I've done this a couple times with problematic people during negotiations.If someone asked me for half the price I would reply with double the price and lol.
Nope. We had agreed to a price. Then someone else came in and offered asking, after the agreement.Unless you mean you agreed to pay the asking price and they got a higher offer…
Nope. We had agreed to a price. Then someone else came in and offered asking, after the agreement.
I don't like that. When I agree to sell something to someone for an agreed upon price, it is theirs unless they tell me different.
I will admit that some people might find my ideas about honour old fashioned, but they have served me well.
Honour is more important to me than getting or saving 25 bucks. Not saying I am better than anyone else, it's just how I'm wired.I don't know that its served you that well. It sounds like you've sold stuff for less than what you could have got while missing out on something you didn't offer quite enough for.
Politeness isn't just a matter of syntax but also of content (tact). Coming in with a 50% of ask offer when something is already reasonably priced is rude as %#@! and not a genius negotiating tactic. Though I will give him credit for trying to do that before agreeing to meet up.Maybe it’s because I’m self employed and I periodically have to deal with people asking silly questions or asking for a deal, but honestly, I didn’t really see anything block worthy there. Generally speaking, as long as someone is polite, which he was IMO, then I try to be polite back, especially over a text conversation because you can roll your eyes all you want without them seeing.
I guess its a good vetting question as to whether or not he will continue to ask you questions about the history of the guitar that you may or may not know. Is it so hard to respond "No, I've had it for 5 years", or "yes I'm the original owner. Whatever his reasons are for wanting to know if your the original owner or not I don't see that as an unreasonable request of info.I have a guitar on kijiji right now that's almost 30 years old. Got the question "Are you the original owner?"
What fucking difference does that make?