Updated: Bad Trader? CornAndBeer

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Help' started by PSUMike, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. PSUMike

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    Never had a bad experience in swapping fluids across state or international lines aside from traders remorse. I don't want to out the guy yet as I'm trying to be reasonable and give him the benefit of the doubt but I want some community feedback.

    He makes a post in a thread offering c+s for a particular beer that's sitting on the shelf in his area that was getting a lot of positive reviews in the thread. I pm'd him to take him up on the offer. This was in mid-September. After 2 weeks, he got the bottles and sent a pic of the receipt. I paid him that day via PP. That was 10/3. I asked him to wait a week due to being out of town for work. Sent him a pm on 10/24 asking for an update. He apologized and said he'd get them out the following week. Sent him another pm on 11/14 asking for an update. Apologized again and said he'd ship that day if it would land before the weekend. Since then, no correspondence.

    Am I out of line being mildly annoyed? This has been on-going for 2 months since first interaction and 6 weeks since he said he'd ship. He's not really super active (seems to log in about 2-3x a week) so I'm trying to give the benefit of the doubt but it's getting harder. I did tell him no rush on shipping as I didn't have anything in mind for the bottles but I didn't expect 6 weeks to pass either.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Os

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    1. you definitely can/should feel annoyed. there seems to be no given reason for his continued delay and lack of communication.

    2. if you have not yet, I'd send him a straight forward honest message one last time telling him that it's been a while since you've heard from him and you want to know what's up. You can even direct him to this thread.

    3. if he does not respond and have a tracking number (or what you feel is an acceptable excuse) within a few more days, I'd go public

    best of luck
     
  3. BadJustin

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    what Os said then it's time for ......
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    Depends...does his name rhyme with "Jon" or "Juan" but is not "Sean"?
     
  6. PSUMike

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    Oh to be young again...
     
  9. PSUMike

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    You're 2 years older than me...
     
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    I miss Drew.
     
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  11. PSUMike

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    Messaged him but he hasn't logged in in 2 weeks.
     
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  12. Os

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    if you don't have a phone number or email to follow up with... I'd go ahead and tag him or out him... see if he explains himself then?
     
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  13. greg4579

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    Agreed. If you can, I'd send a final text/email saying I am taking this public.

    12/3 would be 2 months since payment. Also, 2 weeks with no communication is not good. IMHO you have been patient and I wouldn't want to trade with this person.
     
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  14. PSUMike

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    I'll give it until 12/3. I think that's fair. He seems to be fairly ingrained into the community in spite of limited activity so I never thought this would be an issue.
     
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  15. greg4579

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    I don't care how "ingrained" someone is. It takes all of 1 minute to log in and say "Hey man, life got busy. Just letting you know I haven't forgotten".
     
  16. PSUMike

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    Oh I absolutely agree but that was just my justification for giving him more time than I normally would have in this situation.
     
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    Hey man, life got busy. Just letting you know I haven't forgotten.
     
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    his avatar leads me to believe he knows a thing or two about dignity...
     
  20. Os

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