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Old 05-02-2002, 07:08 PM
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OK fellow members I need your advice and input. Last week I put my 1997 SeaDoo XP on the web to sell and I got a couple of quick responses. One gentleman told me he was ready to buy it if I could meet him halfway between our two cities. I began looking for a place to meet to put the ski in the water and had basically considered it sold. I even took it off the web. Then today I get a call from another gentleman who had seen the ad and offered to pay significantly more, buy the trailer, and come here and pick it up. Now here's my dilemma, I told the first guy about the new offer and he told me he has already bought a trailer and gotten the money together. The other guy is coming saturday to look at the ski if I choose not to sell it before that but I don't feel totally comfortable breaking my first deal but it is significantly more money. What should I do?? I need advice.
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Old 05-02-2002, 07:11 PM
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Do the "right" thing
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Old 05-02-2002, 07:27 PM
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Integrity is worth the price. I endured a jackass not to long ago that listed a swim platform (from OSO classifieds by the way) for $500. He sent me pictures and everything and I was doing the normal probing to see what his bottom line was. We were going to meet next Saturday in a middle area. When I emailed him to make final arrangements for the meeting, he informed me that he had a lot of response and the price was now $600. This thing was in the classifieds on this site for $500! I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I knew I was that kind of no values turd. Some things money can't buy.... values and integrity are two.

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Put yourself in the first guy's shoes and the answer is crystal clear!
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Sorry, but you 'sold' it to the first guy. Unless you want to buy his new trailer from him.
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A deal is a deal!!!..... A Bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush
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A deal is a deal!!!..... A Bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush

I no understand.........bush?
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Old 05-02-2002, 07:57 PM
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do the right thing and sell it to the first buyer.

you will sonn forget about the extra money the second guy offered AND you will feel good about your choice for years to come.
 
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If you want to explain to the 2nd guy the situation and he's willing to leave a 2nd deposit great! And if things don't work out with the 1st guy for whatever reason your in! I've seen buyers turn into jerks at the last minute (dick you around after you've driven all the way thinking he's got you by the balls)
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A deal is a deal but...

Call the first guy and make sure he is serious. Have him Fed-Ex a deposit. If he "hem-haws" about that he may planning to get yours, but would change if he got a better deal elsewhere. I've been on the wrong side when people said "I'll take it" then never show up. (Read the thread about the Cigarette deal earlier this week.)

However, I would not be the one to back out on a deal...

Like Birddog says "Do the right thing", but just make sure it is the right thing first!!
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