What is the appropriate time to wait for a reference?

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What is the appropriate time to wait for a reference?

Post by frankcastle » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:08 pm

Let's say you complete a transaction. You are happy and leave a good reference. How long should I wait before asking politely for them to reciprocate?

I'm not worried as it's been less than a day but just curious overall.

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Re: What is the appropriate time to wait for a reference?

Post by pretre » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:19 pm

If they read your positive (which you can check from your outbox), then no more than a week. I don't usually hound people but I just noticed how many I am missing and am changing my policy.
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Re: What is the appropriate time to wait for a reference?

Post by 3eland » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:24 pm

Once they have received everything and your both content I would expect a reference as soon as possible. I would wait a few days and if they are consistently logging on and you still don't get a reference then after a few days I would send him a polite PM. However, don't get upset if they refuse to leave you one, I have had 4-5 people not leave me a reference and although I have PM'd them politely about it they simply refuse to answer it. It's not a requirement to leave references, and some people just like to soak in the references while not giving them to others.
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Re: What is the appropriate time to wait for a reference?

Post by pretre » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:26 pm

Hehe. I just made a form letter and PM'd all the missing ones I had. BT only lets you BCC 5 people at a time though.
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Re: What is the appropriate time to wait for a reference?

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:15 pm

Before leaving the ref, I sometimes send a PM saying, "So, all is well with the trade, then, and we can exchange positive references?"
If they don't respond, I don't bother with a ref (unless they don't respond, but leave me one).
Once they respond, I leave one. If I haven't received mine yet, I PM and say "I just left your positive reference. I'd appreciate it if you'd reciprocate when you get a minute."
Maybe a reminder a couple days after that.

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