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Dtmix:
That's quite a hike from Northern part of Alberta! At least you have way much better scenery to drive your pony through than we do in suburban America with strip malls, sat food joints, and parking lots one after another! I love seeing the trees, lakes, and nature while driving my Pinto!

Maybe someday the Stampede can held in your neck of the woods!

Yeah, many people try to lowball others with their offers...so thank you for not caving in as it makes it harder for others to maintain their values. It's also important to be reasonable with the asking price along with having  some wiggle room as we all like a bargain or even trying to save our ponies with a limited budgets.

Happy Motoring!
Dan

Reeves1:
I'm not much on haggling on prices.
If I want something & I think the price is fair, I pay it. If not, I just roll on by.
If I list something I always post a fair price.
Just the way I roll....

oldandcrotchety:

--- Quote from: Reeves1 on March 27, 2021, 09:28:59 AM ---I'm not much on haggling on prices.
If I want something & I think the price is fair, I pay it. If not, I just roll on by.
If I list something I always post a fair price.
Just the way I roll....

--- End quote ---

Yep!  Just like you.  It really cranks me if I have something for sale, list it at the lowest price I think I can live with, and then get "So what will you really be willing to take?"  I guess I got kind of touchy about this type of thing from back when I had a paint and body shop.  Someone would bring in a collision insurance claim for an estimate and I would figure out the very lowest price I thought I could do the job for, and I would quite often get the job.  Then a few days later an insurance adjuster would show up trying to chisel me down by a few hundred dollars.   This happened so often that I finally got to the point that I would tell them "I obviously got the low bid and you want to crop that to the point that I won't make anything at all.  Why don't you take it to the next higher estimate and see if you can chisel them down to the same thing I had.  They would then say " No, no, if you are that stubborn then we will go with your estimate."  "Nope, I would say, I gave you my price and you came around here with that crap, I won't do the job.  It wasn't long before when I had the low bid it wasn't questioned.  So, today years later, as soon as someone tries to lowball me, it still gets my back up.                 

Dtmix:
Thanks for the other perspective... I never really had thought about it that way. I do pay the asking price if it is fair and reasonable, while at other times, if I see something with a astronomical pricing, I would try to inquire about how they came up with the asking price...it becomes clear that the seller has no idea what to ask for but afraid to sell it for less than its worth. I would attempt to negotiate using respect and not using insulting verbiage as it does no favors to me as a potential buyer and the seller as we are in need of one another. They need to sell and I need the item.

If they explain how they came up with the price, and the reasoning is valid, I wouldn't argue and pay the asking price...especi ally when it is an nonobtainable part.  That way everyone is happy. 

How would you advise that I do differently? I find the hobby to be made up with honorable people with good intents, and for those with ill intentions, I prefer not to do business with. Yet, people with good intents can be illogical or misinformed and I wish to be an ambassador of the good and take the opportunity to have a respectful dialogue to educate and possibly provide a win-win situation for both sides.

Thanks for the interesting dialogue...

Happy Motoring!
Dan 

dga57:
Sounds like a winning strategy to me!


Dwayne :)

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