Looking to seek advise and assistance - really shitty situation as follows:
In December 2016 I had given a $5000 deposit to a well known Person in the Pinball Community, really didnt think anything absurd would come of it.
We agreed on a title and I was told the machine is in storage sitting all the way in the rear behind like 100 other machines (true or not - who cares) and he needs time to sell off / move around other machines to make it accessible. I didnt have an issue with that, so I would only check in every 3 - 4 weeks to stay relevant and check up as to avoid being forgotten. Seller would answer calls and texts first 2 months and we would bs a little - no big deal. Next few months was a bit tougher to get a hold of him - responses would be in text form only - phone would never be answered but texts did come 3 - 4 days after my initial "hello, hows it going - machine anymore ready"?
The last 3 months, it was literally puling teeth to get the once a month expected responses until finally about approx. 40 days ago we agreed via text on July 8th to meet up - and about 21 days a go or so I reached out to work out the details on the 8th and he had texted - "lets chat later".... for the past 4 weeks he did not answer any calls or any texts, he butt dialed me twice today and texted - "lets chat tonight - bad reception" Basically thats it - no more correspondence - I called a lot - I texted a lot and nothing. He sees my calls and my texts and has my money for 7 months. Can someone tell me what I should do here and in all sincerity - its fucken crazy - not looking for sarcastic comments please. I haven't spoken with him in 5 months bc he won't answer my calls but he did give me the bs texts that lead to nothing - I guess I'm the asshole for not running sooner but i wanted the stupid game so played along with his childish bullshit.
Sorry if its not a well flowing description - 7 months worth.