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Offline DocPigskin

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Re: FOR SALE: Concours 1400 Performance Parts & Accessories
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011, 11:11:06 am »
just curious who ended up with the exhaust and the air filter?

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Re: FOR SALE: Concours 1400 Performance Parts & Accessories
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 12:25:03 pm »
just curious who ended up with the exhaust and the air filter?

I did.  FWIW, the seller had my money in his paypal account within a few minutes of my first PM.  Having bought and sold quite a bit of stuff online (through craigslist, ebay, forums etc) I can understand why the seller would handle things the way he did.  I've literally spent an afternoon waiting around for someone on CL who said they were on their way, with cash, to buy my motorcycle and then had them just never show up.  I've had people on Ebay win an auction and then back out afterwards stating that their 10 y/o son had logged in under the parents account and bid on my item.  Most of us have nearly 24/7 access to email/internet these days and a used Area P system at a fair price is rare (this is the first used one I've seen for sale anywhere in the few months I've been looking for one) and I was ready to buy without any hesitation and it never took me more than probably 5 minutes to respond to any of the seller's PM's to figure out shipping and payment details and instant, concise communication when dealing with an online transaction is worth something.  We live in a world now where, IMO, 24 hours is a long time to be expected to wait for a response to an email, especially when it's a hot item that a lot of people are going to have their eye on. 

I'm not saying that I would have handled things the same way as the seller, but everyone is going to have different expectations for communication in situations like this.  There isn't an exact science to buying and selling used goods on a fairly casual classifieds section on a motorcycle forum.  It's always going to be one imperfect human dealing with another imperfect human, each with different needs and expectations.  You've got a right to be frustrated though.   

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Re: FOR SALE: Concours 1400 Performance Parts & Accessories
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2011, 12:42:54 pm »
Look Guys, I didnt mean for this to turn into a pissing contest. I can certainly list the many times Ive been burned on forum sales. I wont even include eBay. After the last time I got burned, I now will sell any part to the first person who asks for my PayPal addy.

The last 2 times I was burned, you ask? Was the previous version of this forum or forum.concours.org.

I stand behind what I sell. I will always guarantee your satisfaction.

Thanks

Offline NoClue500

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Re: FOR SALE: Concours 1400 Performance Parts & Accessories
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2011, 04:27:30 pm »
Saddle bag liners are sold.

Thank you! :)

Offline OCK913

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Re: FOR SALE: Concours 1400 Performance Parts & Accessories
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011, 06:20:37 pm »
I'll admit it, I asked for a shipping quote on the bags and when the OP came back with a $17 quote, I kindly responded that I would no longer be interested at that price. I dont consider that a "last minute back out" .... I asked for a quote before making a commitment, I think that is only reasonable. But for an item that I am guessing cant weigh more than 1 lb, I felt $17 was too much. I didn't complain, just replied that it was too high a price for me, but thank you anyway. Nuff Said
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Offline mikeboileau

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Re: FOR SALE: Concours 1400 Performance Parts & Accessories
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2011, 08:55:03 pm »
Seems like things sell faster and easier with a "shipped" price.  Just build the cost into the sale.  No delay on quotes that way.