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Online Gurus What Would You Do??????
OK heres the story:
I was trying to buy a T-case from a guy online. He said it was like new, he had just purchased it in Dec. of last year. He was getting rid of it because he was swapping out everything and going with a bigger engine tranny tcase and all. We haggled around a bit and decided on a price. We both agreed to the price, negotiations over right? WRONG. The next day I get an email that says the swap he was doing fell through and he now wants more than 2X what we had already agreed on. So of course I say hell no. So we enter into a new haggling period that takes about two more weeks(because on average it takes him about two days to answer an email now). By this time I was getting a little upset. So after a couple of weeks he emails me and says, 'I feel like I am screwing you, I will give it to you for the original deal'. So I say ok great. By now I am having my doubts about the guy so I ask if we can do this purchase as a COD. He says ok. I give him my address and he says he will send it. A week goes by, nothing, I email him 2 or 3 times, no answer. SO finally I call him on the phone, He says he is having trouble with shipping, they want to charge more but he will take care of it and ship it out to me that night, I say fine send me an email with a tracking number when you get it. Another week goes by and no word or package.
What would you do?
I don't think I am going to buy it now, he has pissed me off too much. Besides here is the deal, He has a case with the calmini kit in it(supposedly), which also had the other bearings and shafts replaced when the kit was installed(supposedly). He was selling me the case, the reinforced arms, and a shifter knob for what I could buy my own kit for new from calmini. Oh BTW the lifetime warranty on calminis gears is non transferable, so if I buy them used there is no warranty.
When I say what would you do, I mean would you post his name so people here on the board can steer clear of him and no one else will have to deal with all this crap? or what?
Please everyone give advice, If you have ever purchased something online you are an expert here, give your opinion.
88 hardtop, custom SPOA, 31's, Calmini T-Case(comming soon)