I have beeen buying at AA for almost a year now but just started selling in the last 3 months.I just sold my first gun last week,an sks 59/66 to a new registered buyer.He has no feedback as a buyer or seller.My ad was very specific about terms of payment and shipping.One of the terms was that the winning bidder contact me by e-mail within 72 hours after close of auction or sale is voided and item will be relisted.Gun shipped to FFL only,no sales outside of the USA,payment by bank check or USPS MO only etc.Sent invoice next day with follow up e-mail 24 hours later.5 days after close of auction no contact,2nd e-mail and invoice sent.72 hours after that I called contact number and left message.Individual called back acting like he did not remenber buying the gun (I refreshed his memory).He then started to ask questions which were clearly explained in the auction.Not sure if he took the time to read before bidding even though ad stated read all terms below before bidding.I also stated in the ad if not contacted within 72 hours from closing of auction sale was void and item would be relisted.I'm trying to work with this guy but he doesn't bother to return calls or e-mails.I'm now 2 weeks out and still waiting to confirm if he found an FFL.He stated on the phone that his FFL only deals with "credible" individuals.He was surprised to hear I would only ship to an FFL and only payment accepted was a USPS MO.Don't know what this guys angle is but I'm already fed up with him.I had 24 bids on this gun and I could easily repost it and sell it but I don't want to violate any AA rules or create a bad rep for myself. QUESTION:should I give him more time or am I justified terminating the sale and moving on.Any opinions and your past experiences will be greatly appreciated.
Hi, Sounds like he wants to back out. If you want him to back out as well just let him go rather than all that hassle. And relist you got to leave negative feedback to get your fees back. And then they can retaliate. So if you feel you can eat any fees, to hopefully have a smooth transaction next listing. Then you can just ask him to mutually agree to not post any feedback either of you. And just move on. Hartwells and Joes gave me good advice as more experianced. Maybe they will post to you too. Sincerely, Franz
Rescue3 I was in a somewhat similar situation a little while back, the main differences being that my bidder could'nt read on the no sales to CA. To make a long story short, if you have done everything required on your part, tried to give him a chance to work it out as I did, and nothing seems to work,,,, leave the negative, get the relist credit and move on. If he leaves retalitory feedback I feel sure that AA will help you as they did me. Wguy
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