Upload & Sell: On
I sold a 50L on the boards around Jan 10th...
I might have shown some sympathy for your situation had you not made it a point to specifically "out" a fellow FM member-in-good-standing. Figuring out your "buyer" was not difficult. "I sold a lens several months ago..." would, in my book, have been both sufficient and appropriate to making your point, IMHO. At this point, however, it would only be fair to hear the other party's position on the matter. Or, better yet, ask Fred to delete this thread and start over.
Why does it matter where or how the lens was sold? It's been 3 months, regardless whether at was at a garage sale or here. The buyer is the unreasonable here, end of story. If you don't check out the goods for anything even resembling a reasonable time, too bad. Or worse, if the goods worked initially and then died, really not much to do here.
I hear what you're saying, but there are always two sides to every story. Nothing against the original poster. Just saying.
The fact that there may be two sides to the story doesn't change depending on where the sale occurs. Making the same post as the OP did would be ok if the sale had occurred at a flea market, but it stopped being ok once it turned out it happened here? That's the issue I'm having.