- Jan 11, 2005
I've noticed that many people here consider what I believe to be haggling "lowballing." What's the difference, and why do some people get upset when they recieve offers lower than their asking prices, or ignore those offers altogether? I guess I may just be used to haggling most person-to-person (privately-owned stores, individuals, etc. - not chain stores or supermarkets) transactions, but I don't see anything wrong with a little PM to see if a seller will go below their asking price, since it's just an offer. Or does the "OBO" clause carry more weight than I thought? Should lower prices only be offered to sellers who state "OBO" in their ads?