iPhone 5 $1000. LOL

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by WhiteIphone5, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    So is there a plausible explanation for setting the price so high that I'm missing?
     
  3. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    It's special in the sellers own way. :)
     
  4. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I can see the $1000 price as a starting price in a negotiation. If you start with a fair price, people will automatically make an offer that's half that price.
     
  5. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like it's $700 now. I guess that's better considering it would be $749 at a store.
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    There are plenty of strategies to sell something at given price, but asking for such a rediculous markup on an item that is not---as far as I know---constrained in supply makes me feel this person is trying to screw someone who isn't quite paying attention. That's the only plausible explanation I can think of anyway.

    The poster also explicitly stated the price was firm, suggesting that s/he has no interest in negotiation. Not that we should believe the latter; lies are common in negotiation and someone just mentioned the price dropped to $700.
     
  7. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a

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    I once started high to get a fair price, but it didn't work. I still got mail from the low-ballers who obviously based their offer on what was the fair price (minus 25-50 percent) and not the initial price.
     
  8. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Stating firm never works on Cl, unfortunately.
    People still lowballed me even with the words "FIRM"
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Indeed, I would expect people to try and negotiate no matter what was written.
     

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