Hi all, I am sincerely hoping that this can be a serious discussion about trading and honoring a commitment. I am asking anyone that chooses to participate in this discussion to please fight the desire to use any specific titles of individuals so that this can be a worthy discussion to hopefully improve the quality of the DIS boards VMK trades. I used to know that if I had an agreed upon trade from these boards, the trade would take place. Yes, it may take some time for myself and the other person to connect due to time zones, different schedules, real life and such, but the trade would occur. Recently, however, I have had MANY trades in which someone agrees to a trade, another person comes along and offer me a better offer, I turn it down because I honor my commitments, and then the original "winning bidder" backs down, traded with someone else, or simply changed their mind. Is there absolutely no honor it sticking to agreed upon trades? Just recently, I sent 7 PMS to someone in an effort to connect for an agreed upon trade (committed to in mid-December) for 15,000 credits worth of holiday items in a shopping spree. The most recent PM was sent yesterday stating the importance of completing this trade as I was concerned holiday items were going to disappear shortly. Sure enough, all items were gone today and this afternoon I got a PM from the person that had committed to this trade informing me s/he just "happened" to get the items we had agreed to trade earlier today and therefore would not be trading me 15,000 credits of agreed upon (and now gone) holiday items. Clearly I am quite upset and am out a considerable amount of AGREED UPON items. Sadly, this is not an isolated case. Backing out of agreed upon trades seems to be something that is becoming somewhat commonplace on the DIS Boards and I am very curious as to why this is occurring and if other members of this community find it to be as frustrating and disheartening as I do. Does an agreed upon trade mean anything on DIS anymore? Remember, no titles please so this can stay a productive discussion. Thanks for your input.