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    honor the deal?

    Hi, I am searching an item from Amazon and saw some comment.

    "Negative : the seller refuses to honor the deal. Trying to get me gift him $$. Beware."

    I really don't understand the whole meaning. Could you help?

    Thanks.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    It appears that the seller originally offered some kind of deal (a discount or two for the price of one or similar) but is now refusing to give that offer/deal to the buyer. The aggrieved buyer is trying to get some kind of financial compensation from the seller (trying to get the seller to give him a "gift" of dollars).

    I wouldn't buy anything from that seller if I were you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...earchmode=none (#2, in case you are curious about its origin).

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't buy anything from that seller if I were you.
    As wise as Solomon, as usual, ems.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    Thanks.

    Then, shouldn't it be "trying to get me gift 'from' him"? I actually don't understand that part.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    No. Let's suppose I'm the one who tried to buy from the seller the first time. The seller did not want to honor the deal s/he had offered at first, so s/he was, in practice, trying to raise the price. Therefore, s/he was trying to get extra money from me, as if it were a gift (from me to him/her). Of course, I'm not buying at the new price, so I write the complaint you quoted. Is it any clearer now?
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    Re: honor the deal?

    "Trying to get me gift him $$."
    This might mean "He is trying to get me to give him money", perhaps more context would help.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    I would read the original to mean that the seller is trying to get more money from the buyer.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    Honor the deals means to follow the original agreement. In this situation, it means the seller did not want to give the buyer the sale price. In other words, the seller did not want to honor the deal for the buyer.

    Source: http://jargonism.com/words/545

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    Re: honor the deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    No. Let's suppose I'm the one who tried to buy from the seller the first time. The seller did not want to honor the deal s/he had offered at first, so s/he was, in practice, trying to raise the price. Therefore, s/he was trying to get extra money from me, as if it were a gift (from me to him/her). Of course, I'm not buying at the new price, so I write the complaint you quoted. Is it any clearer now?
    What do you mean by "I'm the one who tried to buy from the seller the first time"? Did you buy something from them previously and now you are trying to buy the same thing again but it's at a higher price. If so, that is perfectly legal and no reason for a complaint.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: honor the deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What do you mean by "I'm the one who tried to buy from the seller the first time"?
    I was playing ("Let's suppose") the part of the writer of the complaint (which would make me the first of the two to try and buy from the person who did not honor the deal). But maybe I got lost along the explanation and made it, unwillingly, more difficult.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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