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Old 07-16-2019   #1
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I hope i have the right place for this. Mods feel free to do your thing.

The classifieds here have always been a fairly positive experience for me. Thank you to the people who make it possible.

As users perhaps I can make a suggestion? If you engage with a seller, make offers and so forth, consider following up when they reply or make arrangements with you. EVEN IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, be courteous and send a note saying "hey, I changed my mind but thank you". The routine of engaging, asking questions and making offers followed by then not responding or clarifying your intent is bothersome and it has happened a number of times (to me at least) in the past months.

To sum it up... If you engage with a seller and make an offer, dont then ignore the seller and stop responding to replies. A simple "i have changed my mind" would be lovely.

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It’s just another sign of a generalized lack of manners, and it’s become societally pervasive. There are a myriad of reasons more people now seem comfortable behaving thoughtlessly, and even willing to defend it, to themselves, at least.
Thanks for the post, maybe it will do some good, here, though asking for what used to be a universally accepted way of human interaction is probably swimming against the current.
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Itís just another sign of a generalized lack of manners, and itís become societally pervasive. There are a myriad of reasons more people now seem comfortable behaving thoughtlessly, and even willing to defend it, to themselves, at least.
Thanks for the post, maybe it will do some good, here, though asking for what used to be a universally accepted way of human interaction is probably swimming against the current.
I certainly dont want to make a mountain out of mole hill but it is frustrating and kind of rude. Im not talking about asking a general question and then not responding. Im talking about making offers and asking hiw to proceed with payment etc. then dissapearing. That's frustrating
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Itís just another sign of a generalized lack of manners, and itís become societally pervasive. There are a myriad of reasons more people now seem comfortable behaving thoughtlessly, and even willing to defend it, to themselves, at least.
Thanks for the post, maybe it will do some good, here, though asking for what used to be a universally accepted way of human interaction is probably swimming against the current.
Yes, it may be swimming against the current. But I'd prefer to delay being swept out to sea!
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I would agree is pretty bad manners. I've sold things here and never had anything but wonderful experiences with buyers.

Lets just clarify that the described problem is not a general practice but an exception. At least on my experience.

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it would also be a really good idea for anyone using the classifieds to read the classified guidelines

see http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...ndex.php?cat=1

about halfway down the page

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I would agree is pretty bad manners. I've sold things here and never had anything but wonderful experiences with buyers.

Lets just clarify that the described problem is not a general practice but an exception. At least on my experience.

Marcelo
Absolutely. I have had great experiences buying and selling here and will continue to use it. This is not the common experience. Just of late it has happened a number of times.
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I hope i have the right place for this. Mods feel free to do your thing.

The classifieds here have always been a fairly positive experience for me. Thank you to the people who make it possible.

As users perhaps I can make a suggestion? If you engage with a seller, make offers and so forth, consider following up when they reply or make arrangements with you. EVEN IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, be courteous and send a note saying "hey, I changed my mind but thank you". The routine of engaging, asking questions and making offers followed by then not responding or clarifying your intent is bothersome and it has happened a number of times (to me at least) in the past months.

To sum it up... If you engage with a seller and make an offer, dont then ignore the seller and stop responding to replies. A simple "i have changed my mind" would be lovely.

Thanx!
I agree. It is common courtesy to politely communicate with the seller to let them know what you have decided ESPECIALLY if you decide not to go ahead with the purchase.

I have recently had an experience on eBay where the roles were reversed where as a buyer this sort of thing occurred to me . I asked a question of the seller (in which I did not ask for a discount) but the seller never the less offered a discount in response to my question. I presume he perhaps thought this would be a "sweetener" to close the deal, which it was. I was not as I say, expecting a discount nor had asked for one but I felt his BIN price was at the upper end of the range and the discount did indeed make the deal more attractive).

So I responded again saying I accepted his offer of a discount asking if he could please amend his eBay listing to indicate his willingness to accept offers in which event I would submit an offer for the lower amount we both already agreed on. I never heard back. Which I thought was rude and clueless. His equipment is still on eBay 2 weeks later - unsold, re listed. I was not upset (being upset at such little things is not worth it) but I just moved on and gave my money to another seller.
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