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Offline Gareth80

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Forum Ethics
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:52:18 PM »
Quick question.

If I am selling an item and someone offers less than the asking price and I reject, when I later drop the price is the right thing to give do to pm and give them first option.

In my mind it is. Might be time consuming to run through the order. If not done it would be very unfair.

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 05:55:21 PM »
Sure. A small courtesy. Time consuming, yes, and possibly the offerer is no longer interested. Still, fair I think.

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 06:01:25 PM »
Seems to me like a fair thing to do, yes.
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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 06:05:43 PM »
You're not under obligation. But if the offer was made in good faith, I would certainly consider giving that person first option. It would be nice, but it is no bad reflection on you if you don't.
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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 06:58:05 PM »
I had this exact issue this  week ... are you asking on behalf of someone ? Or very coincidental?


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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 07:05:12 PM »
I had this exact issue this  week ... are you asking on behalf of someone ? Or very coincidental?
Not acting on behalf of anyone. Was just thinking about it for some reason.
. If I made an offer that was rejected and someone else got the item after that I would be pretty miff

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 07:21:44 PM »
Not acting on behalf of anyone. Was just thinking about it for some reason.
. If I made an offer that was rejected and someone else got the item after that I would be pretty miff

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I can see how this can irritate yes, as it happens quite frequently that sellers tend to favour certain buyers, even when you're more desperately in need of the item than any1 else.... BUT I've long come 2 terms with the fact that, in the end, it is ultimately the seller's prerogative to sell to whomever he chooses.   
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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 07:24:28 PM »
It’s got nothing to do with “forum ethics” nor ethics of the seller, rather just a courtesy the seller may choose to extend.
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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 08:00:26 PM »
Probably the 'right' thing to do.
But the bottom line, for me anyway, is that if you really want something, just get in there first, pay the asking price and be done with it.
Forum prices are mostly pretty fair imho.
(Sometimes they're outright bargains.)

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 08:13:49 PM »


seems like common sense to me. you know that a person wants an item at a price you are now prepared to accept - why go to the bother of a public price drop offer?

is it just me or have bitcoin people gone a bitquiet because its a bitdown? #bitter

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 08:17:26 PM »
Just FYI - my situation was different. I assumed (wrongly) he was talking about me.

I dropped (publically), but not to the offer given anyway.

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 08:17:57 PM »
BTW, this is not about ethics, but rather etiquette, IMO.

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 08:41:15 PM »
Probably the 'right' thing to do.
But the bottom line, for me anyway, is that if you really want something, just get in there first, pay the asking price and be done with it.
Forum prices are mostly pretty fair imho.
(Sometimes they're outright bargains.)

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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2018, 09:56:00 PM »
100+ if you are haggling you have no place in line.. there is no line.

+1, I Think one of the risks of haggling is that you have no "standing ".

I remember another topic where the question was whether the seller had to sell to next person in line if a sale didn't go though or if he/she could take things like packaging/collection, previous experiences etc into account :thinking:
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Re: Forum Ethics
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2018, 10:09:01 PM »
100+ if you are haggling you have no place in line.. there is no line.

this is 100% - if your offer was rejected you have to then spot the price drop yourself and make another attempt to purchase at the lower price and if someone else sees it before you then its their good luck