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"Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« on: January 15, 2013, 04:32:42 PM »
If you use Discogs, you know that sellers set a price for their item and in addition can also take offers from prospective buyers.  The buyer, instead of paying the set price, can make an offer.  The seller can either accept, decline, or do nothing and the offer expires after 4 days (I think it's 4 days). 

The last two times I made offers (which both were only like $3 less than the set price), I never heard anything from the seller at all and it just expired. 

My question is: if you are that cheap you won't basically just pay the shipping for the buyer and sell the item, why bother "accepting offers" on it in the first place?? 

I swear, some of the sellers on Discogs play some dumb games, including setting unrealistically high prices nobody will ever pay.  If I really want to sell something, I would never inflate the price to an unreachable level. 

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Re: "Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 10:05:02 AM »
Yeah, that's really dumb, but problem I've had is more trouble with buyers. 1 out of 3 orders the person doesn't respond to the invoice I send and since discogs' fee format doesn't keep track of when or even if I receive a payment I still have to pay the $1 per disc it costs me to sell on there. But I never get a darn payment. Apparently, I can't get a refund from discogs but I can get credit for the next sale, but i have to mess around with some form and stuff.... Kind of a mess on both ends of the transaction.

Hang in there though!

J.

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Re: "Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 11:19:46 AM »
Huh?  You should get a credit when you cancel order by seller for non payment.  After four days you can do this.  Then leave negative feedback for the flake who never paid the invoice. 

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Re: "Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 01:58:42 PM »
I'm still a bit new to discogs buying an selling. I didn't know that about the cancellation deal. Thanks!  I was sort of giving the buyer a break because he bought a couple titles prior. The buyer was also from Italy and perhaps there was a language barrier issue when I sent my correspondence to him. Oh well. I'll take advantage of the canceling option on future transactions if necessary so thanks for the tip!

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Re: "Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 05:34:27 PM »
You guys (I'm talking about album buyers, not producers) sure do have a little business going there on Discogs.
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Re: "Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 09:36:27 PM »
You guys (I'm talking about album buyers, not producers) sure do have a little business going there on Discogs.

Well, I've only made two purchase transactions on discogs.  The first one I got no response from anyone.  The second one went smooth. I'm not totally comfortable with discogs yet for buying.  The selling is probably better than I made it sound, just takes a long time for payment and a couple no-shows, and there was one disc I sent out that apparently didn't have the disc inside (it was shrinkwrapped so I didn't know) and the person who bought it lives in Germany and just flipped out on me calling me a "murderer" (must have been a language barrier thing there because that's kinda crazy talk) but otherwise OK I guess.  I've only sold one title to the U.S. and the rest to Europe & Canada via discogs (Europe is where most orders originate these days).

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Re: "Make Offer" option for sellers on Discogs
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 09:45:35 PM »
Jesse, you really are a murderer, I mean to remove the cd then go to all that trouble of shrinkwrapping it again!  Hahaha LOL!!!  ;D