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Old 02-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #21
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big blue you got screwed. other folks defending the sellers crappy ethics are part of the instant gratification movement in this country. they screwed you over so you should take it and realize that "hey, its cl". people have lost their decency and don't care about another persons time or efforts. doesnt make it right when someone promises one thing and does something else. thats called BS and at a better time in this country that person would have to pay up with an asswhoopin for acting like that. now they just hide behind the internet. they got theirs, so screw you.

i have a kegerator too, but i am not a prick, because i try to keep my word, even to total strangers.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #22
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I think somebody offered the seller $200, and he waited until he had money in hand before canceling the deal with OP.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #23
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big blue you got screwed. other folks defending the sellers crappy ethics are part of the instant gratification movement in this country. they screwed you over so you should take it and realize that "hey, its cl". people have lost their decency and don't care about another persons time or efforts. doesnt make it right when someone promises one thing and does something else. thats called BS and at a better time in this country that person would have to pay up with an asswhoopin for acting like that. now they just hide behind the internet. they got theirs, so screw you.

i have a kegerator too, but i am not a prick, because i try to keep my word, even to total strangers.
Of course he got screwed. But a deal ain't a deal until money changes hands....until then we are just talking. Blue could have just have easily flaked out on the 4PM meeting as the seller decided to do the deal with the person standing there with cash in his hand.

As for being a prick, I've sold a number of things on CL where the buyer asked me to hold it and they took their sweet time getting over to my place. It came down to how they sounded over the phone/email and a if I thought I could trust them to follow through. Sometimes I decide not to hold it as they sound too flaky.

Maybe blue just didn't impress the guy enough with his offer.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #24
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This thread is the reason why I only buy hookers off craigslist, people can keep their damn junk...
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #25
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This thread is the reason why I only buy hookers off craigslist, people can keep their damn junk...
I should probably follow that example.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #26
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big blue you got screwed. other folks defending the sellers crappy ethics are part of the instant gratification movement in this country. they screwed you over so you should take it and realize that "hey, its cl". people have lost their decency and don't care about another persons time or efforts. doesnt make it right when someone promises one thing and does something else. thats called BS and at a better time in this country that person would have to pay up with an asswhoopin for acting like that. now they just hide behind the internet. they got theirs, so screw you.

i have a kegerator too, but i am not a prick, because i try to keep my word, even to total strangers.
That's exactly what I was trying to convey: dismay/rage because it's come to this. Your word is you word, I said I'd buy it, he said he'd sell it. I had not missed the timeframe given.

But, whatever, I'm over it. Mostly. I already have a working kegerator I built and an easy design deal just popped up that'll make up the money I "lost."
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #27
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As for being a prick, I've sold a number of things on CL where the buyer asked me to hold it and they took their sweet time getting over to my place. It came down to how they sounded over the phone/email and a if I thought I could trust them to follow through. Sometimes I decide not to hold it as they sound too flaky.
I get that. I've done it too -- but always emailed them when it did sell. I don't see how I could be taken as "flaky" as I've never flaked out over a deal. Dude was a dick, is all. Whatcha gonna do besides rant on a homebrew forum?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #28
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On a side note, I found this:

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i want to trade this 3 tap kegerator for an electronic device or anything thats pretty useful. please email if you have any questions.
I had to email to find out.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #29
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For CL free, I just put it out front and end the ad with "emails or other inquiries will be ignored, the item is at my_address, if you want it come and get it" and it always disappears. I just gave away an old cheap vinyl pool *covered* with algae this weekend and even that disappeared by the end of the day. The best is the people that respond to a free ad asking for you to deliver to them...

If i'm selling something, I don't hold for anyone and always price in multiples of $20 because if you are asking $30 or $50, they will inevitably show up with only $20 or $40 "because the ATM only gives $20s"

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #30
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There are some variations from state to state, but an agreement is generally binding whether it's verbal or written. Those that say it isn't final until the deal actually takes place are wrong. If two parties agree to exchange goods for legal tender, it is binding.

That being said, if the agreement is verbal, you have to have some sort of proof, or both parties would have to admit before a judge that the agreement took place. Also, the vast majority of dealings on CL aren't worth taking to someone to court over. Especially a $150 keggerator.

In this case, it would probably be difficult to say that the two had an actual agreement, since Big Blue said "I'll offer you $X" and the seller only responded vaguely, at least from Blue's description.

 
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