Best rule of thumb is as everyone else has said so far. If he won't call to talk it out, let him walk.
I always call to discuss a deal, and learn "who you are" before I deal, there are a lot of nuts out there.
I will tell a funny story. I was dealing with a seller on an 1979 dodge 1/2 ton 4x4 with stepside bed (this is key to the story). He only communicates through text due to his long work hours which is understandable. So I asked him if the stepside bed was original to the truck or if it had been swapped onto it and if the truck was really half ton or if it was actually 3/4 ton with a swapped bed. He replied that the stepside bed on the truck was the original because they (dodge) never made a 3/4 ton stepside truck. I responded that people swap truck beds all the time for various reasons (I have done a couple myself). So I asked what color the truck was and if he had pictures. He told me it was blue and he would send a picture in the morning. I received a picture the following day as he said, and the truck was blue from the front bumper to the back of the cab... with a red stepside bed... so I never texted him back.
Too good to be true? Not sure, but if he leaves out the obvious, what else is he hiding.
Edited by wvbuzzmaster, February 14, 2015 - 12:52 AM.