My responses are far from emotional.
You read your posts one way. I read them another and admitted drawing a conclusion from them which you refute. I accepted that.
The following are snips from the posts you have "reread", I'm not going to paste them in their entirety.
I've no interest in arguing with you but I will draw your attention to post 84 in regards to you not drawing conclusions etc.
Your blow by blow of your method is almost the same as my posted one, can't you see that?
From my perspective if someone makes me a lowball price on a house, car or boat, then I don't think they are rude, but rather I think they are not a serious buyer and as a general rule
I tell the agent, broker, whatever to simply ignore them. Life is too short to deal with these sort of people.
I have sold a lot of houses, cars and boats and never has somebody making a lowball offer actually bought anything. Usually they have little more to do than waste your time.
Brokers and agents know this of course, and that is why they don't like to make lowball offers. It simply destroys the buyers credibility.
What this comes down to is the nature of the human condition. Some, and I would stipulate the minority, both sellers and buyers, like to pursue a deal to their own financial advantage and will haggle endlessly to do so. The vast majority however, could not be bothered with all of that BS and simply want to get or pay a fair price, and get on with life, and tend to reject out of hand the people who want to endlessly negotiate.
By all means if you are one of the minority as plainly you guys are go to it. Maybe you will meet a kindred spirit and you can enjoy locking horns in the negotiation, but be prepared for the average joe who will just say "go away and aggravate somebody else".
My last boat I bought at a 15% discount at a price below what the guy rejected 6 months before.
He was majorly pissed at selling at this price, which was reflected by his actions in the sale, but I wont go into the details. If I had offered 30% off I do not think I would have been game
to make such an offer in his presence.
If you want to argue with your own words, do so. Leave me out of it please.