Sold my collection to a friend and feeling a little screwed
Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:38 PM
I was stymied to say the least. He knows I'm not trying to linger here any longer than I have to, and not only does he squirrel me down in price, but it seems he now wants to make me wait more than a year to be paid off, when he has the means to pay up if not in one lump sum, then at least 2 or 3 at the least. In retrospect, I'm livid that he did things this way.
I already plan to talk to him about this, and possibly cancel the deal, with the distinct possibility of ending the friendship as well if he isn't receptive to my concerns. I'm not someone whose quick to anger, so when something like this happens, I'm stunned because I don't expect it to happen when dealing with friends.
Does anyone think I let him take advantage of my situation, or did I do it to myself by not speaking up earlier?
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:01 PM
I'm hoping you can talk to your friend, maybe you really need to explain how desperate you are for the money and see if he can give you more up front and then more once a month. If not, and he sticks to the $100, then yeah, I'd cancel the deal and get your stuff back.
Hope things work out for ya.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:05 PM
This is just my opinion though, and obviously take it with a grain of salt.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:51 PM
Before you agreed with the hundred dollar down payment, it would have been best for you and him to negoinated the price fully. If you can back it out, try and sell your stuff on eBay. You might not make the money you want, but at least you will get it right away.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:21 PM
We HAD worked out the amount of the deal ahead of time, he just didn't have it on him. His whole "might be" comment was actually a joke that got past me (it happens, I'm pretty dense sometimes )
I did talk to him the other day, like I said, and he was already working on getting together a big lump sum for me, which he gave me today (totaling just about a third of the due amount, actually).
All's good in the hood. Thanks for the responses, guys!