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Old Jan 27, 2004, 07:26 AM
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Freddy418 and Poor Sales Practices


What is a reasonable amount of time to wait for payment after agreeing on a price?

Yesterday Freddy418 offered an Astro 010 motor for sale ( https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...72#post1760772 ). I PM'd him agreeing to purchase the motor at his price. Last night on my way to bed I checked my PM's and received a reply stating that the motor was mine. This morning, I log on to make payment and check the thread one more time to find that he has sold the motor to someone else. Is it unreasonable to expect someone to wait until the next morning for payment? Below is the text of the PM's:

Re: Astro
howdy,

sounds good, send paypal to dengd@rpi.edu and its yours.

cheers,
-freddy



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Navy Diver wrote on Jan 26, 2004 03:49 PM:
If it's still available, I'll take it for $70.00 shipped.
Eric

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Old Jan 27, 2004, 08:14 AM
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by the looks of it, you were first to post..... freedy should have made it clear that he wanted payment right away, or at least contacted you first b4 accepting a payment from someone else!
Old Jan 27, 2004, 09:14 AM
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I apologize for my hasty actions, but after I sent you the PM I didn't hear from you again, so I assumed that you were backing out, a return PM stating your intentions would have prevented this from occuring, either way, this taught me a lesson about making assumptions, and it won't happen again.

-freddy418
Old Jan 27, 2004, 09:44 AM
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I accept your apology. As I stated, I checked my PM's on the way to bed and didn't anticipate any problems with forwarding the money this morning. I may be a bit old fashioned, but I try to live by the addage that a man is only as good as his word, and once given, it shouldn't be broken. Good luck in your future transactions.
Eric

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