Next time if the buyer use the "poor student" tactics, just call off the deal.
In a way you are helping the "poor student" to save his money for rainy days.
and i thought its easier to get scammed by a seller.. not as a seller..
mmm maybe im nt exposed enuf to the "real" world.... naw i still prefer to be in my "protected" average teenage life..hahaha
Canon 30D, EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS. Gitzo GT1541T, GH1780QR Ball head.
i always kena, for my holga fisheye lens, write so many times, use bold text stating that its for a holga,
but silly people always ask me 'what dslr can this fit har?'
Student ask for student price! If still studying then get something which you can afford! Even had a guy who said that he had just spent a lot on a dentist and asked me for a discount. Told him that I cannot help him with his teething problems.
Many times I had people asking for a lowered price because they had to travel to get the things I was selling. Don't we all have to travel to a shop to get our stuff? Unless we buy everything online... with shipping and so on!
One guy tried a real fast one by showing his empty wallet after paying me lesser than the agreed price, asking him to help me because not enough money. I gave him back his money, packed up my things and left. He tried to stop me by saying that he would withdraw more from the atm. I just walked away.
My friend had this buyer who tried everything that can be tested on the camera, took a lot of shots and started saying how a few hundred more could get him a new one and the usual lines. My friend took the set, packed it up and told the fella to buy a new one instead. Minutes later he smsed saying that he was mistaken abt the price of a new set and offered to buy my friend's set. Thick skin!!!
With times getting harder now, many buyers (and many are making first time postings!) are thinking that we are selling out of desperation ie in need of cash. You try to sell something new and they offer a price which is 2 to 3 hundred lesser and end by saying "I buy now". My answer has always been an offering o 2 to 3 hundred more that the price I started with and ending with "I sell now!".
Wah long story eh! Cannot help it. I have sold many things in many forums.. So many experiences which must let go lah!!! Maybe will oneday write a book about it! Hehehe
well i do say i am a student at times. but really poor student what. me using old discarded lenses sia..
anyway, installment plan i dunno abt it man.. cant trust that..
i had one buyer who wanted to pay $200 first for my D80 with grip and extra batt and pay the rest when he get his bonus... he is a workign adult. how hard to pay $1k upfront? hmm... of cos i didn agree to it. i say $200 u take grip only..
lolz, i think all of us had some fun experiences with buyers and sellers.
i have to agree with bro d100s, "if still studying then get something which you can afford!"
buy wat you can afford.
latest experience just an hour ago, but non-camera related.
was helping my foreign neighbours sell off their mercs as they are moving back home.
drove to meet this bro off holland but damm... an ah beng turned up!
walk around the car a bit and... "ah i think the car fake one leh..."
now my friend and i got really puzzled... a fake mercs?
then he went "u see the color wrong, mercs dun have this color one. think someone spray before. the rims also dun look original. and the crest look so small. u went JB zeng before ah? nvm since u so hurry sell, i take it for u at 100k cash."
a cls-series for 100k... well done. and i tot the FM95.0 subaru commercial was a joke...
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i have an experience with a wedding cser. wanted to post on his thread to demand payment and expose him but i think better not else too much of headache argue and quarrel here on cs.
anyway offered to help him sell lenses for commission but i had a HELL of a hard time collecting my commission. all was so grey.. he said i get 20% of profit and how much profit he makes i donít know. he tells me $50 for this lense etc etc than later give me excuse hkd drop and it become a mere $15. anyway i needed to take back $30 from him. i msn msg him no reply always and i threat to expose him than he reply. we quarrel too as he always say he promise tmr and all.... how can a MARRIED man be so irresponsible? he even had the cheek to ask me if i ever broken a promise before(childish). this sort of guy, good luck to the couple that he works with. so stingy with $30!!!!
i still got the chat log... but well i learn not to be native and well ppl are not what they seem to be. he is still around and seem like making a name for himself offering wedding section but i am glad i saw the real him and cut ties!!
Let's see the situation for what it was, a smart aleck trying to outsmart a seller as he believes there is a fool born everyday. If he don't try how he knows he would not get away with it.
Thinking back, I regret not sending him a fitting answer.