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my bad.... an apology

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by mark.177, Mar 17, 2014.

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  1. mark.177

    mark.177 Donator

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    i recently posted a sales thread for a matty "stubby" mod i had no use for, after a week of listing it hadn't sold so bumped it with an invitation for an offer. came back to the computer to find two members had made offers quickly followed by a third... the first offer was way low and i wasnt going to part with the mod for that. trying to be fair to all parties gave a chance to make a new offer up to £20 the first one getting the item. the item sold to the first one that sent me the price i was asking... i guess this was wrong but at the time i was trying to be fair to every one

    now i understand i upset the member making the first offer doing this as should have given him the chance to up his offer... instead i ignored his low offer and left it open to any member to offer the asking price and sold it to the first that did. this is where the apology comes... Andy006 i am sorry for not giving you the chance to up your price.

    the mod has been sold and not much i can do about it but next time if i list an item i will make it more clear what price is acceptable and the first one that offers it will get it.

    i feel pretty bad about it all as got pretty heated and almost left the forum over it but love it here so much....
     
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    Takes a good man to publicly admit when he thinks he is wrong.....well done.:up:
     
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    I think you worry too much.
     
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    Being fair to you Mark, I took both items you'd had for sale for a while, there by you got 2 sales wrapped up in one.
     
  5. Wild Bill

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    Mark, I don't really care about the moderator, it is but a small object and I was upset for a mere 0.0074 milliseconds (which is a life time for an android you know). Your auction practice is what people brought you to account over. And for that I know you are apologising now because you don't want to leave the forum that you said you'd had enough of. I accept your apology. Being called a t**t is something else though. You also called me a keyboard hero as well remember? You stated maybe I wouldn't be a hero face to face? What did that mean? What did I say to you to upset you so? I presume you were going to teach me a lesson or something? Feel free to post my private message to you by the way.

    Like I said, I do accept your apology as it takes a brave man to make one when he know's he's done wrong, that is if you are making the apology for what you said to me as well as for what you did regarding the sale of the moderator. If you are making an honest apology for both I applaud you and respect you.

    regards

    Andy
     
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    Move on fellas.....
     
  7. Wild Bill

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    I have. I had forgotten all about it. ;)
     
  8. Mart61

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    Personally, whilst I've never sold anything on the forum, the person that would get anything I sold would be the first person that offered what I wanted for the item irrespective of whether they were the first, second or last person to express an interest.
     
  9. Wild Bill

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    Thankfully you haven't sold anything then as you'd be in contravention of the sales rules and using bad forum practice too. You will not sell to the highest bidder because this is not ebay. We don't work like that on here. :(I have accepted Marks' apology, no need to drag this topic on any further is there?
     
  10. 1961nuffield

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    We ask for a clear price to be shown on all ads, then the first person to offer that price without any conditions should be the buyer if we follow the forum rules.

    It's good to see both parties happy with the outcome here.

    HTH

    John
     
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    Re-read Mart's post - he said that the person he would sell to would be the person offering the advertised amount - perfectly fine and 100% acceptable behaviour.
     
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    Without wishing to drag this out or inflame things please explain the etiquette here guys.
    As I have some stuff to sell in the near future.

    I put something up for sale for a set price.
    When I get back to the computer the first poster asks for more info, there is an offer next and the last person says I will take it at the asking price.

    Doesn't the person saying they will take it at the asking price get it?

    If I get one offer of £50 and one of £100 does the guy offering nearly the asking price not get the item if I chose to sell at a lower price?
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Thanks.

    Just to be clear, if I advertised an item for £100 and guy number 1 PMd me an offer of £90 and guy number 2 offered me the full asking price, I would not go back to guy number 1 offering him a chance to increase his offer. I'd sell to guy number 2.
     
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    Yes they would, and an enquiry for info, or a low offer is always "trumped" by an offer of buying at the full advertised price.

    John
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Just to emphasize that all deals are between you guys & nothing to do with AGF.
    Sort out the terms of acceptance before you pay, this way only the buyer & seller need to be involved should there be an issue ;)
     
  17. Wild Bill

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    Hello Timmaaah, I don't need to read Marts post because I did read it properly the first time. He didn't mention "advertised price" at all. Where did you get that from? Perhaps you "mis-read" his post?;) Anyway, that does not matter, what matters is the fact that we advertise at a set price and we don't invite offers unless it's for a charity or something. I merely sought to clarify that asking for offers and then waiting to see who offers the most is not allowed here. As John (Mr Nuffield) has stated, a set advertised price is all that is required.Have a nice day.Andy ;)
     
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    Well everyone else knew what he meant by accepting the price he wanted.

    I suggest you read the sales rules regarding offers btw:

    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/announcement.php?f=14&a=36

    (Price) You must state a price or ballpark figure when selling an item, you can put open to offers with a (offers around £) price.

    :)
     
  19. Wild Bill

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    Oh I see. I didn't realise everyone knew. ~)Lets not be pedantic here. I know the rules. Some don't. We are all interested in getting it right. We are talking about sellers who invite offers without a ballpark figure and then sell to the highest bidder via pm. Sneaky and underhanded and we have seen many examples where arguments have started because of actions like that. Good day.
     
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    No-one, apart from you, is talking about auctions though are they? You're the one who started getting passive aggressive about Marty's post - to me it made perfect sense.

    At the end of the day the seller can sell to whomsoever they wish :)

    edit - at the end of the day it's really not worth getting all worked up about it!! :)
     
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