I'm not condoning buyers who flake but I can 'understand' that more than a seller flaking.
Three hours is a long way to drive for rims but my cars are really my only vices. I've been talking to this guy for a couple of weeks. Here's a sample of the conversations:
seller: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 3:20 AM:
"Email or text (XXX-XXX-XXXX), and if you can get them before saturday it's still $100."
me: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:13 AM:
"Friday afternoon/early evening work for you? thanks, Dwayne"
seller: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 1:46 PM
"Actually... crap, I have to go to Wisconsin for my grandfathers funeral, I'll be back on sunday tho."
me: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:48 PM:
"Kris, I ain't a cheapskate. $125 will work for me if you will hold them until next weekend. Handle your family business and let me know if we got a deal. Condolences for your loss. thanks, Dwayne"
seller: Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:04 AM:
"Can you meet sometime in the week? I can wait till the weekend, just looking for other opportunities.
I will be getting back sunday afternoon."
Midnight before his Grandfather's funeral and he's handling his Craigslist business?