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The joys of selling a cruiser on Craigslist/Offerup

Old 07-11-23, 07:19 PM
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The joys of selling a cruiser on Craigslist/Offerup

I have a 1959 Schwinn Wasp. It's been on those two sites for a while now as no one wants to pony up 100 bucks for it.
I won't go lower than 100 so there it sits. I get probably 3 to 5 lowball offers every week.
At this point it's more of a source of entertainment than anything else.
What's your bottom line?
100 bucks

Hey what'll you take for that piece of junk schwinn??
350.

Your ad says 100?

Oh ok, I'll take 100...


I didn't say I'd give 100, it's a piece of junk

Well, go buy a huffy.

I want a schwinn.

100 bucks
what's your bottom line?

Obviously more than you're willing to pay.
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And this is why I quit offerup, and I rarely, if ever, use craigslist. And eBay is no different, except the huge fees that eBay charges after a sale.
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Originally Posted by tds101
And this is why I quit offerup, and I rarely, if ever, use craigslist. And eBay is no different, except the huge fees that eBay charges after a sale.
Ebay used to be great. way back before Meg Whitman took over, there was more trust.
You used to be able to see the IP of the seller and the bidders as well as email addresses of the sellers.
Even paypal was more transparent.
Then Meg took over. Understanding that shill bidding made more money for sellers and for ebay through fees, she hid IPs and emails and set the stage for the evil that is ebay today.
I don't bid on anything. It's either a last second snipe or buy it now.
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Although it is logical to price it at your bottom line and then say "firm", Americans shopping used don't like that. Price it at $125 and then be willing to come down to $100. It'll be sold within a week, because someone will have felt like they whittled you down and got a deal.

Also, don't be too lazy to talk it up and justify why you think it's worth $100. er, I mean $125.
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Originally Posted by Smaug1
Although it is logical to price it at your bottom line and then say "firm", Americans shopping used don't like that. Price it at $125 and then be willing to come down to $100. It'll be sold within a week, because someone will have felt like they whittled you down and got a deal.

Also, don't be too lazy to talk it up and justify why you think it's worth $100. er, I mean $125.
I started at 225 almost a year ago. It's the area I'm in.
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
I started at 225 almost a year ago. It's the area I'm in.
I have too many projects or Id pay you to just put it over the fence at a family members house.

I spent my teenage years close to where Service goes over the 99.

Dumb teenager, I actually threw a shopping cart off on Service and into a grain hopper train car as the train was passing through the bridge.
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Originally Posted by SkinGriz
Dumb teenager, I actually threw a shopping cart off on Service and into a grain hopper train car as the train was passing through the bridge.
You're not the only one.
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