Drove 90 miles last night for nothing

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Lonn, Nov 21, 2020 at 12:13 PM.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Local guy has this guitar listed with an original G-DEC amp and case for $150. I offered $100 and he said ok. We chatted a couple more times during the day and agreed to meet about 9pm about 45 miles from me. I made the drive, got the amp in the car and was just putting the guitar in. Handed the guy the money and said "here's $100, go ahead and count it". He says "what? It's $150". I looked at him rather sideways and told him to check his texts. He says "sorry man, I didn't even see that". I said then what did you say OK to? Anyway he was not willing to sell it for $100, took his stuff out of my car and got out of there fast. Needless to say I was not happy. No idea what the guitar is but it looked like it had interesting electronics, and the amp was worth $100 by itself. I didn't need another guitar anyway but I kinda wanted that amp.

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  2. FrieAsABird

    FrieAsABird Strat-Talker

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    Ugh I hate those people. Luckily I’ve never really had that happen to me per se, only had people coming to pick up something i was selling with a fixed price, then haggling again. Told them off and they paid the full price, but it must suck to have wasted time and fuel for nothing.
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Guy
    Knew ya had cash
    And
    Didn't mug ya..
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    That's why I meet in public places.
     
  5. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    That is a rather interesting looking guitar. Did he make any rep as to what it might be?
     
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    I'd have told him "look, I don't care what you say now, you agreed to it, you can't use the "I didn't see that" excuse, besides, you said OK, and there was only one question asked. I'm taking this for $100!"

    But, most people here don't have firearms lol
     
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  7. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    Wise move. I do the same and wear a 9mm, prominently displayed. Good for deterrence.
     
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    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    Probably worth a phone call next time rather than just text. Too much can get lost in translation.
     
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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    I had a transaction mapped out and mostly agreed to a few weeks ago. It was going to be a long drive and we both had odd scheduling stuff going on. We had contacted each other back and forth via text and I was waiting for a "Ok, I'm home, will be here yada yada" text and never got one........

    Didn't end up doing the deal, no idea which of us was communicating poorly. :D
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I had a nice trade set up a couple days ago. Then...crickets. I contacted him yesterday and he decided he didn't want to trade. It was his idea in the first place and he reached out to me. I kniw it's a free world but if you are going to back out of a deal then at least send a message. It's not like someone could yell at you or something.
    I'm getting more and more dine with people around here for sure.
    Ask if something is for sale, make an agreement then...GHOST!
     
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  11. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    He knew nothing about guitars, was selling it for his niece.

    He still had the guitar case in his hand, snatched the amp out of my open car door and took off very quickly. I'm not pulling a gun on a guy for a guitar.

    I've done hundreds and hundreds of deal via text. I offered $100 and he literally said OK. He was just a bonehead.
     
  12. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    I wouldn't pull a gun for guitar. Strictly a deterrent.

    But the idea of a phone call isn't a bad one. At the least, confirming the details one last time before you go to get it would probably not be a bad idea going forward. Like they do with a cc payment on the phone...XXX...XXX..and XXX...RIGHT?

    No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the public at large.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    Long drives are worth a quick phone call
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I generally trust people have read something when they respond to it. It wasn't THAT long of a drive, I drive that far quite often for guitars. The point of the thread was not coming home with the guitar lol. Just can't believe he missed the very first question I asked. Without that the rest of the messages didn't make any sense.
     
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    You should have told the seller about one thing...that he got another thing comin'!:mad:

     
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    Wish i could drive 45 miles... my island only 9 by 5 miles lol
     
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    Just go around it five times.
     
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    Look what happened to that chick in the Silence of the Lambs!!!
     
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    I put in an eight hour drive for a Gibson Blueshawk about 10 years ago.
     
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    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

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    Seriously if the guy didn't want to sell that becomes armed robbery real fast.
     
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