I recently threw some of my excess Ford & Stevens tools along with a few extra pieces on here to peddle. I want to thank all parties that responded & purchased said parts & pieces AND the MTFCA !
That being said, I want to comment to a "few" (and you know who you are) that responded - I packaged their parts & "no-show" on the $'s AND no reply to any further email attempts ! I'm cool with that if you died or had a death in the family, extenuating circumstances BUT really - you can't take a minute to respond ?????
I've been in in this hobby for over 40 + years and attempt to supply the hobby with some "good stuff" ! I have never had a complaint with what I sold someone - so how's about a little common courtesy ?
I've had the same problem.
It is sad, but common courtesy and common sense seem to be in short supply these days.
Thanks for your past efforts and hopefully the positive responses will enable you to continue your good deeds.
And same to you, Hal...
Gee, and I thought I was the only one that attracted the dead beats!
Have thought of keeping a "do not respond or sell to" list but am trying to stay positive.
Welcome to the modern world, Steve. I've been very lucky for the most part, nearly everybody who has said they would send money for something has. Nearly everybody.
I REALLY WISH that the classifieds would go back to a format where you can post an item for sale or wanted AND THAT'S IT.
It is happening to me as well.
IM SORRY STEVE BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS TO DAY! I BID ON A S [COMPLETE] THATS THE WAY IT WAS LISTED,SET OF FLOOR BOARDS SMALL CRACK IN THE LARGE BOARD,IT WAS FOR THE 22 FORD I PAID GOOD FOR THEM,THEY ARE ORIGINAL AND NOT ROTTED AND HAD THE STEEL SECTIONS IN PLACE.THE PICTURES WERE VERY CARFULY TAKEN,BECAUSE THERE WERE THREE PICTURES TAKEN,ONE SHOT THERE WAS THE TWO UPPER BOARDS TOGETHER THEN ONE SHOT WAS BY ITSELF THE LONG WAY UP AND THE SLOTS WERE OUT OF THE PHOTO,SO THAT SHOT LOOKED TO BE THE BOARD WHERE THE BRAKE LEVER IS LOCATED,THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE PICTURE WAS WHAT LOOKED LIKE THE BRAKE SLOT.JUST BARELY IN THE PICTURE.I COMPLAINED! BUT DID NO GOOD I LOST MY 60.00 PLUS 28.00 SHIPPING.LAST OF MY BAY SHOPPING.
Same thing here. 90% are great, about 10% I never hear from again. It also happens that sometimes I ask for "what is this" or "what year" ect on the forum. Then I get a answer by some of the forum members. But in the meantime I get a bunch of "is it for sale" questions. So I take and send more pictures, figure shipping, contact people, give prices, and Ill never hear back from about 1/2 of them. I guess its just the "nature of the beast" But most are great to deal with...
Whine goes well with Cheese .....
Really Jim ?????????????????
I keep that "deadbeat" list in my desk drawer, not to share online, but to refresh me before I sell, ship, and don't get paid. eBay is best, as you can check payments prior to shipping.
On the Forum, figure T guys are good to go and ship and await payment. Been stiffed 2 times now, but not by the same buyer.
Sad but true. There are those who take and don't care.
Yeah really Steve .....
Nothing is sold until paid for in full ....
If you want to pack up parts for an order that has not been paid for yet - your choice - don't whine about it if the money doesn't come.
I have scheduled trips fall apart because folks cancel hauling - then other people get upset because they have to wait for another trip to be built to have their car hauled.
Get over it Steve .....
I don't see an MTFCA member number in your user profile.
Perhaps you just forgot to list it ....
Would not want to think someone doing business here for free would start a complaint thread ....
Steve, thanks for the sale, happy with the tools, they were exactly what I expected and following up after the sale was cool too....is the Stevens clutch drum puller one of the items that didn't ship yet? Could put my name on that if you get to the point of offering it again. Thanks
Jim, Steve is as good a guy as there is, I'm sure he is a member. A lot of the time, I ship parts on the buyers word that the check is on the way. I've never been burned yet. I rather sell here on the classifieds then eBay simply because the fees are so darn high! Kim
Ditto what Kim said. I have yet to be stiffed by a forum member. All have been a pleasure to sell to. I sold a rebuilt tillotson on EBAY. The buyer then sold it to a third party. The third party damaged it a returned it to the original buyer. The original buyer requested I provide a full refund. I disputed the claim. EBAY sided with the original buyer even after they learned he had sold it to a third party. When I got the carburetor back, the float bowl was full of debris and the throttle arm broken. EBAY still pulled the purchase price from my PAYPAL account. That was my last transaction through EBAY and I will never do business with them again.
Yo Jim - member #14972 - joined back in 1988.
Wasn't my intention to begin a "complaint" thread - just posting the facts.
Kinda seems you're calling the kettle black - where the hell you from, anyway ?
Cut him some slack Steve.. "His IQ is too little to measure". His own words. Don
Got it - I'm O.K.
Spot on Don,
I'm too dumb to start a Whiner thread about customers ....
Why not list those who have failed to pay?
I have bee only stiffed once and would love Morris Kindig to sue me.......
I understand where Steve is coming from. People make appointments for service at my wife's Subaru Centers, and then never show up. We book the time have employees at the ready. A total waste of time.
We sell parts as well, and these customers call and order and then never show up. These are the same people that will send a text rather than call or look you in the eye. Sadly is seems to be the way of the world today.
Glad you were able to lighten' the load and sell your stuff to responsible buyers. Now you can come out to my barn and offer encouragement for me to do the same. Too much stuff to little time.