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pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:06:40

advertised an item on Gumtree, someone showed an interest, sent me there number to call them which i haven't got round to yet...then received this!

my name, I have been waiting for your call since yesterday and obviously you didn't respond probably due to work commitments or other reasons.

I would like to clarify few points with yourself and then it will be entirely your choice for you to respond or leave things the way they are.

The name ......... comes from a Muslim country to which my parents named me going back 35 years ago.

I am a hard working, honest and decent man who will associate with any ordinary person no matter their race, colour, or religion beliefs etc.

The people who I avoid associating with are the people with
negative thoughts, mindful of politics, and people who are doing bad things in this world in the name of their religion.

I was born and brought up in this country and my parents thought me honesty, and principles and I always stuck by these.

We as a family try our best to help any person no matter what there race, colour etc who are less fortunate then us, as any decent human would do.

So after reading this little script I hope you understand on how much serious a person takes himself after not receiving a response, after telling is own name.

I do not want you to feel bad or play the violins for me but you to understand that because of some minority's with their thinking we are not all the same.

Best Regards
(their name)

BlueFolly Thu 17-Nov-16 23:16:48

Just delete and ignore.

ThisIsReallyNotMyName Thu 17-Nov-16 23:19:27

Definitely delete and ignore. Any further problems from that poster then report to gumtree.

milkshakeandmonstermunch Thu 17-Nov-16 23:22:39

Wtf?! Ignore. Do not respond.

user1477282676 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:28:06

Sounds mentally ill.

Itsallgoodimtold Thu 17-Nov-16 23:28:39

The reaction seems paranoid but how long you left it without responding could have been a factor. I would apologise for the delay and explain that it had nothing to do with tbe comments he made. However, I would not give this person my address, as it sounds like they are a bit highly strung so it depends on what you are selling and whether it is appropriate to suggest a meeting p!ace without feeding in to their perception of you. If your address is necessary then probably ignore

bookbuddy Thu 17-Nov-16 23:32:42

Wow what a message. it's sad the person feels they have to explain themselves that way I would respond if I wanted to sell but I wouldn't go into details or apologise for not responding earlier. It is a bit odd though confused

pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:33:27

literally one day

pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:33:54

and it was nothing to do with his name, this email threw me tbh

pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:34:53

they also wanted me to send the item to them rather than collect it, which made me wary. they live a long way away

Itsallgoodimtold Thu 17-Nov-16 23:35:27

If it's one day then definitely ignore and delete

BewtySkoolDropowt Thu 17-Nov-16 23:35:48

Gosh, poor bugger must feel like society is against him based on his background if that's his reaction to not being called back quickly enough.

Can't imagine what experiences he has had before he feels that is warranted.

Ignore if you wish, but bear in mind that he will think that you didn't call because of his name and background. If you are ok with that, that's fine. If you aren't you might want to call.

pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:36:16

it was some postage stamps i was selling, just 60 1st class stamps I have no use for...just weird to be honest.

YelloDraw Thu 17-Nov-16 23:41:24

Just reply "collection only, let me know if you can come collect, thanks"

streetch Thu 17-Nov-16 23:41:27

Tbh I would be pissed off at his assumption that you must be a racist! I'm not sure what I would reply tbh.

Itsallgoodimtold Thu 17-Nov-16 23:42:24

A bit confused about why sending stamps would make you wary? If they paid and you received the money, you could simply send

IMissGrannyW Thu 17-Nov-16 23:45:48

Paranoid about racism? Offering himself for marriage???? confused

But why are people suggesting he come and collect? Stamps are cheaply sent. Why not just apologise for the slight delay, get his address and send them off (or does that mean he'll see your address? Sorry, don't know Gumtree very well). Can't you just complete the transaction and then finish communication?

And if there's anything further from him, just delete and block.

Sorry if I'm missing something.

pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:46:22

well, they are advertised as half price and he asked to come to a better deal and that he was not local can i send them and he will pay via paypal it just seemed odd compared to my other transactions on gumtree, the person hands over the money and the seller the item maybe i an over reacting

pregnantat50 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:47:21

i was all set to call him tonight and then got that message and its put me off calling him

Meadows76 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:57:08

Yeah I would just ignore that one confused

perditalost Thu 17-Nov-16 23:57:39

Stamps sell for at or sometimes more than their face value on ebay. I dont know why but they do. There are some fees though

pourmeanotherdrink Thu 17-Nov-16 23:58:27

Should you decide to sell him the stamps after all, please remember that you need a tracking number as he could otherwise claim to not have received the stamps and get a refund from Paypal.

puddingbunny Thu 17-Nov-16 23:58:37

Sounds weird and scammy. If you ask me, the accusations of racism are to guilt-trip you into accepting his payment via Paypal, which you will never receive. Ignore and block.

DontTouchTheMoustache Thu 17-Nov-16 23:59:19

Op...I will buy them grin

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 18-Nov-16 00:02:47

I would not respond to him.

You are wishing to sell an item for a set price, buyer collects and presumably pays cash on collection.

He wishes you to send the item (cost of packing, postage, time taken to go to post office) and haggle about the price.

Bugger him. No. Just, no. And as for sending you his number, you'd then have had to pay for the call, when he could have 'clarified' anything he needed by putting it in the email, presumably.

Actually, I think I smell a scam. The number you'd have called might have been one of those number that costs you a fortune, and the gibberish (reminiscent of a Nigerian prince asking for your help to move millions into a bank account, can I use yours?) he sent you is meant to guilt you into dealing with him.

Ignore, delete, block, whatever. But do not deal with this person.

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