Originally Posted by foosh
OK, so please tell me why this is any justification for acting like a jerk? In any negotiation, it's NOT personal. If you think it is, or if you respond to a low-ball offer with a childish insult, you are a lousy (e.g. not very smart) negotiator.
You always "catch more bees with honey."
I wouldn't defend or justify the OP's response.
But I would say that when someone lowballs beyond reason (and I think it was beyond reason here), then its not really a real negotiation or even an honest offer. So its up to the seller to decide how to respond. The OP responded in his own way.
My point is: I don't agree with the lowballing mentality some people on these forums have.