall through? At the end of the day, these are toys, not food or rent. No one has to have used rc cars.
If I have something up for $100 and someone offers $95.... they are just trying to feel good about themselves thinking that they "negotiated" a better deal. It's a waste of time and I personally will tell ya "no thanks". They are probably the type that will file a PP dispute on you for something stupid so I'd rather they walk anyway and not deal with it.

Most in this hobby have a shopping problem and just buy stuff to buy stuff. I've found that the biggest babies when it comes to negotiating live in the RC community. It's boarder-line petty actually.... and this conversation is proof! Look at the crying over my making a statement about $5.00 less than asking prices .

Anyone here that is truly honest with themselves and has done more than 3 deals in the RC community, knows all of this to be true. There's a difference from being a good negotiator and being a pain in the a$$. Most in the RC market are the latter... let's get real.
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