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    Want to buy unanswered/how long to wait?

    Too many things can happen I know. I also know everyone doesn't live on the keyboard. I answered a WTS add, had 1 private message and then no more. No payment sent, no address. Only been 2 weeks or so.

    How long should I just sit on this? Will the thread get closed if no activity?

    I can live without the transaction. What do we do when this happens?
    Most of the tanks are gone and the windows don't rattle anymore. I won't be able to sleep now.

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    Move on now

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    I'd forget it and move on.
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    One word comes to mind. "NEXT".

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    Done. Move on.

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    How about one more try that says "....if I don't hear from you by X then I'll move on". There could be any number of reasons why there is no answer.
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    if I'm selling something and some one says ill take it I give them 3 days to confirm payment is sent then I send them an email saying transaction is canceled.
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    There had been no activity since the initial post for the seller until yesterday. Since there was no PM with info, I sent one to announce pulling interest.
    Most of the tanks are gone and the windows don't rattle anymore. I won't be able to sleep now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    How about one more try that says "....if I don't hear from you by X then I'll move on". There could be any number of reasons why there is no answer.
    I would do something like this. That way, if the other party had something interfere there would be a record of sorts showing that I tried and that the deal was ended.

    Communication is important to me. When buying, I message the seller when funds are sent and when the goods are received. When selling, I like to know when funds are sent and when goods are received. It just seems like a real courtesy when strangers are dealing with each other.
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    I emailed a materials quote to my daytime job customer. Construction in his area had cut the neighborhood's internet. A call confirmed the problem and I had to re-send the email. It's hard to say what the problem is at times. I'd send my PM again and if you don't see a response after they've had activity it's time to move on.

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