Small wonder our country has gone down the tubes. Sorry to see tha self-centered, young brats consider ethics to be unreasonable these days.
I have no problem with seller also offering item off-line. But in that case have some (here is a new word for you) courtesy, and when someone makes an inquiry then respond to it.
Actually, it is against ebay rules to be selling through multiple channels simultaneously, especially once there are active bids. In the past I listed things with a note that item is also listed elsewhere and ebay cancelled the listing until the wording was removed.
For what it is worth, this AM I sent mopedman a message asking if he had sold it. He responded, "make an offer". Sorry, I am not playing mopedmans games. In terms of dealing with him, I am indeed moving on.
But thanks for your posting. It added a lot of value to the discussion.