Alright, just so you know this is a little bit of a rant/vent that I'd like to get rid of through the harmless expressive form of the written word rather than doing something stupid like trying to extract a rabid, starving, crazed mongoose's front teeth using nothing but my bare hands and a roll of scotch tape. *ahem* What do we know about buying/selling edicit? I constantly scour various message boards and selling forums looking for deals and oppotunities to sell stuff I don't need. However, all too often... the potential buyer/seller simply disappears off the face of the web. For example, I was contacted by someone interested in a particular item I have. He says he'd like to buy it and would send payment on... say, Wednesday. Well, Wednesday rolls around payment hasn't been sent. I give him a few days since we're all busy people and maybe he forgot or didn't have time. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt. However, Saturday comes and goes and still nothing. So I send him an e-mail... a week later and no response. Now I'm put in something of a sticky situation. I have (or rather "had") a buyer who was committed to the sale who has disappeared and won't reply to my e-mails. What am I supposed to do? (I ask that rhetorically). I've got (or potentially) have other people inquiring about the item for sale. Basically my point here is: why can't people just communicate? If you're not interested in the item anymore, just let me know. It's no big deal, If you simply disappear, I don't know whether or not your interested which can (and has... many times) messed up the sale for all parties involved. I think people may be intimidated by the thought of calling off a buy that had progressed to the point of sending payment... but they shouldn't be because a seller is going to be a lot angrier if you simply disappear than if you just say "Hey, sorry man, but I think I'll pass". Ahh... ok, that's better. The rage has been vented... all's well in my pretty little head. Anyway, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this matter or your own experiences where a deal got sticky.