I made a deal to sell something to Pinball_Basement at Pinfest. He didn't want to pay the full amount in cash, so he offered mostly cash and one of the MPUs he builds. I accepted the deal.
Unfortunately, due to the usual bustle of the show, delays on closing the deal, and unexpected request to cart it over to his booth, I had my hands full and I simply forgot about grabbing the board we agreed upon.
I sent him a message on 7/31, asked if he could ship it to me, and I offered to cover the cost of shipping. No response. I sent a few follow-up messages. No response.
I finally sent a more sternly worded message expressing my mild annoyance, and he sent me a paypal invoice on 8/9 for the cost of shipping. I paid it immediately. He did not send a tracking number, nor did he respond to any of my follow-up messages.
I figured he may have just been busy, so I waited a couple weeks to allow for some shipping time, but nothing arrived.
I sent another message; again, no response. 4 weeks have now passed since the beginning of all this.
I think this should have been a fairly quick and simple matter to resolve--or at least easy to communicate if there was a problem. It's a little frustrating when there is no communication at all.
I have no idea what is happening on his end. I don't know if it will be resolved. As far as I could tell, he seemed to have plenty of boards on-hand at the show.
I don't expect to receive special treatment from anyone. I never ask for special treatment either. However, if this is how Pinball_Basement treats a member of the community, I think it is necessary to share this experience.
If I hear from him and/or receive the board that was agreed upon, I will post a follow-up.