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14th May 2012, 02:55 PM #1
Gumtree users tight or am I over valuing?
Selling a 5/6 year old Dell Optiplex, Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, legal copy of XP, 19" Dell TFT. Stuck it on Gumtree for £120, expected to be haggled down a bit.
Someone emails asking what is the lowest I'd let it go for if they collected tonight, I say I'll do £100 if he collects with cash. He comes back with 'what about £80?' Being that I'd already said lowest was £100, I say how about £90, still he comes back with 'I've got £80 and I'll have to buy a keyboard and mouse'
Seriously, am I really over valuing this computer or what? I know prices of used stuff has fallen hugely but I didnt think £90 for that was over the top...maybe I'm wrong
14th May 2012, 02:57 PM #2
I've put stuff on Gumtree and had the same issues. There's a lot of Arthur Daly types out there.
14th May 2012, 02:59 PM #3
The guy is just pushing to get a lower price is all. I'd say chopping 30% off of the asking price is close to being a bit cheap, but with people's finances the way they are at the moment it's not ridiculous.
Ultimately, the question is: how much does that £10 difference mean to you? Is it worth being rid of the machine and pocketing the £80, or are you prepared to hold out for more but also risking not getting any interest for a while?
If it were me, I'd sell
14th May 2012, 03:01 PM #4
Yeah I know, I'll probably have to let it go for that because I'm fed up of having the thing hanging around and I've not been flooded with interest.
Definitely seems to be a buyers market for second hand kit!
14th May 2012, 03:01 PM #5
Not sure about whether you've pitched the price correctly, but I blame Phil & Kirsty + that little bald fella for encouraging this "offer a ridiculously low price" culture that is springing up.
14th May 2012, 03:23 PM #6
There is no issue with that as long as you know you are being cheeky and expect to have to raise the bid. The problem comes from offering a stupidly low price and then getting incredulous that they have to rise a lot above it or only going up by increments of 1% or less thinking they are being shrewd.
Originally Posted by LeMarchand
14th May 2012, 04:00 PM #7
a new 19" monitor is about £100
14th May 2012, 04:07 PM #8
Yeah, my experience of haggling is start low, but prepare to meet somewhere in between your first and the sellers first price. These people wouldn't get on very well in a Moroccan market by just sticking to their first price!
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
14th May 2012, 04:08 PM #9
Yeah, but mine isnt widescreen, and only has VGA output. So I'm realistic it isnt worth much.
Originally Posted by gibbo_ap
Actually maybe I should use it at work given how hard it is to buy 4:3 screens!
14th May 2012, 04:54 PM #10
Finally emailed him back to say ok to £80 and he said he'd already got one with Windows 7 (which will be pirated) from someone else. Shouldnt wait around so long!
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