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Seller cold feet?

By Jean-Luc-Picard

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Curious how often this happens and how other people handled the situation... I purchased a pin from a Pinsider. I paid via Paypal about a week ago. Shipping paid and they would be picking it up in about 2 days. This morning, I wake up to an email saying payment refunded. Turns out he claims he got cold feet and decided to keep it and asked me to cancel the shipping...

I understand, people change their minds. However, when it comes to making a sale, funds exchanged, setting up shipping, paying for shipping. When is it too late to change your mind?

EDIT: Decided not to include his Pinside name. You can PM if you need to know.

#7 1 year ago

I have had buyers get cold feet, but never a seller. I guess some people just cant let go. The underlining cause to hoarding...

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Oh no! Not the Goldeneye?! I would be frustrated as I just had someone back out of a deal today as well, can be very frustrating when you have made plans and then passed on other offers and etc....although as another person who has sold a Goldeneye I understand not wanting to let go of that game, wish I still had mine.

Yeah, I may just give up on searching for another Goldeneye. But the shitty part is, I already bought a bunch of stuff for it and made some major adjustments to my arcade to fit it. Sucks when you really look forward to something, as well very excited about it. To have the seller back out 2 days before the shipping company picks the game up.

Another reminder, buying a pin across the country can be complicated lol

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

That exact situation has never happened to me, but I have had supposed deals (buyin and selling) drift away like a fart in the wind. In your case, I think it's a little unseemly to nerf a deal when money has already exchanged hands but what are ya gonna do.
Shit happens. Move on...there's always another deal. I'm not a big fan of starting up a drama thread when a deal never actually happened - save that stuff for bad deals, misrepresented machines, flat out cheats...Life really is too short and it will accomplish nothing. the sooner you forget about it the happier you'll be. In 16 years of doing this I've changed my mind a couple times as well and I've always been grateful that people haven't tried to make a capital case out of it, and I've been "the victim" more times than I can count.

I agree with you. However, just nice to discuss these topics sometimes. I do think they can help prevent situations like this from happening to others if people are made aware. I am sure I will be over it by lunch time. It is just pinball after all, however it did start my morning to a bad start. lol

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

To avoid this situation from now on, insist on having the machine delivered before any exchange of money or buying any parts for it.

Yeah, you are correct. But you know how it goes, buying parts and stuff is one of the fun moments of the hobby. So hard to resist the urge to get stuff for the game haha.

Quoted from 30FathomDave:

Once someone has paid you for something, it's no longer yours.
If he got cold feet, he should have reached out and asked you about it.

He should have, all I got was a note attached to the Paypal refund. No PM or email or heads up. If he had emailed me first asking me to sincerely consider letting him keep it because he now loves the game or whatever, I would have accepted the refund and would have never made a fuss. I had to ask him what was the reason why he refunded the payment.

#21 1 year ago

On another note... If anyone wants to sell me a Goldeneye, I wont get cold feet

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I would just like it to be known that it wasn't me. I may be a douchebag, but I'm definitely not a dick.

It was you!!!! You douchebag... (JUST KIDDING) In fact I have never had a problem with you on Pinside and always enjoyed your feedback and comments.

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Maybe you didn't get the whole story... I had a situation once where I sold an arcade game. Buyer paid and setup shipping.
Then the damn monitor went out. So, I explained the issue and said he could have a full refund. We ended up settling on a reduced price.
Just saying... Maybe find out what the reason is for backing out before publicly complaining about your transaction woes.
If it is just cold feet.. I agree; dick move.

He confirmed... Cold feet. "Cold feet and yes decided to keep it"

#56 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

is the seller going to comment at all?

Since I decided not to mention his pinside name. It would be a bad idea for him to comment.

#73 1 year ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

I think this was the guy that posted on facebook about taking PAYPAL from someone in CA. Even said it was a Pinside member. As the thread went everyone told him not to take PP. So it might have come down to that.

Interesting, so he lied when he said cold feet and wanted to keep it. He had an issue with using PayPal? I have bought and sold a few games across the country and used PayPal every time. I really dont see any other way to pay for a machine that isn't local. I even used the friends and family option...

I wonder if we will see a Goldeneye with the same photos for sale in Florida someplace. The ad will say.. Cash only lol

#75 1 year ago
Quoted from Damon:

hey bud, i think rick munson in campbell might have a golden eye sitting around in his shop, i could call him tomorrow (or pass along his number) if youd like.

That would be great Campbell works, I can make that drive. As well very nice of you to help me out. My feet are hot and ready for a Goldeneye lol

#90 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Only payment I will take to ship a game is bank wire transfer. PayPal anything is not safe, gifts can be reversed if it's tied to a credit card. PayPal gift really only helps avoid fees.

I would have done a bank wire transfer. He just seemed ok with PayPal. All he had to do was ask for a more secure payment. Granted that makes it easier for him to take the money and run so I can see the down side of that as well for the buyer.

I think sellers who use PayPal need to do some research on the buyer. For example is he active on Pinside as well how long etc. Not saying it confirms the integrity of the buyer. At least you have a better idea what you are dealing with and if PayPal is a good choice of payment.

#91 1 year ago
Quoted from TRAMD:

I don't think you can use a credit card for gifts, only a bank transfer. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

You can. However the gift option is no longer available. It's friends and family. If you use a credit card the buyer pays the fee if they choose.

#96 1 year ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

Jean Luc had a deal that soured, that sucks. He posted on Pinside to vent, thats OK
That it is still being discused 24 hours later is a waste of time

Just to confirm. I am not upset anymore I am well vented and on the hunt once again lol.

That said, everyone else is free to vent their stories if they want. I probably won't be adding anything else to this thread so best of luck everyone, have fun and keep them feet warm.

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