Tuesday, July 28, 2009

That's a Helluva Sales Strategy You've Got There: UPDATE

This Maersk shipping container with windows is all over the place:

Jul 26, 2009 - Price Increased $426,000
Jul 25, 2009 - Price Decreased $399,000
Jul 20, 2009 - Relisted
Jul 01, 2009 - Price Increased $426,000
Jul 01, 2009 - Relisted
May 14, 2009 - Relisted
May 13, 2009 - Delisted
May 11, 2009 - Listed $399,000
Jun 09, 2008 - Delisted
Jun 01, 2008 - Relisted
May 27, 2008 - Delisted
Apr 07, 2008 - Price Changed
Feb 12, 2008 - Listed

What a weirdo.

Psst. Here's a helpful hint: If you've dropped the price by $27,000 and still nobody's interested...keep dropping the price. This may sound strange, but buyers respond to good deals--not abject rip offs. I know! Sounds crazy! But it's no crazier than your current non-sensical, disturbingly erratic pricing strategy.

A poem from this seller:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I'm a schizophrenic,
And so am I.


  1. 3 bedroom in 936 sq. ft for $426K. Yesiree, Bob!!!

    I also love the "Approved Short Sale". I call bullshit. Maybe at $426 (it did sell at $533 in 2006) the bank would approve it, but who in their right mind would pay $426 for this?

    I love how the price decrease was for one day only. Was there an ad in the P-T or Grunion that exclaimed ONE DAY ONLY!!! ALMOST 7% OFF!!! Must Buy TODAY!!!!!"

  2. Does this qualify for the "Cash for Clunkers" incentive? These people are praying there is someone left on the planet that is stupider than they are or the RE agents are savants and know something the rest of us don't?? Great pot plant growing soil?

  3. "Does this qualify for the "Cash for Clunkers" incentive?"