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Update: Buyer paid & never picked up. What's my responsibility?


By embryonjohn

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago

    I would guess this person is dead, but if you're still leaving voice mails then that means someone is checking and clearing the inbox.

    Either way, if they left it on your possession then died, and no one has come to claim it on their behalf, then they don't want it and it's yours. You can't be responsible to hold a thing in perpetuity until they get around to it.

    Same thing if the person is actually still alive, lazy, and ducking your calls. They've forfeited ownership by not picking it up and not working with you.

    Keep it and play it, or if that makes you feel bad, donate it to a boys and girls Club or a hospital or something. Somewhere that they would appreciate some entertainment and have only a shoestring budget. That's what I'd do in your position.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    I would guess this person is dead, but if you're still leaving voice mails then that means someone is checking and clearing the inbox.
    Either way, if they left it on your possession then died, and no one has come to claim it on their behalf, then they don't want it and it's yours. You can't be responsible to hold a thing in perpetuity until they get around to it.
    Same thing if the person is actually still alive, lazy, and ducking your calls. They've forfeited ownership by not picking it up and not working with you.
    Keep it and play it, or if that makes you feel bad, donate it to a boys and girls Club or a hospital or something. Somewhere that they would appreciate some entertainment and have only a shoestring budget. That's what I'd do in your position.

    Im with you, i gotta believe the guy died probably.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    Again, I am not certain of the law, but I do know that in most cases the law will side with the buyer.
    It costs you nothing to hold onto the game for 24 months.

    you're out of your mind!

    #55 1 year ago

    Pretty sure there is no law around this. The guy consensually handed over the money and then consciously didn't pick it up. There's no title, no receipt, no deed... Just a "hey here's some money for a machine, that I'm not gonna take."
    If you got rid of it and that guy got a lawyer, pretty sure the lawyer would laugh at him, a judge wouldn't waste his or her time listening to the case and a jury of 12 of his peers would call him an idiot.
    Holding it 2 years, Reaching out repetitively, Searching obituaries, looking up inmates....
    You're doing way more than would be expected as a seller. I agree with everyone else that says forget about him.

    #56 1 year ago

    Wonder if it's that Grayman_EM guy that waits until he can borrow a truck and has multiple games lined up first before he goes to round them all up?

    4 months later
    #57 1 year ago

    Update: Found the guy on Facebook. Get this, he lives in my hometown!
    I wrote a message on his active Facebook page after he accepted my friend request. Still no response...
    WTF?

    #58 1 year ago

    At this point, you are both Marbleheads!

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from elcolonel:

    At this point, you are both Marbleheads!

    That’s a good one!
    I just couldn’t sell it until I’ve did everything I could to get ahold of the guy. It just wouldn’t feel right. I got enough to confess to my priest about already.

    But now, I’m about to re-list it.

    #60 1 year ago

    Since you were already paid for the game maybe you should donate it to a local non profit childrens shelter group in the buyers name.

    That was just my dawn breaks on marble head thought.

    #61 1 year ago

    It's like the guy is purposely going out of his way to stick you with the 900$, lol. Maybe the money's cursed?

    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    Update: Found the guy on Facebook. Get this, he lives in my hometown!
    I wrote a message on his active Facebook page after he accepted my friend request. Still no response...
    WTF?

    I don't know how old the guy is, but does he have dementia by any chance?

    On some people's facebook, there is a way to call someone under the "contact" section.

    Also, can you see his friends list? Does he have a wife or kids to contact? Maybe a close friend?

    #63 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Check your state possession of sold goods law. Most states have this for car sales. Send a letter and 90 days is the standard. After that you can charge for storage at $3 a day. After 30 days when storage equals money paid, its yours again.

    $3 x 30 =$90

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    #64 1 year ago

    Curiosity getting the best of me....but any update on this?

    #65 1 year ago

    Afraid his wife’s gonna cut his nuts off if he brings it home. Guarantee it. Too embarrassed to tell you.

    Either that or sometimes things go really wrong in people’s lives and things like a game just don’t make the radar even It there’s money involved.

    You’ve done your job.

    #66 1 year ago

    Well I purchased a juke box from a guy and he would not take the cash for it but said he was going to get a pin from me so keep the cash as a down payment. I never saw him again and I still live in the same place. That was some 30 years ago.

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