I've just had an issue with J REID who was selling a tsuba on the NMB under the tittle Iron Tsuba Signed: "ikken" With Kao and I need to report that to you with Brian support.
As I was the first to answer, we started to exchange by the NMB messenger. I asked questions and he answered to them.
We found an agreement yesterday night and he gave me all the details to pay him with paypal including the sending fees.
Today I came back to work and saw that he sent me the following message "Gilles, I hate to be the bringer of bad news.. but another buyer came through with payment a little sooner than you. The tsuba is now sold. Thanks for your interest".
I want to point out that this man is not reliable ! That it is simply not a way to do some business with follow collectors of the NMB. I have been here since august 2006 and it is the first time that this kind of things happened to me. Before that, all the sellers with whom I made some deals here were honest !
He sold that tsuba to a third person because that one paid faster than me ????? We are just not in the same time zone !!!!!!
Last but not least, that is a blatant sign of disrespect to me and I have the feeling that I don't deserve that.
I hope that my bad experience will be useful for all of you.