GrahamB wrote:... and have some bloke on the internet slag you off as a time-waster.
I've never bought an aeroplane (a whole one, anyway) but I've bought plenty of cars and walked away from plenty when it became obvious the advert had kept quiet about major issues. Those people probably considered me a time-waster, i.e. someone who started asking difficult questions instead of just saying "oooh, lovely" and paying the asking price in cash within 5 minutes of arriving.
If we give narked-off sellers the benefit of the doubt and assume that there are real, deliberate time-wasters out there (rather than just people who didn't buy) then I'm slightly baffled as to what motivates these people. I'd have to be bored beyond belief before I considered viewing items for sale that I had no intention of buying as a form of entertainment. I guess they must be out there though - nowt as queer as folk.
I've also sold a fair few cars and never had a time-waster pitch up to view. Not everyone made an offer, but then they're usually looking at multiple examples so it's understandable. I've had a few voicemails that I didn't return because they sounded like idiots, but anyone who's actually taken the time to turn up was looking to buy the car if it met their requirements and we could agree a price.
Not saying I'd never buy from someone who wrote "re-advertised due to time-wasters" but it certainly sets my d*ckhead alarm off. Sometimes in this world we have to deal with d*ckheads in the course of getting what we want.
All fun and games.
Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.