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Online Craig Beswick

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Response time
« on: June 11, 2021, 06:15:41 PM »
Hi guys I would like some opinions please.

I have an item for sale. I was contacted by a new member and I sent him a PM and left a message on the post. He has not responded.

5 full days have passed with no response. I have another member offering to buy the engine. What is the fair thing to do?

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Re: Response time
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 07:06:23 PM »
If it were me, I'd sell it to the interested party. The guy that didn't isn't that interested IMO.

And if you wait for him you might lose a sale.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 08:14:12 PM »
There's no rule that says you have to sell to the first guy that contacts you. Don't know how that got started. Pick the best buyer and sell your item. 5 days, I wouldn't wait 5 hours. Lots of missed connections and tire kickers on the internet.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:18:41 PM »
Thank you. That will do me!
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Re: Response time
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 09:15:53 PM »
Craig,

I've always been a "first dibs," kind of guy. Think about this,

You've got an item for sale, not for action, and you have it priced. You have it priced.

Someone says "I'll take it," so why not sell it to the first person who responds? Sell it to the first person who responds.

Anything but this is IMHO is a demonstration of a person with a flawed character.

There's plenty of them.
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Re: Response time
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 09:21:22 PM »
To be clear, I was asked if the item was still for sale. This I replied to but have had no response since.

I was sent an email by another member saying they would buy it if the other party declined.

My question was how long is a fair amount of time? Which you did not respond to. Or, are you suggesting I should wait a month, 2 months, a year? Again what is fair?

Thank you for the character judgement.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 10:01:58 PM »
To be clear, I was asked if the item was still for sale. This I replied to but have had no response since.

I was sent an email by another member saying they would buy it if the other party declined.

My question was how long is a fair amount of time? Which you did not respond to. Or, are you suggesting I should wait a month, 2 months, a year? Again what is fair?

Thank you for the character judgement.

Craig

   Well the first party didn't claim it, just asked it it was still for sale. The second party actually claimed it first. And since there has been no answer to your messages, that tells the tale there, he's not interested or can't complete the sale. I say party #2 gets first refusal.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 11:05:45 PM »
   Well the first party didn't claim it, just asked it it was still for sale. The second party actually claimed it first. And since there has been no answer to your messages, that tells the tale there, he's not interested or can't complete the sale. I say party #2 gets first refusal.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2021, 09:05:35 PM »
If you sent the first person a PM per this forum and have not got a response I would saylet it go to the person that wants the engine.  At least this forum lets me know when I have a message from someone I sent a message to. H^^
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Re: Response time
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2021, 02:25:12 PM »
Sell it to guy #2, because guy #1 is a flake.   VD~ Steve

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Re: Response time
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2021, 06:36:05 AM »
Craig,as they say....money talks and bullshit walks.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2021, 09:02:47 AM »
Craig,

I've always been a "first dibs," kind of guy. Think about this,

You've got an item for sale, not for action, and you have it priced. You have it priced.

Someone says "I'll take it," so why not sell it to the first person who responds? Sell it to the first person who responds.

Anything but this is IMHO is a demonstration of a person with a flawed character.

There's plenty of them.

What if the first response is someone you don't want to get involved with because they are a know weirdo trouble maker or live in a place where you know the mail probably won't get through or they're using a form of payment like the pony express. Got to use some common sense.

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Re: Response time
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 02:59:53 PM »
Thank you for all the input.

To update. Guy number 1 I have still not heard from.

I think he may have been surfing the net looking for a VF and found mine joined Stunthanger, placed his question and never returned??

It seems guy number 2 has gotten cold feet. He said he was going to pay on the weekend but that didn't happen. So, I guess I will put it in the Impact after all.

Thanks once again.

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