AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Re: Timewasting Private Buyers
We only have one side of the story but it does sound infuriating for you.
I think it makes sense to put a time limit on stallers. Genuine or not, they should understand it is not unreasonable for you to keep the car on the market and sell it to someone else if they don't return with the bunce in, say, 5 days.
Any longer and they either don't have it, can't raise it or have had second thoughts.
Of course, you might be an unreasonable seller too (who knows?) or maybe there were reasons like price or condition that meant there was nobody else interested. That happens all the time with some private sellers too who seem to expect near-forecourt prices without the peace of mind.
They may even have thought you were a bit of a trader and become wary. You've admitted to selling "a few" over the last couple of years and people can pick up on that vibe possibly becoming (unjustifiably) suspicious.
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