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Question How long should I wait....

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Count Jedi, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Count Jedi

    Count Jedi Donator

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    Hello All,

    I want to ensure people that this is about me and not the person who has the item.

    I consider myself a decent chap and would like to ensure that with anything I sell or give away on the forum that the person receiving the item is happy with what they have.

    Thus my question, I know the item is in the hands of the forum member (its been signed for).

    I have mailed the person to ensure they are happy with the item (no response to date and they have been on after the PM was sent).

    So how long is it reasonable to leave this in peoples view before I can in myself be happy that the person is happy with the item i.e. if they log on in 6 months and PM me that x, y or z was an issue with what I sold/given to them, what would be a decent amount of time for them to come back to me?.

    Thanks
     
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  2. resnikov

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    28 days.
     
  3. Grumpyoldman

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    If i buy i keep the seller informed and all ways works well :up: If i sell i want to know the buyer is happy . so far all dealings on the forum hae been 100% sometimes though it has to be understood that some dont have time to get on the forum every day
     
  4. Count Jedi

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    Thanks guys appreacited

    This is more about me and my OCD (i.e. I want everything to be perfect in whatever I do) than anything else, thus the thread and you have both been very helpful in your responses, thus the "thanks"

    I should learn that people are not like me and that time should be taken into account rather then everything being ASAP.

    Cheers
     
  5. SteveO

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    You're not the only one Jedi, I'm prompt with communication and expect the same in return as a basic courtesy.

    Maybe I ask too much of others... but it's the way I tick and won't apologise for wanting to be efficient/receive efficiency! ;)
     
  6. Grumpyoldman

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    Funny Grumps is OCD as well . it manifests when i buy and sell . However Worst part of my condition is i have to count EVERY THING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im a builder and i drive myself mental :eek: took a part of a wall out today to replace some corroded sand stone . simple job . However while i was bagging up the 472 bits of rubble i got relay annoyed at the plasterer who tried talking to me while i was counting !!!! the day before that i can tell you i cut and holed 783 west moreland roof slates . Strange thing is Grumps hates numbers :rolleyes: if i dont hear from the buyer i assume there happy because rest assured if a buyer is un happy they let you know SHARPISH
     
  7. Tripleteer

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    Hi CJ.
    We all know that you are a genuine caring chap, Civility costs nothing, so why don't people use it more often.
    Best Regards Paul.
     
  8. stevemandm

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    hi mate, i wouldnt worry about it - if he wasnt happy, you'd be the first to know, and pretty sharpish too ! ... as the saying goes, no news is good news.
    sounds to me like your standards, manners and expectations are a little higher than what some deem acceptable, so lay back, relax and welcome to the club !
     
  9. Soximus

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    I too live by this principal. Sadly I find that today it is often the case that return communication, even when it is expressly asked for, is not often forthcoming.

    I do think it is a basic courtesy but also feel that today it is not seen as very important and I also think people do have far less time and more on their minds so it is easy for things to "slip" occasionally.

    Sometimes it is a real fight to maintain those standards/courtesies and not fall into the "oh **** it" attitude and become like them.
     
  10. ratman60

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    hello, not to hijack this thread and agree with whats said but hey grumps this OCD i know to my sheer fruststration and mine is the door checking:mad: front door/motor door/shed door/ check check check is it locked, have many times walked to town or tesco thought have i locked door walked back yes!!!! the same with motor, the mind plays silly games:rolleyes:
     
  11. surrey shooter

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    So far I have had great deals on forum, all have been great with communication.

    I always let the buyer know what's going on and expect the same when I am buying, I think buyer is happy enough cj.
     
  12. audiguypaul

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    imo a buyer should be confirming receipt of item and that they are happy as soon as possible, it only takes 2 minutes. If said buyer has logged in and not answered your pm then id suggest its bad manners on his part, mind you ive given stuff away and not heard a peep once posted, Im not sure about 28 days though esp if he's had a chance to reply.
     
  13. Egg

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    This is the rule of thumb I follow - and if they left it for any more than 7 days to advise re any issues then I'd be inclined to get the hump and call foul.
     
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    If you've sold or given anything to someone on this forum and you know that they've received it I would have thought that 48hrs was ample time to let you know if they were not satisfied with it.Possible exception being that they were away and someone received it on their behalf.With all the modern day methods of communication,telephone(landline & mobile),email there's no reason really why they can't unless they've been hospitalised.If you buy something mail order from a company you usually get 48hrs to report any damaged or missing goods.It would be courteous of the recipient to acknowledge receipt of the item but I'm sure if they was not satisfied you'd have heard.
     
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  15. cloverleaf

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    Pretty much the same as this really :up:
     
  16. Wild Bill

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    I get a little frustrated with bad manners everywhere, but no excuse on this forum. You state you have sent him a pm verifying that he has signed for it. He has not only not bothered to acknowledge receipt of said item but now ignores your pm on purpose too. Not very nice is it? :mad: Some people eh.
     

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