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Offline LuvMyBoy

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Selling ponies out from under me :(
« on: January 29, 2012, 02:30:01 PM »
I have had so many times lately, had people say they will hold ponies for me and then sell them out from under me :( I understand that people need money and all, but it's so frustrating. Sometimes they even take a down payment from me and *then* tell me "someone else wants to buy it". I feel it's really unfair to do this to people. But... I guess I just have to accept it, it's going to happen.

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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 04:55:23 PM »
If a seller agrees to hold something for you for a period of time, he or she ought to hold it! You should leave flaker feedback if you can, that way other buyers can be warned about the seller's behavior.
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 05:00:05 PM »
 :blink: Sorry but normally if a seller promise to hold a pony....they hold it! Especially if you sent a payment upfront! Does there was a time limit and you haven't respected it?
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 05:38:21 PM »
If they say they will hold it then they should hold it! Did you at least get your money back? And as Izrabeth said, leave feedback forewarning others!
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 06:41:22 PM »
So Sorry to hear this!  It is so hard because there are a lot of buyers out there who put stuff on hold and then never pay for it, or take a really long time.  Many sellers get tired of it.  But taking your money and not holding it is wrong. 


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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 08:52:37 PM »
Sorry to hear your pony deals have been falling through.  :(  But it's true... you should not be scammed out of your money!  Let us know if you are still having issues with this seller who won't refund you. 
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 03:09:37 AM »
 :( how awful! I'm sorry that you have had people sell ponies from under you :sad:  as the others mentioned, it is wrong for the seller to do that, especially if you sent a down payment! I hope that the person refunded you (if they didnt or you are still having problems with them please let us know) :awake: .  I would also seriously think about leaving appropriate feedback for the seller who took a payment and then still sold your pony depending on the circumstances. How long was the transaction going on for? did you both agree on when and what  payments were to be sent and did you keep to that agreement? was there good communication between you both or could there have been some misunderstandings? :what: if everything was going according to what you and your seller agreed then it was definitely wrong for them to sell the pony they were holding for you, and it isnt right for them to have your money and sell the pony to someone else without refunding you and talking the situation through with you first :yikes:
 As regards people selling ponies that were on hold for you , that is also wrong.. but as Stormy said, a lot of sellers have had to deal with people putting stuff on hold and never paying or taking forever to pay, so some of them will not hold a pony  for more than a few days or they may be tempted to sell to someone who offers to pay right away :( 
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 03:56:00 AM »
Thanks everyone, I did get my money back. But this last time I was more upset that they said "sure you can have these ponies no problem, I'm not in a hurry for the money" and I even sent a message a couple days later saying "I can pay now" and then "someone else is buying them". Grrrr. If the person isn't going to hold them they shouldn't say they're going to do it in the first place. It's a waste of my time too. I've never ever asked anyone to hold something for me that it didn't get paid for. Ever. But, I dunno. I guess if someone really needs the money that bad what can I do. Hopefully the people doing it will stop and think about what they're doing. -.-

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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 10:13:57 AM »
Thats wrong. Im glad you got your money back, but i think too you should leave honest feedback so future buyers will know this. :( I have personally had many sellers hold ponies for me and they  have never done that to me.
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 03:58:30 PM »
As Ringlets mentioned, communication is essential for a nice smooth transaction; maybe there was some misunderstandings? And some sellers might even be clueless to the fact that they are in the wrong! It's important to let them know how you feel. ;) And, sometimes you may find a seller that just doesn't care. :huh: That's when you leave feedback: you had an agreement, they broke it and don't care. I know that it can be hard to leave someone less than nice feedback but that is the only way that those less-than-nice sellers are ever exposed! :yikes:

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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 12:22:08 AM »
I had something similar happen a few months ago.   I saw a non pony item and I asked how much; they gave me the price they wanted.  I said sure, with no haggling, and I could pay as soon as they sent me the shipping costs and their paypal info.  Then a week later, they finally got back to me saying someone else wanted it and would pay more, so they were selling to someone else...a month later they asked me if I still wanted it, the other buyer had backed out.

The only thing I can think of is that with me agreeing to their price so fast, maybe they thought they were undervaluing it?  But that's usually how I purchase, lol, with no hesitation.
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Re: Selling ponies out from under me :(
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 12:19:22 AM »
If someone needs money quick, they should not promise you they'll put things on hold in the first place!

Sorry to hear you had these experiences :hug: There will allways be sellers out ther that act like this. It's a shame, it's unfair, and indeed a waist of your time.
If i were you, i would never buy from those again. It's obvious you can't trust what they're saying.