Knocking me on the price!!


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ranman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 30, 2014
688
1,178
Harrisonville, Mo.
#41
I'm much more of a keeper than a seller, although I've bought and sold plenty in my lifetime. I usually know what I want for something, thinking what I paid for it, but most important how much I like it. if I get my asking price which I usually do im fine. once you sell something its out of your control. how many times have you heard from the potential buyer, I can't make money on that price. props to the sellers and the flippers they keep stuff turning, it's almost always for sale, you just have to pay a little more and sometimes a whole lot more for it.
I’ve bought a lot from you kccomet and have always found you to be fair and reputable. You don’t usually try to squeeze the last dime out of anything but sell for a fair price. In other words some meat left on the bone. I appreciate that.
 

Balloonatic

I live for the CABE
May 26, 2011
1,017
2,128
Altadena, CA
#42
I should clarify a bit here; I have been a collector/dealer of all sorts of vintage collectibles for over 40 years. In that time dealing with people, I've heard every line in the book that people use to get a better price. Is it annoying to have someone tell you they really want it for their collection, or their dying uncle who had it as a kid, only to see them flip it immediately for a fat profit? Of course! But it's how it is in our capitalist society, it's how it is (as so many have said above) so sellers don't be naive. My attitude for years now is once I sell something, I don't care what someone does with it... they can sell it for a big profit, or run it over with their truck, I don't really care - if I got my price for it, that's all that matters. If I sold it too cheaply, or fell for their BS, that's on me; they won't get the chance to do it a second time though.

I'd venture to say 99% of us would like to buy something at the lowest price possible, and when we sell something we want to get the highest price we can... that's simply human nature, especially in our system of trade. My problem here really is those who try to leverage a seller to negotiate a better price after the fact, especially when the thing was a bargain to begin with... THAT'S what I find despicable. I offered this buyer a remedy; a full return/refund but he still tried guilting me, and essentially threatening my reputation if I didn't give him a discount. It happens on ebay too, buyers leveraging a rebate or refund, but there at least you have an advocate (in both ebay and Paypal) to settle baseless complaints designed solely to lower the price, or threats of affecting reputation (leaving negative feedback). Here, this buyer is inferring he'll tell others in this community that I'm dishonest, it's obscene really, and sad he's willing to stoop to that just to get a couple of bucks back. It goes far beyond BS-ing me to get the best price out of the gate, it's downright malicious, and abhorrent, and lacks the honor I usually see here on the CABE.
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
12,238
9,302
crown point<indiana
#43
I would guess that most members on the Cabe are straight up and good people.Every hobby has those that feel they can get rich by playing games a dollar at a time. I guess there would not be bike show/swap meets if we didnt have sellers at the shows.Most sellers I have met over the years are good for the hobby.I know of some that play cut throat and try to retire on bike show money. Its the circle of life in bike collecting.First you take an original and strip the money parts off.Second is to sell the remains to usually a new collector.The new owner of the project now has to look for the money parts to finish the project he just bought at the price the seller wants. The cycle starts over again.lol All the friends/sellers I see at the bike shows are good people and really enjoy the hobby
 

Dan Shabel

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 17, 2017
168
328
St. Louis
#46
What gripes my ass, is when a buyer tells me that it will remain in their collection and they will give me first right of recision to buy and then sell it to someone else, without regards to our agreement.
They will never have the privilege to buy from me, again.
This is the item I sold.

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What a shame for a complete bike like that to be parted out.
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
12,238
9,302
crown point<indiana
#47
A true collector has respect for the hobby and not just trying to make a buck.There are certain bikes that are acceptable parts bikes.Some bikes should be kept together.Another thing that a shame is the typical restorer.To take a bike with nice patina and strip it down and "restore' it also is a shame/
 

piercer_99

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 27, 2015
491
1,341
Sanger, TX
#48
What gripes my ass, is when a buyer tells me that it will remain in their collection and they will give me first right of recision to buy and then sell it to someone else, without regards to our agreement.
They will never have the privilege to buy from me, again.
This is the item I sold.

well, you know the one in your collection I want, and if I could manage it, I would have it and be buried with it. :)
 

bobcycles

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2006
3,599
4,566
12
so cal beaches
#49
When I offer something for sale, I generally don't give a hoot what the buyer does with the item...
my attitude changes a Tiny bit if they give you the song and dance about how it's going to be a
"keeper" ....been looking for ever....then sell it shortly after.
If it's a keeper? Then keep it.
If it's not a keeper...don't even state your intent....do what ever you want.

