Out of interest, how long would you hold something on a deposit, if you haven't heard from the buyer.
Obviously if terms are agreed before the deposit, they would stand.
But what if, for eg. A £500 scope, buyer gives a £50 deposit, to pay balance on 20th,
But nothing heard by three weeks, would you re-advertise and keep the deposit, hold the scope, and wait for when/if the buyer gets in touch, or sell to another but hold the first 'buyers' deposit for a set amount of time ?
Or other ?