So, here is a quick story, maybe I’m a little old fashioned, but oh well…
Recently I have contacted a member on one of the watch forums in regards to a watch for sale. I have send him an e-mail with the offer, to which the seller replied that he has someone interested that is willing to pay him what’s his asking, but will keep me updated if the buyer bails. I said, ok, no problem. Few hours later, I got an e-mail with the counteroffer to which I said yes and asked few more questions. Then I got an e-mail with the answer to my questions, and there was a phrase included in the e-mail
“I am just waiting for one response to some one who contacted me before you (its only fair) and if he says no its yours!”
Is it me, or is there something wrong with this statement. I don’t know, but I felt like going to the car dealer, agreeing on the sale price, and the the car dealer tels me: “I’m just waiting for this other guy, if he does not buy the car then it is yours”
What is the point talking money and sending counteroffer which the buyer accepts to only later make such statement.
I don’t know, sometimes you get surprized.