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For Sale posting. do you list something and then disappear?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Tinman357, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Tinman357

    Tinman357 Puget Sound Member

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    There's a for sale posting by a member here that I'm quite intersted in. So much so that I posted an "I'll take it" sight unseen, no negotiating on price. Done deal, right?

    Apparently not. It's been 4 days and I haven't heard from the guy. I posted my agreement that I would buy it, sent him a few PM' s with my contact info.

    Maybe something happened, maybe there was a personal tragedy of some kind. But speaking as a man of intrgrity who is actively looking to purchase the item for sale, how long do I wait for a response before decorum is satisfied and I purchase elsewhere?

    How long would you wait before you went and purchased elsewhere?
     
  2. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I do not have time to deal with flakes. I would give it 24 hours and then take my business elsewhere.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I would wait until I found another one that fit my needs.
     
  4. Cidian

    Cidian Redmond, OR Member

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    Check his profile and see if he has had any activity since you PM'd him. If he has been on and ignoring you then I would send him one last PM saying that you are no longer interested in the item. If they have not been on, I would wait for only as long as you want to. I believe that your obligation of waiting has been met. Just make sure that you send a final PM stating that you are no longer interested. Just my 2 cents

    Shane
     
  5. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Whenever I have something posted for sale and I have to leave town I post a note to that effect. With that said, people don't always read the posts, also lots of people post on this site and others at the same time and forget to remove it when it sells on another site. My two cents. Gary
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    You posted on 2/12 @ 8:25pm He has not been on since 2/12@6:32pm.
     
  7. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    So a guy post something for sale and doesn't check back for at least 3 days now.

    Time to delete the sale, maybe ban him.:thumbup:
     
  8. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    after I PM someone for something I pray to the gun gods. Try that and let us know how it goes.
     
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  9. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I have a problem with sellers that pos a sold replay in there add whisc bumps it to the top of page and then they don't evan lock it...grrrr
     
  10. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Email notifications from the forum are pretty messed up right now. Could be the seller doesn't visit often and is assuming he'll get an email when somebody replies to his ad?
     
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  11. Tinman357

    Tinman357 Puget Sound Member

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    I'll give it some more time. He's got a good rating.
     
  12. viehmann7680

    viehmann7680 Centralia Active Member

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    Honestly as a seller in the past, I don't take down the ad or communicate with people while dealing with someone. I've had buyers flake and i'm not going to message 8 people, telling them where there place in line is if this guy doesn't buy it. Either wait, or just don't worry about it... if it works out good, if not keep looking
     
  13. Pepe-lepew

    Pepe-lepew Mid Valley Active Member

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    If you decide otherwise, tell the seller he waited too long to respond and lost your interest. Just because you said you'll "take it", doesn't commit you or him. The sale is not done until money exchanges hands.

    There is too many buyers that say "I'll take it" then later have a contingency to see it in person. I have more respect for people that come see what I am selling before committing to buy or making offers. I also do not give priority to the order people respond to an ad. I sell it the the person I feel will offer me the most, is nearest and won't flake out.
     
  14. Cortes

    Cortes Tualatin Active Member

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    I concur. I receive multiple email notifications of PMs and also sometimes none at all.
     
  15. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Active Member

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    Seems to be a lot of this going on, especially with the email notifications being messed up lately. I understand that people might just think that they will get an email but...... I PM'd about an item. Got a response 3 days later to which I responded almost immediately and he hasn't been back on the forum since. That was over three weeks ago. At this point, the guy has no idea what my response was. I very easily could have said "I will take it. When I can I pick it up?" Oh well, his loss I guess but kind of wasting everyone's time.