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Old 11-13-2019, 09:21 AM
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How long do you wait?

I’m selling a item in the classified’s and I have a buyer who states “please send PP info and I will get the payment right out to you”. I have now waited a day and a half with no responses after two PM’s to the perspective buyer. Now I have a couple of guys who want the item. My question is how long should I wait on the first guy to respond before moving on to another buyer?
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:59 AM
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Well that is up to you,, but 24 hours is more than generous,,,

What I typically will do is send one warning message,, something like,, "Are you still interested? if payment is not sent by X (what ever time of day) , I'm moving to the next buyer"

If no response, let buyer #1 know he's out and move on

What that does is let buyer #1 know he's in or out,, last ting you want is to move on to the next buyer and then buyer #1 sends you payment also. You never want more than one guy to think you have a deal with them for the same item

good luck
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:36 AM
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Skip, if i make a offer and they accept it, they are paid as soon as i have there pay pal info. i have bought a few items from you in the past so you can verify this statement. it is your item and you chose who you want to sell it to. if something came up , he should have at least shot you a p.m. stating that. i thought (instant payment ) was the reason for pay pal. remember the days of money orders and checks that you may never get . (butch)
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:15 PM
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Move on... He may never come back and the other guys may move on too...sale lost
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:42 PM
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24 hours is long enough, its a modern world instant communication is easy. If first buyer had something come up, well its not your fault. You listed the item for sale because you want to sell it. Once I get PP info I make the payment, I expect everyone else too also.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:52 PM
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Thanks guys for the input. I have now moved on to the next buyer.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:11 PM
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Thanks guys for the input. I have now moved on to the next buyer.
I read all the previous responses to your quarry. Every single one of them are right on the money. We all handle things a bit differently, but the end result is respect, fairness and opportunity. There is only one other comment I would like to add if you don't mind. Simply put: MONEY TALKS!! BS walks....
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:51 AM
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I read all the previous responses to your quarry. Every single one of them are right on the money. We all handle things a bit differently, but the end result is respect, fairness and opportunity. There is only one other comment I would like to add if you don't mind. Simply put: MONEY TALKS!! BS walks....
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:57 PM
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Move on... He may never come back and the other guys may move on too...sale lost
seems like what most of us do..

I would send the first guy a message and say sorry no payment someone else wanted it so sold to them. I have had to do it and have had it done to me.. one i missed out on totally my fault, trying to buy something before i had the money in my account to pay for it.
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Old 11-16-2019, 02:01 PM
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Move on--

If you wait too long you may lose a real buyer with genuine intentions.
If you get a deposit then it is on you to wait, but otherwise it is usually.
FIRST COME WITH CASH wins the prize.

I am not a dealer as most of us aren't. although I think some are buying all kinds of stuff to resell at a future date.
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:51 PM
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I told a guy I had $$$ for something he was selli g, (not hob y related but perfectly legal), asked for a date/time/place to meet and I would see if that would work. 7 days later, he gets back to me. Asks me if I still want to meet. Said nope! Not interested!
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:41 PM
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I told a guy I had $$$ for something he was selli g, (not hob y related but perfectly legal), asked for a date/time/place to meet and I would see if that would work. 7 days later, he gets back to me. Asks me if I still want to meet. Said nope! Not interested!
I had a local guy from the FB market low ball the heck out of a plane, after i decided to sell it for next to nothing, this was on like a wed., he said he would message me sat to set up time to meet. I never heard from the guy. I bump my add up like a month later, same guy messaged and say hey sorry about before i got tired up i really want the plane i can met you Sat. i said okay.. guess what, never heard from him. I blocked him. sick of stupid people.
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:23 PM
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When selling, give them a little time to pay, 12 to 24 hours. I had a guy that didn't even wait 1 hour, before he sold it to someone else. I had 98 good feedback on that website, and he still did that. Not everyone sits on their computer all day. Work, a trip to the store, stepped out for a few and many more reasons. You get the idea. You have done your due diligence and waited a reasonable time. Next guy in line is up.
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