Greg, don’t chime in and misrepresent the motivations of folks that disdain people getting ripped. This is no Chicken pecking party.
But, actually, I can use your key words to identify this situation, amazingly.
There is a Chicken in this equation. He is the guy that refuses to ‘contact’ the buyer, to keep him updated on the location of his money or the location of the yoyos he paid for.
And there is a ‘pecker’ in this equation, also. He is the seller that is sitting on $950 and 3 yoyos that aren’t his. That certainly qualifies him as a pecker.
And this is a party of sorts. We are getting together to celebrate Midlifeyoyomans’ promotion from Sap, to 1st class Sucker.
Rocket Science? Tell ya what, let’s melt down the rocket and put the science book in the closet.
I posted up a two reply lecture. I literally drew the OP pictures with words, he could move around in his head. I said what I could, to squeeze some sense into his head. To alter his view to recognize that the Seller is only half the problem.
Midlifeyoyoman is the second half of the problem. After everything we said up to the point of his response, he is still defending the exact person that has yet to respond to him and yet has all the marbles.
Let me try this again. When the communication stops, the person that stopped communicating is the Punk. And the one that defends him is the Sucker.
…Midlifeyoyoman, DO NOT MAKE ANY EXCUSES FOR the unknown Scammer. And DO NOT CALL THE GUY A Manufacturer. Manufacturers’ like to stay in Business. And in achieving that end, go out of their way to make sure they don’t Screw anybody. And riddle me this<> what kind of Yoyo does this manufacturer produce where he can break a spacer while trying to install it. And you paid $950 for 3 yoyos that use spacers? What expensive yoyos use spacers anymore?
Spit it out. Do not protect this guy that is obviously showing you nothing for your money.
State his name and what you paid for. Give us all the details. Give him the Golden opportunity to redeem himself. He may indeed be experiencing some difficulties. But not responding to you is not acceptable.
… ‘You’ don’t want to ruin his ‘Reputation’? He already has a Reputation; it’s all bad at the moment.
So, put the Spotlight on this 'uh, manufacturer.
Even if you are writing off your money, if you don’t name drop, then you are turning us All into potential victims.
By naming the Seller, you are not hanging the Seller. By naming the Seller, you are not ruining his Reputation. By naming the Seller, you are letting him know the Spotlight is now on him.
And, if he wants to ‘Have’ a reputation, he has the opportunity to step up and say he has been Buried in deep manure and has never left anyone hanging before and he is going to Get either your Yoze or you money back to you, within 1 week from tomorrow, complete with tracking number.
If he refuses to make things ‘right’ with you, then: he has no reputation, he has no future selling yoyos and he is not to be mistaken for a Manufacturer.
Am I mad, cuz I sound mad? Not at all. I just happen to be a graduate of the Assertiveness Training program at MYOWN Institute.
I just don’t like to hear about people getting bent over for good money or any money. But almost a $1000?
And the Buyer is trying to protect the guy?
Nah, I don’t think so.