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Re: Honesty

To: "EPaul21988" <>, <>, <triumphs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: Honesty
From: (pearesto)
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 18:48:10 -0800

The person needs to be exposed.  I buy and sell lots of parts on the list
and would hate to have to not because no one can trust us due to the one
bad apple.  That and I would hate to sell him a part or send him a check if
he might do it again.


PS  Make sure to give him the benefit of the doubt though, I would hate to
ostracize him over a misunderstanding.  I have had circumstances where
parts or checks have been lost and taken a bit longer.

> From: EPaul21988 <>
> To:;
> Subject: Re: Honesty
> Date: Wednesday, January 07, 1998 6:40 AM
> In a message dated 98-01-07 08:17:52 EST, writes:
> << After receiving the part, this person said he sent the check.  Yeah,
>  right!  It's been almost a month and 1/2 now and no $$.  Calls and email
>  go unanswered.  This person supposedly has a business in NM.  >>
> Trish;
> I recently had a similar experience.  Eventually the purchaser did come
> through with the check ( thanks if you're still on the list).
Occasionally I
> have excess parts I want to sell and I used to be willing to sent out
> with 50% up front, but I don't think I'd do that any more either.  I've
> had people want me to send a part free, just because they are on the
> It's not just the list people either.  I had a local Triumph guy come by
> ask to buy some parts I had, a 12 to 1 head, exhaust header and a used
> He said he wouldn't have the money till after Christmas and would I keep
> parts for him till then.  Called back a week after  the holidays and
> complained that he had found the header new on sale and would rather have
> one, etc. etc. etc.  I told him to stuff it, I felt I did him a favor
> for the money.  He felt it was an opportunity to take advantage.  Oh
> I do believe that the impersonal nature of the list creates certain
> and opportunities for people to act in a manner not typical of them and
> the possibility of lots of misunderstandings.  You just have to assume
> the list is just like your community.  There are some real nice people,
> nice people, some OK people, and some jerks. It's just more difficult to
> who is who on the list as compared to face-to-face interactions.
> If the guy is close to me I'll offer to try to mediate the problem for
you if
> you want.
> Let's assume the check is lost in the mail, or that the recent untypical
> snowfall here in NM has caused a communication problem of some sort. 
Most of
> the mail  is moved via Mule train until it reaches the state line here
> know. 
> Bob Paul
> Corrales NM

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