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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by joken, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    But damn I have no respect for a man whose word is no good. That makes number two from NWFA.
     
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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Any details, without giving away more than you want? Did you get flaked on?
     
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  3. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like flakeage to me, Do tell....
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yea, people should be fine with a recounting of the details on stuff like this.

    Should use the negative feedback option also (but I have been guilty of not because I didn't want to be rude...).

    Some people have a funny idea of what constitutes an agreement.

    If you say you want it but not sure when you can get the funds.... That's not an agreement to me.

    If I say I want it and could we meet tomorrow... That's a binding contract from me and I'll be there tomorrow with the cash.
     
  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Story time!
     
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  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you don't want to explain it, don't start it! SRG
     
  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I'm not personally interested in his #2 story... :rolleyes:
     
  8. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is the last I heard from member "Trure Grit". The item is now posted as sold.

    "I'd be willing to trade my sig for your AR15 and $400 when would you be available to meet, it's a few hour distance between us."

    It's sad that some men place so little value on their word. Ken
     
  9. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Is that it...? I wouldn't call that a flake.... That sounds more like a deal was never struck. Had he said, let's meet at location x, we will trade y, and I will walk away with z, and he failed to show or canceled at the last minute, then I would call that flaky.
     
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  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Fellow here was selling a handgun and posted pictures of it. All looked good so we decided to meet and I would buy the gun. Got to the meeting after driving 28 miles and the gun had a huge rust spot that wasn't shown in the picture. I refused to buy it and drove 28 miles home.

    Second time this has happened to me, it's just the way life is.
     
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  11. rltrim46ford

    rltrim46ford lebanon Well-Known Member

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    Without keeping a tally, I think about 25% of the deals encountered here and on other sites have some sort of glitch from no-shows to broken off communication with no explanation to bad pieces. Bummer it has to be that way.
     
  12. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm lucky, as all of my deals have run smoothly. Which is in direct contrast to selling anything on craigslist. I typically only deal with people with positive reviews, but every now and then I deal with a newbie.
     
  13. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Yeah, I have had 100% positive NWFA transactions. That 25% number seems crazy.
     
  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Before I contact someone on NWFA, I look at feedback and # posts to see how long they may have been around. I tend to avoid newbs, but they're not off the list, just depends on the deal. Folks dealt with me as a newb, so I try to give some leeway.

    Communication is the big deal for me. Just this week I proposed a trade offer to a guy, but after doing a little more research on his gun, I backed out, politely. I made sure he was clear on why I decided against the trade and we left the conversation on good terms.

    I don't expect every deal to go down, a variety of things can come up to end a deal. I'm okay with that as long as you don't commit, then flake, with no warning/communication or reason. Anyone who has dealt with me (or read my posts ;)) knows I'm a fan of words and abundant communication. I'm definitely not a fan of two-word responses. I've cut off a few deals based on very poor communication or lagging/untimely responses.
     
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  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've never had an issue on NWFA. Only met courteous, friendly and honest folks. Got to be friends with one or two of them! If its not new I will buy it here!:D
     
  16. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Blah, blah, blah, too many words ;)
     
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  17. rltrim46ford

    rltrim46ford lebanon Well-Known Member

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    It is what it is but I actually don't keep a tally. Not a big deal as the overhead is quite low.