I'm actually not positive what forum to put this in, but I am looking for ideas.
A few months ago, I agreed with a good friend that I would sell him an old laptop for $200. This is about six months ago now. Knowing his financial situation, I very openly told him that I know he can't afford $200 right now and I would be happy with $20 a month. This way he could afford it and I would get my money in time. I mean hey, he is a friend, right?
During the six months he has had the laptop now, I have not seen a single dime from him and he has told me more than 10 times he is going to pay me. A month and a half ago, he even gave me this bullsh*t story about how he had brought up the idea of mailing me the money since our schedules are so conflicted. I gave him my address just to be sure he had it, yet I have still not gotten anything from him in the mail.
He's been extremely elusive during this time to the point that I haven't seen him in person in the six months he has had the laptop. He doesn't return my phone calls anymore nor does he respond to e-mails.
I had respect for this guy and I thought I could trust him, but I obviously can't. I left a message a week ago saying that he had seven days to give me the laptop or the money. I haven't heard anything from him and I haven't seen the money or the laptop.
Again, I'm very confused. I have no idea where to go with this. I'm thinking the next step would be to file a police report, but I don't think the cops would do anything.