Good Morning Healthy People!
So today I decided to put down on internet paper a way to properly submit an offer. Yes I know, I did do a demo on how to submit an offer before, but I think today of all days I wanted to create a trend so-to-speak on how to tactfully submit an offer. What’s that you say? There’s a tactful way of submitting an offer?!
Why yes there is!
I’ve been testing this out a few times. I don’t shop very much, but when I get an itch for Badgley Mischkas, gosh darn it I gotta have em! Not just do I have to have them, but I have to have them at the price at the lowest price possible (and the cheaper the better #AmIRight?!).
So let me tell you something before I start off with it; I am with every single woman on this app who HATES getting lowballed. There I said it. I hate it, and I know you do too! It’s offensive, it’s ghastly, and a bit tacky. Then I start to think, “Who does this hoodrat think she is?!” (or variations of that) right before you hit that “decline” button. Yes we’ve all been there! On the flip side, have I ever given a low ball offer….helllllll yeah! Guilty party of 1! I am human, and so are you, and we all LOVE a good deal so why not ask for one? Who knows they may just say yes, right?!
So how does this work out? How do I make an offer without making myself, look tacky as hell, and still get the best price ever. No, I don’t want to come off offensive, but I still want a good deal. Unfortunately, there are no outlets to communicate privately, and we still don’t want to announce our lowest price on our wall.
I came up with a plan, I’ve been using this particular strategy for a bit and it’s proven successful, and I found that I’ve made lots of awesome steals and the seller’s have made some quick sales. The first thing you do, is you send them a message on their board something that’s vague that lists no numbers, but tells them that you are going to give them a purposeful lowball offer. Say like $3. Then you ask them if they can counter with their lowest.
That way they can discreetly tell you their lowest, before you counter them back with your highest and then you can negotiate even further if necessary. This way also sets them up so that they don’t get offended upon first look.
Well, I hope this helps you along the way, and I hope this makes it a trend all throughout Poshmark. I know it’ll come full circle when someone asks me to counter with my lowest.
It would make me so happy!!!
If you have a strategy, or even an experience you’ve had, make sure to put it in the comments below! I’d love to hear em!