Why might someone not buy an item at a garage sale even after the seller reduced the price twice for them?

Say a person was having a garage sale and had an original oil painting by a known artist for $100. A shopper stops and first asks if they would take $75. The seller agrees. After looking around a few minutes, the shopper then asks if the painting could be bought for $50. The seller also agrees to this offer. However the shopper then leaves the sale without buying the painting or making any further offers.

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  • 1 year ago
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    Might have been shopping for someone else who would come back and try the same thing and buy it. Or perhaps didn't have the money in the first place. Just seeing how far it would go.

  • 1 year ago

    I haven't a clue!

  • 1 year ago

    They changed their mind. Personally, I would rather donate things rather than have a tag sale. At tag sales, everyone wants what you have but they do not want to pay nearly a fair price for it.

  • Janet
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    They changed their mind.

    Such is human nature.

    They knew they did NOT want to pay $100. But even after they got the price down to $50, they still weren't sure they wanted it that much. In the end, they decided they didn't want it.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    The used their phone and realized that the known painters work, has no value to it.

  • 1 year ago

    Probably just a tight wad

  • 1 year ago

    They never really wanted it in the first place. They were just goofing around really.

  • 1 year ago

    They think it's fake or just not worth very much. It's all part of haggling

  • 1 year ago

    Change of mind.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    There are dreamers about. In the UK car trade they call them 'tyre kickers'.

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