Educational transaction with Danny/Ryan Tran

Discussion in 'References' started by AC Tennis, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. AC Tennis

    AC Tennis Rookie

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    I just finished a purchase from Danny/Ryan Tran at Honda_accord1984@yahoo.com. Communication was excellent. I paid via paypal and he shipped the racket promptly. However, and here's the educational part, I learned to always ask for specific descriptions of the racket. Danny described the racket as in "excellent" condition, and as he has numerous positive references on this board, I did not inquire further on the racket's condition. When the racket arrived, it was not in what I consider "excellent" condition. I e-mailed Danny, and he replied that in his estimation, it was in excellent condition.

    So what I learned is to ask specific questions such as, are there paint chips, scratches on the frame and if so, how many and where? Is there scuffing to the bumper and or frame, and if so, how extensive? Are the scratches, chips superficial, ie do they go through the paint into the graphite? How long have you had the racket and how many sets/hours approximately, does the racket have on it? How many string jobs? Etc.

    I believe questions like the above would make transactions much smoother and avoid suprises as I experienced.

    Albert Cook
    actennishilo@yahoo.com
     
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  2. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Legend

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    You didn't ask the questions so can't really blame the seller. As you state - everybody's definition and interpretation of "excellent" is different.

    You can always ask for pictures???
     
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  3. HT

    HT Rookie

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    This guy is a professional buyer/seller. He sells mostly St. Vincent Prostaff. He gets them real cheap from non-tennis owner, who don't realized what they have. I promised myself, no matter how bad I want the racquet, I will never deal with this particular guy and one other. Sorry, you had to deal with him Albert!
     
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