How would you handle this?

Stood up by Buyers after spending days previewing properties, sending them information, changing my schedule to meet them and then they did not show up.  Will not answer my emails or calls.  Any suggestions? Leaner times make it even harder when you think you have a good buyer. 
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January 28 2009 - Taylor
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Sorry but that is the way some people are. We deal with people and some people are rude and inconsiderate. Some people are great. It takes all types and we deal with all types. Learn healthy ways to release the stress of the business or you will develop an ulcer like I have.

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January 29 2009
wow, that stinks
very uncool of the buyer
sorry jill
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January 29 2009
You buy a punching bag.
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January 29 2009
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From your post, I take it that you (a) don't want to waste time on a dry well, but (b) want to leave a trail of breadcrumbs in case the buyer needs to find you, again.

I recommend a short, courteous email indicating that...
  1.  You're disappointed that they were not able to meet with you and go look at the wonderful homes that you had located for them
  2.  If the would like to arrange another time, that you welcome their call or email.

And then kiss them off unless they come back (which they may after they've run through the current leads you've already provided).
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January 30 2009
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Never burn bridges. I think often buyers think that they want to go it alone or they jump ship thinking the grass is greener under another agent. If you leave the door open, they may come back and behave. If not, better to lose them now than back out in the inspection period after you are even farther along. Sounds like they are missing out on a sensitive and professional agent. It is their loss.
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January 30 2009
What was the one thing that they seemed to want most.  If you can pin it down maybe you can drop a hint that that special something is within their grasp.  The perfect 'steal' of a property.  The cutest historic bungalow.  Whatever.  Is there a carrot you can dingle since there is obviously no stick to be used in this situation.
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