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Why is it that dealing with people on this board....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Noxspector, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Noxspector

    Noxspector Oregon Member

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    and trying to conduct gun deals seem like there is a 5 to 1 flake quotient? People if you are wanting to work a trade or do a deal make sure that you are READY are WANTING to do it. Don't waste my time after tons of e-mails/PMs back and forth decide to pull out at the last hour with a sudden change of heart. Oh.....and NO I don't want to trade my firearm for your firearm that is worth half of what mine is. I also really don't need another SKS.
     
  2. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I'll trade you my ANIB Hi point 9mm for that colt delta elite you got? I'll throw in a nylon holster and 7 rounds of reloaded 9mm too!!!

    It's hard to deal with a ton of pm and email saying they want it but somehow they never get back to you. I haven't had that many flakes with buyers as much as I had with sellers. People are people and just move on. It's super frustrating but i still prefer that they tell me close to the deal that they're not interested rather than flaking.
     
  3. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    It's not just here. I've had the privelege of selling quite a few things on CL lately. If I didn't need the money, it wouldn't be worth it.
     
  4. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    Sleep with dogs , get fleas......it runs with the territory.
     
  5. oa98pistol512

    oa98pistol512 salem area Member

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    That is why I do not post my guns here anymore.. I do not want a glock for my sig228R and so on....I noticed when I was a junior member everybody lowballed or offered half of what trade was worth.
     
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  6. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I must have been lucky. Tried to sell here only once and it was a pleasant experience.
     
  7. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    I have had great luck on the forum.. 1 maybe 2 no shows but just leave them neg feedback.. usually weeds them out.
     
  8. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Everyone on this board has been great to deal with.

    Now click on my name and go to my profile and click my started threads to see what I'm selling. Cash talks.
     
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  9. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    last deal i did was the worst experience ive ever had, left feeling violated agreed upon the price before hand showed up and he lowballed the crap out of me, was a used car salesman, next day he has the gun up for 150 more than he paid me for it, different forum this deal went down on and not his fault he was just trying to get a deal but atleast have the common courtesy to be fair with people mental note to never deal with that guy for sure also mental note to learn to walk away when you are getting screwed deals ive made on here have been great
     
  10. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    I've only done 1 trade but the guy was cool and I had no problems. I'm also a jerk though and have had my time wasted to many times on CL so nowadays whether I'm buying or selling they are coming to me and on my time because I know I have the item/cash. That was if I get the runaround it didn't cost me any gas and I just move on to the next deal
     
  11. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I don't know.

    I have not had any problems with the limited transactions I have had,

    Maybe it's you. Just saying, if you come across as arrogant and haughty as you do in your OP, maybe after several interactions via PM or whatever they are not comfortable doing business with you..

    Like I say I don't know and sorry for taking your time.
     
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  12. Noxspector

    Noxspector Oregon Member

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    Yep. It must be me. 100% arrogant and haughty to the core. Sweet!
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    I have had very little problems like that

    I would have to say i have a 15 to 1 with 15 good to 1 flake.

    On this board
    So far only stood up once well maybe twice but only once where i waited a half hr in a parking lot .
    I have had several tire kickers that had a few questions nothing wrong with that.
    One I'll take it then oh got a free one from a friend. No sweat off my back.
    maybe a half dozen low balls but thats expected when posting on a open forum i usually hit the ignore button and never hear from them again. (hope someday i have something they really want and can't reach me)
    and 1 doobee smoker who was suppose to sell me a woo and realized it was priced too low and sold it to a high bid and then later wanted to buy a stock from me and fell off the planet so i think its a small few that pull these type of stunts that stink up the place for others.

    but ya know this is the NW weathers bad but the beer is good i am sure there are guys with big wants but second thoughts. Its not a big deal really just part of the anonymous faceless board.

    So far everyone i have done business with have been stand up guys and when time permitting have enjoyed the conversations and share of knowledge and well worth weeding through the duds to meet.

    My only grip towards those type of people is they just need to be honest if you changed your mind just say so don't leave me hanging.
     
  14. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    forgot one i got stood up waited for an hour at the zoo didnt know about the negative feedback system til recently or i would have definatley gave it to him
     
  15. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I too have been pretty lucky. If people take 4 days to return a PM, then move on. Look for the good ratings. There really are some good people on this board.

    With that said... Anyone want to trade their Colt Python for my SKS? It's got all the Tapco accessories you could want :)
     
  16. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Ya see i see where the dandruff came from now. Some of us, myself included have referred people from CL to this board maybe its the CL people that are the flakes
     
  17. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I struggled with the correct words to get my point across, that's on me. Arrogant and haughty or probably poor choices, May be if I had said your OP came across as angry and your potential buyers sensed that in there discourse with you would of been better.

    The old saying is it takes two to tangle, and that is simply what the intent of my reply was to convey.

    I'm sure you will have better luck going forward.
     
  18. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I'm having a brain fart here. What is CL?
     
  19. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    craigslist
     
  20. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    CraigsList

    **Too slow
     
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