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Old 04-17-2008, 04:05 AM   #11
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Lots of good points, Gary the important thing is you give options and you are clear, that is good selling etiquette. Just happened to me again at another site, I offered him his asking first and he's taking a higher offer, drives me nuts!
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Hughes500E, I can feel your frustration my friend. The unfortunate thing is, there is not much you can do about it!

Personally, I think that someone who would do something like the fellow you talk about did, is not doing the right thing. He asked a specific price, you said you'd take it, so buddy sees your replay and offers more and the fellow selling overlooks your meeting his terms and sells it to the next guy to make a couple extra dollars.

I honestly believe that what he is doing will one day come back on him and bite him right in the pocket book, and he will know what it feels like to treat others like that.

In the mean time my friend, your best to let it go! Your only hurting yourself to dwelling on something that is out of your control. Deal with folks you somewhat know and can trust. And have the faith that not everyone is like this dude. Take care and all the best my friend!
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After selling and buying a number of items online; my experience has been great but, I recently fell victim to a loss. There is nothing worse than a sore loser but, I really wanted this particular item. I replied to the thread with "I'll take it" only to awake the next morning to learn it was sold to another enthusiast who posted and PM'ed 8 hours after me, I was sore.

I have since decided and recommend that when you sell an item you should be very specific in saying first to post gets it or first to PM gets it or what have you. It would be nice if everyone would be willing to adopt a first to post that way there is no mystery, no failing PM's, no issues..........

Something to think about!
My hat off to a seller of high quality, thank you Hughes500E, the items have arrived safe and sound, today actually 23rd April, well packed, sturdy box, and a more than fair price, maybe I can say thank you personally on my next trip through your town on my way to Kelowna
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What constitutes selling etiquette? being able to to do all the above mentioned things, or my peeve, totally ignoring enquiries on what you have listed for sale, during my travels around the globe it became evident of the truly wonderful reputation Canadians had of being nice people, why then do we treat each other the way we do, is it too much of an effort to treat each other in country that which we treat others outside country, food for thought???????

what does this have to do with above title?/?? "Attitude"

Probably the wrong place for this, but hey!!!!!!!!
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A lot of good points here however, not everyone deals the same way. What really pi--es me off are the ones with lame excuses, "I didn't get your PM" is a great one. I'd rather they had the ball$ to say I sold it to the next guy in line or my neighbour bought it .....whatever....just be truthful cause if ya can't be truthful maybe ya should change the way yer doin business. My 2 cents.
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Re: Selling etiquette revisited

I have always given first right of refusal to an item for sale to the first buyer to make contact regardless whether contact is made on the site, by email, or by do otherwise would be less than fair in my opinion....Ron
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