I had this ad HERE
where I had some AR parts for sale. He posted an "I'll take it if you take paypal" for my charging handle in that thread (he is the first post under my OP). So I went ahead and replied to his IM and provided my paypal address. Unfortunately I have cleared out my AR15 inbox/outbox since then to include what I sent him in that original email/IM after I saw his posting that he'll take the CH.
So after a day went buy a local friend of mine wanted the CH. Since payment was not sent I and I didn't hear back from the buyer at all I went ahead and sent an email to him stating that it has sold locally. As follows:
Subject: AR15.Com Email :: ErikTaylor :: CH
Sent: Aug 20, 2010 9:45 PM
I haven't heard from you regarding the CH so it has sold locally. Take care and have a nice day.
Email Generated From: AR15.Com
So I didn't here a reply back or anything. So I went ahead and confirmed that my friend could have it next time I see him we can complete the transaction. Days went by and I didn't hear anything from Dman... until 5 days later:
Subject: Re: AR15.Com Email :: ErikTaylor :: CH
Date: August 25, 2010 4:21:16 PM EDT
To: Erik <XXXXXXXXXX@aol.com>
Hey sorry I took so long but work has been a killer. Anyway payment has been sent. Sorry again about the delay. Russell (
dman0325 on Ar15.co
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
I guess he didn't get my email that it had sold locally, even though it was the same email that I was corresponding to him originally (not to mention the email I sent him was attached and was beneath his reply). So since he responded that he did want it and acknowledged that he did send payment I told my friend that the original buyer wanted it and was sending payment and I'd find him (my friend) another one that I could sell him. He was ok with that, I was ok with dealing with Dman, and Dman still wanted to complete the transaction. It was a win, win.
However since then, 2 weeks from when I last heard from him, I have yet to receive payment from him. I just checked my paypal again to double check and there's nothing. Furthermore I have not heard anything from Dman wondering where is charging handle is or what's going on with the deal. (If I sent payment for an item and haven't heard from the seller or received my item I'd be sure to send an email to follow up with what's going on). That is not the case here. I haven't heard from him since his last email wishing to complete the transaction and totally disregarding my email to him that it has sold locally. Anyways, the CH made it to my friend yesterday (the 8th) so it's gone now and I figured it was time to leave appropriate feedback for this since it has been roughly 3 weeks waiting on an electronic payment from him.
It would have been simple to say, "Hey I changed my mind" or "I decided to go a different route" or even "I gave all my money to charity." Anything to give me a heads up would be appreciated. It is a very small item, and it wouldn't hurt me if he had passed. Or even if he told me he had to wait to get paid I would have been fine with that. I've waited 3 weeks already. However I feel he has led me on to believe he is/has sent payment and that has not been fulfilled. To tell the truth I had forgotten about this sour transaction until my friend brought it up to me yesterday.
I don't know what happens from here as I've never done this before, but figured I would state my story.
Edit for punctuation.