Deadbeat Buyer Warning! The user named "Purple" inquired about a website I had for sale here in this thread: http://namepros.com/showthread.php?t=148725&highlight=thpsforums.com Purple had the high bid of $1200 and I notified him that he was the winner via PM on 12-18-2005 at 08:13 PM I also included my PP address as a $100 deposit was to be paid at the close of the sale. We had prior PM discussions regarding his ability to pay in full. I had decided that I would allow him to split up the payments over 3 months. I had offers which were close to his high offer but he seemed to really want the site and also seemed interested in the topic of the site. I wasn't selling the site because I needed the money. I was selling because I felt I was doing the site a dis service as I could spend limited time there and therefore it was time to find someone who could take advantage of the traffic, members base etc. On 12-18-2005 at 08:19 PM I received his response that he was excited that he ahd won etc. He also said, "I will send you the money first thing tomorrow after I get back from uni. Thanks again for everything!" On 12-19-2005 at 03:22 AM I received a PM that stated he would be paying me that evening. On 12-19-2005 at 04:59 PM I received the following message: "ust a quick update: I will have the $100 send to you tomorrow, that's a promise! Hope that's ok & sorry it's going to take a day longer. greets, Frank" On 12-20-2005 at 06:11 PM Purple notified me that he was having PP trouble and asked me to send him a Paypal invoice, which I did. On 12-20 I created and sent him a PP invoice for $100. I PMed him to let him know it was sent. I have not heard back from him and it is now 12 days later. I have attempted to contact him many times via PM here and email. He has been on namepros several times yet I still have not received a response. I bent over backwards to make the sale to this guy. I could have sold it to someone else for $100 or so less ad the other buyer would have paid in full but I tried to do purple a favor and accept terms as opposed to $$$ up front. I wasted a lot of time and in the end I ahd to relist it and sell it again. All it would have taken was an email/PM from him letting me know he decided he didn't want it.