Originally Posted by grstudent53
Also, in regards to MattK. I agree that calling dibs can screw some people, but for the 99% who follow through, disallowing dibs would screw over a lot of people.
The seller has the final word because they are the ones holding the merchandise. If I received two offers minutes or hours apart, one from someone who could meet me locally and pay cash after another from someone who wants to send a MO across the country, guess who I will pick (provided I didn't agree to a deal with the first). The seller should not be obligated to sell to anyone until they make a committment. Once they come to an agreement, then it is set.
You are not getting screwed if you miss out on a deal. A deal is locked up only once the seller and the buyer agree to terms. Imagine it the other way around. Someone expressing interest in a WTB and a seller calling dibs. You have to buy my notebook... On second thought, I am thinking of selling soon, just got to wait for the right WTB...