|Thu Mar 16 2017 11:51:52|
What Is an Acceptable Best Offer?
By: Ina Steiner
Online sellers often express frustration at low-ball offers that come in through Best Offer features. But equally as frustrating for buyers can be sellers who don't accept prices close to the selling price.
We recently noticed a poster who said they found an item on eBay priced at $165. Their offer of $150 was declined, as was their follow-up offer of $155. Finally they offered $160 on the $165 item, and it too was declined.
David had a similar experience last week on an item and was equally frustrated.
Why would sellers add Best Offer
if they aren't willing to entertain reasonable offers? (eBay has an automated system for dealing with Best Offers - hopefully this isn't a sign of a glitch.)
How do you define "reasonable," and what's your Best Offer strategy as a seller?