Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Not my day...

So I've got a bidder on Gunbroker asking for an "actual" picture of the 610.

I explain that I'm across town from the gun and my camera tonight, but the picture on Gunbroker is of the actual gun.

He says it's just a picture from a website.

I say "Yes, that's my website. That's a picture of the actual gun."

He says "I could say that was my website, too..."

Now he's emailing me saying if he's the winning bidder, he doesn't want the gun.

I've had enough for one day; I'm going to bed.

31 comments:

Fenris said...

He's too stupid to appreciate it anyway.


verification: rantion An individual allotment of spleen/distemper.

Anonymous said...

What would be fun would be to take another picture of the gun, in the exact same position and location as the original, but change the penny to a quarter, and send that to him. :-)

Brian Dale said...

Tam, you'd probably rather sell it to someone whose check will clear.

drjim said...

Geez...and I thought eBay was bad!

perlhaqr said...

He says "I could say that was my website, too..."

"Yes, but the difference is, if you said it, you'd be lying."

WV: "fonedur" -- Exactly what you'd hear if you got this assmonkey on the phone. "Durrrrr?"

Jeffro said...

He don't know you very well, do he...

wv: mutho - as in your bidder?

Don said...

I think that location is in Tennessee, unfortunately.

James E. Griffin said...

I don't think you have to worry.

James family outpost, Iowa. said...

Never thought I would sound like Joe Biden, but maybe that "Paranoid Neanderthal" doesen't need a 10mm handgun.
Go buy a Charter Arms at Guns-R-Us, dimwit.
I apologise Tam, I won an auction at Gunbroker today, but it was not yours :-( sniff.
I was on a mission to complete my collection of tip-barrel Berettas with a mint 86 Cheetah in .380
Can't explain it, we all have our obsessions, I have mine.

Triton said...

Dont get your panties in a bunch little lady. Just block the bidder.
:-)

Anonymous said...

Fooey. I only can afford $800. I had my heart set, but alas...
Jakeblade9

Ambulance Driver said...

Heh. I know the feeling.

Robert said...

Not everyone has heard of TAM. She'll need to build up a little bit of feedback on that account before strangers will feel confident enough to send a check. I got burned on GB last year for a P9S and the guy had 150 feedback. Unless the seller is an FLL, you never know on GB. He's just being overly cautious.

Linoge said...

I admit, my response would be something along the lines of, "If you are the winning bidder, I still want your money. Whether or not you want the gun is your problem."

Anonymous said...

Why not post a new photo of the gun atop today's Indy Star on your blog here and then e-mail Doubting Cledus?

Then we can comment. :-)

Shootin' Buddy

Tam said...

Doesn't matter, he's been outbid.

Tam said...

Also, if I'm bidding on a gun being offered by a person with the member name "Tamara" who is emailing me from an email account registered to a "Tamara" and who points me to a blog by a "Tamara", I may entertain the notion that these are three separate "Tamaras", but Billy Ockham says that's unlikely...

bedlamite said...

logic doesn't always apply ...

tomcatshanger said...

scams are easy to do on these here intertubes.

Wanting a picture that hasn't been in circulation is an easy way to verify that an item exists.

I'm just saying.

Tam said...

True, true. That's why I told him it wouldn't hurt my feelings if he canceled his bid.

Triton said...

Yeah but Tamara is a very popular Nigerian name............

Actually this is a pretty lively auction you got cooking. It looks like your first bidder also a 13 count A+ feedback bidder is still in it. Whereas your current winning bidder is another NR (0 feedback) person....The second guy also a NR has been following it for awile up through the bidding so he's probablly legit. Man I hate when a NR bidder is jerking my nerves.

Anyway cool spectator sport ... My money is on M***5

Tam said...

Yes, but I know who the NR bidder is. (See the comments in the original "For Sale" post here for a clue. ;) )

Caleb said...

You know, if I wasn't already ass deep in .45 ACP revolvers...

Matt G said...

As I told you the other day on the phone, the average Smith revolver model search run through Google will spit out one of your Sunday Smith collumns at or near the very top of the list, more often than not. This one surprised me in that the image search I ran only came up as high as 12th.

Vaarok said...

I don't buy Bad Economy, you should do well. Lotta people out there fishing for rarities that're coming out of closets as belts get tightened. Plus quality always sells.

I made over three grand profit off selling a .308 NDM Dragunov and a RK62s Valmet yesterday, and they started at a combined three thousand.

Steve R said...

Vaarok -

And the IRS will want you to make sure and report that little gain that you just admitted to. Just saying.



WV - debedap: New application for I-phones - the bed. What will those I-phones be able to do next?

Dr. StrangeGun said...

One more photo, you'll need help with it. It involved said revolver in razor-sharp focus (get Oleg), an isolate central digit, and a nicely printed card with a lovely spirited message to this complete tool.

Weetabix said...

Anybody could be saying his name is Vaarok, just like there are so many Tamaras.

Weetabix said...

But they don't have his floors...

Kristopher said...

Vaarok lives in Nigeria, trust me.

The IRS can bill him there.

netfotoj said...

I deal with gunbroker "experts" daily and you have just encountered one of the garden-variety idiots therein. Their herd is enormous. Remember General Patton's motto: Noncarborundum Illegitimi. (Pig Latin for don't let the bastards grind you down.)