Jaime you were lucky - one ad I had for my Trumpet someone pressed ‘Buy it now’ at 2am on a Sunday morning - yep they were pissed and had just come in on a night out …did they turn up to buy…er no.
I gave Buy It Now a 2nd chance - this time guy turns up and tries to offer me 80% of his agreed buying price …why was he so cheeky? Because the basket knew that by pressing the button he’d got rid of all my other bidders and thouhgt he had me to himself.
Both times I had to go through the arse of cancelling bid (real headache) and re advertising.
I don’t deny it can work with honest buyers but its a real Russian roulette…best avoided
So, waited all week as this guy was going to come over with a mechanic friend to look it over and buy it this eve, this was the earliest he could get here. He calls me and says he’s only got half the cash and he can bank transfer the rest, or he can transfer £100 then come over sat! He’s known about this all week and he could’ve got all the money & he reckoned he couldn’t get hold of his mate so his brother was coming. I said I couldn’t be bothered as all sounded like a load of hassle. He said practically it wasn’t his fault as he’s been relying on everyone else! Urm, takes 20 mins to sort your insurance, there are trains around! Even said I could’ve bought it to him and he’d of paid my petrol! What a knobhead! What happened to yeh bike is what I’m after, here’s the cash, off you go! I’ve never heard of such a palava in my yrs of personal and work sales! Joker!
So the other guy is coming to my work on the tube to get it tomorrow! Well providing its all as I’ve said! Where do these people come from honestly???
Yep - par for the course Claire …Timewaster supreme - I’m surprised he didn’t give you the excuse that his dog was ill.
As you say the routine is - see bike - view bike - pay money - ride away …especially when the bike is a bargain like yours.
We all lead busy lives and you can except the odd excuse but that guy smelled of timewaster from the start.
Now let’s hope guy number 2 isn’t a tyrekicker and finds something silly (oh it’s not got Dunlop tyres on it like I was expecting! :crazy:) and try and offer you £1500 or something,if he does tell him politely to feck off and stick it back on Ebay as a straight auction (you should be able to relist for free) for a £1950 start …there are plenty of straight buyers out there who will snap it up!
Definitely the right decision, the excuse about the cash is such BS, you can get cash from the bank, if it’s over a certain amount you may need ID but it’s really easy to withdraw lots of cash and it takes five minutes.
The chap who bought my old bike made the offer, turned up on time and did the deal. If you want the deal you get on it right away.
If matey-boy had half the cash, I’d have been very tempted to get him over, confirm he’s happy with the bike, tell him it’s his, take the cash, then politely inform him that he’ll get the bike when the other half of the cash materialises. If he gets arsey and demands the cash back, get equally arsey and tell him to get it in gear and stump up the remainder asap.