I'm not a big fan of flaming people, unless they blatantly deserve it (here's looking at you Han), but I've just been fucked around on a deal and I'm a tad pissed.
As most of you know, I'm flogging off a few of my MOC's. I had them listed on Evil bay and was contacted by a buyer who wanted extra pictures of a few etc. We chatted over email/evilbay messenger etc and he made me an offer for one item outside Ebay, but said he wouldn't be able to pay for it until the 20th (ish) of this month when he got paid. Now I don't have a problem holding items for people, be it for late payment or payment plan etc. I know not every one has the cash at their disposal then and there, and I've been helped out by sellers in the past so I try and help out buyers as much as possible.
We agreed a price and that he would pay on June 20th (ish). I specifically asked him to make sure he was 100% as I didn't want to be fucked around, and he assured me that he was. So I foolishly ended the listing and sent the invoice. Can you guess where this is going yet!?
Today he contacts me to say he has somehow managed to find an AFA 85 and thus no longer wants to do the deal, AND then he turns round and makes me a very cheeky offer for one of my other items (the offer was below one he had made on the same item about a month before).
Am I alone in thinking that if you agree to do a deal with someone that that then means you are actually going to do a deal!? Not that you keep it as an insurance and go looking for a better deal in the interim?
I know there's a recession on and people are keen to save cash ect, but surely once he saw the 85 and was tempted, let-alone had an offer accepted on it, contacting me would have been the decent thing to do!?
As it stands I’m not out anything, other than the cost of an auction, but I can’t help but feel severely fucked off. Especially as I specifically stated I didn’t want a situation like this to happen and for him to make sure he was 100%.
What do you think, Flame or just chalk it up to an arsehole buyer!?
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