Silver Supporting Member
Nah, it’s the former. They use Reverb as an advertising device.Or they could just be really bad at their jobs, of course.
When I was looking for an early Coronet, Norm’s had a couple that looked good and were priced fairly if a hair high, they never responded to my messages.
Personally, I think that’s bad policy and a turn-off.
On the subject of doing deals outside Reverb, make sure you pay with Paypal or use a credit card with protection, naturally.