I have been toying with the idea of buying a cheap second pram for DH to take our toddler out in when he goes running, when I took a glance on EBay last week I saw a Phil & Teds double pram which was used and the description says is quite worn (frayed in the basket and foam on handles needs replacing) but was in good workable order. At the time I thought that would be great as it would also work as a second double pram for DHs car but I forgot about it completely.
This morning I jumped on to look and discovered it had ended with 0 bids and hadnt sold. The seller had put down for an initial bid of $19 and that they had wanted the pram picked up on a weekend. I emailed them this morning asking if it was still available and got this response 'yes it is, I'm putting it on gumtree shortly'. I emailed back "would you take $20 for it at all? If that would suit you I could come and collect it this afternoon or tomorrow.'
I figured they would either be happy to get rid of it or might respond with an 'I would take $60 etc' but I know it that situation I'd just be happy to get rid of it, particularly considering they've clearly stated its well used.
The response I actually got....
'Thanks for the swift kick in the guts, I hope it made your day'
Ummmm......ok? I wasn't trying to be offensive or rude, but figured that they had hoped for at least $20 but THEY DIDN'T EVEN GET ONE BID!
Should I even respond??? My first reaction was to say something like 'no need to get narky about it' but now I'm thinking I should respond with
'here's a suggestion, when someone makes an offer that's lower than you want, perhaps you could POLITELY respond with what you would take and see if they're happy to pay it rather than your rude reply. I have no further interest on purchasing anything from you but perhaps next time you list something on EBay you might consider putting a starting price you're actually prepared to sell it for.
Is this childish of me?