I'm the seller in this listing. I contacted a few of the mods for the EE to ask their advice. I just want to make sure I do the right thing here and proceed the best way possible. I did receive a reply from one of the mods, but any further help is always appreciated. So, here is the story.
Party A posted "email sent", and then sent me an email saying "I'll take it". At the time, I did not know this had even happened. A few minutes after this post. Party B (runngun199) posted that he would "take it", since he thought Party A had not staked claim to it yet. I was in my IM mailbox when the message popped up. At this point I did not know that Party A had posted in the thread and sent me an email. So as far as I knew, Party B's communication was the first I had received, since I was in my AR15.com mailbox at the time. I replied to Part B's message letting him know that I could do PayPal and I gave him my Paypal address. Immediately after replying to Party B, I get an IM from Party A saying that he had sent me an email first saying he would take it so he thought he should have first dibs. I guess, Party A then edited his post that originally said "email sent" to "email sent I'll take it." I then replied to Party B letting him know that I just noticed that there was a post before his. I can understand both Parties' arguments and I want to do the right thing here. Just not sure what the right thing to do is. At this point I told both parties I would have a mod review this and get back to them.