well I'm glad I logged on to find this!
here's my chronolgogy of events:
8-15 deal finalized
8-16 Carb sent funds
8-18 he had sent more than 1 email asking for an update, I responded that there was no update because he sent the funds just 2 days prior.
8-22 funds/ffl recd and I emailed him as such, I also stated it would be a couple days before I could ship it
8-25 over 9 emails in less than 3 days , at this point as he was obviously on edge and I suggested I just refund him his funds, etc and for him to think it over
8-27 confirmed to follow thru on this and rifle would ship Monday, which it did
9-8 rifle was returned as ' undeliverable", I said I would see if I could find out why on this end I assumed Carb would do the same from his end. I could not get a firm reason excepting that no one would sign for it.
9-9 I apologized even though it was beyond my sphere of influence and said I would have a local shop ship it.
9-10 and 9-12 In checking with 2 shops both would charge me between $25 and $30 plus shipping and if it was returned again I would have to pay to re DROS the rifle back to myself !? I was already out lose to $30 for the first attempt and wasn't going to lose another $60 or better if it was returned again.
I was going to email Carb as to how to proceed, then thought better of it and returned his funds/ffl this AM. He can check post mark to verify. I was going to email him tonight but will do so this way since it is now open for public scrutiny. Perhaps Carb could/should have asked his dealer what happened on that end but he never followed thru on his end either. Nor did he say " hey sorry it's costing you to ship it twice'.
I bear no ill will and am sorry he thinks badly of me. while I may/can be a jerk at times I am, nor ever have been a swindler. When folks have backed out on deals and you can see someone did on this post I never slammed anyone and never gave them grief.
Could I have handled it better, I don't know as the shipping part was beyond my scope. I perhaps could/should have emailed every day or twice daily? I see where he may think he was being ripped off but I have been a member here a very long time and NEVER ripped anyone off.