Hi peeps, obviously I'm new and don't fully understand the etiquette on these forums so I was wondering how long you should wait before crying "scammer" when engaging in a transaction.
Referring to this transaction http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103529
I agreed to send the item first to 'siliconbits' who was then going to send me £70 for the item. I felt this was going to be fairly safe because he/she had a reasonable reputation and had been on the forum for a year, plus they would have to give me there address to send the computer to.
Anyway I sent the item on Tuesday and tracked it online and sure enough it was delivered and signed for yesterday at 11:30am. I have tried contacting this person by email and by PM on here, despite seeing them online a couple of times they have obviously chosen not to respond back to me.
Having been something of a scam hunter for the last 5 years I know how important it is to act quickly or else the trail goes cold, I know this person has only had the item for 24 hours but the fact that they have chosen to ignore me in that time sends me a warning, however should I be giving 'siliconbits' the benefit of the doubt here and for how long should I leave it before turning up at the place the computer was delivered to with a few mates and baseball bats :santa: (only an hour away from me).
Thanks for any advice ;-)