Amazon is a great place to find deals on top-selling items, but selling rarer items on Amazon leaves some buyers high and dry. Selling something like a rare baseball on Amazon meant that sellers can set a price and wait.
Buyers on Amazon who want to get their hands on that exact baseball can either take it or leave it. Until now, that is, because Amazon just added "Make an Offer," which allows buyers to haggle on the price of some items.
While price history sites like CamelCamelCamel make checking price histories for mainstream items a snap, rare and out-of-print items are a different story.
Buying a rare baseball or other memorabilia usually means that the customer has a price in mind. If that price is lower than what the buyer sets, then most buyers are completely out of luck.
Here's a list of some of the items that you can haggle on with Amazon's "make an offer" feature.
- Paintings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
- Sports memorabilia
- Historically significant items
- Movie and television collectibles and memorabilia
If anything, Amazon's haggling page is a neat way to see what people are willing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy. If you're in the market, though, the next offer you make could buy you the perfect product.