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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by iomg8 View Post
    at least they stop responding, some guy freaked me out when he stopped messaging me after I drove somewhere to sell my gun. Like wtf, am I am to get shot/robbed, or you just flaked out.

    Anyway signed him up for spam texts 2 weeks later LOL
    Same thing happened to me. I drove all the way to New Orleans from the Northshore and when I got to the meeting point the guy texted me wanting to meet somewhere else. When I got to the 2nd meeting place, radio silence from the "buyer". I was unhappy to say the least.

  2. #12
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    It happens. People are curious but then get busy with something else and forget about it. If the same person keeps doing it to you just ignore them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadams74 View Post
    Same thing happened to me. I drove all the way to New Orleans from the Northshore and when I got to the meeting point the guy texted me wanting to meet somewhere else. When I got to the 2nd meeting place, radio silence from the "buyer". I was unhappy to say the least.
    I hope you left him a negative rating on iTrader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadams74 View Post
    Same thing happened to me. I drove all the way to New Orleans from the Northshore and when I got to the meeting point the guy texted me wanting to meet somewhere else. When I got to the 2nd meeting place, radio silence from the "buyer". I was unhappy to say the least.
    A guy on this forum? Happens on LA Sportsman every now and then (although in the last 6 months, LAS has been rife with ridiculous scammers), but I have never had something like that happen here. Some non-responsiveness to messages, occasionally, and a couple getting the item sold to someone else after an agreement (got a better last minute offer, I suppose) but never a scammy no-show from someone on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipehunter7 View Post
    So did y’all meet up again?

    People are strange. I had someone ask 1,000 questions because I no longer had a factory CARDBOARD box. I met the guy in the middle of the workday at my office — who does that if they’re shady?? I sure don’t have the space to store cardboard boxes for long guns that aren’t collectible.
    Hell no he pissed me off lol.

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    As young man I worked in sales. What you’re experiencing is quite common and was the accepted normal.

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  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdump View Post
    Glad to know I’m not the only one who’s shady around here, lol!
    I’ve had mostly good experiences with the folks I’ve dealt with here. Only a couple of sketchy deals, maybe one or two that pissed me off. The feedback system works pretty well but not everyone participates. They should realize that it’s the first thing I consider when dealing with someone here. I’ll deal with a member with zero feedback, but I’m not so eager if that person gives any indication of being less than 100%. If I want a freakshow I’ll go play with the Craigslist crowd.
    id say out of all the people I’ve dealt with here the vast majority were good experiences but you went above and beyond. You don’t even get that kind of service these days from big box stores.
    Last edited by Jstudz220; September 30th, 2021 at 07:05 AM.

  8. #18
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    On the flip side I also had a guy go nuts on me after asking him a couple of questions about a gun he was selling. We never agreed to meet and I never said I ok I’ll take it. I guess somehow in his mind me asking him questions was a sealed deal. He started flipping out on me telling me he would spread the word and make sure I was black listed from the forum lol. I was pretty new here at the time and hadn’t dealt with many people. I was hesitant to ask anyone a question about an item I was interested in after that until I realized the guy was just nuts and desperate to get rid of the gun he was selling.

  9. #19
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    There is also the other end of the spectrum: people selling something after you said you’d take it.

    I agreed to buy something Saturday night, but told buyer I couldn’t be there until Monday, as it was my weekend to work 16 hr nights. At 10:30pm Saturday night his last message was that he would see me Monday. I replied that he wouldn’t hear from me Sunday because of the 16s and hour and 15 minute one way commute to work for me. Got a thumbs up back from him.

    Monday morning when I got off, I messaged, said I was running home to shower and head that way, to which he replied, *Oh, I sold it yesterday*

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    What about if they show up and meet but it's just a bad experience?

    I drove over an hour to meet someone-he drove 30 mins. He said he was stuck in parade traffic and would be late. No problem, I waited by myself an extra half hour for him to show.

    He then tells me that his friend was in "Special Forces" and that my Eotech 512 was fake (should have know then, just say you're not interested instead of all that). It had the box and sticker on the bottom, but I guess they could be fakes as well. He asked if I was still interested in his Primary Arms scope for trade, and I declined. I emailed L3, and they said they could not verify the serial number over the phone or email. I let it get to me so much that I wound up sending it in for them to tell me...it was genuine and working properly.

    I eventually sold it on Ebay for a higher value than what I was trading for, but I lost out on a couple of hours of time, gas, and paying to ship it. I have to take the blame for some of it, but lesson learned.

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