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Old 12-06-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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A friend of mine recently exchanged some motor parts with a guy he knows from another forum who lives in another state. He doesn't know the guy personally, but the guy has a very good reputation on the forum and has been around for a while, so, at a minimum, he's not fly-by-night. Before the exchange of parts took place, my friend wrote the other guy and said, "I would like a three-day inspection period. If I decide that I don't want your part for any reason, I'll pay to send it back to you and also pay for my old part to be returned to me." Fair enough, right? However, when the guy's part arrived, my friend discovered during inspection that the part the guy sent, while very nice looking, was not usable due to a flaw it had. (The flaw, while fairly easily fixed, was not disclosed by the other guy, and in all fairness, it is possible, although not probable, that the other guy didn't know of the flaw, but I put the chances of that at very, very low, unless the other guy is just plain sloppy -- I, in fact, believe that the guy actually created the flaw.) Anyway, my friend contacts the guy and after discussing it, he decides he would like his original part back.

My friend is paying for the shipping of the parts per his agreement with the guy, but is bothered by the fact that he's now doing what he said he was going to do - pay shipping both ways. When my friend said, "If I decide that I don't want your part for any reason, I'll pay to send it back to you and also pay for my old part to be returned to me", what he really meant was that he would pay to ship back a usable part if he decided he didn't want it, and the part, as it is now, is not usable. He's going to stick by his words, but semantics suck sometimes. If I were the guy on the other end I'd say, "I'll pay to ship your part back to you since you can't use the part I sent you," but that's just me.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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If the part is unusable, the other guy should be paying shipping back both ways, IMO.
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I think the guy should pay to ship back the usable part and at least cough up some of the expenses on the non usable part to get returned
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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A friend of mine recently exchanged some motor parts with a guy he knows from another forum who lives in another state. He doesn't know the guy personally, but the guy has a very good reputation on the forum and has been around for a while, so, at a minimum, he's not fly-by-night. Before the exchange of parts took place, my friend wrote the other guy and said, "I would like a three-day inspection period. If I decide that I don't want your part for any reason, I'll pay to send it back to you and also pay for my old part to be returned to me." Fair enough, right? However, when the guy's part arrived, my friend discovered during inspection that the part the guy sent, while very nice looking, was not usable due to a flaw it had. (The flaw, while fairly easily fixed, was not disclosed by the other guy, and in all fairness, it is possible, although not probable, that the other guy didn't know of the flaw, but I put the chances of that at very, very low, unless the other guy is just plain sloppy -- I, in fact, believe that the guy actually created the flaw.) Anyway, my friend contacts the guy and after discussing it, he decides he would like his original part back.

My friend is paying for the shipping of the parts per his agreement with the guy, but is bothered by the fact that he's now doing what he said he was going to do - pay shipping both ways. When my friend said, "If I decide that I don't want your part for any reason, I'll pay to send it back to you and also pay for my old part to be returned to me", what he really meant was that he would pay to ship back a usable part if he decided he didn't want it, and the part, as it is now, is not usable. He's going to stick by his words, but semantics suck sometimes. If I were the guy on the other end I'd say, "I'll pay to ship your part back to you since you can't use the part I sent you," but that's just me.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #6
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I think the guy should pay to ship back the usable part and at least cough up some of the expenses on the non usable part to get returned
Isn't it funny how the guy offered to pay for the items to get fixed here, but isn't offering to pick up the shipping of my friend's part after his part was found to be unusable? I mean, what if my friend had no means to fix the part for cheap? , it would cost that guy more to have it fixed here it than it does to pay for return shipping.


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at some part here, I got lost...
Part is a big word, I know. Use the word "item" in place of "part" and see if you get lost at some item.
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