Originally Posted by Canberraman
I'm an occasional buyer here on B&S and the way I have conducted myself may be frustrating to some sellers. "Must have" items pop up when my paypal balance is nil so I'll need to transfer funds to make the purchase. I have always been upfront when I make my enquiries and told the seller that the funds will clear about such and such a date and that payment could only occur when this has happened.
One seller started getting antsy after three days - even though I'd told him I couldn't pay for about seven days. Chorse and Edmorel have been a pleasure to deal with, patient and polite. I'm currently waiting for funds to clear so I can pay Holdfast.
Just to say, this exactly proves the benefit of good communications during the process and goes back to what I was saying in my previous pst.
I strongly suspect most sellers absolutely don't mind waiting a short while for payment, if they know the buyer is serious and has kept them informed. What's a bit unsettling is when a seller just doesn't know if the buyer has agreed to a deal and not kept them in the loop.
Canberraman was, as he said, completely upfront and I feel totally reassured he's genuinely interested, so I have no reason to worry. This means that I'm happy to wait and don't feel need to pester him. An great example of good communication.
It doesn't mean LOTS of PMs - just that when one is sent (from either buyer or seller), it should be clear and honest. I'd say again, given the more usual level of internet chatter, it's remarkable how good members of this forum are at this and why it's a pleasure buying & selling here.