Question by debodun: How should I handle a tag/garage/estate sale when they post a sign “No Reasonable Offer Refused”?
I’ve found what a buyer considers “reasonable” differs significantly from what the seller expects. For instance, at one sale there were some Avon perfume bottles that weren’t marked. When I asked the price, the person running the sale said “Make me an offer.” I said “Fifty cents each.” She looked like I just slapped her across the face. Then she responded “For Avon? Those bottles are worth at least ten dollars apiece. I think I’ll keep them, then.” To which I replied, ” For used and empty bottles? I guess you will!”
I think it would be better to just mark what they want on the items to avoid confusion and embarrassment on both sides.
Answer by flustered_homeowner
I hate it when cheapos show up for a garage sale. They’re always looking for that Ming vase for 10 cents, then try to talk you into giving it to them. The best thing you can do is educate yourself on the value of collectibles. There are enough books around on just about everything, then you will KNOW what is a REASONABLE offer.
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