How are installments/deposits viewed?

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frankcastle ( 14 )
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How are installments/deposits viewed?

Post by frankcastle » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:34 am

Let's say you see something you like and you don't get paid for two weeks.

Would a seller be willing to take a down payment then payment of the balance and then ship once paid in full?

Or is that just viewed as bad form?

usernamesareannoying ( 240 )
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Re: How are installments/deposits viewed?

Post by usernamesareannoying » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:00 am

its all up to the seller.
i know ive done similiar deals.
*notes about trading with me…
I do not like drawn out deals. Id like to have a deal signed and complete within 48 hours.
I abide by the unwritten rules… lower rating ships first pays first.
I always provide delivery confirmation and expect the same.
All deals are US only.

frankcastle ( 14 )
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Re: How are installments/deposits viewed?

Post by frankcastle » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:30 pm

Okay thanks. I've only tried offering that once and it was turned down and I didn't know if I had offended the person or broken some sort of bt rule. I was just surprised because I had offered to buy their whole lot at asking price.

usernamesareannoying ( 240 )
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Re: How are installments/deposits viewed?

Post by usernamesareannoying » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:46 pm

some people are just impatient :)
*notes about trading with me…
I do not like drawn out deals. Id like to have a deal signed and complete within 48 hours.
I abide by the unwritten rules… lower rating ships first pays first.
I always provide delivery confirmation and expect the same.
All deals are US only.

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starslayer ( 560 )
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Re: How are installments/deposits viewed?

Post by starslayer » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:19 pm

frankcastle wrote:Okay thanks. I've only tried offering that once and it was turned down and I didn't know if I had offended the person or broken some sort of bt rule. I was just surprised because I had offered to buy their whole lot at asking price.
I don't know about others, but I would accept that.

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Re: How are installments/deposits viewed?

Post by MagickalMemories » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:17 pm

starslayer wrote:I don't know about others, but I would accept that.
Agreed, if it was a non-refundable deposit with a specified time limit on the payment due date. If I'm selling something, I don't want to hold it forever because they decided to give me $50 to hold it and later decided to ask me to hold it for 3 months.

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