How "Make an Offer" Works

So you really like it, but you just are sure about the price. Or you just don't want to wait for the next sales event and take a chance that it might be gone by then. You want it now at a price that makes you happy. 

You see a "Make an Offer" button, but How Does It Work?

First of all, with a website we have to buy apps to perform functions like this. It does not work like eBay does, it is somewhat manual. Because of that it is not immediate like eBay is. The process takes a little bit of time. 

Here's how it works: 

You decide that you want to make me an offer. You hit the "Make an Offer" button. How much should you offer? A good guide is 25% off, but you can offer anything that you want. I review every offer personally.

You can send a little note with your offer, which I love. The problem with the app is that it does not let me answer you directly. I have to answer within the response email or send you a separate email. So if you ask me for more information about the item, look for an email from me. 

Before you send me your offer, be sure to check and see that that the item is not sold out. The system, because it is an app, will not tell you that the item is sold, it just won't send me the offer and you won't get a reply and I won't even know that you tried. You'll think that I ignored you. 

Once you know that it is available, decide on a price and send me an offer. 

The offer goes into a dashboard and I am sent an email. They do not have push notifications yet so we have to wait for me to notice that I have an offer email. I am pretty good about checking emails, but if I am doing a flash sale event where I am creating fresh finds listings or out on trail with Red, I will take longer to check emails. 

During that time, the item remains for sale. If it sells before I see your offer, I will contact you and let you know. 

I will respond to your offer with an accept, decline or I might counter with my very lowest price that I can sell the item for. I will haggle, that's the fun of it! During this process the item still will be for sale and someone else can buy it. 

Once I accept your offer, you will get an email. That email will have a link that simply tells you to to click here. The link is a simple blue "here." You need to click that link to check out because though it be small and single 4 letter word, it is powerful. It will generate a code that goes through checkout and changes the price to the price that we agreed upon. 

At this point, even though we agreed on a price the item is still for sale. It is not on hold and it is not yours until you pay for it. 

This app doesn't know how to hold items. It's kind of a good thing for me because only about 1/2 of the people who make me offers actually buy the item. 🤔  Go figure. 

Anyway, once you complete checkout by going through the here link in your acceptance email, the item is yours and will be marked sold out. I will pack it up fast and get it to you. 

Some hints for getting a best price:

If you see this 🎾  in a title, it means that you are welcome to send me a "lowball" offer. 

If the item is a fresh find, I am going to be less inclined to deep discount it. 

If the item has been on my website for a while, I will be more inclined to deep discount it. 

High quality vintage turquoise items are in very high demand. I don't need to discount them at 75% off to sell them. So lowball offers on turquoise will result in a counter offer. (Unless it has a 🎾)

If you really love a piece I will work hard to come to a price that makes us both happy. 

And just in case you were wondering, I don't offer layaway. 

If you have a question you can email me at Linda@yourgreatfinds.net or contact me through my Facebook page or Facebook messenger...even Instagram for I check it several times per day. 

If you send me an offer and do not hear from me within 24 hours, please contact me. This app has failed to send me offers in the past. It is also possible that the reply went to your spam folder. 

There is also a glitch where the discount code does not generate once in a while so if that happens, I have to do it manually and email it to you. 

Please be patient with this app as it is new. I was a BETA tester for some of the new features and improvements are still rolling out. 

Thank you so much!! 

❤️  Linda