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The worst pinball buying experience I have ever had

By BRW84

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Nevus
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#151 3 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Don’t send this discussion to the firearm and target thread please.

That is super funny to me.

One moderator saying hell no to another moderator, don't send them my way.

I am very glad mods are here, some people need a time out or the site could get hard to enjoy.

Happy New Year!

As far as the topic name worst buying experience, mine was getting a NIB Iron Maiden pro from the distro, and he did not tell me he had moved.

I was very shocked to drive a hour and another business was there.

They were helpful to give me some direction where I needed to go, but I made some wrong turns and distro was on another call and not answering the phone, so it was stressful for a while.

AND THEN, on the way back home with the game, traffic suddenly stopped and in a very bad way, and I just knew that when I unboxed the game everything in it would be in a jumbled mess under the head.

It was a long bad day, BUT at the end of the day the game was intact, and home, and awesome!

(and I still like the reply back for this the best about telling the other buyer the game is crap, you can have it, here is my #, call me when you get tired of trying to get it to work).

#153 3 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

In this situation, the OP is an asshole by offering over asking ...

Wow, when you are the seller you must be hard to please. Provided the seller agrees to the timeframe suggested by the buyer making this offer, this is the best possible outcome for the seller (more money, less time wasted on tyre kickers offering significantly lower than the original asking price, etc).

A deposit can apply to this situation just as it can to any other. If the buyer doesn’t offer one, and the seller wants one, then all they need to do is say so.

#154 3 years ago

I just feel that this deserves a repost.

Quoted from PinballSTAR:

Wow what a shit show...
FLIP A COIN ? At that suggestion I would have taken a dump in his front yard on the way out.
Alternatively this seller could have come up with some more creative methods to determine who wins such as :
Play each other in an entire game of Monopoly.
Each of you sleep with his wife - whichever she thought was better wins. (You both kinda either win or lose on this one)
Fight club.
From the sounds of it the other newbie is going to regret going to the coin toss unfortunately, you were trying to steer him right.

In hindsight though I saw it come up in a post earlier you should have offered his asking initial price @ $350 but I do realize that you probably wanted it bad. The higher offer just made the seller feel like he already has the upper hand on you and might have been the reason why he was pulling such B.S. over a crap pin.

#155 3 years ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

There ya go. Would never have happened here in N.E. TN. Somebody would'a got shot.
Just kidding of course....

Or maybe an rv with a bomb in it parked in front of your house. Too soon sorry

#156 3 years ago

#157 3 years ago

Great story, thanks for sharing with us. I’m sure we all have version of how we would have handled it. You have great patience and kindness.

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