Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #5 · If you are a potential buyer on the Buy/Sell forum... |
I've been on the opposite end of the spectrum, as the potential buyer who lost out, though I never expressed animosity toward the seller, nor did I fire out a retort. Still, it does sting, especially when you have every intention of buying the item. I did miss a lens on the B&S boards, but the seller followed-up with a private sale to me of a second lens (same model) in his possession. Worked out.
I agree, first come-first serve. Though, some buyers pull the trigger without asking questions, and others, like myself, want to confirm a few things first with the seller. Sometimes, we lose out. A week back, I missed out on a Buy It Now that I had asked the seller to activate for an eBay auction. By chance, another bidder was watching the auction, and within the two minutes that the seller took to create a Buy It Now and email me to tell me it was ready, the other bidder bought my goods. That one did piss me off a bit, haha.
But, then I found it cheaper on craigslist.
I've been on the opposite side also but in no way did I have any hard feelings for the seller either. I know the exact feeling - me and a gent on Ebay worked out a deal over the phone for a video camera and I was going to do a local pickup - just as quick as we had worked out the deal, someone else had used Buy It Now! The seller ended up going with the guy who used "Buy It Now". For me, if the seller has 100% feedback and I REALLY want the item, I won't hesitate.