For all who have expressed an interest in any of the items I have sold or am currently selling I want to sincerely thank you for your interest! I've had a number of enjoyable and smooth transactions with members over the years.
I want to take a moment to explain the reasons for the delay in determining which of the several interested parties was going to land the "Navy" .
The interest I've received in the SIG P226 Navy contract over-run has been a bit of a pleasant surprise... especially considering that when I sold its "twin" last year there wasn't quite as much interest and it took a bit longer to sell.
However, after posting this particular gun for sale in this ad I received a number of emails along with the posts in the ad. Some interested parties only sent emails, some only posted in the ad, and some did both... but one of the problems I ran into was that of those who emailed me, some were forum members who didn't include their forum screen names. I also received interest from at least one party who was not a forum member. Trying to sort out email time stamps, as well as who was a forum member and who was not, especially with delays between emails, well it became a bit problematic...
...AND to further complicate the matter, I have had to become a bit "wary" of those who email an interest in my items because I have had some recent problems with one or more miscreants who have been interfering with my ad. Some of you may remember this thread I think someone is trying to scam me in the classified
I can't state this with absolute certainty, but based on the fact that this ad is only posted on this forum and yet I occasionally receive emails from parties claiming to be interested but turn out NOT to be forum members they are obviously obtaining my profile contact info in some way. I suspect that there may be one or more forum members data mining for emails in member's profiles, either for their own use or transmitting it to others, both legitimate interested non-members as well as miscreants.
So, when i receive emails from some unknown sender wanting to buy an item from me, but didn't do me the courtesy of including their forum screen name, I try to do my due diligence and check them out to the extent that I can.
The first "I'll take it" that I received didn't include their forum screen name and so I requested it and, after a delay received it but didn't recognize it, I then requested their join date and a link to any recent thread they had posted in. While waiting on that info I sat in the pouring rain for two hours trying to find any evidence that they were a member. Ultimately I was able to determine that they were indeed a long time member that doesn't post often so we started the deal, but they then changed their mind and backed out.
The SF member directory, although a bit difficult to use, was a handy tool for checking out who was a member when we didn't recognize a member's screen name...but I do understand why it was eliminated.
In a separate, but related, issue, I've also noticed at least a few occurrences in which an item is for sale, someone on the internet wants the item and so they join the forum just to buy it, complete the transaction, then disappear without ever really participating.
On page one of this ad I had a similar problem in getting posters and emails confused and so I'm going to,once again, respectfully request that if you choose to contact me by email that you include your forum screen name.
In fact, I'd really like to suggest that no matter what the email pertains to, SIGForum Classifieds or any other section of the forum, that whenever you contact a forum member that you do them the courtesy of including your forum screen name.
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Originally posted by swage: Have the Nill grips been sold? I don't see a price unless I somehow missed it.
Swage, [MDS looks down sheepishly] you caught me in a brain fart moment. The Nills grips came on a P226 I bought and I had planned on selling them and so I spent time uploading the pics to a hosting site and then posting them in the ad...and it was only after I posted the pics here that I realized that the only set of grips I had left to put on the P226 were a set of Hogue rubber grips. My initial thought was to sell the SIG P226 package and Nills grips separately...but now my plan is to sell them together as part of a larger package. IF the buyer of the P226 package doesn't want them then I'll sell the Nills separately. [/MDS looks down sheepishly].
I've had some internet connectivity slow speed problems lately and it took me so long to upload the pics I didn't want to delete them...only to maybe have to re-upload them later. If I do end up selling the Nills separately I'll list them in the ad title and will be sure to include a price.
redleg 2/9 thanks for your interest and I apologize for not including the price. I had maxed out the characters in my ad title and also have additional pictures that I was trying to (slowly) upload to my hosting site and so I was holding off on including a price until I could find space in the title and post the additional pics.
The FN BHP is $550 + actual shipping. Thanks again for your interest!
MDS, The Aimpoint CCO arrived today, and exceeded my expectations. Thank you for packing it so carefully and shipping it so quickly! It was a true pleasure doing business with you! Best of luck with the sale of your remaining items.
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