came to my attention that some 'buyers' on the Buy/Sell forums in Singapore really have a lot of antics to lowball you. This doesn't solely refer to members of CS forum.
a couple of them that I've experienced in the recent years:
1) I'm a student can give discount?
2) I have to travel from pasir ris to boon lay. can give discount?
3) when i make a simple reminder of "payment by cash only" I get nasty replies like "LITTLE BOY YOU THINK I DONT HAVE CASH IS IT?"
One look at these messages and you know they're out to eat you.
I've given in to these type of discount requests before only to meet an ungrateful buyer who scrutinizes your gear to the n'th degree and lash out comments like "how come there's a scratch here but you never tell me?!" "this is condition 9 not condition 10!"
The buyer then goes onto asking "is this your best price?". I knew I was gonna be a victim of another lowballer so i said "sorry. price is firm. There are many other interested buyers." then i proceed to pack my stuff and leave.
I believe I offer my stuff at reasonable prices but some buyers just expect brand spanking new condition out of a used item. "reasonable" meaning that I get quite a number of people displaying interest in purchasing my stuff and that its below market rate.
So to other sellers out there, what kinda 'stunts' have other buayas tried to pull on you?
One thing I have noticed thus far, these buayas don't give you a "gentlemen's handshake" or they dont even bother to at all.