So I always miss having a Sinn if I don't have one amongst my collection, but I thought the only way I would get back into one is if I went with a tegimented version.
I found a nice example of a pretty new U1 with bracelet and rubber strap for what seemed like a very fair price, I reached out to the seller, we've been in communication, we settled on a price, but I've continued to ask him about references or feedback and he seems like I'm causing him a hassle to ask him for that information.
He is requiring payment through a method that would not give me any protection, and I'm willing to pay that if he would go out of his way to give me peace of mind.
When I asked him about feedback he basically said he doesn't pay much attention to that but I could see how long he's been a member on time zone and he also does a lot of things on gun forums. Of course you didn't go out of his way to give me his username on any of those for I'm so I can check them out.
So I did some research and I found that he had three pieces of feedback on watchuseek but they were all earlier than 2014.. I asked if he'd be willing to do a video call
So I could speak with him and see the watch. He did say that he could do that today, but when we realize that he has an iPhone and I have a Samsung, the only way we could do a video call would be through some independent app. I asked him if he'd be willing to get WhatsApp and then his response was basically as follows...
This is becoming more of a hassle for me then I need, I'm in the middle of a move that's very time-consuming, and if the feedback you saw and my experience on the gun forums isn't enough for you, then maybe this isn't the watch for you.
I responded, that he is basically asking me to send him cash, to trust somebody that I don't know and that I've never met and that I've never seen on any of the forums, he has not gone out of his way to give me any references or feedback about himself other than basically telling me that he's trustworthy,, and that is a former law enforcement officer and lawyer, I think you would understand the need to do one's due diligence when being asked to pay a hefty sum of money to someone they've never met.
I actually do think he probably is trustworthy, but how does someone expect another to pay them over $1,000, essentially in cash, without being willing to go out of their way to show the buyer why they are a trustworthy seller.
It seems as if he's doing the buyer a favor by having the watch available and doesn't think he needs to do anything else to satisfy the buyer in a very expensive transaction.
I know everyone says buy the seller, and that's certainly what I'm going to do in this case if he's not willing to Pony up a little bit and go a little bit out of his way
I'm assuming most of you do not think I'm being unreasonable?
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