Discussion in 'Kijiji Alerts' started by pat6969, Jan 10, 2020.
I feel that there’s a story behind this.
Only an observation. I've seen a fair number of kijiji, reverb or ads here where the display setting is place I'd never put a guitar, like on a stone path, or leaning against a brick wall. Usually its a Les Paul....
I agree however I also respect people wanting top dollar for what they’re selling. Granted that’s not the way to do it.
I don't respect people getting top dollar like that. I answer classifieds, not a bidding wars.
Not being an E-bay auction, you have to take the seller's word on the top bid.
Years ago, I responded to a kijiji ad for an epi neck for a project I had going.
Didn't dicker, said that I'd pay the asking price.
His response, 'I was just offered $x more, but you can have it for +$x more'.
I replied, 'sounds like he wants it more than I do. sell it to him'.
'he backed out. you can have it for asking price'.
'I'll give you $x less'.
I got it for my price.
Just got a reply. Current offer is $1200.
Kinda slick of this guy.
Holding off for top offers till Tuesday.
Think I'll bid $2000 and then back out after I win.
'sorry dude, I couldn't wait. something nicer came along'.
I’ve done that, but for real...
Ad pops up on kijiji. I see it about an hour after it’s posted. It’s a good deal. Not great, but it’s something I’ve been looking for.
I contact the seller, basically saying “I want the guitar, I’ll pay your asking price and I can be there in 20 minutes”.
Their reply “Cool, but some guy contacted me before you and he wants to come see it on Saturday”.
“Dude, it’s monday. I live 10 minutes away and just need to hit the ATM and will pay your asking price. You’re going to hold it for 5 days in case he wants it?”
“Well, I promised him. But if he doesn’t take it, I’ll give you a call.”
Again, this isn’t a screaming deal where he’s going to have a bunch of replies. His price is around the upper end but since I’ve been looking for a while and he’s nearby, I’m willing to pay it.
Surprise ending, Saturday guy never shows, never calls. I get a call saying it’s mine if I want it.
“Too late. I bought another guitar a couple days after I talked to you.”
Guitar was on kijiji for a few weeks after that.
people who behave like a store on kij are idiots. I always say, emt me a 20% deposit and I'll hold it. otherwise, cash in hand and it's yours man!
I offer the same, but totally understand when people don't want to do that. When someone says, "I can come tomorrow," I always reply with, "Sounds good, send me a message tomorrow and I'll let you know if it's still available."
I'll "hold" a guitar for anyone who is travelling to pick something up and they about to get in their car, but other than that everything is "first one here with cash". So many kijidiots back out that I presume most "deals" only have a 50/50 chance of actually getting done.
Speaking of cash, I always find it funny when someone makes a lowball offer with paying "in cash" presented as a feature of the offer. Do they think I accept cheques or offer credit card processing??
Unfortunately not just Kijiji. Happened to me here a few times as well.
True. I understand someone changing their mind before cash is exchanged, or returning something when it turned out to not be quite as expected, and I've been on both sides of that here. Fortunately, most people here seem pretty understanding and try to make all parties happy.
On kijiji I've had people haggle and come to an agreement on price and a time to meet, and then they suddenly disappear with no further communication.
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