Ok, time for a longer one now.
Recently I think I hinted here that I was about to sell my Elvira.
Well, Thursday night while I was cooking, I placed the ad here.
While I was eating and trying to relax, and read funny stuff, my mailbox went to jumping like crazy.
I posted the game at a decent deal, that I could make a few bucks on to help with all the times in the past that I sold games for a loss, and not be greedy at the same time.
Confess the last thing I would ever want, would to be labeled greedy, or a flipper, or any of that, with these games I love, this site I love, and all of you awesome dudes here.
The first line in my ad said CASH ON THE GLASS ONLY.
The first message was "wish I was closer".
The second message was "oh, I can wire the money and have STI pick the game up".
The third through ninth message had a phone number, and offering $500 more than my asking price.
The tenth message was from a local that had bought a pin in the past, and the only local that had ever asked if I would take less at the last moment. (confess that had ticked me off a tad in the past, but otherwise easy to deal with and left me great feedback).
Confess I may have the total number of posts wrong, but I do have the order right.
Anyway, the member that kept sending messages with a phone number and offering more was far away, so I sent them a message that I am eating dinner, I will call you in about 40 minutes. And I was eating dinner.
The local I replied back that someone has already sent their phone number, and I am eating, and have already told them I would call, and if that does not work out I will let you know.
I was fully ready to deal with the local again, because when someone is far away, they usually do not even think about the cash on the glass and all of that.
Confess I am not messing with any wire transfers, or messing with any shipping companies, no need to.
Confess I am so glad this member was the next in line, even though they sent so many messages in a row and was far away and getting on my nerves with mailbox jumping while I was relaxing and eating.
I was 100% fair. Ad said cash on the glass, and I took messages in order.
When I called after I was finished with dinner, I could have made another $500 that they were offering, but I said no, if you have my asking price, cash on the glass, the game is yours.
They told me they will bring the cash, and will make a deposit if I can hold it until they can get here Sunday.
I said no need for a deposit, the game is yours, for the price I listed it for, and I am not worried at all because if you back out, I have a local ready to get it that had contacted me right after you did.
The member here that is traveling a long way to bring cash and haul the game is the best period, they said they already have a topper and all kinds of stuff and were just tired of waiting forever.
Confess I hope they always remember how honest I am, and saved them 500 bucks more that they were offering and, and I turned 500 bucks extra down.
So anyway, after I had already marked the ad "sale pending", I was still getting more messages about if this does not work out let me know.
SO, I went ahead and marked the game sold, to get it off the market, and save myself more messages.
And here comes the message about pinside fees for selling a game. Regular price is $50, but because I am a +member my price is $35.
Confess I paid $50. I love this site, and I have no problem donating here and there.
I am not rich, and I care less if I am ever rich, as long as I can sell a game and get a new one every so often.
I have a couple of games that are not going anywhere anytime soon, but I have learned how nice it is to have one spot, for a game that is flavor of the year, and after about a year decide if time to sell and get another game.
Confess after forever I was just used to playing a game for a year, and then selling it for a loss, which was not even a loss with all the fun we had while it was here, I feel guilty these days when time to sell again, and I actually can make a little, to get back some of what I spent in the past.
And yeah, my girlfriend thinks I am nuts for not making an extra $500 on this game that the buyer offered, but that is just not me, I am not in this to make money, or lose money also, but if I can just stay close to even, and we can have so much fun with these games, I am very happy!
Life is short. When my life is over I want to be remembered as being a positive person that was fair, and fun, and never greedy.
BUT! Had the buyer offered $5 million more than I was asking, I would have to take that.
But for a $500 offer more, well maybe they will always remember me, and also give me a good deal someday, or at least tell me about a good place to go fishing, (and drinking).
And DAMN! I hope LTG is doing great, I have not seen any posts from him lately!