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Offline cudders

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Furious!!!
« on: June 12, 2011, 12:47:17 PM »
Got the journal and a local chap was advertising some wagons.

Called him arranged to go to view/buy. Cool.. he then calls me back to say someone called to buy them all so he sold them to them!!!

What a total @@@@@@@@@

What did he think I was going for!!

Cudders
Hoping to make a start on the layout before Xmas!!

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 02:08:45 PM »
Oh dear!   :thumbsdown:

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 02:20:26 PM »
That seems perfectly reasonable to me. He had a guaranteed sale to the guy who got there first. And he did call you back to save you the trouble of going. What did you expect him to do, hang on to them with the possibility that you wouldn't buy them, and then end up with them unsold?

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 02:49:36 PM »
Hi Cudders

I think it must depend on the basis of your discussion with the seller.

If he had said he would hold them for you to go and view before looking to sell to anyone else then I think you would have some justification for being a bit aggrieved, but if you didn't reach any such understanding, then I think he was fully entitled to sell them to the first person who made an acceptable offer, and he did at least come back to you to let you know rather than let you make a wasted journey.

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Roy

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 06:05:16 PM »
That seems perfectly reasonable to me. He had a guaranteed sale to the guy who got there first. And he did call you back to save you the trouble of going. What did you expect him to do, hang on to them with the possibility that you wouldn't buy them, and then end up with them unsold?

Steve

Reasonable? Are you serious? I already said i wanted them!!!!

Clearly you have no sense of fair play.

Cudders
Hoping to make a start on the layout before Xmas!!

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 06:09:19 PM »
Hi Cudders

I think it must depend on the basis of your discussion with the seller.

If he had said he would hold them for you to go and view before looking to sell to anyone else then I think you would have some justification for being a bit aggrieved, but if you didn't reach any such understanding, then I think he was fully entitled to sell them to the first person who made an acceptable offer, and he did at least come back to you to let you know rather than let you make a wasted journey.

Regards

Roy

When i first called he had guests so didnt want to discuss money. He then called me back to give me the s'dding directions and agreed a time to come for them. Then he just sells them anyway..A total pr@@'''.

Cudders
Hoping to make a start on the layout before Xmas!!

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 07:53:17 PM »
Ah, I see, well that's probably a bit different.  If you had agreed to buy them and the only issue was sorting out a time for collection and payment I can quite understand your frustration.

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Roy

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 08:29:15 PM »
Reasonable? Are you serious? I already said i wanted them!!!!
In that case, you might have made that clear in your first post, where you used the word "view".

Steve

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 08:32:52 PM »
Did you actually "shake on the deal" on the phone, or not?
And did both of you see it it that way, and clearly state as much?
That's what it comes down to in the end, I'm afraid.
Fair play, just like hard business, does require clarity and mutual understanding.
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 08:53:11 PM »
Well seems a gentlemans agreement doesn't stick with everyone.

I will be able to get wagons of course. Just gets my goat when you agree to meet and buy them and he then does this. Kazumping a'la housesales me thinks.

Nice guy..NOT

Cudders
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Re: Furious!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011, 10:09:40 PM »
I know how you feel Cudders, I drove 180 km to buy a British Lowe shortwave radio and when I got there the chaps Wife said he sold it so someone else and he had to go to work, he knew I was coming because I spoke to him on the phone the night before, hence another 180 km trip home with Led Zepplin turned up full bore on the car stereo.

These things happen and there is nothing we can do about it.
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

 

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