Everyone will have an opinion on this. I can tell you I have an email folder of people who have sent an explicit "Ill take it!" only to never respond to my multiple inquiries for payment or change their mind some time later. Since 6/2001, guess how many of these I have received? 86 unique.
I keep these around just to remind me of someone who is not so good at business transactions. But, many of these same people have since bought or sold items to me with no problem. You never know what the issue may be. Personal issues, email issues, spouse, whatever.
Recently, when someone sends me an email like what you describe, I sent an email stating that the shipping is ____ and I will hold the item for ____(usually 2) days in order for them to confirm payment. If not, I move on. I have received 12 nasty emails telling me I sold the item without their permission after they said they wanted it. This is AFTER they never responded to my time committment email.
Long and short...I think the item is not sold until the seller sends you the shipping info, paypal info, and you agree to it. Hopefully they give some time to get this done. If not, your email has qualifiers and is not agreed upon.
It's funny, most of the time I just brush it off and think "How does Herb do it?" But, in reviewing all astromart replies, it appears I have about 1800 friendly
replies and just 86 "other"
Best of all, you can relist....FREE!
Alec Hitchman said:
I have a question everyone, and here is the scenario:
You are the seller and I respond to your ad with the following e-mail:
"I would like to purchase this item. Will you accept paypal?
What would shipping be to the 99352 area code?
What does this mean to my fellow Astromarters? Does this imply a sale? Too vague? Or is there still more work to do?
Thanks for your opinions!