Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle
Yes, agree, Flakes on deals, deserve neutral as there was really no deal without the money changing hands.
I disagree. I come from the old school where business is business, and a deal is a deal. An agreement to sell or purchase, whether verbal, by PM, or by email, is a legally-binding contract under the laws of Canada, plain and simple. You breach the contract, you get a negative feedback in my books.
I've usually been a buyer, not a seller in my transactions. That said, if someone approached me to buy my goods and then bailed at the last minute, negative feedback would be the least of their problems. I'd give them time to make good on the contract; if they chose not to honour their part of their bargain, I'd be filing in small claims court.