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Old 10-05-2009, 07:29 AM   #1
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Now you may be wondering what I am talking about. this has to do with an engine I have for sale. Someone contacts me wanting to buy it we settle on a price. No reply. Week later sorry have been away can you send me your address.So I reply house address for money order or email address for EMT.I also ask their location so I can get shipping cost. They reply 2 days later. I send off shipping cost. I also receive another PM by another person asking if the engine is available . I answer this with sale pending but will contact if it falls through.After waiting another 4/5 days I decide that this is dead in the water and contact the second person. He passes which I can understand.What I can't understand is the first persons disregard for anyone else .How long should I have waited . I see people on here getting upset for people not waiting for a reply etc etc. What is proper etiquette
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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Yep, ive been there before it's maddning for sure..that's why i always say "money Talks Bulls%t Walks"

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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I would have told the second person to give you a day. Pm the first gut no answer in 24hrs. SOLD to second guy
The guy has kept you waithing 2wks since first contact, and you did all you could.
From start to finish, if someone is interested sould take no longer than 7 days "reasonable". Any longer hes playin games.

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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The one that I get upset with is this scenario.....

I am interested in purchasing something, I contact the seller and ask a couple questions, I get a reply quickly, sounds good so I decide yes I want the item. Send a PM requesting payment address, couple of days go by and I send a PM again , finally I get a reply "sorry, I sold it to somebody else that could just pick the item up instead of me shipping it".
Fine, if that's what you want to do then do it, but at least have the decency to tell me that. As far as I'm concerned once a person agrees to purchase it's a done deal. The one that really upset me was the same situation but in this case I had received the address, and already purchased the money order. As I typically do, I PM'd the seller again to verify I had the address correct for the money order. My PM was "I have your money order ready to send, I would just like to verify your shipping address is 12345 Seller Street, Far away, Canada, blah blah blah". I then received a PM back saying again "oh, I sold it locally".
So, I can refund my money order, but I'm still out the $6 it cost to purchase the MO.

There are quite a few people, both buyers and sellers, who lack any form of morals or etiquette. However, it could have been worse, I could have sent that payment and never received anything. These days, I typically only deal with people I either know personally or know seemingly well through the forum. I am quite hesitant buying or selling to new members on the forum or those with very low post count and no feedback.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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I agree with what you are saying. I can't see any reason for a transaction to take 2 wks to complete, once someone commits to a deal, conclude it post hast.
If something unforseen dose happen, immediate contact is required.
Thats why I PM my phone # to the Buyer/Seller.

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