If someone wants to flip something I sold them... power to them! Even a feel good moment
as I'm thinking a gave that person a good price or wholesale and they can run with it and make a $

Keepers are keepers...for a good long while (how long? I guess we have yet to determine)
.... when a stated 'keeper' is flipped instantly?
Douchie move always by the buyer.
 

bike

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 26, 2007
5,451
2,353
Bicycleland
#50
Most buyers want a whole bike at a parts price less discount for buying a pile-people that want to keep bikes whole should pay premium for gathering all the parts in one place-alas!
That said I do not part good originals unless I only get ridiculous offers. Buyers are not always the white knight. Time for my ramen.
 

OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
2,842
3,196
Sebastopol, United States
#52
I can understand “feelings” any one of us may have for a bike, but if you get upset because you sold someone something and they didn’t do with it as you thought they should or said they would, just remember that before you owned it, someone else owned it, and maybe someone before them, should everyone in this chain of ownership be upset? Just a thought guys, we get attached to “stuff”, I’m as guilty as anyone.
 
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frankandpam

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 21, 2016
322
528
Tacoma Wa
#53
Bottom line is KARMA. I agree with all that these guys are douches, and that is their problem. They have to step on toes for every nickel and score and live with the stress. We get to learn from their mistakes and enjoy life and our hobbies.
 

Adamtinkerer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 8, 2008
3,548
570
Western North carolina
#54
There are some people that think they are big time "deal makers" because they flip a bike or a few parts and make a few bucks. These are not collectors.They are opportunists who think they are going to get rich by "nickle and diming" their way through life. Get a real job and make real money.lol
Some would even call it "The Art of the Deal"! In my experience, these are the same folks who are always the first caller on craigslist ads, who say "what's the least you'll take for it?"
 

razinhellcustomz

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 28, 2018
188
115
59
kiel wisconsin
#57
sadly thats what keeps happening. i sold a bike to a guy for a good price...i lost a lil money on it but he seemed like he really wanted it for his collection. not even 3 days after getting it i see it parted out on ebay and at what he had things priced at it would of been a 2000 percent upgrade from what he paid for it. i was hot for like weeks. Then he asked to buy another bike from me. told him to kick rocks!!!

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I totally agree with your statement on people trying to get some thing for nothing and then turn around and sell it for 10000% more than they paid for it. Like the guy on e-bay who thinks that 26" coppertone frames are worth $250.00 for a corroded frame, dented fenders and crank rack and chain guard.
 

bashton

Look Ma, No Hands!
Dec 17, 2011
82
84
Detroit area and Chicago area
www.mcacn.com
#58
When it comes to bikes and parts, I am more of a collector than seller, but will occasionally offer up some stuff that I dont need. I price it fairly and more often than not, it sells. I have found that there are always some people, (mostly dealers) that always ask for a "deal" or make an unreasonable offer. If I know the item is priced fairly, I pass on the offer.

Seems rampant at the bike shows, and there are always those special people that always want to beat you up, even if your item is priced well below market value.

As many of you know, I'm also the guy that pays your asking price promptly and happily if it is fair.

Bashton
MCACN Managing Member
Home of the Muscle Bike "Show within the Show"
www.mcacn.com
 

A.S.BOLTNUT

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 12, 2016
3,162
1,754
Corning Ca.
#60
When I was at memory lane last year for the first time it cracked me up how often someone bought something from a few rows down and then put it out for sale at a higher price minutes later. I think I seen the same bike at 5 different locations with a different asking price. I sell quite often but I sell to buy the stuff I like.
If it wasn't sold it wouldn't have been for sale on another table , it goes round and round ...
 
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