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It has happened a few times now, negotiating a sale then after that I am too far away? I was talking to somebody from Jersey about the Cub and a deal was settled. I called him and it was a bad time. He texted me at 4 am the next day saying it was to far away, and he could only buy it if I delivered it. I said no, and he said he wouldn't have either! He was two hours away, and he knew this after the second email! Why must people do that?


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Yes,I have had that happen more times than I can remember.If they are too far away,then why negotiate in the first place.
That is something that does bug me as well.
 

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I don't think some people comprehend what they are reading. Their to interested in the deal and then once the deal is struck they suddenly realize how far they have to travel and it doesn't mean that much to them.

What gets to me is when you post a question and you give all the particular detail to the question and system details and then someone ask's for the details. I get this a lot on the Linux forums. You give your system details like processor, memory HDD size and sure enough 2 or 3 posts down some one ask's for the system details. Hello, anyone home....
 

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I don't think some people comprehend what they are reading. Their to interested in the deal and then once the deal is struck they suddenly realize how far they have to travel and it doesn't mean that much to them.

What gets to me is when you post a question and you give all the particular detail to the question and system details and then someone ask's for the details. I get this a lot on the Linux forums. You give your system details like processor, memory HDD size and sure enough 2 or 3 posts down some one ask's for the system details. Hello, anyone home....
Hi Bill I am home thanks for asking. I was just curios as to what your system details are?
 

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I only talk numbers if I'm face to face. If someone wants to talk numbers over the phone, I refuse. Emails with price negotiations in them get deleted. Period. I just reply on the phone if they think it's something they're interested in to come on out and take a look. And if they decide when they're here they want to have it, it would be a good idea to have the same amount of cash along with as my asking price. I might not be in a haggling mood at that time.

Ryan, quit wasting time. Second email or phone call, tell em to show up or shut up.
 

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It's frustrating selling stuff sometimes Ryan. It's all part of the "cost" of doing it. You can't count your money until it's in your pocket and the item you sold is leaving your yard. You will run into some real jerks but then you will meet some nice folks who are a pleasure to work with.
 

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Ryan, one of my recent faves was a lady was buying a fancy jogging stoller from me, ya know, the knid that are 300 bucks at the store? My asking price was 30 bucks, and she showed up with only twenties, I firmly believe in a thinly veiled attempt to get it for twenty.... I directed her to the nearest ATM location a few miles away. She returned with the proper amount of money the second time around...

On a better note, I had traveled some 80 miles ( one way) for some esoteric batteries from a private seller. When he figured out how far I had actually traveled, he knocked a chunk off his asking price without my input . I gratefully accepted.
 

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One tactic when dealing with jokers like these is to identify a hard to get part or parts that make the item worthless without them . If bad faith rears its' ugly head you have a snappy comeback . And you could also add , oh by the way , those tires are staying with me . If jokers want to play games have some chips to play .
 

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Got PayPal ? Get a deposit from them, then when they don't show tuff pattooties to them.
 

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2 hrs is 'too far'? Balderdash! There are a whole lot of people that spend 2 hrs just commuting to work every day.

As for counting the cost of the trip as a part of the cost of the tractor/implement...I guess that's up to the individual.

Personally, I don't. Especially when I take the wife with me as she likes the traveling and seeing new country.

My last trip to pick up a tractor and some attachments took roughly a week, and was very close to 1700 miles in a motorhome that gets 7Mpg. Adding in the gas used for the generator when we were parked, lets call it 1700 even. Now gas was @ 3.30 at the time so that was $800.00 in gas alone. Add $130.00 for the trailer rental, now we are at 930.00. We were gone for a week, so add in $70.00 for meals/snacks, and we are at $1,000.00 just for the trip. That's what I paid for the tractor. The attachments were $525.00.

I did bring back a motorcycle for a fella who paid me $200.00, so my total out of pocket was roughly $2,325.00.

Now, for that $2,325.00, I ended up with an extremely rare Bolens Large Frame, a Haban Flail-Mo for the Tube Frames, a MacKissic rear mounted sprayer for the Tube Frames, and a VERY nice Brinly planter with 8 seed plates.

All in all I think it was well worth it, plus I got to meet some nice folks and see some nice countryside. Not to mention that the wife had fun as well, and as we all know...when momma is happy everyone is happy
 

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Ryan, one of my recent faves was a lady was buying a fancy jogging stoller from me, ya know, the knid that are 300 bucks at the store? My asking price was 30 bucks, and she showed up with only twenties, I firmly believe in a thinly veiled attempt to get it for twenty.... I directed her to the nearest ATM location a few miles away. She returned with the proper amount of money the second time around...
I just offer to take 40 in that case...
 
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