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Old 29.06.2015, 12:16
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Re: Request for addition to Marketplace rules

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Yes, it might be, but that's up to the buyer and seller to agree. I think it's perfectly reasonable for a seller to assume that the buyer will collect, unless otherwise stated, and will not agree to buy something without having a suitable means of transport to do do.

And for free stuff, well sure, one might say, as I did recently, can meet by arrangement near my office, or similar, but if not stated it surely must be assumed that the beneficiary will arrange to pick up at the convenience of the donor, no?
Scenario 1:

Ad says: to be picked up in distant forlorn corner of little village.
Portential buyer ignores ad.

Scenario 2:

Ad says: to be picked up in Zürich
Potential buyer responds: I am interested. Where is the location?
Seller: communicates address in small village with thrice yearly bus service.
Potential buyer: Sorry, I can't go there. can we meet some other place? I'll pay extra for your costs.
Seller No.
Potential buyer: Okay, sorry, count me out.
Seller: You barsteward, I reserved the item for you and rejected three other PMs I received in the meantime. It's all your fault the sale didn't go through.

In these scenrious, who was being unreasonable, buyer or seller?
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