I think I would - these very nice Kyosho GTO models are really decent considering the prices, and then there's the issue of disappearing availability.
Incidentally, Car Model in Italy still have some of them in race trim, and have 10% off until Sunday.
Correction - two choices left, one at €160 - just under twice what I paid for the same model from them 6 months ago.....
Thanks for the heads-up, slarti (love that name! It always brings to mind the late, great Douglas Adams). I checked as soon as I saw your post but with shipping to the U.S. it's a bit too rich for my cheap blood. As for making a counter-offer, I prefer to have intact models rather than have to DIY to bring them up to snuff and have faith I can get a close-to-MIB version if I'm as patient as I usually am. It does force me to commit to finally getting my eyeglass prescription updated (two years out-of-date and, as I noted, I found it difficult to read some of the print on Loosecars.com)!
Unfortunately I have been in that situation, where something broke or seemed to magically gain an imperfection after the sale was completed. Being shocked upon final inspection before packing the item, I've emailed folks to let them know. 9 times out of 10 they're OK with it and all is well, but there's always the chance you stand to lose out on time, money, stress, from a buyer who approves of photos you sent them of flaws, then decides to throw a fit anyway. I'd blame people like that more than the seller who is most likely just trying to not further complicate things and risk losing money by being forced to pay to return the item and give a refund, etc. It happens, sadly. I truly do feel bad when things like this happen, and it's happened to me as well as a buyer. So I can understand the feeling the buyer probably has, hopes of getting their item and then - uh oh - there's a problem. It sucks.
If I were him I'd be re-listing it showcasing the flaws and definitely making it BLATANTLY OBVIOUS, and even perhaps at a lower price. Or with allowing offers so a lower price could possibly be bargained. Cover your azz, as they say.
Ozz, I understand your point and as an occasional eBay seller have been fortunate that no one has tried to scam me that way. But, as DX'ers who have bought from me already know, I am obsessive about itemizing every detail about my offered inventory as well as over-packing them before shipping to diminish the possibility of anything short of being run over by a truck causing damage en route to my buyers. Consequently it would be difficult for someone to prove damage occurred 97% of the time and I would be comfortable standing my ground in most cases.
Your final points that I highlighted are really the logical approaches that he should have taken all along to prevent misunderstandings.
Edited by Jersey_Devil, 06 January 2017 - 11:28 AM.