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Old February 6, 2013, 08:06 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I just created an account on the other day in order to purchase something. I "won" a buy-it-now auction, and immediately contacted the seller, who has an A+/157 rating. This was two days ago, at 6:43 PM. I waited 24 hours and got no response, so I contacted him again. After additional time, I contacted him directly via e-mail, as opposed to going through Still nothing.

The problem isn't so much the non-response, as much as it is that this leaves me in a holding pattern, not knowing if I should just give up and bid on similar items, or wait to see. Does anyone happen to know how long a buyer must wait before being able to write off the seller as a non-response, without affecting my rating?

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Old February 6, 2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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I'd try again going through Gunbroker. I'm betting your direct email got caught in his spam filter. He'll have email from Gunbroker going to his inbox unfiltered.
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Old February 6, 2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, the first two messages were through gunbroker. I had the opposite thought, thinking perhaps somehow the gunbroker e-mails were getting caught, although this is pretty unlikely for someone who has sold a good deal of things.

My other worry is that I'm making a noob mistake, and not magically knowing that there is some other protocol to follow.
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Old February 6, 2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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You're doing it right, but some sellers don't see their auction as urgently as some buyers do. I know it's hard to be patient, but give it 3-5 days before you give up.
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Old February 6, 2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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I believe Gunbroker gives 5 days for the contact and seller to buy each other, though you would think someone wanting to make some money would be more attuned to their e-mails.
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Old February 6, 2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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It takes the sellers time to respond back, I had something like this happen when I purchased ammo. The guy went out of town and was gone for a week right before I won an auction. I sat tight and 6 days later I got an e mail back.

Give it a few more days, most FFl's are swamped right now , and you will get a reply back.
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Old February 6, 2013, 10:34 AM   #7
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Coincidentally, I heard from the seller shortly after posting this. So, all is good in the world.

Thanks y'all.
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