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Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 am 
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I sold a Garcia salt water reel on e-bay and the buyer opted to pick it up rather than having it mailed. He picked it up today. But he bought it FOUR YEARS AGO! At least I'm honest and patient. I had visions of donating it at next years national for the silent auction.


Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:56 pm 
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Don, How much was storage?
Your story reminds me of a situation I had. I sold a fly reel on eBay to a guy in Colorado. He took forever to pay for it. I had to write a couple of emails to him to get my money. Once he paid, I mailed off the reel to him. Over a month went by and in the mail comes the reel back to me marked, undeliverable, no forwarding address? Well I email the guy to see what the story is and does he want the reel or his money back. eBay informs me that the account is closed! I had no way to contact him. I don’t know if he moved, got arrested or (god forbid) died! Anyway, I ended up with both the money ($30.00) and the reel. Kind of a “creepy” feeling! Your story had a much happier ending!
Patients is bliss!
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Randy McConnell
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Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:44 pm 
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Great story Don. You have the patience of a lion.


Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:03 pm 
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Don Champion wrote:I sold a Garcia salt water reel on e-bay and the buyer opted to pick it up rather than having it mailed. He picked it up today. But he bought it FOUR YEARS AGO! At least I'm honest and patient. I had visions of donating it at next years national for the silent auction.


That’s a great story, Don. You are the man!

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