Greenbut...sorry you missed out on that Olson. They're a gem of a reel and I've got a pair on the list for going on 3 years now. Fortunately, we only run in to this situation a couple times a year and it's generally related to a hot item...such as an Olson. The policy is pretty clear folks. If you list the specifics of your item / transaction and a buyer agrees to those specifics...it should be a done deal unless a seller has a compelling reason not to follow through with the transaction and communicates it. We all need to operate with the utmost integrity here in the Classifieds. This sub forum generates significant traffic for the forum and we all spend a good amount of time looking over the listings.
Before this thread goes sideways, I'll reference the Classifieds Policy sticky for all to review.
The full policy...
Classifieds Forum Norms
1. Be clear and honest about what you are offering.
2. State an asking price for the goods. The Classifieds Forum is not an auction site. If you want to find a high bidder, you are better off using E-Bay or other similar auction sites.
3. Identify what payment options you are willing to accept and any conditions you have on them.
(e.g. – Accepts personal checks but will not ship until check clears or will accept PayPal but require buyer to cover fees)
4. Identify how shipping costs will be handled and who is responsible for them.
5. If duties are potentially an issue, this should be made clear as well.
6. If you are going to be away fishing for two weeks, make sure that is known as well.
7. The final issue to be identified is how you are going to choose what offer to accept. In most cases, etiquette says the first to respond with an offer equal to the asking price– via e-mail, post, phone or private message – is the “winner”. If there is a compelling reason not to accept the first offer, you are asked to disclose this upfront.