I need some opinions from you guys (specially the people who have conducted many trades and sales here on Head-Fi).
I'll leave out names for now.
Okay, so a week ago I put up some ATH-M50s for trade in the sales forum.
Since a thread is worth 1000 words, I'll just post the PMs between us next (I changed his nickname to TRADER):
i have a nice pair of klipsch x10s lying around if your interested
Jun 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm
I would be interested. Do you have any sale or trading history on Head-fi?
Jun 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm
i see you do have feedback. A couple of question. do you have all the accessories? Also, how old are the x10s? Do they display any sing of the famous cable problem?
Jun 1, 2012 at 8:53 pm
yes and i picked them up October and the cable seems fine
Jun 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Okay...how about the accessories?
Jun 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm
yes I still have all the accessories it came with
Jun 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm
All right...I'm game if you are.
Jun 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm
I'm up for it
but I was just wondering if you have any newer feedback on another forum or ebay
Jun 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm
Yes...in the old feedback pages here on headfi....and on ebay ...same user name of elvergun
Jun 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm
well my address is
His address and info removed
whats your address
Jun 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm
I'm at dinner...send info later...when do you think you will ship
Jun 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Jun 2, 2012 at 12:06 am
Ok...I'll do the same.
Here is my info:
My address and info removed
I suppose we will do registered mail and then we will send the tracking number to each other.
Jun 3, 2012 at 9:48 am
Are we still up for tomorrow?
Jun 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm
Jun 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm
Cool...i was looking at posts about the x10s to get an idea on what to expect.
So, registered mail with tracking, right? At What time do you think you will ship?
Jun 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Do you mind if we ship tomorrow instead? I was hoping to slip out of work early today to make a trip to the post office but they scheduled a meeting which I have to attend.
If the meeting does not last too long I might still make it to the post office today, but sometimes these meetings can go on forever.
Jun 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Are you getting my PMs?
Jun 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm
yep just wasn't sure how to respond
Jun 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm
What do you mean?
Jun 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm
sorry just miss read it
but my package is ready to go my postman is picking it up tomorrow I was going to ship it today but you sent me that message so I thought I should wait
Jun 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm
Okay...I will ship tomorrow and send you the tracking number.
Jun 5, 2012 at 11:44 am
I'm expecting to ship during my lunch time...in a couple of hours.
Jun 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm
This is your tracking number:
0312 0090 XXXX XXXX XXXX (removed numbers for thread)
Please provide a tracking number.
Jun 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Have you shipped your headphones?
Jun 6, 2012 at 9:20 am
Can you give me an update. Did you ship? Are you planning to ship? Whats going on?
Jun 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm
I can see you have been on the forums. Are you going to give me an update or are you just going to keep ignoring my PMs?
Jun 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm
shipped awhile ago did you receive them yet
The guy has good feedback, so I took a chance and shipped my headphones. I shipped my end and then I did not hear from the guy for 4 days. I would check his profile and see that he would be online, but he would not respond to my messages and he never gave a tracking number.
I searched his nickname in the forums and I found and old post from 2010 from a member that had the same problem with the same guy. The thread was edited by the member who created it as it seems like the matter was resolved. I sent the Head-Fi member a PM asking him if he could tell me what had happened in 2010. He informed me that he had conducted a trade, sent his end to TRADER, and then did not hear back from him even though he saw that the guy had been online. Exactly the same situation as mine. After a long song and dance the member finally got his package and a BS excuse from the guy (he claimed that he had been out of town and could not send him a PM...even though he had been browsing the forums).
I thought I was screwed so I contacted the post office on Friday and filled out a package intercept form (was in the post office for an hour and had to pay a fee of $11).
Finally, I received a message Saturday. Too late to cancel the package intercept...not that I would have canceled since by this point I did no longer trust the guy.
This morning I got a call from the post office to tell me that my package had been intercepted and was on its way back to me.
When I got back from work there was a package waiting for me. Yeap...from the guy. On the box there was the delivery confirmation information that the guy never sent me. I opened the box to see what was inside (could the box be empty or could it contain apple ear buds like the bad trader from Europe)...I found x10s inside.
So the questions is...was my paranoia justified or is this whole thing my fault? I'm out $20 and I still have to ship something back to the guy. This whole trade just feels wrong by now. I would like to just send his headphones back and sell my M50s. No more trades for me. Do you guys think I am now obligated to send the M50s? Should I charge him for shipping his (or mine) headphones or should the cost come out of my pocket?
Edited by elvergun - 6/11/12 at 8:02pm