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    • Morata_
    • By Morata_ 9th Oct 17, 9:30 AM
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    Awkward moment...
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    • 9th Oct 17, 9:30 AM
    Awkward moment... 9th Oct 17 at 9:30 AM
    Went to measure up on our property having agreed a price etc. Before now, id been offered tea or coffee when I came to view, this time...

    Abrupt, rude, moaned about price we had got the property for...

    ...I swiftly reminded her, no one forced you to accept and I've not done it as a favour...then left!!

    Haha. Bizarre and caught me slightly off guard! I also have a satisfied feeling I've negotiated well, but is this common practice??
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    • Tiners
    • By Tiners 10th Oct 17, 3:11 PM
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    I'm going to hazard a guess that you don't know the full story on that one.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    I do wonder that but I'm pretty confident that was the full story, my dad was as puzzled and bemused as anyone. The vendors were rather odd... carpet on the garage floor, tv covered with tea towel when not in use and showing me and my sister (aged 15 & 14) the ''magic fairy lights'' when we went along for the second viewing. (the magic fairy lights were just car headlights going over a hill in the distance)
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 10th Oct 17, 3:30 PM
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    ... the vendor told him ''we've decided not to sell and even if were we wouldn't sell to you if you were the last people on earth'' !!!
    Originally posted by Tiners
    I'm going to hazard a guess that you don't know the full story on that one.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Actually, I know a few people who deal with guilt like that.

    They feel guilty because they're going to shaft someone, so make it easier for themselves by convincing themselves that the 'victim' is a terrible person.

    i.e. "It's not my fault I'm shafting you, it's your fault, because you're such a bad person"
    • hammy1988
    • By hammy1988 10th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    hammy1988
    You've mentioned the term 'before now I've been offered tea and coffee'...Yikes...how many times have you visited?? No wonder shes sounding a bit miffed!

    Have you exchanged yet? Being allowed to measure up for curtains before exchanging is a NICE courtesy bestowed by the vendor, just because you are buying it doesn't mean she has to bend the knee.
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 10th Oct 17, 4:51 PM
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    Crashy Time
    You've mentioned the term 'before now I've been offered tea and coffee'...Yikes...how many times have you visited?? No wonder shes sounding a bit miffed!

    Have you exchanged yet? Being allowed to measure up for curtains before exchanging is a NICE courtesy bestowed by the vendor, just because you are buying it doesn't mean she has to bend the knee.
    Originally posted by hammy1988

    Pardon?? Dropping the price will be fine thank you.....
    • hammy1988
    • By hammy1988 10th Oct 17, 4:53 PM
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    I watch too much Game of Thrones it seems...
    • gax23
    • By gax23 10th Oct 17, 5:46 PM
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    Cognitive dissonance. Wonderful thing.
    • gax23
    • By gax23 10th Oct 17, 5:48 PM
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    Whoops. That was meant to be a reply to eddddy. Bloomin’ phone won’t let me edit it.
    • john_white
    • By john_white 10th Oct 17, 9:40 PM
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    john_white
    Vendors can be funny folks... I remember back in the late 80's my parents found their dream house, although it was very dated and a not very competitively priced they still offered full asking price straight off the bat as they were so keen on it.

    With the offer accepted they got the ball rolling with searches and surveys etc but everything seemed to go very quiet and no progress appeared to be getting made and they couldn't get any answers out of the EA or solicitors as to the reason for the delay.

    My dad then bumped into the vendors in the garden centre and very politely asked them if they knew why nothing seemed to be progressing... the vendor told him ''we've decided not to sell and even if were we wouldn't sell to you if you were the last people on earth'' !!!
    Originally posted by Tiners

    Factually correct. If your parents were the last people on earth then the vendors would be dead and therefore unable to sell their property.
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