So I bought a Brand new gun online and it was shady from the get go. I paid immediately with credit card. It took 8 days for them to acknowledge receipt of FFL, then they promised to mail next day, but was not mailed for five more days. When I received it, it was the wrong gun, similar model, but older. I accepted (my recognized mistake) it from FFL because I did not trust sending it back...everything was questionable. I examined it in darker conditions and in a Covid sensitive scenario with the older FFL gentleman and could not take it out of garage because of neighbors/kids.
When I brought it home, I could see that it was very dirty. I contacted them and they said it was a display gun. I researched more and discovered it was six years old, and that the packaging was not right. I had to order some cleaning equipment, and a week later I found that it was very dirty inside the bolt, etc. It was very tight. Then a few days later I ran gun patches through the barrel and after 15 of them, they still come out dirty...the gun was definitely used. I contacted the owner again and he agreed to send a check for a partial refund. That was six days ago, no check...contacted him again to find out when it was sent, he only stated it was sent, would not acknowledge gun was used or when the check was sent...I specifically asked.
What would you do?
Please avoid typical responses of buy locally and your fault, you accepted it from FFL. I already beat myself up about that. Now, I am trying to make things right. I left out more detailed info because I am trying to give the owner the benefit of the doubt, that it was a mistake, and that this can be resolved, but it has been almost a month.