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Knows too little
about too much
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Two episodes this week, buyers have flaked on me. Ask your fucking questions BEFORE you say "I'll take it" and pay me; not after the fact.

It's not like we have a language problem.

RMD




Some men are morally opposed to violence; they are protected by men who are not.
 
Posts: 18131 | Location: L.A. - Lower Alabama | Registered: April 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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On this site?
 
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Originally posted by ZSMICHAEL:
On this site?


Hopefully not. Online sales (other than here) are hit or miss for me. Craigslist is the worst. Obviously, it depends on what you are selling, but most of the "yard sale stuff" goes directly to the Purple Heart these days. Way less aggravation.
 
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I don't even bother unless it's somewhat local. I definitely won't ship anything.


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Originally posted by ZSMICHAEL:
On this site?


Once on this site and once on an automotive site.

I don't fault the guy here, relatively new member and we have all leaped before we looked at times.

Just a PITA relisting and refunding.

RMD




Some men are morally opposed to violence; they are protected by men who are not.
 
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I don't even bother unless it's somewhat local. I definitely won't ship anything.


I was trying to give away a few items locally and people wanted me to ship them on my dime.

WTF??


*******
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Can I have my money back before I buy it?




"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
 
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Can I have my money back before I buy it?


For you, sure thing!

RMD




Some men are morally opposed to violence; they are protected by men who are not.
 
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I have had stellar success here on Sigforum. Quality sellers and buyers. I can't tell you how many times I've had them ship the item before I got payment in the mail.

And the vendors here care about their business and their customers.

Other sites, not so much. Backpage is great. Especially the prospective purchasers. If you can get past the tire-kickers and vermin. I've done a lot of good deals, but the vermin I weed out fairly quickly.

FAQ:

Q: I really want it. Will you hold it for me for three weeks until I have the money?

A: Sure. Drop off your 90% non-refundable deposit by sundown.

Q: Would you trade for 2 SCCY’s, a Bryco/Jennings/Jiminez, a RIA, a non-working Hi-Point and an SKS?

A: Um, no. I suppose if I needed a collection of throw-downs, I’d be interested. But since it looks like you’ll be bringing your own to the shooting, I’m good.

Q: Can you take several dozen pictures detailing all wear and the current condition of the finish, bore, chamber, sights, stock and fore-end, and e-mail them all to me?

A: The pictures you see are the ones that will either prompt you to set up a meet to view it - or fade into obscurity. Which is what Backpage flake COD fantasy warriors typically do. However, if you really need them, we can meet up and you can pay me a $100 “photography” fee. If you like the photographs I send a few days later, we can set up a meet for you to actually view it.

Q: Would you take (enter lowball offer here) for it? (Also known as “This is what my entitlement mindset ass thinks I should be able to pay for it”.)

A: No. The price posted is the acceptable price. Unlike most sellers that buffer in a de-escalation price above their acceptable price to allow buyers with exceptionally small appendages to brag “They wanted $$, but I talked him down to $”, I prefer to weed them out completely from transactions so I don’t have to deal with them. Also known as the “No haggle price” because if they need to haggle to feel like they bested someone – they can keep their egos on the curb. I prefer not to sell a firearm to someone with that exhibited chest-thumper mentality. I’ve done my homework on price. Bottom line, you wouldn’t be contacting me if you thought you could get one for less somewhere else.

Q: But XYZ will sell me one for $$.

A: Then get it and cease troubling me.
 
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Q: But XYZ will sell me one for $$.

A: Then get it and cease troubling me.


One of my favorite. Uhhh well if you know you can get it for that price from that person then why are you even bothering with mine?
 
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All the deals on this site 100%, GB also 100% but a local forum not so much. I have sold on eBay since 1998 and I find it's more of a hit or miss these days. Chris
 
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Throwin sparks
makin knives
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As an individual who sells a lot of Handmade goods on line, I have been blown away by what people will ask. In one sentence I can say " I'll sell you "x" and it is only available one way, and even though it is in print in front of their eyes, they want something totally different. Can you change this or that. I get we all WANT, but damn, cannot you read or heed something that's right in your face!
 
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Three Generations
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Sigh.

BTDT on all of the above.

At the moment, I have a feller with a "wood fired restaurant in Bar Harbor" that claims he's going to show up and haul off all 7 cords of my seasoned hardwood firewood.

With a U-Haul.

It could happen, but I'm betting it's a trailer, not a particularly big one, and one, maybe two trips will disabuse him of that notion.

Pay per load, by actual measurement, Scooter.
 
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Get my pies
outta the oven!

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You should see the idiots on these Facebook Yardsale sites which are great when people don't act like douchebags but aren't when they do:

You post an item for sale locally and clearly spell out the price and that you are willing to meet LOCALLY.

Yet you'll still get morons asking you "how much is it?" "Can you deliver it to me in Town XYZ 45 miles away?" "I'll give you $(1/4 the stated, firm price)"
Roll Eyes


The best is when you have someone that does an "I'll take it" then proceeds to go radio silent for DAYS and will NOT respond to you...so you move on to the next person after a reasonable time. Then suddenly person #1 is all up your ass and blasting you on FB why you're such a bad person and how they were supposed to get the item, etc.

I swear people get their jollies playing games like this. Confused


 
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