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Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? #414549
Tue May 07 2013 01:07 PM
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Which buyer earns a top priority standing, committing the seller to complete the deal with him?

Would it be the first to post, "PM Sent" or "I'll take it for your asking price" or these other situations?

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Selling Priority Goes To
single choice
1st person who posts "PM sent" regardless what the PM says
15%, 10 Votes
1st person who sends a PM saying he will buy at the asking price
60%, 40 Votes
1st person who sends a PM with a question about the item
6%, 4 Votes
1st person who makes an offer, even if it is for less than the asking price
3%, 2 Votes
Seller's choice of the best situation for him
16%, 11 Votes
Total Votes: 67
Voting on this poll ends: Sun May 12 2013 06:00 PM

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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Oldgas] #414806
Wed May 08 2013 08:15 PM
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This is an opinion poll asking for the viewpoint of both buyers and sellers. This is not a vote to "set in stone" a contractual rule about how every transaction must go. It will show how the majority expects things to happen, while others may see things a different way.


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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Oldgas] #416219
Wed May 15 2013 07:34 PM
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Seller's choice. Hands down. His item, his decision.


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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Dave Richey] #416232
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IMO...
if someone sends 'pm sent', they at least should get an opportunity to buy it
just because someone else post 'pm sent....i'll take it!' why should the 1st guy not be given the opportunity just because he didn't word it the same?

and if you send 'pm sent' and someone else sends 'pm sent...I'll take it'.......DON'T SEND THE SELLER A PM TELLING HIM WHAT YOU THINK OF WHAT HE DID! or your account will get locked up like mine!
Now I can't do anything on here without 'oldgas' preapproval

just saying......don't get ***** like I did!

as far as I know.....there is no 'get out of jail free' card on here....I'm just hosed!

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Dave Richey] #416242
Wed May 15 2013 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dave Richey
Seller's choice. Hands down. His item, his decision.


I agree with you Dave

Last edited by trifiver; Wed May 15 2013 08:54 PM.

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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: trifiver] #416288
Thu May 16 2013 07:11 AM
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A lot of people will save a certain item to show to a fellow collector or friend and give them first chance at buying it. Often at a reduced price. This happens at shows or in person or by email. If I were to list an item for sale to the general group on old Gas, it would be sold to the first person that says "I will take it". There are countless "tire kickers" in the world. Sending a PM with a question without a commitment to buy in my opinion is only that, a question with no commitment. I am after a sale, not a question. The first guy that PMs with a question may or may not later commit to the sale, maybe after days or weeks. If you want it step up and say you will take it. Or even make it conditional, like "I will take it if it is porcelain, or if it is double sided, or if you will take $$ for it"
I lost out on the Sinclair aircraft sign listed on Old Gas a few weeks ago. I sent a PM, not the first, and I also was the first to post for all to see that I will take it. I did not get it, thats life. In the end, a person can sell their property to whoever they want but I think a person should sell it to the first person that steps up to the plate


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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Wes Maxwell] #416291
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I agree with Wes. Am I brain dead? How do you vote?

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: bustermonty] #416294
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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: K W FRITH] #416295
Thu May 16 2013 07:23 AM
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Doh!

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: bustermonty] #416316
Thu May 16 2013 09:36 AM
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lesson learned I guess!

in the future i will not send 'pm sent'

and I will not care if someone has sent 'pm sent'

I will be what I believe to be rude and disrespectful, and I will always from now on send 'Pm sent....I will take it!'

If that is what it takes.....no more 'Minnesota nice!'

I sold a gas pump bonnett to Kevin Frith, some other guy had pm'd me with interest but no 'I'll take it' and I hadn't heard back from him in over a week. Kevin ended up selling the thing to the guy for the same money and shipping it to him just cuz he had 'expressed interest' ahead of him!!!!!!!!!!

Now that's a stand-up guy IMO!!!!!!!

like I said....no more for me
it will ALWAYS be 'pm sent I'll take it' and I don't care who's toes I step on in the future......let's see how that flies on here!
That's all great and fine until you do it to one of the 'kings' on this site....

I feel I'm being SEVERELY punished because I sent a PM to the seller and told him what I thought.
I'm sure I'm not the first or last guy to send a PM to someone giving them an earful.
I've admitted that it was a mistake and I'm sorry and promised it would not happen again.....yet my account is still locked up.

REMEMBER....DON'T PM SELLER AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK!

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: rogerg] #416391
Thu May 16 2013 04:12 PM
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Quote:
I will be what I believe to be rude and disrespectful

That'll make ya Lots of friends, NOT.

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Dick Bennett] #416419
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My point exactly!

It was done to me and now my account is locked up!

Why should i care? When others dont and it seems to be the consensus that sellers will sell to whoever they want....and not be considerate of the guy sending a pm!

You see....i cant win!!!

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: rogerg] #416425
Thu May 16 2013 06:38 PM
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If a person posts "I'll take it" ,he should follow through in a reasonable time.
There have been a few times I never him from them again.
Works both ways on a sale.

Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: rogerg] #416426
Thu May 16 2013 06:42 PM
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Roger,
I hope some day you'll realize you did this to yourself. You were rude and disrespectful to the seller by sending attack PMs and posting attack messages on his For Sale topic (removed).


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Re: Opinion Poll: Who is the top priority buyer? [Re: Oldgas] #416454
Thu May 16 2013 08:28 PM
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"consensus that sellers will sell to whoever they want"
LOL. I have Told SEVERAL they can't afford something that I'm selling, whether it was at a Bash or a Swap Meet.
Their Attitude/LOW BALL offer & I refuse to sell the item[s].
Once I was offered $3 for a qt can marked @ $5. As the guy set the can down & reached for his wallet, I STOMPED the can. OK, NOW it's worth $3.
Some times it's fun being a Dick!

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