Hi guys what exactly is the understanding of reserved in the buy and sell forum? Reason i ask is because i received this PM about a lens i was selling.
"if so, then consider it reserved for me? meet and deal fast in the coming days."
from what i understood, buyer is interested in the lens and is serious about buying it, even going to the extent of saying that will deal in the coming days.
following further correspondence, buyer replied: "can i view tmrw? i'll be at the east till 2 then the north from 2 onwards."
feeling excited i'm finally making a sale, i actually went to the trouble of getting a small box plus bubble wrap to protect the lens on transit. that night, i sent an SMS to the buyer, asking confirmation of location. no reply.
i brought the lens along for my errand in the morning, and sent another text message asking for a confirmation again.
to which i received a reply "hi sorry i didnt reply earlier on the lens but i got myself another lens already. so yeah. thanks."
i got really pissed off at this, because i understand if a buyer backs out of a deal because they arent happy with the lens on inspection, but to back out of a "reserved" deal and not tell the person? furthermore, he could have replied the PM i sent that he already got a lens the night before or something. instead of on the morning of the meet?
i guess live and let live. which was the advice the buyer gave to me. "maybe you're new to cs and all, so just relax. things like this will happen. sorry again."
so i'd like to ask, does reserve mean "i'm interested, please tell others its not for sale anymore" or what?
thanks for reading my long rant.