My advise Ali, less caffeine or a chill pill. You're just showing impatience with your demands for instant notification. It shows signs of an inexperienced buyer for these PRIVATELY sold goods - which may be why others here called you "kid". Not knowing you, I wouldn't have used that term, but your dialogue and actions seem naive, though you may be an adult and stress out about online purchasing easily. Your NZXT comment shows another example of either impatience, inexperience, or both. Why? I'll explain.
Bmaverick is a PRIVATE SELLER, without an automated website like online retailers such as Frozen CPU, Performance PCS, etc... so an automated instant response is not valid. You, and the the rest of us, contacted him via Private Message. Which basically means he'll get it when he is able to check it, and not everyone sits by their PC waiting for email, or has email on their phone for a quick reply. You say you sent him "Cash" on a Sunday morning, which is not a normal business day. Did you send the cash Western Union or via Paypal (his two accepted methods of payment)? Either way you have a receipt stating you sent it, and as long as you had the funds the money would have been automatically transferred to him
. Unlike a check getting lost in the mail, there's no reason to think he didn't receive it automatically, or for him to urgently reply back as the answer is obvious. Could his reply been sooner than three days? Yes, he possibly
could, but not necessarily
given the private nature of this transaction. Again, you're assuming things should be done according to your
schedule, which is not always the case. With so many automated websites today we've grown accustomed to instant responses and it seems unnatural when a quick response doesn't occur, but in reality a Private sale depends on the buyer and
the seller's Private schedules. Unlike some online retailers, there's no 3, 7 or 10 day rule for this unless you requested it AND he accepted it
. Did that happen?
Based on my purchases with bmaverick, and his 86-0 feedback. I'm pretty sure there was no intentional
lack of communication as sometimes his response was quick and sometimes they were slow. Just depends on his schedule and real life obligations. Keep in mind you bought two pumps for the price of one
retailed at stores, with no tax and free shipping. So you're WAY AHEAD of your "time is money" cliche.
Just realize that you jumped the gun by criticizing bmaverick so quickly here with your post without due process or any legal bindings. Bottom line, you paid him Sunday, three working days later he contacted you WITH A SHIPPING TRACKING NUMBER. So you're getting the product in a timely manor without paying for shipping, and depending where you live taxes. THAT DOES NOT make him "stupid", and I take offence to you referring to him that way. Quite frankly, that's Really Immature. You could have sent him a follow up email if you didn't here from him by Friday, and then ask questions here about turnaround times, rather than calling him a "fluke", and "A real waste of cash and time." in your first post. As I've pointed out, you haven't lost any cash, in fact you've SAVED money
. As far as wasting you're time
, Were you waiting in line somewhere? Obviously not. So the only time wasted is by us reading and replying to your impatient, irrational, and immature posts. Chalk it up as a learning lesson. Swallowing some pride and an apology PM to bmaverick for your hastily rude comments would be the right thing to do.
As far as your rant about NZXT, which I've also dealt with many times in a positive manner, they have a rep here on OCN that's been helping those of us in the the NZXT Phantom forum. His name is XNine
. Try sending him a PM to see if he can help you out.
Good luck, SSEdited by SandShark - 10/5/12 at 2:25am