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Have you guys noticed more flaky guys ?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by tomcat, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    Have you guys noticed more flaky
    Type guys on here since Facebook stopped letting gun sales ? Not only in the classifieds but in general discussions?
    A lot more guys that make you think humm should this guy even own a gun

    I have never had a problem with anyone on here for years until about 6-8 mouths ago. when all the new guys showed up Iv had 4 no shows o_O After driving halfway to meet them

    Any one else notice this?
     
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Were they young and only texted reply's.
     
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  3. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I think that you can find the same type of people on Craigslist too. Something about being true to your word. I think that some people want to do something and will tell you that they will and change their mind; which leaves them in the position if they tell you they are backing out, there might be a confrontation they want to avoid, so they don't tell you.
     
  4. RLS

    RLS milwaukie Active Member

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    I have not had that problem yet.

    On a side note some of us came from a time where our word meant something and a handshake was as good or better than a signed contract. Oh ya, and we know how to TALK on the phone.
     
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  5. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    Several years ago, I had a deal with a guy that taught my granddaughter hitting, she was in fast pitch softball. Anyway, this guy talked to my daughter one day and told her that he had been trying to contact me for over a month. My daughter asked him how he was trying to contact me, and he said by text. My daughter told him that I don't text; which might have been his problem.
     
  6. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    :s0113: I've had people say "Did you get my text?" when they sent a text to my home landline! I don't think that cordless set in the house can get texts? :s0153:
     
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  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    When texting to a landline the texter gets a message that the textee is a landline and it cannot receive texts..... don't ask me how I know....;)
     
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  8. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I believe it all comes down to the SELLER not taking the time in qualifying a potential buyer. I believe some sellers are so hard up to sell they overlook a lot of the common 'red flags'. I would have thought with the inception of SB-941 a lot of this would have taken care of itself as a FTF sale now requires not only the FTF meetup but having both parties meet at a FFL location for the transfer which might 'weed out' the non-serious (or potential BGC fail-ee) buyers. Understand I am NOT a SB-941 supporter - I just thought a by-product of it MIGHT have been a reduction in the 'flaky' types.
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have noticed an increase in flakiness in classified ads - buyers and sellers. People responding to a message with only one or two words. People taking days to respond to a PM or text. Making lowball offers when an ad clearly states 'no trades' or 'firm price'. Yeah, it seems to me to have picked up a bit more than before.

    My general rule is this - no matter how we communicate, be it PM, email, text or phone (I don't care for phone calls, I prefer talking in person), I do expect reasonably quick responses - maybe a few hours, if you mention you're at work, etc. I expect that responses contain good information. If I ask you a question or two, answer those questions, don't ignore my questions and respond with something else entirely. In short, bad comms = no deal for me. My best deals always, always include good communication on both sides. If you can't do that simple thing, then we won't do business. I'm not that desperate to either sell or buy anything to put up with that kind of crap.
     
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  10. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep, pretty much how I 'roll' also. I'll look at an email or text as an 'initial' response but if anything is misspelled or out of context it usually stops right there. Same thing with a phone call - if no phone response within a reasonable amount of time its over. I am kind of 'Old School' when it comes to dealing (with anything) and that means phone conversation(s) before anything is decided on. I am also cautious when someone commits and says "I'll take it" before seeing the item. I think too many people allow themselves to be 'played' by people who are not really serious about buying anything and just waste other people's time.
     
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