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Started by Wrigley, 04/07/2020 02:56PM
Posted 04/07/2020 02:56PM Opening Post
Me:
Hi Craig,

I was wondering if you would do that price with shipping to Oracle, AZ?

Jon




Craig Halvorson:

Hi,
Yes, I would. Must be perfect seeing there, not like here in San Jose.  I wonder what could be seen there- wow!
Craig


Me:
Yes.  It is very nice seeing except for Tucson to the south.  How do you want to complete the transaction.  The PayPal feed?  And your PayPal account?

Jon Swanson


Craig Halvorson:

Jon,

I have multiple offers, and I will ask for the buyer to pay the shipping cost.
Craig



Am I wrong being a bit pissed that the seller decided, after agreeing to sell to me, to make an auction out of a classified?  I consider this a bit of a dick move.  
Posted 04/07/2020 02:58PM #1
Apparently there were a few of us Craig Halvorson pulled this on.
Posted 04/07/2020 07:41PM #2
It is a bit of a dick move......That said the info you pasted doesnt provide a timeline for the message exchanges.....I would guess it wasnt all within 30 min but perhaps over a day or two. I would not be surprised if during that time he did have another offer or two come in and realized he could do better.....

Still a bit of a dick move but the bottom line is since he is the seller he holds all the cards......

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Posted 04/07/2020 07:47PM | Edited 04/07/2020 07:49PM #3
The first 3 were in the first half hour.  The next one after that (from me since he didn't answer) was an hour and twenty minutes later and he did not bother replying until the next day at 11:48AM.  So I was attentive and trying to get the transaction through and then I assume he had another person come in and then changed his mind.  Just letting everyone know the guy is not only poor at communicating but pretty dishonest. 

I think when someone agrees to a purchase and then pulls out the next day you are entitled to provide feedback.  Correct me if I am wrong.
Posted 04/07/2020 09:19PM | Edited 04/07/2020 09:21PM #4
I wasnt implying you dont have a reason to be frustrated.....as I said it was a bit of a dick move in agreement with you and you have every right to sound off about it.....

I just hope you only did that here in the forums instead of leaving negative feedback on his profile when there was no completed transaction. It has been a long standing policy here on AM that the feedback function is strictly for reporting issues after the sale/purchase.....Have seen several get kicked off the site permanently over the years for breaking that policy.

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20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
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Posted 04/07/2020 09:36PM #5
Couple of us left him one star feedbacks.  I don’t see how to remove it.  I will remove it if I could see how.  

Regardless, he should not be allowed to sell here if that is how he operates.