Agreed price with seller Saturday … it was a lot lower than asked on the strict proviso that t he money is with me today, Friday 28th…he agreed
Got text late last night “My wife (!) wants me to wait a bit is it ok if I pay you around March 10th” note the ‘around’ bit - ****** can’t even guarantee ma a late date.
NO IT FUCKING ISN’T !!! What part of ‘Strict Proviso’ and ‘Friday 28th’ did you not understand??? … Dumped him
2nd interested potential buyer saw bike , was ‘Very interested but had to clear it with his Dad’…
Next day he texted me to say he was"Very keen" but would be away for a few days and would call when he got back Wednesday
No call Wednesday or Thursday so I left message ( he NEVER answers his phone )
Saturday he texts “Sorry for the delay - I’m still interested in your bike will call”
When 1st buyer fell through I text him again to see if he is still interested
Got text back last night " Yes still very keen on your bike will call tomorrow"
It is now gone 4 o’clock - no call
So despite him saying , in order, that he’s “Very interested” then “very keen” then still interested" and finally “very keen on your bike” he hasn’t been arsed to pick up the phone , talk to me and actually make an offer or confirm he’s going to buy… grrrr
You’re welcome to rant, I certainly would! Unfortunately that’s just the way it is. Until you’ve actually sold it, it isn’t sold and people will fit it in with what fits for them. If yours sells, another will come along for them. If you want hassle free, trade it in against another bike. You’ll get quite a bit less but it’s easier.
That said, good luck with the sale. I’m sure someone will come along soon who’ll actually buy it
I do a lot of ebay/gumtree trading of guitars and musical items.
People are mostly shite and unreliable- used to get messed around all the time.
Now I don’t hold anything without a non-refundable deposit and a fixed time limit on collection.
Yep probably the rain doesn’t help - if the sun was shining they would be thinking "Mm nice to have a decent bike to ride
“Now I don’t hold anything without a non-refundable deposit and a fixed time limit on collection.” Is bloody good advice
Both my ‘buyers’ were so excited and keen-sounding that I thought they would turn up with the cash and didn’t ask for a deposit - next time will be different - if you’re keen put your money where your mouth is!