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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    sold all my rick leathers, damn
     
  2. snake

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    since when did sufu change their bumps to once every 3 days? I bumped mine almost daily all last month. whoops :embar:
     
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    That's a recent change, in part because the marketplace there was an unregulated mess.
     
  4. stevent

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    Terrible feeling when every shoe you want to buy in tokyo has no stock in your size
     
  5. volatile

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    You know what's really annoying? Closing a deal with someone for an item on the Classifieds and them telling you they sold it to someone else after you PayPal them the agreed amount a day later (over a weekend too!).
     
  6. mike868y

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    finally nailed down an internship for this summer. this will be the first time ever I've had a job paying more than minimum wage and the first time I've had disposable income in like...ever :slayer:

    planning on copping a toj (bomber? mdr? too many good choices), some cool boots (sup shah i see you selling f+bs in my size...), and another eg blazer (crossing my fingers they have a grey wool andover next fw).
     
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  7. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    I feel your pain, but as someone who's sold plenty on the classifieds before, I'll have to side with the seller on this one. Buyers flaking is a fact of life on BS, so if two buyers express interest at the same time, my preference always goes to the one who sends money over the one who promises money, even if the money-promiser expressed interest first. Should have been quicker at the draw dude.
     
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  8. death shot

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    I wish I could get my hats to work.
     
  9. Caveat

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    Disagree. Once you come to an agreement and you send your paypal info they should be given a reasonable amount of time to pay and at least a warning message before you move on to another buyer.
     
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  10. Bam!ChairDance

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    Maybe on ebay, but on styleforum an agreement is no more serious or binding than an initial statement of interest
     
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    Coming from the other end it always annoys me when someone says something they're selling is 'on hold'. But then again if you're the seller and you're willing to give somebody your word that you'll hold something for a (limited) amount of time then there's a little more at work than pure transactions. Like maybe a less salient but quite valuable component of community or something.

    Also sounds like the guy didn't tell Volatile about selling the item until after he (Volatile) paypalled him (the seller). Wasting my time and going back on your word would both stick in my craw too.
     
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    I agree with bam, but I give people 2 days to pay where I'll tell everyone else I'm holding it. Too many times I have told others that the stuff has sold only to hear back from the original buyer flaking a few days later (myself included, because shit happens), even after agreeing on prices and sending paypal info. This also ties into how well I know the buyer, and of course I'll go to greater ends to accommodate people who post often on the forums/people who have bought from me in the past.

    Random buyers? "I don't believe in fairy tales or sermons or stories about money, baby sister. But thanks for the cigarette."
     
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    How I see it, is that the only thing that matters is whoever says they're 100% sure first.
    If you want to buy something from me and you're the first to tell me you're 100% sure, I will sell it to you no matter if there were 10 others before you, or if there is someone after you who could offer more or/and faster [​IMG]

    (well to a limit I guess, but all the people who I've had business with have all sent money within a day, so I guess I've been lucky)

    edit: I can see how ^this won't work for people selling loads of cool stuff though, would be too complicated.
    If I in the future have +5 classifieds I'll probably make it very clear in the ad that whoever sends me money first gets the piece
     
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  14. Caveat

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    Yeah, that was my point. If a buyer says "Deal. Send me your paypal." and you send it, then it's pretty inconsiderate to sell it to someone else the same day without at least a message saying "Hey need the money within 2 hours. I've got another buyer."
     
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    Yep, exactly. Deal agreed at Mar 1, 2013 at 4:37 am (he's in a different timezone to me so I didn't see it until I checked my phone about lunchtime on the 1st) and PayPal went out Mar 3rd at 4:44PM. He didn't message me to tell me he had another offer or that the other guy had already paid him. Is it totally unreasonable for a payment to take a two days over a weekend?

    I'm not majorly annoyed, but it's interesting to hear the feedback from both sides of the table.
     
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    Like g tran, if I know someone and I'm not in a huge hurry to sell I'll be more lenient with payment, but in general the first person to put money in my PayPal account gets the item. I've gotten burned a number of times by people saying they are 100% going to buy, I ignore other offers while I wait for them to pay; and then they flake off
     
  17. volatile

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    That's exactly how I work, and how I hope others will...
     
  18. Caveat

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    That looks like 2.5 days between the deal and the payment, so you don't really have a beef IMO. If someone doesn't paypal me at least by the next day then they can't expect me to hold it.
     
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  19. Bam!ChairDance

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    yeah it was pretty shitty of the seller not to tell you about the other buyer

    But a buyer agreeing to a price and asking for paypal information really shouldn't bind the seller, since the buyer can duck out of the deal as he pleases

    contrast this to ebay, where a written agreement to buy really is binding, and if either buyer or seller flakes, there's serious consequences (within ebay at least)
     
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    Sure, it's a literal 2.5 days but as we're on the opposite side of the planet from each other, I think the hours between (my) 4am and (say) 10am shouldn't really count - and do you all sit hunched by your computers all weekend?

    But yeah, fair enough. I think it's a pretty shitty way to behave but I'll consider it a lesson learned. To me, a deal's a deal and a couple of days over a weekend doesn't change that, but I'll know for next time. It's been really interesting to hear the contrasting views, at least!
     
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