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Never mind. Damn. I used that feature all the time.

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I know I “can just GM,” but the old system was much more convenient.

For one thing, if I make an offer and the seller accepts my lower offer, then the seller has to edit his item to the lower price. More work for him.

And if I’m not on BGG when he relists for his lower price, then someone else can grab the listing at that price, and all I will have done is negotiated a deal for someone else.

If the seller simply accepts a lower price without editing down his listing, he’ll be charged a disproportionate commission.

This is a real downer.
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The old system caused a lot of confusion.
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Quote:
For one thing, if I make an offer and the seller accepts my lower offer, then the seller has to edit his item to the lower price. More work for him.

And if I’m not on BGG when he relists for his lower price, then someone else can grab the listing at that price, and all I will have done is negotiated a deal for someone else.

If the seller simply accepts a lower price without editing down his listing, he’ll be charged a disproportionate commission.



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The old system caused a lot of confusion.



wow must have been a REALLY complicated old system.
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
Never mind. Damn. I used that feature all the time.

For one thing, if I make an offer and the seller accepts my lower offer, then the seller has to edit his item to the lower price. More work for him.

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This is a real downer.


Not a downer for me ... now you don't get all those low ball offers all the time coming on your priced listings because now they actually have to ask you for a discount ... the old way was just a waste of time for everyone.
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
Never mind. Damn. I used that feature all the time.
I know I “can just GM,” but the old system was much more convenient.

For one thing, if I make an offer and the seller accepts my lower offer, then the seller has to edit his item to the lower price. More work for him.

And if I’m not on BGG when he relists for his lower price, then someone else can grab the listing at that price, and all I will have done is negotiated a deal for someone else.

If the seller simply accepts a lower price without editing down his listing, he’ll be charged a disproportionate commission.

This is a real downer.


As per the above poster's quote (and I agree with his reasons), I also found the option of offers useful.

I'm sure most marketplace sellers would like to obtain the maximum price possible, but for me anyway, I do have some flexibility in regards to pricing and don't mind negotiating a price that is acceptable to both myself and the buyer.

Was never "flooded" with low ball offers, and many offers were often converted to sales.

Please consider bringing back the "make an offer" option to the Marketplace.

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Could there be another option, in which the seller has the option to add the Make an Offer button to her listing, but otherwise the default is that the button is not there? Much like the box you can check for your Ebay listings in which you will accept best offers.
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Could there be another option, in which the seller has the option to add the Make an Offer button to her listing, but otherwise the default is that the button is not there? Much like the box you can check for your Ebay listings in which you will accept best offers.


This sounds like a good idea. I found the offer function really useful as a buyer, and never found it confusing. I have a few items listed that I'd be happy to have this function on, too - more of a pain to respond to geekmails and change the listing than it is to simply accept or ignore/decline an offer. Then again I never really got or gave silly offers anyway.
 
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I would be for this—if sellers were sufficiently aware that the feature existed, and if they would use it. Perhaps make it opt-out? So offers default to on, unless a seller turns them off for his listings?

As a seller, I’ve never got unreasonable offers—nothing remotely resembling the ridiculously unreasonable trade offers I get made all the time. And as a buyer, I used this feature all the time. I even made a geeklist about it.
 
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