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Well put and agree !mqqn wrote: ↑Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:46 amI note that David has been a member since 2018.
I thought that this thread displayed the gentlemanly way things may be handled without jumping to conclusions and getting out the pitchforks and torches.
I would add that, while reading David's reply, I envisioned the many times I have received "the look" from my beautiful bride when I am going through the end of month accounting and ask "what was the $66 thing on the 12th?" etc.
Embarrassingly it is often something that I bought and forgot about.
I realize that my experience is somewhat different from this exact issue, but I have been extremely frustrated myself on more than one occasion when making a sale on AAPK and a member asks me to "please, please hold a knife" for him until he can "get the money together." The few times I have done this, almost without exception after I have already told other interested buyers that the knife was "already spoken for", the first person suddenly disappears into the ether and does not bother to check back in with me or respond to my PMs or emails. Maybe it's just me, but I feel that until the knife has been paid for and received by the buyer, the deal is still pending, and as such, he should be at least aware and courteous enough to occasionally check his PM/emails for any news from the seller that may in any way affect the transaction. I don't think that's too much to ask, especially if the seller is holding a knife on the a promise of a future purchase (which, like I said, is not the same as this issue, but the communication aspect between the two parties involved is just as important.)
Kudos to you, sir, for being considerate to the negligent buyer despite being ignored and having to go through all that hassle. That was the right and correct way to handle it. You showed true professional and gentlemanly behavior IMHO.
As someone who has been a member for five years, David should know better about how to conduct business on this site. I would be more forgiving of him if he were a new member, but I feel five years is plenty long enough to know how things work here. READ YOUR PMs!!!! I would also point out that the seller, backlip, has been a member for less than one year, yet apparently he knew how to handle this unfortunate situation in a professional, responsible and respectful manner.