ranch, I understand why you feel you were wronged in this deal. The deal has been explained over and over again and I think it's pretty clear what happened. I understand where you are coming from, I really do.
Eagle3, I understand why you feel you were justified in your backing out of the deal. As I mentioned above, the deal has been explained over and over and it's pretty clear what happened. I understand where you are coming from, I really do.
Both of you, do you want to know what the result of all of this is, to me, a guy who plans on spending some money here and possibly putting items up for sale/trade? I'm hesitant to want to do business with either of you. It doesn't matter if one of you gets a -1 or if both of you have +1000 feedback. The back and forth bickering, like children, in this thread leaves me with a very bad taste in my mouth. If you want to bicker with one another, take it up with the moderators or move it to IM.
The majority of my time on ARFCOM is spent in my hometown forum and the EE. I read the FEEDBACK forum each morning while drinking my coffee. The right thing for both of you to do, in this situation, was to cancel the deal and chalk it up as a lesson learned in how "not" to do business on the EE. Instead, you both take to attacking one another in public over a matter that, at it's core, was a case of miscommunication. This could have been handled in a gentlemanly way. Both of you were wrong, to an extent, but neither of you are willing to admit that. Not to anyone reading this thread, and not to yourselves.
I work very hard for every dollar I spend. I take my purchases very seriously. This whole 'gun thing' isn't just my hobby, it's my passion. As members of the firearm community, we're supposed to band together. We're supposed to watch out for one another. There is an implied 'brotherhood' amongst each and every member here and the two of you are pissing all over that.
My advice to both of you; let it go.
Ranch, send him back his money order and take it as a lesson learned.
Eagle3, knock of the sarcasm and childish "I know you are, but what am I?" comments and take it as a lesson learned.
Both of you implied at one point or another, in this thread, that your reputations were important to you. Both of your reputations are being sullied right now, and you're each doing it to yourselves. You have a chance to stop any further damage if you'd both just let it go.