Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs
As most of you have seen, I had a Jil Sander suit for sale here for quite a while. It was originally listed for $450. The price dropped twice. On Tuesday night, when it was listed for $350, a member offered me $300. I countered with $315 to cover shipping but he did not respond. On Wednesday, at 3:50 PM I told him I need the money so he could have it for $300. Again no response. At 1:00 PM on Thursday, I gave up and put the suit on eBay.
This morning he sent me the $300 payment which I refunded promptly with an apology and an explanation.
Was I wrong? The user has 2 posts and I honestly thought he had backed out of the deal since I had not heard from him since his initial offer. If it is the SF standard to wait longer before selling elsewhere I'll work differently in the future. I've sold lots of stuff here, often at little to no profit. Most of my transactions are completed within 15 min to an hour of the first PM from the buyer.
The buyer could have handled the matter more civilly, but I think you might have acted a bit hastily. We have just had a long exchange about Best Offers on ebay, where a 2-day rule applies. While this is not ebay, you actually gave the buyer less than 24 hours (from after 3 pm on Wednesday to 1 pm Thursday) to respond to your acceptance of his $300 offer. That strikes me as short.
To be sure, I don't see a lot of harm to the buyer, so perhaps its "no harm, no foul," but I would think waiting a bit longer would have been in order, particularly since you didn't request a faster response time in your acceptance of the $300 offer. I suspect if he had made an unconditional offer of $300 on Wednesday at 3 pm, you had accepted Thursday at 1 pm, and he then said "too late, I just bought a suit elsewhere," you'd be slightly miffed.