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#233767 2-May-2018 10:23
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This has got to be the most stupid query I've had on an auction in the years I've used TradeMe.... :D Whats the worst/most stupid question you've had on your auctions ?

 

I'm selling the item for $30.

 

 

Q. Hey would you sell for $10 and be able to drop it off around CBD?

 

 

A. So you're offering me a 3rd of the price I'm asking, AND want me to drop it off ? I'm not seeing any positives for me here apart from the fact it will be off my shelf. So no thanks. 

 

 




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  #2006418 2-May-2018 10:23
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  #2006423 2-May-2018 10:30
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lol, I sometimes be cheeky and ask for a lower price.  But I would never go that far :)


 
 
 
 


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  #2006425 2-May-2018 10:32
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You could say $10 but $30 to drop off to Auckland city :P

 

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  #2006428 2-May-2018 10:33
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Think the dumbest I have had is someone asking if I need to sight their firearms license, when I'm selling a rifle.

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  #2006438 2-May-2018 10:48
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I get annoyed with the "will you swap for...." 

 

It's usually when I'm selling something like an iPhone and they want to swap for a Samsung or something like that. I've also had plenty of the "I'll give you half what you are asking cash right now"





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  #2006439 2-May-2018 10:49
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i dont mind asking for a lower price, so many people want too much for second hand goods, sometimes 90% of the original purchase price.  It depends on the goods they are selling.  


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  #2006466 2-May-2018 11:28
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A: "Screen is faulty, unsure on reason"

Q: "Does the screen work and what do I need to do to replace it"

A: "Yes"

 

 

 

They went on to ask further questions to which I simply replied Yes. I am sure they were trolling. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2006472 2-May-2018 11:35
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geekiegeek:

 

I get annoyed with the "will you swap for...." 

 

It's usually when I'm selling something like an iPhone and they want to swap for a Samsung or something like that. I've also had plenty of the "I'll give you half what you are asking cash right now"

 

 

Yes I don't get the whole 'cash right now' thing for Trademe purchases. Paying by the 20th of next month, lay-by, hire purchase, and cheque payments were never options on my auction pal....


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  #2006474 2-May-2018 11:42
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I like it when someone asks me to separate something that isn't easily removable. This usually comes with a question about a lower price.

 

I usually respond with something like, no but how about I sell you an oar for $300 and it comes with a free Kayak!

 

We get asked for lower prices all the time, I am not offended usually, and I have plenty of times offered less. 

 

If I see someone offering something for sale on GZ, and I might want it a little but only if I can get it cheap, I'll take that into a PM, and say I did so, as I didn't want to potentially affect their asking price, by publically stating I'll only pay significantly less. Most people appreciate the gesture. 

 

 


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  #2006475 2-May-2018 11:42
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Should be a option to disable questions on trademe. I just want to list as is , untill sold.


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im selling a car on trademe for $3k as now that I have a kid we have a bigger car. the ad clearly states I am in no rush to sell so I'm not accepting offers other than what Im asking for

 

This week from the same number I have had

 

how about 2000 cash tonight?

 

me: no

 

how about 2200?

 

me: no

 

whats the lowest you will go?

 

me: 3k

 

next day:

 

how about 2500 cash?

 

me: no

 

2600 is all I can find, im really interested

 

me: no

 

next day:

 

you really wont accept 2400 in cash tonight?

 

 

 

I stopped replying.

 

It was actually quite funny, was tempted to keep it going to see if they would start going lower and lower.

 

 





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  #2006518 2-May-2018 12:46
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Mate of mine had an auction selling a Toyota Levin and bidding was up to $2600 and reserve meet and then the question would you take 2k cash

 

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  #2006521 2-May-2018 12:51
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Linux:

 

Mate of mine had an auction selling a Toyota Levin and bidding was up to $2600 and reserve meet and then the question would you take 2k cash

 

 

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  #2006522 2-May-2018 12:52
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I generally just get annoyed at people who simply don't read the listing details and ask a question that is already clearly answered in the listing. A common one is putting in the listing that I want the auction to run and will not be posting a "buy now"... nek minute "Do you have  abuy now price?  Grrrrr

 

I also generally find that those that ask a lot of questions rarely end up being the successful buyer.  

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2006535 2-May-2018 13:16
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i have a favorite seller who gets stupid questions every time he relists a certain product...

 

It's a ball of fun to have, partly because he's a dick who doesn't understand what he's actually trying to sell, thus way overpricing it!

 

 

 

in general though, there are some seriously dumb questions asked... that i just can't stand dealing with.





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