Feb 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm #1255315
Tarp Tent Squall 2. Very Nice. Excellent Condition. Used 3 times on tent platforms in the White Mountains and 2 times in the yard. Seam Sealed with a few stripes on the floor to prevent pad from slipping. $160 via Paypal, shipping included in CONUS.Feb 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm #1574270
I'll take it send me your paypal infoFeb 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm #1574281
ill give you 180 for itFeb 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm #1574301
Sale Pending with Socrates.Feb 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm #1574309
SOLD. Will Ship To Vadim in the Morning. Thank you.Feb 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm #1574311
Wow that is a drag. You offer it at a price and I agree to take it at that price then you sell it to someone after I agree to take it. You can be first in line to get a job at Moosejaw (before they stepped up and did the right thing).Feb 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm #1574319
we need to resolve this… i offered him 180 for it and he sold it to me. if this is unfair, then i want to do the right thing and take care of it…
if the right thing to do is give it up to you then i willFeb 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm #1574320
is this ebay?Feb 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm #1574321
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Garry, that really bites- you were 31 minutes ahead of the other guy, offered full price, then someone come along and adds $20 to the asking price-
(ethical discussion aside) Did the seller give you an option to match the higher price?Feb 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm #1574324
ill give up the tent to the first guyFeb 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm #1574325
Since you asked…
1. Shawn stated his price.
2. Gary accepted Shawn's terms. That's a deal right there!
3. Bad form for you to muscle in with a higher price.
4. Bad form for Shawn to accept!
So yes, please do the right thing and take care of it.
EDIT: I see Vadim has backed out. Good for him!Feb 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm #1574326
shawn lets take care of this via refund and direct sale to whom it belongsFeb 15, 2010 at 10:36 pm #1574328
@junctionLocale: Atlanta, GA
Ben said it all. Everyone backpedal.Feb 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm #1574336
Good form Vadim.. I know it's hard to back off of something you want.
+1 in my book.Feb 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm #1574348
Shawn might I suggest next time you use the wording: $160 or best offer….Feb 16, 2010 at 6:59 am #1574377
Guys thanks for stepping in on the and I hope to hear from Shawn. I would like to have this tent at the advertised price. Shawn send me your paypal info and I will send the the money today.Feb 16, 2010 at 7:36 am #1574388
Maybe I am wrong… but when I see something like "$160 or best offer" — I interpret that as:
(1) $160 clinches the deal.
(2) but seller may accept a lower price (counter offer)
I don't interpret "best offer" to mean bidding war/highest offer. And I don't ever recall seeing any bidding wars here on the forum. This isn't Ebay.
But this is my interpretation. What do y'all think?Feb 16, 2010 at 8:22 am #1574404
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I agree with the points you make.
$160 OR LESS in this case. Definitely not more.Feb 16, 2010 at 8:26 am #1574405
@onthecouchagainLocale: Sunny SoCal
OP should have done it right by stating the price…then reduced it if no takers etc…you know, the way we do it here, not "there." $160.00 was the stated price.
couchFeb 16, 2010 at 8:30 am #1574407
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I commend you for the way you handled this! Nice to see.
This forum has lots of kind folk.Feb 16, 2010 at 8:41 am #1574412
Yup, first person to buzz in on the listed price gets it. No bidding. But glad to see things are being taken care of in a proper way.Feb 16, 2010 at 9:02 am #1574422
Ben I respectfully disagree.
Why would you assume Best offer or counter offer always means less?
Shouldn’t it be in the end the seller’s decision as to what he/she is willing to accept as a “Best Offer”.Feb 16, 2010 at 9:23 am #1574433
"Why would you assume Best offer or counter offer always means less? "
Roger, I assume that because I interpret "$160 or best offer" to mean that the seller would like to get $160 — but will entertain counter offers. Within the context that this is not "EBay" — why would anyone offer higher?
In contrast, if seller mentions only $160 — that means a firm price (although there's nothing to stop anyone from making a counter offer anyway — perhaps via PM).
In any case, this has to do with "conventional usage" and not the law of physics. We've gotten a few feedback thus far, let's see if we get some more.Feb 16, 2010 at 9:23 am #1574434
@benwoodLocale: flatlands of MO
the transaction should be between the seller and buyer(s). its up to them to work it out, not every tom, richard, and harry that have an opinion on gear swap ethics. geez.Feb 16, 2010 at 9:24 am #1574436
I sincerely apologize. This was my first attempt at selling an item on Gear Swap. Yikes! I will work out the details through PM to make this right.
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