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So...... Whats the Deal with Shady Reefers lately????????

Discussion in 'Individual Buyer/Seller Feedback' started by CRW Reef, May 7, 2012.

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  1. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    So I will start the venting since I know there are plenty of us on the same page about the recent insane amount of shady and disrespectful reefers here on the forum. I mean why is it so hard for people to keep their word these days? If you say you are going to sell something to someone for a certain price.... SELL IT FOR THAT PRICE AND KEEP YOUR WORD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If someone is coming to buy something from you and you know they are on their way to YOUR house........... DON'T TEXT AND SAY "SORRY" YOU "JUST SOLD IT TO SOMEONE ELSE"!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Craigar

    Craigar Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    +1000000
    Had some bad experiences lately to
     
  3. cdrewferd

    cdrewferd Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Though it hasn't happened to me, I totally understand where the frustration comes from. Vent away guys.
     
  4. SyntheticOcean

    SyntheticOcean Amphipod

    Just happened to me this passed Saturday. Was on the way to the guys house to buy some colonies, we had agreed on price and everything. I get half way there, and had a minor family emergency. So I let the guy know, and agreed that we would meet on Sunday. Come Sunday afternoon, the guy said sorry not today. Sooo.. Today (Monday) I get a text from him saying, sorry I sold it to someone else for a better deal.

    WTF?!?!?!?!

    The least you could have done was have the decency to let me know that there is a better deal, and give me the chance...
    OR BETTER YET, KEEP YOUR DAMN PROMISE.

    OH Well, live and learn. This guy has been black listed. ;-)
     
  5. DyM

    DyM Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I agree with the sentiment. I was selling frags before and had a guy who was a business stop by and clean me out. I had Mike (MRICKEN1012) at my door and had to turn him away. I ensured when I was ready for round two, he was the first in, and I made it up by throwing in several free frags. I also think folks are really testing the market with their prices. I completely understand a business having to cover costs and such, but a lot of hobbyists are selling things for 20pp/ wow. That's a different rant...
     
  6. daveydoodle

    daveydoodle Amphipod

    I'm just starting to fill up a tank with livestock, so let's keep black listing those guys so I don't get burned over and over. I feel your pain. I had a garage sale this weekend and sold a Craftsman 2 1/4 HP plunge router with base and a router table for $15 (it was 0700AM, I wasn't awake yet). The guy was going for a walk and bought it, but wanted to finish his walk and pick it up later. 30 minutes later someone tried to give me $75 for it, and was ****ED I wouldn't sell it to him for more money. Told him sorry, already sold. Shouldn't there be a DBTCC (Don't Break The Common Courtesy)?
     
  7. SyntheticOcean

    SyntheticOcean Amphipod

    HA!! Love it.. DBTCC, well stated.
     
  8. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    There is a forum for this stuff. If someone has wronged you, let us know. Now of course you'd need to be respectful, but you should definitely let the community know. That way others aren't effected by that crap.
     
  9. RuRoo

    RuRoo Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    "Shouldn't there be a DBTCC (Don't Break The Common Courtesy)?"

    I like that. I also agree about keeping your word, even though another person has offered more money. It's about integrity and courtesy.
     
  10. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    It was issues like this that caused me to leave the club for a few years! It makes me sick to see how people treat others just to get a frag or a buck.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    In this hobby you take the good with the bad. From the tons of people that I have met and done business with throughout the years, I noticed one thing. Everyone treats the value of there stuff different and it usually depends on what they paid. This hobby seems to be so cutthroat as soon as a good deal pops up, it is usually the next guy that burned you, cause he was there first and had cash in hand. Thats how it works especially if someone is getting out. Unless you know them on a first name basis, don't hold your breath. He doesn't know you just like you don't know them. Early bird with $$$ gets the worm. Thats from a decade of experience. Take it for what it's worth :). There will always be another deal to be had. Just be ready to strike and be there quick if you really do want it. That's sometimes part of the fun.
     
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  12. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Same thing happened to me. the freakin asss hat had me sitting around waiting all day then tells me to come. I get to highway 36 close to Louisville and tells me deal is off. Freakin lame guy and I'm sure it was the same guy for most of these experiences
     
  13. 303travism

    303travism Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    +1
     
  14. 68sting

    68sting Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    This goes both ways though. I have more trouble with people stating "I'll take it" and then they start asking questions or negotiating behind the scenes or they just back out. If you state in someones thread you'll take it stick to your word or don't say it. It kills the thread when people think stuff is sold. If you have questions ask them before you post "you'll take it".
     
  15. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    ^^^^^ Agreed completely 100%
     
  16. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Your word is all you got people learn who follows that.

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  17. Ambrosio Aquatics

    Ambrosio Aquatics Tuna Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    now you all know how feels to be a vendor:)
     
  18. chrislorentz

    chrislorentz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Same reason people bid on Auctions Items and never come get them (2 times)
     
  19. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    That is lame! Why bid if your not goung to pick up.

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  20. reef dummy

    reef dummy Copepod

    That *** was me and I explained to you (and apologized) I had an emergency with my daughter. In the midst of some family drama a text was not communicated and you did not get a message. I know lots of folks on the forum and have bought (and sold) many things. Again (second apology) sorry for the miscommunication.
     

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