Is it just me or does everyone on gumtree try comment with a sob story in hope you reduce the items or give them to them for free! Not even sure what to respond to this message I got. Anyway I'm advertising a fish tank on there for my sister in law. She brought it a few years ago brand new with filter pump etc all complete tropical set up with several fish. If you was to buy the same tank at our local pet place would cost around £170 brand new.
She put it on there asking for £30. It was brought for her son but he doesn't want it in his room anymore so she thought she would sell it and give him the bit of money made.
I got this message: hi, I hope you are well. I am very interested in your fish tank that's for sale. Unfortunately me and my partner are ill and out of work right now so we are unable to give you anything for this tank. We can however offer it and those fish a lovely home at our flat. Can I also ask if you would be able to deliver as we don't own a car. Thank you
Funny how people always have to scrape the money together for the item and NEVER have transport....time wasters !!! Like I care, dont bother if you cant pick up or afford we all have hard times bore off !! That would be my message.
I had one just before Xmas. Had my dd cot bed on there. It was immaculate and cost over £200 new with storage underneath. Guy rang and offered £45. Ok £10 less that I advertised for but wanted it gone. Car pulls up outside. He then rings. He's only got £40 on him so sorry but it was a mix up between him and his wife. That's ok though, £40 yeah? - no I reply, he carries on, but I'm outside, can't do anything now. I promptly directed him to a cash machine nearby. No problem his response. I think I've got the £5 in change to make £45. Gets out of his car and hands me £45 in notes.
That really annoys me ratbag! I was selling a sub and amp that had been kept safe from my girl racer days. I can't remember how much I was asking for. I think £20 which was a bargain. He said he had either £10 or £15. I made it clear that I knew he was just doing it to be a dick but said whatever, just take it. Always annoys me. A price is agreed before hand!
I had that too. Turn up with less than the agreed price. No. Not happening. In my case I had a set of lego brand new cost me £60 for my niece but she already had it. Beyond the return date so put it up for sale. Pre agreed price already reduced from what I wanted and the woman tried to say she didn't have it on her. Just stood and said I'm already losing money and I need to pay bills too. I've tried to haggle in the past but you do it before turning up to collect something.