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Ethical Purchase Question

Postby WeinerDog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:42 pm

I agreed yesterday to buy a gun from a guy on Armslist. I agreed to his price which was $25 less than what was posted. I gave him my contact info as he said we could meet today after he got off work.
Well this morning I get a text from him stating that he had gotten a full price offer (again only $25 more) but since I was first he was giving me the opportunity to buy the gun for $25 more than we had agreed upon.
Question: Am I wrong to feel he was unethical and should have honored our agreed upon sale price. Btw I told him to take the offer out of principal not because I didn't want to pay $25 more for the gun.
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Re: Ethical Purchase Question

Postby Mr. Glock » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:07 pm

A deal is a deal, is how I see it. I’d let it go too.

That said, I had the same thing happen here once, as well as a seller pull out of a deal during the Obama panic and another seller demand undisclosed “extra” paperwork at the time of sale.
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Re: Ethical Purchase Question

Postby dl1911 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:30 pm

I agree with Mr. Glock. Not cool. Once the deal was made, it was made. Someone comes along later, it's too late even if they're willing to pay more.
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Re: Ethical Purchase Question

Postby Gramps » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:47 pm

You will find that type of sellers and buyers who back out or just waste your time often. Not only online but in the real world.
I have had it happen here with a seller not so long ago but life goes on......
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Re: Ethical Purchase Question

Postby Sevens » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 pm

Oh, I see you said Armslist.
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Re: Ethical Purchase Question

Postby Mr. Glock » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:04 pm

Mr. Glock wrote:A deal is a deal, is how I see it. I’d let it go too.

That said, I had the same thing happen here once, as well as a seller pull out of a deal during the Obama panic and another seller demand undisclosed “extra” paperwork at the time of sale.


BTW These all happened a number of years ago.
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Re: Ethical Purchase Question

Postby evan price » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:44 am

"Bust a deal, face the wheel!"
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