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Tvättbjörn
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that happens a lot lately. should we make a topic like "non paying buyer" or "a waste of time to deal with" ??? That may traighten out some people. What do you think???
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped "saving" items for customers on the Samba because it never failed, money wouldn't show up. I had a rough trip speedo from an oval advertised on the Samba for $150.00 that 21 members "had to have". The guy that bought it was from Germany, paid in US cash and is very happy, no $$ came from the other 20 people who were located in the US. Now I send a reply to inquiries that says "first $$ to show up gets it, all others returned uncashed at my expense". Seems to work. I've only had one guy complain that I was "playing games" and he told me he didn't want to do business with me. I've talked to a few people that know him and they say he's a tool, so no big loss. If he would have sent the money at the time he inquired, he would have got the item. All in all, 99% of the people on the Samba are great to deal with, so I consider all this a minor irritation.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I stopped "saving" items for customers on the Samba because it never failed, money wouldn't show up. I had a rough trip speedo from an oval advertised on the Samba for $150.00 that 21 members "had to have". The guy that bought it was from Germany, paid in US cash and is very happy, no $$ came from the other 20 people who were located in the US. Now I send a reply to inquiries that says "first $$ to show up gets it, all others returned uncashed at my expense". Seems to work. I've only had one guy complain that I was "playing games" and he told me he didn't want to do business with me. I've talked to a few people that know him and they say he's a tool, so no big loss. If he would have sent the money at the time he inquired, he would have got the item. All in all, 99% of the people on the Samba are great to deal with, so I consider all this a minor irritation.


not a bad way at all. The only problem if you have to return 10 payments and you mail it certified than it´s adding up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I stopped "saving" items for customers on the Samba because it never failed, money wouldn't show up. I had a rough trip speedo from an oval advertised on the Samba for $150.00 that 21 members "had to have". The guy that bought it was from Germany, paid in US cash and is very happy, no $$ came from the other 20 people who were located in the US. Now I send a reply to inquiries that says "first $$ to show up gets it, all others returned uncashed at my expense". Seems to work. I've only had one guy complain that I was "playing games" and he told me he didn't want to do business with me. I've talked to a few people that know him and they say he's a tool, so no big loss. If he would have sent the money at the time he inquired, he would have got the item. All in all, 99% of the people on the Samba are great to deal with, so I consider all this a minor irritation.


I would never do business under your terms of everyone sending payment. I would not send payment unless I was assured that the item was being held for me. It is, of course your choice, but you wouldn't get my business.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Wilson wrote:
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I stopped "saving" items for customers on the Samba because it never failed, money wouldn't show up. I had a rough trip speedo from an oval advertised on the Samba for $150.00 that 21 members "had to have". The guy that bought it was from Germany, paid in US cash and is very happy, no $$ came from the other 20 people who were located in the US. Now I send a reply to inquiries that says "first $$ to show up gets it, all others returned uncashed at my expense". Seems to work. I've only had one guy complain that I was "playing games" and he told me he didn't want to do business with me. I've talked to a few people that know him and they say he's a tool, so no big loss. If he would have sent the money at the time he inquired, he would have got the item. All in all, 99% of the people on the Samba are great to deal with, so I consider all this a minor irritation.


I would never do business under your terms of everyone sending payment. I would not send payment unless I was assured that the item was being held for me. It is, of course your choice, but you wouldn't get my business.
Paul


Nope, I operate the same way, as do many other sellers. I got burned holding parts for buyers in the past, or people who were adamant they wanted the item and never followed through. As a matter of fact, I have the same joker e-mailing me every six months about some late model Karmann Ghia quarter panels. Two times he has been "all set to send the money" and never followed through. Now, I just delete his messages as I have someone who agreed to pay an up-front deposit for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tvättbjörn wrote:
Oh that happens a lot lately. should we make a topic like "non paying buyer" or "a waste of time to deal with" ??? That may traighten out some people. What do you think???

That's been tried unsuccessfully.
Just the other day a seller did that in this forum, and the buyer's buddies all ganged up on the seller. Oh, the buyer is a "stand-up guy" and "he's busy" and he builds "killer rides". All that happened was the buyer unloaded a ton of trash talk on the seller. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
Tvättbjörn wrote:
Oh that happens a lot lately. should we make a topic like "non paying buyer" or "a waste of time to deal with" ??? That may traighten out some people. What do you think???

That's been tried unsuccessfully.
Just the other day a seller did that in this forum, and the buyer's buddies all ganged up on the seller. Oh, the buyer is a "stand-up guy" and "he's busy" and he builds "killer rides". All that happened was the buyer unloaded a ton of trash talk on the seller. Rolling Eyes


The wheels came off the toys you sold me last year. Can I have a refund?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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iowegian wrote:
Tvättbjörn wrote:
Oh that happens a lot lately. should we make a topic like "non paying buyer" or "a waste of time to deal with" ??? That may traighten out some people. What do you think???

That's been tried unsuccessfully.
Just the other day a seller did that in this forum, and the buyer's buddies all ganged up on the seller. Oh, the buyer is a "stand-up guy" and "he's busy" and he builds "killer rides". All that happened was the buyer unloaded a ton of trash talk on the seller. Rolling Eyes


The wheels came off the toys you sold me last year. Can I have a refund?


Um--- were those the toys that I gave you? Free?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a rash of "I want to buy your item" lately with no follow through. Is it the full moon?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Dead beat buyers Reply with quote

How long do most sellers give a buyer to get their paypal payment to them? A day maybe?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Dead beat buyers Reply with quote

satterley_sr wrote:
How long do most sellers give a buyer to get their paypal payment to them? A day maybe?


That's reasonable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Dead beat buyers Reply with quote

satterley_sr wrote:
How long do most sellers give a buyer to get their paypal payment to them? A day maybe?

I'm lazy about paying attention but I think if the person has responded and said they are sending payment, a day is reasonable.

I am blown away by how buyers I have had that said "I'll send it in a few minutes" or "I'll send it tonight" and they don't pay for at least a day, if not more.

If it's someone I sent payment info to and they have not responded at all, I will follow up when possible.
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