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WHY place an add ?????????????

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by str8shootr, May 29, 2013.

  1. str8shootr

    str8shootr oregon New Member

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    Hey folks.

    Why do people not have the common courtesy to respond to someone who ANSWERS
    an add that THEY place!!!???

    A simple "Thanks for your response" is not too much is it?

    Even "No thanks" would work.

    But to leave a respondent with NO reply is down right rude.

    Thanks for letting me rant.....I'll go back to sleep now.
     
  2. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Ive been putting people on my block list who can not take 1 sec to respond. Guy had a XDM & was looking for a 1911, sent him a offer for my brand new rem r1, wouldnt even respond with a no thanks or not interested.
     
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  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I would say probably because they are listing items for sale and not doing math............

    Then I guess it also depends on the situation. Someone had posted on my ad and I did not see it for several days as it did not pull up on "new posts". PM is always best.

    Also how long is the lack of reply? Sometimes I am basically here all day, other times I am off for several days........
     
  4. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Happens all the time. Just like people with no manners that I run across daily. It is the same here - just lacking common courtesy.
     
  5. str8shootr

    str8shootr oregon New Member

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    maybe im not patient enough nwcid,

    10 days after a pm may not be long enough to wait.....
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You do know the OP can't post in his or her ad for 7 days as its considered a bump right?
     
  7. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I don't think that is true. The post doesn't go back to the top unless the bump period of 7 days has elapsed. The OP should be free to answer questions in his thread without bumping.

    That said, I think str8shootr said he PMed the seller.
     
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  8. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    use PM (private message). buyer should PM seller also, instead of posting on the ad.

    but this does not bother me. like on craigslist, if I post something and buyer ask me something I already mentioned on the ad, I usually don't reply.

    also if I ask seller something and no reply? I simply move on.
     
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  9. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I feel the same way. A simple no thanks would suffice. Otherwise I'll just keep PM'ing you.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
  10. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Because you can't be bothered? Common courtesy - great example of not having it.
     
  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well answering questions that have already been answered are a good indicator of how the transaction could go.

    If they are having problems right off the bat that is a strong indicator that the rest of it will end up going the same way. Dont know about you but in more then one area of my life I have "worked" to make deals that in the end you sure wish you had moved on before the problems even started.
     
  12. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I generally respond, but sometimes when people are being jack-wagons and lowballing I either ignore them or at least calm down a bit before responding...
     
  13. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    It is easy to miss something in an ad in a forum. If someone asks a question about it, at least they're interested in buying what you are selling. Maybe I'm old-school, I guess.
     
  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    ^ Lack of response to and ad should be ALL you need to know about how things would go..............
     
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  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A large US corporation has a personality test they give prospective employees.

    Here's the dilemma given.

    You are driving to work in your new expensive two seat sports car.
    You pull up to a stop sign and see three people waiting for a bus, that you just passed and is broken down on the side of the road.
    You see your best friend, who is late to work and if he doesn't arrive on time, will lose his job.
    Also, there is an elderly women who desperately needs to go to the hospital and have emergency surgery.
    Last, is the women of your dreams. You know that if you don't talk to her, you will never see her again.
    You can only give one person a ride, what do you do?
     
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  16. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Yes and then the payment is missed, or the meet up is missed or after the sale there is a "problem" or many other things happen. As I said I have had one too many dealings with things that started out bad and only got worse that I refuse to do it any more. There are too many good people to deal with out there.
     
  17. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Me too, and if they keep PM'ing me I'll refuse to answer and may add them to my blocked list.
     
  18. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Give the keys to my buddy and have him take granny to the hospital! ;)
     
  19. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Is this a "pick one" question or can you answer how to deal with the whole situation? If the first that is a hard one, if that later then very easy.

    If I can manage the situation.

    Tell the guys waiting about the bus, they are at no "risk"
    Give your friend the ride
    Call and ambulance for the lady that way she can get care on the way to the hospital
    Trade numbers with the woman of your dreams and call her later
     
  20. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have a winner. Only 15% of the people tested answered it correctly.
    Everyone wins.