I didn't give him the deposit until a week ago. After I missed my first flight. I apologized and told him that I could book another flight. A couple days later I told him that I was just going to ship it and avoid the hassle. He told me that he'd remove the bike from ebay and it would be mine, once he received the deposit.
So I found a shipper and told him everything was set. And I was going to paypal him the rest of the money. I just needed him to confirm that he could be there the day the bike was going to be picked up. He never did and after asking him again if he could be there he told me NOT to send the money until he was sure he could be there.
I've had my plan together since the 8th and I didn't pay him the deposit until after I had my plan together and he agreed to it.
So after agreeing to everything and taking my deposit he then waited a week and sold it out from under me while I was waiting for a response from him. And the only reason I knew that he sold it to someone else was a refund of my deposit through paypal. Not even the decency to let me know that he screwed me.
Only after multiple texts did he finally text me back and tell me that he'd sold it to someone else.
Thus costing me the flight of one the ticket I booked(Not a huge deal, because I was planning on shipping anyway) but a non refundable deposit on a shipper that I can't use because he didn't have the balls to tell me he was double dealing under the table with someone else.
Bottom line: Yes I missed one flight. But afterwards we had a new business agreement and after I came through on my end he screwed me and didn't deliver.
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