Recently, in the B&S section, I have personally noticed the increased occurrences of sellers warning lowballers to "stay away", "don't bother to offer" or something to the tune of 'if-you-offer-below-my-start-price, I-will-hire-vampire-assassins-to-murder-you-and-your extended-family."
I've had my fair share of 'interesting' buyers in the B&S section but kinda wonder if it necessary to sound 'combative' by issuing 'warnings' because:
1. Everyone wants a good deal.
2. One man's meat is another man's poison. ie: maybe what is low to someone is reasonable to another?
3. Nothing is REALLY going to stop someone from sending you an offer. ie: do lowballers read the ad and go "Oh man, this guy seems fierce, maybe I won't lowball him..."
4. Do you have to warn people that they will be ignored? Isn't the overwhelming sense of rejection from an unanswered text msg/email/pm good enough to deter said lowballers?
Lowballers, I frankly don't mind, at least you know where they're coming from, but those "I'm-REALLY-REALLY-sincere/interested-but-then-fly-aeroplane" people I cannot stand.
My most interesting experience happened when I actually ACCEPTED a lowball offer and then have the guy reply and say that he couldn't follow through his offer because he "FELT BAD" for lowballing! Almost laughed out loud over the phone. Haiz...
Wanna hear from other disgruntled sellers, if you please.