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Old 03-12-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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I've only been here a couple of weeks, and whilst 99% of the members have been brilliant, there's this 1% that is driving me insane... I've never known anyone like him. I have tried to buy several models from him, of which he has listed, so you'd think he wishes to sell, right?? Wrong!!

I send him my first PM enquiring about several that he had, now i realise people have lives, and don't come on every day, i get that, and i'm very patient, but it took him two days to reply, i got one brief message, which i hastily replied to, only to be kept waiting another 3 days for the next reply... Again, i fired off a very pleasant message.. Now, another three days goes by and i'm getting very annoyed at this lack of communication from someone who "supposedly" needs to sell, and as a result i offer to exchange numbers to speed up the process. He agrees, so i send him a text, it takes him only a couple of hours this time.. Happy days! But since then, i've sent him a couple of texts and he seems less than enthused about "hurrying along" as i explained i'd like to do this deal ASAP.. "I've got money burning a hole in my pocket here and dying to do the deal" should be music to anyone's ears...

Now all seems to have gone quiet despite not hearing anything since the last two texts. Is there anything i can do because he has really annoyed me here and i just can't seem to get anywhere with him or any sort of communication.. Does anyone else have this problem with sellers?
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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I have had s similar situation a couple of years ago. It took several days to answer a PM. Then it took something like 5 days to get photos of the model. I finally got bored & dropped out.

Like you,I get that people have lives going on,and aren't sitting on the computer 24/7. In his listing,he was eager to move the models,needed the money for something. My advice,walk away. It really isn't worth the stress.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:55 AM   #3
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You've taken the high ground - you're not naming and shaming. Yeah, the forum is populated by a wide variety of personalities, and I suggest you let it go, and move on. Obviously this dude isn't serious about moving the merchandise, so take your money elsewhere. Building a collection is a slow, meticulous business, and can be accomplished with moderate financial outlay. No need to suffer the few jerks, or pay outlandish prices. Hope you're in it for the long haul. Later, Doug
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:06 PM   #4
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I wouldn't mind, but it's the principal of the matter. Treat people how you want to be treated!! You tell people you have merchandise to offer, go to the trouble of listing it, and then take a very lax approach when it comes time to sell them??.. It makes no sense. And i'm very much of the mindset that if you've got something to sell, sell it, don't sit on it if there are eager buyers.. Me myself, would be checking the forum hourly if i were trying to sell and needed the money. I'm at the point now where, as you say, walk away, because i'm just getting really frustrated and i know if i contact him again, i may say something that will probably end up with him cancelling the sale anyway so how can i win??.. It's hard to do though because he has a couple that i fear i'm not gonna get elsewhere or anytime soon..
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You've taken the high ground - you're not naming and shaming. Yeah, the forum is populated by a wide variety of personalities, and I suggest you let it go, and move on. Obviously this dude isn't serious about moving the merchandise, so take your money elsewhere. Building a collection is a slow, meticulous business, and can be accomplished with moderate financial outlay. No need to suffer the few jerks, or pay outlandish prices. Hope you're in it for the long haul. Later, Doug
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:50 PM   #6
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Leave it alone...not worth getting bothered about it as your principles may be different than other's principles on here. There is not a DA.C Court yet....

Just be glad you did not pay for an item to later find you were ripped off like others on this site! Just a tip, do not pay via family and friends on Paypal unless you really know the person and have dealt with them or know someone who has had successful transactions with the individual recently. If they insist, just tell them you will pay the Paypal fees if acceptable to you. This way the transaction is protected.

Happy collecting!
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:01 PM   #7
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Also, the rarest of the rare, depending on perspective of what is rare, always turns up multiple times from my experience of collecting over the past 30 plus years. Attend some of the airliners shows, Ebay, and other retailer sites that have collection sales. Try not to get caught up in instant gratification and overpaying as many of us have in the past...oh the stories I could tell as many others on here could as well! I remember collectors paying $300 to $500 for the Braniff 747 GJ collectors model back in the day. I've seen them recently for $25 to $50. Also, really think once you get a plane whether you want to sell it down the road, as you will most likely find you will buy another one multiple times over later. Also keep in mind the manufacturers at times release a similar model on a better mold. As Doug mentioned, it is a slow process and enjoy the hunt and the hobby!
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:41 PM   #8
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To be fair i'll never be a hardened collector, I'm not interested in super rares or spending thousands upon thousands to amass hundreds of models, i'm just trying to start a small(ish) collection, well, compared to some of you anyway. I'm interested mainly in the UK airlines so shouldn't take forever but definitely plan on adding a few international ones too. The world of die-cast airliners is something i've only stumbled upon recently but so far i'm loving the detail of them so it's always an incentive to buy more.
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