Hey Whodad, I think you've just got to let this one go now. It's not getting sold to you and you're not helping your case by pressing the matter. Look at it this way - now you get to do all the fun window shopping again until you find the next one!I do have a track record of buying a ukulele from someone on this forum 4 years ago. My budget doesn’t allow me to buy high-quality instruments on a more frequent basis.
i feel for you brother.I do have a track record of buying a ukulele from someone on this forum 4 years ago. My budget doesn’t allow me to buy high-quality instruments on a more frequent basis.
I’m at a loss. If you saw a rare instrument in a store and went to go buy it and the store owner said they won’t sell it to you because you haven’t been in the store enough so you start coming to the store more frequently. You keep seeing that instrument for sale. Do you give up?
The funny thing is my caution is literally in the UU how to sell/buy section…..What is unfortunate is the necessity for caution. Seller wants to sell, buyer wants to buy, it's too bad it can't be a straightforward scenario. But it isn't up to us (the not sellers) to decide what makes a comfortable scenario for the seller. I would request that members (including potential buyers) respect the concerns of the seller with the same level of passion that they recognize the enthusiasm of the buyer.
While it would be useful if a seller could indicate on their initial listing that they have restrictions on the sale, that isn't up to us to dictate that requirement - if the seller did that publicly, they could be slammed just as easily as if they don't do it and it comes back anyway.
I am disappointed that this scenario has caused contention and has soured the OP's intention of selling a wonderful ukulele here on this Marketplace (and may do so for good, now, although I hope not). I am disappointed that the buyer wasn't able to obtain the ukulele they specifically want. As the Stones once said "You can't always get what you want" and that applies to both sides, here.
It’s a lesson for the future and thanks for the feedback. How do you close a thread? I want to put this out of its misery.The solution, if the seller uses it, is Paypal Goods and Services. Both buyer and seller should be protected. The seller has the option to include the 3% fee as part of the sale.
In this case, there was less clarity as to the "warning flag" as the potential buyer has been a member since 2019 and also lists his location.