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Old 27-04-2018, 20:54
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Default Offers made to purchase, unusual reaction from site owner.

Please can I am for some advice?

I have been viewing sited statics, and saw one I really like....
It's around 16 years old, double glazed and central heated, nice site.

The van is being sold by the site on behalf of the owner, asking price 9000. When viewing, I noticed on the hand written sales sheet that it was prices at 8000 and had been over written to 9000.

I made an offer in writing of 7500, a few bits need doing, nothing major. The email reply from the site owner said not to waste his time, and refused to put my offer forward to the vendor and stated the price was fixed, even though when viewing with the manager, it was mentioned open to negotiations, I was hoping to get it for 8000, the original price !!!!!

Is it me? But I feel I should have been treated with a bit more courtesy? I'm potentially spending several thousand pounds and contributing ongoing income, i.e. a customer.... Thoughts on a way forward welcome....Cheers
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Old 27-04-2018, 23:18
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It would give me pause for thought. The site owner would usually be expected to be extra courteous and pleasant to a potential customer. If thats an example of his attitude to a potential customer, imagine what he would likely be like if there was no money in it for him when you ask for anything? He may be selling on behalf of the van owner but he stands to get a nice little earner in commission from the sale & transfer fee to new owner.
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Old 28-04-2018, 11:17
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Maybe that's how he negotiates , put in a final offer of 8K and see what happens, easy to reject something by email , might be better face to face or b phone
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Old 28-04-2018, 14:00
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Maybe that's how he negotiates , put in a final offer of 8K and see what happens, easy to reject something by email , might be better face to face or b phone
Got agree with slattster A personal visit is worth 10,000 phone calls and 5,000 e mails in all walks of life !
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Old 28-04-2018, 17:56
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With an attitude like that before even buying i wouldnt entertain the site.
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Old 28-04-2018, 19:00
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I'd walk away after an email like that. You don't send messages like that to prospective customers.

I was in sales for many years and would never convey a message like that to any potential client.

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Old 29-04-2018, 09:21
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Got agree with slattster A personal visit is worth 10,000 phone calls and 5,000 e mails in all walks of life !
As I said visit him make a face to face offer this will give him to chance to show his true colours to you if you don't like what you see withdraw the offer and walk away !!.....Win win ???
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:45
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With an attitude like that before even buying i wouldnt entertain the site.
I agree, not a good start to what should be a relaxing, happy area of your life. I can understand an offer being refused, that's life, but no need to be rude like this. Hope you find somewhere suitable x
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