> flamingtoastjpn wrote:
>> As far as lowball offers go, sellers who hold out for maximum prices are going
>> cry and call anything under the VGPC price a "lowball offer" but that's not always
>> reflective of the market.
> Have you tried selling anything on Facebook or are you just speaking from a buyer
> perspective? Because selling there can get you a LOT of lowball offers (or straight
> up scam offers, but we'll ignore those for the purpose of this argument). So low
> I would be embarrassed to know the person making the offer. Like if you were going
> to a dealership and trying to buy a new $30,000 sticker price car and you say to
> the dealer, "I'll offer you $4,000 cash for that car right now." The dealer shakes
> his head. "CASH," you repeat with emphasis.
> We're not talking about 10 or 20 percent, but people trying to get 50 to 80 percent
> or more off your asking price. They are offering less than gamestop trade in value
> in a lot of cases. You know they aren't there to play the games, they just want
> to flip them and they hope you're desperate enough to need the cash.
> Even after you reach a reasonable deal with someone and go to meet up to make the
> exchange, be prepared for the "ah, I forgot to go to the bank, all I got on me is
> $X, can you cut me a deal?"
> Heck you even get a little of that sort of thing here sometimes...
> You post a list of in the marketplace forums, other trader interested in a few games
> you have listed that add up to $50 + shipping. "Hey, would you be able to do $30
> shipped?" When you tell them that's a pretty big drop from your asking price, "Oh,
> I must have added wrong, I meant to offer $x". Might be funny if it only happened
> Or similarly, receiving an offer like "I know it's low, but would you take $30 shipped?"
> They are insinuating an apology, but lowballing anyway.
I've sold mostly on reddit and eBay and haven't had those issues. On reddit all offers have to be public, and on eBay you can autoreject offers under a certain amount, I feel like those policies really help. Interestingly enough, I have had great experiences with eBay posting a $100 game at a $40 starting bid or best offer. That tends to get buyers making a serious offer to start with so they don't have to deal with bidding, so maybe I sell that $100 game for $95 within an hour of listing.
I have heard that FB marketplace and Craigslist are a massive pain, so I always avoided those as both a buyer and seller. That said, I have not sold (or bought) any lots. 80% is just ridiculous, but 30-50% off sounds about right on what I would personally offer for a large lot which is on par to a little better than what you would get at a good local store. If you aren't selling everything individually, it makes sense that you'll get a lot less cash.