The guy is only here to buy and sell so how about he doesn't get to do that anymore til he makes this right.
That may sound logical but if this member is given that option, then why shouldn't other unhappy buyers in the future, also reserve that same right?
JKO doesn't have and never has had any rules or criteria in place when it comes to a sale gone bad. "Making this right" opens up an entirely new and interpretive precedence that ultimately cancels out the "Buyer Beware" guideline.
Who ultimately decides what is deemed "making it right"? The most obvious answer would be the buyer.
But what if the buyer is also a douche? ( Yes... I know that in this particular instance, the OP is NOT a douche) But what if a future seller makes an honest mistake or there is simply a lack of communication which ultimately leads to a dissatisfied buyer?
Should things like this really become "Make it right as deemed so by the buyer or else you don't get to sell anything else on here" (?). "Make it right" may mean anything from "Please compensate me with a naked picture of your sister" to "Refund me the entire amount that I am out plus additional money equal to my emotional suffering since I had to cancel my wheeling trip this weekend".
Then what happens?
Well then it becomes a whole big stupid mess on the pages of jkowners Dirty Laundry and the hangmen of jko will ultimately control the flow of opinion and the final ruling. I absolutely don't see any of that going very well or going very realistically.
This will simply be up to the buyer and seller to make right. I would estimate that roughly 90-something % of transactions on jkowners go off without a hitch and both parties wind up pretty happy with the outcome.
If the seller in this case, has sold a lot of items on jko then either the dissatisfied buyers should have made more of a stink about it OR the seller was ( up until this particular sale) being fairly legitimate.
In either case, this thread and this dirty laundry section should serve as enough of a reminder for perspective buyers to be vigilante and to always be wary of any seller. Again... buyer beware.
I hate that a good guy that has contributed some good tech and advice here on jkowners has been jerked around, but maybe the seller will step up and do something to compensate him... dunno. I already know who the seller is and I know that I will either choose not to buy from him or scrutinize the hell out of anything that I might be considering buying from him in the future. Just sucks that things turned out this way this time around.