Originally Posted by Bunny
As with anything, there are two sides to every story -and the side I heard paints things in a very different light. I see you fail to mention any wrongdoing by yourself...
For one thing, you two agreed to a trade and to ship simultaneously, but when you received the m4 a week later, you hadn't even shipped the m14 yet (or, what was it, got your parents to ship it for you?), and after holding onto it for a while longer you in fact you had lied about shipping it before you actually shipped it. Apparently the PEQ issue you were well aware of, so you shouldn't be acting like it's some big surprise. Again, apparently the same thing with the 203. This is why he was trading a thousand dollar gun for a used m14. Still, you started complaining to him about it, while still not shipping your gun to complete the trade, de facto holding it hostage. When I spoke to him he still hadn't received your m14, so I guess you finally shipped it at some point (and what, you shipped a broken gun?).
If you are trading a gun and both of you are shipping on the same day, you make sure that you do. Don't blame your parents.
What 'local response' do you want?
Both of you are saying the other one fucked them over. One person I know, and has served the gvrd for years and sold to everybody, even being a retailer for a while. He says *you* fucked *him* over.
As far as stepping forward to do the right thing, it sounds like you may have a little stepping forward to do yourself.
Perhaps if you own up to the part you played he might have be more receptive.
1 - Shipping. Yes as stated I am not able to keep my gear at my home in scarborough, it has to be kept at my parents home in Toronto. I asked them to ship the M14 out, and they did not, they forgot. Things like this happen. If I wanted to keep the M14 until the M4 arrived, I would have told J-Air that I was doing that. I was told that the M14 would be shipped, and assumed it was correct. Am I wrong for assuming? Yes, but I didn't keep it until the M4 arrived, I wasn't able to get home to do anything about it until the Friday, which happened to be when the M4 arrived.
2 - PEQ
Apparently the PEQ issue you were well aware of, so you shouldn't be acting like it's some big surprise
I was told the GP PEQ was broken and the ICS was fine. I can take screencaps of the PMs if you wish. Instead of a good condition, ready to roll PEQ, I received a useless broken one.
3 - M203
I was never made aware that the M203 and RIS connection was not solid. In fact his locked for sale thread states that the gun is in good condition, I'd hardly call that good condition.
The M14 was shipped in mint condition, the claim J-AIR sent me was that it was fucked in shipping, and this claim was only made AFTER I sent him the list of problems, not the day the problems took place. If you received a gun that was FUBARED on arrival, by the looks of it due to CP negligence (which again, is what is stated in the PM), would you not contact the seller immediately, and make the first steps to making a claim? Hell J-AIR hasn't even provided me with pictures of the fubared M14 like he said he would. Given he said he would do it, not when I requested them, but at some point, when he felt like it.
Not only that, but if I fucked HIM over so badly, why did he not open a dialogue to me about it? Why is it that these claims only come after I confronted him about problems with the M4?
As for the comment about him shipping a $1000 gun for a used M14. His M4 was well, well used as well, and the M14 package, given how NEW it was (used in ONE FR game), works out to about the same price. $1005 for a TM M14 + 6 additional mags + large batt, for the M4 pkg he was selling for $1000. Don't try to pull that convenient spin wording with me.