I was in touch with a seller here on WUS by PM's as well as email. We discussed the watch condition, accessories that came with it and of course the price including all shipping charges.
Finally we agreed on everything including payment of 3% PayPal fee as I could not send the funds as a GIFT as requested by him.
I immediately (within 15-20 minutes if I am not wrong) sent the payment, the receipt of which he acknowledged. As per my understanding and based upon the practice followed by myself and other people with whom I have dealt with before, he should have sent the watch then. But surprisingly, he wanted to wait for the funds to transfer from his PayPal account to his bank account before he wanted to ship. I didn't say anything and waited for a further response from him.
After a couple of days, he confirmed that the funds were now his bank account and that he would ship the next day. I thanked him by email for the update. True to his word, he shipped the next day and sent me the tracking number. Here is where something new came up. He said that the shipping cost was much more than he had expected and he expected me to send him $35 more for the shipping. I got this message late yesterday night (Indian time) and after reading the message I decided to reply to him the next morning to remind him that we had a deal which included shipping in the final price that I paid. I had thought that if he insisted and despite that fact that we had agreed on a price including shipping, I would send him the $35(which turns out to be 7-8% of the total price), as I did not want a fellow WUS member to suffer for a mistake he made. All this was on my part, in good faith that he actually screwed up while calculating the shipping charges........though IMHO a seller should make sure of all charges BEFORE he strikes a deal and not after.
Anyways, today morning (Indian time) when I got to checking my mail with the intention of replying to his mail, I was very very surprised to get the following mail and I quote, without the names....
I do not appreciate you not replying to my query. I performed my end of the deal with honesty and diligence, and expect you to do the same regarding those excessive shipping cost.
This has left a very bad taste for the whole deal for me and I look forward to your comments/advice on it. Please remember that for me it is not the $35 which is the issue, but the way the seller has behaved.