Answered Trying (unsuccessfully) to buy some tarantulas thru classifieds -- am I doing something wrong?

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baconwrappedpikachu

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Okay, so I am trying to buy a few slings and I'm not having any luck hearing back from the seller. Last week I found a classifieds ad and private messaged the seller telling them I was interested and asking if they still had the slings available. Haven't heard back from them, and I saw that they viewed the message, so I know it went through.

I checked their ratings/reviews page and they have lots of activity in February, positive reviews from like 8-10 days ago, so it seems like they're active and making sales at this time.

I did mention to them that it was my first time purchasing through Arachnoboards, and therefore I would appreciate a heads up if I was doing something wrong. I did try to read up on the proper etiquette/requirements but of course I could have missed something.

I set up a 'user review' for myself, but I did this after I sent the first message. Not sure if that matters.

I didn't want to be annoying/impatient but I went ahead and sent the seller a follow up message on Monday. I know sometimes I will forget about emails and find them a few days later only to realize I never responded.

Anyways, since the seller has seriously positive reviews I figured it was more likely that I've missed something along the way. I just want someone to take my money and send me some slings, dang it!

Have I missed something? Or am I just being impatient? It just seems strange that they would see the message and never even respond.

Thanks all!
 

EulersK

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It doesn't seem like you're doing anything wrong. But just to be sure, send me a PM just so I can see that you're doing everything right. Beyond sending the seller a message, there's not much else you can do.
 

baconwrappedpikachu

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It doesn't seem like you're doing anything wrong. But just to be sure, send me a PM just so I can see that you're doing everything right. Beyond sending the seller a message, there's not much else you can do.
Okay, thank you! I know most all of us have busy lives and jobs outside of the boards, so I don't expect an instant response from sellers or anything... just wanted to make sure I wasn't running in circles for no reason because I forgot to check a box somewhere. :banghead:

I will send you a test PM right now. Thanks again!
 

EulersK

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Everything is working just fine. Perhaps choose another seller, or give them more time to respond? Sorry, that's about all I have for you...
 

baconwrappedpikachu

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Everything is working just fine. Perhaps choose another seller, or give them more time to respond? Sorry, that's about all I have for you...
Totally fine! Thanks for your help... glad to know I'm not missing anything. I will give it a few more days, hopefully I will hear back, if not I will move on and order from another seller. Thanks again!
 

Ungoliant

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I set up a 'user review' for myself, but I did this after I sent the first message. Not sure if that matters.
Creating a user review for yourself is only required if you want to post an ad (to sell, trade, or buy). You don't need a review page to DM responses to other people's ads, though it doesn't hurt anything to have one.
 

baconwrappedpikachu

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Creating a user review for yourself is only required if you want to post an ad (to sell, trade, or buy). You don't need a review page to DM responses to other people's ads, though it doesn't hurt anything to have one.
Ok, that makes sense. That's what I originally thought, but wanted to have all my bases covered... thank you!
 
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