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    Re: Calling all flippers

    I have no problem with the people who lowball once, politely, just in case I happen to be interested. It's the ones who won't let it go that get on my nerves. "You know no one's going to buy it at your asking price, right?" "Look, I don't have time for this -- just take my offer and we can get this over with." "If you understood anything about watches, you'd take this and be grateful." "If you're not going to be reasonable, then you shouldn't post on this board." My personal favorite was, "There's a rule here about ripping people off with prices. If you keep trying to get your asking price, I'll report you."

    I just ignore them and move on. But, I've gotta think that kind of bullying actually works sometimes, or they wouldn't do it. That's a shame.
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    Re: Calling all flippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Likestheshiny View Post
    I have no problem with the people who lowball once, politely, just in case I happen to be interested. It's the ones who won't let it go that get on my nerves. "You know no one's going to buy it at your asking price, right?" "Look, I don't have time for this -- just take my offer and we can get this over with." "If you understood anything about watches, you'd take this and be grateful." "If you're not going to be reasonable, then you shouldn't post on this board." My personal favorite was, "There's a rule here about ripping people off with prices. If you keep trying to get your asking price, I'll report you."

    I just ignore them and move on. But, I've gotta think that kind of bullying actually works sometimes, or they wouldn't do it. That's a shame.
    I've never sold a watch; here or anywhere else. But I'm really amazed with the kind of comments some people produce...

    Edit: Sorry, didn't want to hijack this thread. Please, carry on gentlemen.

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    Re: Calling all flippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Dowling View Post
    You can find fllippers with anything, fountain pens, motorcycles (and you thought flipping watches was costly). What it seems to be is you like the thrill of getting something new, the hunt if you will. After a few months the shine wears off and your heart focuses on something else you just "have to have". I knew a guy that bought a new Harley Davidson motorcycle every year. He lost probably 7K on each sale, but he didn't care, just wanted a new bike, new color, latest gadgets.

    I imagine people who serial flip things have a bit of OCD, something will always stand out as to why the watch is impractical, flawed, or overall just not their taste anymore.
    Guilty as charged - but they ARE flawed.

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    Re: Calling all flippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Robotaz View Post
    If a person flipping forum watches for profit worked half as hard at a real job they'd make ten times the money. What a waste. Now I realize what some of the lowballing a-holes were doing when I sold my watches.
    Yes, selling can be a brutal process - especially with rolex. Something for nothing, NOT

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    Re: Calling all flippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post
    It doesn't sound like you guys are flippers, just that you're making your way along a journey to find the perfect watch. To me, a "flipper" is someone who buys a watch off the forums with the explicit reason of reselling it for a profit, and no mind towards actually owning it. Pretty annoying for hobbyists of all types.
    Im not defining flipping as buying low, selling high. In fact, I do the reverse.....I just mean plenty of ins and outs, flaws and poor decisions on my part
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    Re: Calling all flippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Likestheshiny View Post
    I have no problem with the people who lowball once, politely, just in case I happen to be interested. It's the ones who won't let it go that get on my nerves. "You know no one's going to buy it at your asking price, right?" "Look, I don't have time for this -- just take my offer and we can get this over with." "If you understood anything about watches, you'd take this and be grateful." "If you're not going to be reasonable, then you shouldn't post on this board." My personal favorite was, "There's a rule here about ripping people off with prices. If you keep trying to get your asking price, I'll report you."

    I just ignore them and move on. But, I've gotta think that kind of bullying actually works sometimes, or they wouldn't do it. That's a shame.
    Wow, that's just over the top. Can they put up any more red flags as potential Paypal policy abusers?

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