Rude Sellers. How do you respond?

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  1. Figman Freud

    Figman Freud Member

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    Example: You find a guitar you want at a good price. There is not a lot of important info in the ad like year it was made. Maybe you ask a few questions about playability, condition etc. There is no response for 24 hrs. Then, only after messaging again, they respond with 2004-2008. No precise yr, doesn't answer other questions. Short and blunt.
    How do you guys, who are communicative and ethical in your gear dealings respond? Move on (,which is my natural Instinct,), or bite the bullet and deal with it to get the guitar?
     
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  2. technomancer

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    Move along. If somebody isn't willing to communicate before a sale they are probably going to be an issue if something goes wrong like shipping damage. Also given the number of shady sellers out there that don't mention issues unless you ask, people have to be expecting to get asked at minimum if there are any issues not pictured in the add etc etc etc

    That said as a buyer you also need to do your homework. If the serial number is pictured in the add, go look it up and get the guitar specs. That kind of thing.
     
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  3. dude9478

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    I'd move on, wait till you find a good deal with someone who is decent to deal with. Not worth the potential issues.
     
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    RGB Supporting Member

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    If you can't get information before the sale, what will you expect once the clown has your cash?
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure we're in a BUYER'S market. As a seller, I always remember that.
     
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    Yam the BOMB Silver Supporting Member

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    People who are not open and transparent will have no problem lying to you. They feel no need to communicate openly and honestly.

    Just my opinion which comes from 58 years of studying people.
     
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    The last time this happened to me I just moved on and bought a different guitar.
     
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  9. Jabberwocky

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    Just move on.
     
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  10. Madison

    Madison Supporting Member

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    I've moved on many times after initial poor communication from a seller. There are more good sellers/ buyers out there than those lacking.
     
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    Find a different seller.
     
  12. SpaceCat

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    As shown in threads about inquiring a guitar's weight, some people just aren't in a rush to sell their gear. Even if they took the time to list it. I'd move on to someone who actually wants to sell.
     
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    A "deal" is really a social agreement. If you find no agreement then, you have no agreement. Look to another direction and give the old one no energy.
     
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    Move on...a good deal is far more than price. :)
     
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    In Chicago, there's a guy who's been advertising a "mint" Les Paul for more than a year. He lives more than an hour away from the city. He refuses to provide any additional photos of the guitar ("come see it"), and will not negotiate via email, only in person (why would anyone drive an hour if the price can't be set beforehand?). No wonder he can't sell it.
     
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    I don't buy online from sellers who won't answer basic questions about what they're selling. It can be a sign that they aren't looking for an informed buyer, because they're running some kind of scam.
     
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    Bill McDowell Gold Supporting Member

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    agree!
     
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    Bigtime... a quick preview of Reverb, TGP and eBay clearly shows things are in the buyers favor. No reason to deal with someone who doesn't answer your questions promptly, accurately and ship on time.
     

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