Lowballers And Their Stupidity...
by, January 10th, 2012 at 07:25 PM (2495 Views)
Saving For Parts Does Not Equal Lowballing. Lowballing Is When You Offer A 40% Off Price From The Asking Price.
I am sure many of you have tried to sell parts on SupraMania in the classified section and may even have found some deals on a few parts yourself. So you make a new thread selling all the new and old good quality parts you have laying around. While doing this, you hope that someone will PM you to buy some of the parts that you have listed for sale. You then proceed to get offline and go take care of some things that you have to do. After running your errands, you log on to check your thread and private messages to see if someone PM'ed you for a part that you listed. A notification pops up stating you have a new private message and you're eager to see what the person wants to purchase from you, after all, you have a huge part out thread with a BBK, AEM and a lot of 1JZ and 2JZ parts for sale.
After clicking okay, you now read the PM and see you have an interested customer who wants to purchase the BBK and AEM you have list. The BBK cost $800 plus shipping and the AEM is $1200 shipped and both parts are new. You kept reading the PM and at the end, see you have been told what you will get for your new parts. The offer is $500 dollars and you, the seller, must pay the shipping and cover the Paypal fees. Here is what you are thinking now....
After you have said that to yourself, you now you have to respond to that PM. What should you say? After all, if you respond with foul language, the idiot will report you to the moderators and a notification or infraction will fly your way. You can easily state the following, "If you want to go fast, get a job and don't expect people to give you expensive parts for little to nothing." You end up getting a PM from this guy who rants about how good of a offer it is and you are a loser for not accepting.
There are people who encourage lowballers as well. These are the people who will list parts for $200 used which would normally go for $400 used. I understand that these people might need the money because they lost their job or something of that sort. Now these lowballers will see this part for the super low price and jump on. The ones who missed it, will look around for when someone else lists it and then PM them the super low price they saw before. If you are going to list something under the fair market value, please say atleast why. We don't need anything personal, just a simple statement saying that you need the funds and this is why your parts are listed at a super low price. If your parts have something wrong with them, state that as well because the lowballer will proceed to PM someone who has a perfectly working part and offer a broken part price.
Attention lowballers, if you don't have the money to go fast, don't buy a Supra or any other sports car. Get an old Corolla or a Civic and drive that around. If someone has parts for sale, they will want to sell it for something close to their asking price. I understand that some people are idiots and list things with a price five dollars off from new and it has 5000 miles on it. An AEM with 5000 miles on it is 100% different than a wastegate with 5000 miles on it. Keep that in mind. If you want to purchase a $350 wastegate and you will offer $200, don't bother PMing that person, you will be wasting your time and their time. If you want to purchase a part and it will end in you having to sell your babies clothing to pay for it, keep saving. I don't need to hear how you will have the money in two weeks or next month, when you have the funds, then PM me. Nobody is going to give you parts for free, its not how it works. You need to get that through your head.