I don't usually like to post anything negative about people on these forums, but this guy has really proven himself to be unprofessional and unethical, so I thought I'd make an exception and tell the story because I am sure I am not the only one he has behaved this way with and perhaps it will save you the trouble and grief he caused me. Even though he is quite prolific here on CoinTalk I won't mention his name on the public forum, so pm me if you are interested in further information.
Mr. H contacted me several months ago and said he wanted to buy a PF64 MPL coin off my website. We came to an agreement, so I marked the coin “sold” on my website. Then Mr. H decided he wanted larger photos of the coin and contacted my coin photographer directly. Since I was the one who paid for the photos, the photographer asked if I was ok with him sending Mr. H additional photos, and I said it was ok and chose not to say anything at that time to Mr. H about needing to contact me directly to obtain additional photos of my coins.
After Mr. H received the larger photos, he saw an imperfection in the PF64 coin and decided he no longer wanted that coin, but said he’d buy the PF65 MPL I had on my website instead. I agreed to sell him the PF65, unmarked the PF64 as no longer being sold, then marked the PF65 as sold on my website. Mr. H once again went directly to my photographer requesting larger images. I was about to tell Mr. H that he needed to go through me to make that request (even though my photographer sent the first set of additional photos at no extra charge, I didn’t want to burden him with having to do that again without paying for them), when all of a sudden Mr. H again changed his mind and cancelled the order for the higher grade coin!
Fast forward to last week. Mr. H contacted me again out of the blue and said he wanted to purchase the original PF64 MPL again. I decided to forget about the past and give him a second (well, third) chance, so we agreed on a price, and he said he’d send me a check. I received the check and deposited it into my account. I then sent Mr. H an email letting him know that I received the check and that since I knew he would be at the Baltimore show the next week, I would bring the coin to him rather than ship it since registered mail would take longer to reach him.
The next day I received an email curtly stating he was cancelling his order - nothing further, no explanation whatsoever. I sent him an email asking him to call me about what was going on but I never heard from him. Two days later, he stopped payment on the check I had deposited, still no explanation or communication.
I subsequently discovered (through his own admission on a post here on CT) that Mr. H had purchased a similar PF64 MPL a few days after he purchased mine, which is why I am guessing he cancelled our transaction and stopped payment on his check.
So, besides of course never doing business with Mr. H again, any thoughts or suggestions?