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    Default What does "reserved" mean?

    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.

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    "reserved" means many things,
    but to a person without any integrity, it means "nothing".



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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    "reserved" means many things,
    but to a person without any integrity, it means "nothing".
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    i guess you summed it up. its like someone backing out of a confirmed deal because he received a better offer.

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    "reserved" mean to offer higher or get better price. Either seller or buyer without integrity will look around for higher /better prices and dumb on the other deals.
    Think of concepts and work towards it.

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    izzit like put tissue paper to 'reserve' sit :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    "reserved" means many things,
    but to a person without any integrity, it means "nothing".



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    Agreed. Many such people around these days.
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    To me, "reserved" means non-refundable deposit have been paid to the seller

    Others interested with the product must pay triple

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    Quote Originally Posted by garagez View Post
    izzit like put tissue paper to 'reserve' sit :P
    In fact, if a NEA officer is around and see this, they will fine that person for littering
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    Recently got this guy 'ramzly', pm me to say he is interested in the lens I put up for sale and even left his mobile.
    I sms him and left him pm. Well, some people just dunno what is basic manner and does not even respond.

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    i've already got tons of last min back outs previously... just be prepared and don't get too excited when 'reserving' item...

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    reserved = very quiet and silent, not outgoing.

    maybe that's what they mean.

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    ts, don't take it so hard...

    clubsnap is like that, singapore is like that. a lot of people who just play play, try luck, try to get good deal. no good deal, don't want. these are the lot that will do this when buying, and then when selling they will tell you ok, reserved for you... and turn and sell to the next higher bidder.

    just move on, you will meet more ok buyers over time.

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    Next time when you put up a WTS thread, put in "No reserve. First come, first serve only" notice.
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    I think it's quite disgusting that this person can back out like this and then have the cheek to give you "advice".
    This type of bad behaviour is not the norm on CS, nor should it be.

    It's just that we're powerless to do anything about it, hence all the "let it be" advice.
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    Get used to it..

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    Default Re: What does "reserved" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ts, don't take it so hard...

    clubsnap is like that, singapore is like that. a lot of people who just play play, try luck, try to get good deal. no good deal, don't want. these are the lot that will do this when buying, and then when selling they will tell you ok, reserved for you... and turn and sell to the next higher bidder.

    just move on, you will meet more ok buyers over time.
    Sorry brother night86mare..... Clubsnap is NOT like that.......... a number of the people with registered accounts here are like that ... their actions are not to be confused with the entity
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    hydroburn, name him......... at least others know and will think twice about dealing with fickle people like these in future
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    hydroburn, name him......... at least others know and will think twice about dealing with fickle people like these in future
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydroburn249 View Post
    whoeverhermanis

    Now if this person would like to present his/her side of the story, that would be good...
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    Default Re: What does "reserved" mean?

    suggestion to be include in B&S thread:

    lens for sale, buy now price @ $500.00, ($50 or 10% cheaper than average 2nd hand price which ever is higher)

    first sms/call/email reply for arranging for meeting is free, subsequent sms/call/email at $1.00 per reply.

    meeting outside resident/workplace area no more than 100m away is free, further than that is $1 per 100m

    meeting duration first 10min is free, subsequent time at $1 per min.
    late for appointment is $5 per min.

    reserve for viewing, $50.00 or 20% of the selling price whichever is lower
    after viewing without making a deal, $35.00

    borrowing item from selling to check item for sale, charges are follow,
    camera body $20.00
    camera lens (kit lens or 50mm lens only) $10.00
    flash $15.00
    memory card $5.00
    battery $5.00
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