I have a good time discussing eBay Best Offers (and worst offers) with other sellers. Sometimes the offer is so low it just makes you laugh. Here is the craziest eBay offer I have ever received. (This same seller offered me a Toyota car fender for the item last week.)
“Hello .... I am an inventor
I am doing marketing research on a paint by numbers related product.
I need some examples of pbn artword for this research.
My offer to buy your painting is based on the USEFULNESS of that
artwork in the R and D program NOT on art market value or quality.
I am an inventor involved in product development and marketing
NOT an art collector or speculator.
OFFER EXPLANATION .... My offer to buy is based on a shipping
allowance + artwork allowance = total offer. EXAMPLE ....
$8 shipping + $10 artwork = $18 total offer. I you decide to accept
my offer PLEASE remove the artwork from the frame if included
in order to MINIMIZE shipping costs and MAXIMIZE your profit.
PLEASE KEEP THE FRAME AS A THANK YOU BONUS.
PAYMENT WILL BE THRU PAYPAL.
At the conclusion of this project I intend to have a CLEARANCE
SALE on Ebay to make room for the next project .... Artwork will
be priced about what I paid for it for quick sale .... you may be able
to buy it back for the price you sold it or less.
PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR DATA BASE .... If you decline my
offer but can't sell your artwork PLEASE send me an Email at
.... email@example.com ....
THANK YOU for your time and consideration.”
All I can really say to this is, “Thank you for letting me keep my frame as a bonus!”
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