WARNING: Pinside user: Csulli1023
So I respond to the seller's ad for a Fish Tales. I made an offer and the seller stated that they cannot go lower than a certain amount. I told them to let me know if they change their mind
A day or two later I see the price dropped. So I reach out again. I'm told seller said he had 2 other people interested and would let me know if anything falls through.
Seller contacts me and said he needs the cash and if we can agree on the original price, they would agree to it. They also stated they would only agree to the price if I did not re-negotiate. I only made 1 offer and I do not renegotiate. I suspect this was stated because the pictures showed a much poorer condition of the machine than the ad states. And if I saw the machine in person, they suspected I was likely to change the offer price.
I ask seller when will I be able to pick up. Seller indicates that she needs to speak with her husband. I noticed the next day that the e-mail thread had been deleted and the ad pulled. I contacted seller suspecting that the game was sold. I was told that a previous buyer showed up and offered full asking price +200.
I then left negative feedback stating that seller sold the machine to another buyer after agreeing on a price
Quote: “Agreed to purchase Fish Tales machine and then seller decides to sell machine to a previous buyer who offered more money. Buyer beware.”
Seller then responds to the feedback
Quote: “Awful buyer, comes to house and tries to renegotiate
And leaves me negative feedback
Quote: "Ridiculous lowballer who shows up at your house and nitpicks to try and get more off, seller beware. This guy is a total scammer.
I never went to the sellers house. I don't even know where they live. And I did not renegotiate. My original offer was the only offer I made. I guess the seller didn't like being called out on selling to another buyer after agreeing on a price so they made up a story.