Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RetiredLEO, Sep 20, 2013.
Thank you for your time and advice.
There's really no way to know if it was a scam or not. It sounds more like just the run of the mill flakes that lurk on these forums. I've had many offers, for many products, and then not another word from these people.
You are probably correct.
I don't even necessarily think their intentions are less than honorable. They see an item they want, stick their neck out, and realize they really can't swing it. Then, since they don't have to face anybody in person, they see their only way out is silence.
As long as I'm not cheated out of anything, I just chock it up to experience.
It's possible he's just slow to respond, ie doesn't check very often.
Either way, I recommend holding onto the firearm until it's paid in full.
This is not meant to be derogatory at all, but as an investigator with the Sheriff's office I would have thought you'd be the expert to ask about it! :bluelaugh:
The last time he was on the site was 9/15. If you gave him your personal email have you checked your spam folder, it may have been marked as spam/junk email.
Sincere? With a name like that, I'd wager he is just the opposite. But that's just a hunch.:dunno:
All good advice, and I appreciate the thoughts.
I'd recommend you pass on the deal, and certainly not release the gun until he has paid in full.
he probably really couldn't afford it...
it was a pipe dream.. he made an unreasonable offer he believed would not be accepted, which surprisingly you did...
he really can't afford it so to save face just kept quiet...
my 2 cents anyway...
in the end, if you can't pay for a nighthawk in one transaction, you probably shouldn't be buying one... I mean it's a luxury item, and if you can't swing the necessities, what in the world is anybody doing spending that much cash on a luxury item...
don't get me wrong, nighthawks are nice guns... but one can go through life and never own one and be ok...
My bet is once he read this, he probably soiled his shorts.
Let me put it this way: no matter who it is, now matter what the situation, no matter how sincere or pathetic a person may sound, NEVER sell one of your weapons to anyone unless it's face to face, cash only, and everything up front.
Thank you all for your advice...It's all good and appreciated. I did hear from him today, router troubles, and his wife has been out of town. He will discuss it with her and get back to me when she gets home. All understandable and acceptable. Thank you for your time and for sharing your experience with me.
Its good to be wrong once in a while
Taku: Well said...if my fading memory serves I was once wrong too. But of course, I might be wrong.
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