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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-04 11:14 AM
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14. No point in doing low-dollar sales / buys on EBay at all.
I've been burned two or three times by scenarios like this:

I buy paperbacks and if the bill is only two or three bucks, a month will pass and then I'll get a "sorry, I forgot to send it" message. At that point I tell them that if the order were $50, I'd already have my books, they can keep my $2 and shove it up their ass, and don't even bother sending the book because I already found another fucking copy.

The point here is that neither side in a low-dollar sale is likely to be vigilant about it. The difference here, though, is that in the above instances I have a legitimate beef, regardless of your opinion of the way I handled it. No offense, but you brought it on yourself - and making your phone number available was not a good idea, either.
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  -I was harassed by an Ebay seller last night! Tweek  Apr-28-04 10:47 AM   #0 
  - Harassed? You owe the guy money. Doesn't matter how much or  ohiosmith   Apr-28-04 10:53 AM   # 
  - "the guy"  rucky   Apr-28-04 03:51 PM   #69 
  - Wow  LARED   Apr-28-04 10:53 AM   #1 
  - Yeah...I forgot to pay him..  Tweek   Apr-28-04 10:55 AM   #2 
     - This is a no brainer in more ways than one!  freetobegay   Apr-28-04 10:58 AM   #4 
     - Now I understand  LARED   Apr-28-04 11:54 AM   #50 
  - I don't condone forgetting to pay  Tolania   Apr-28-04 10:57 AM   #3 
  - so, you never paid?  Mr.Green93   Apr-28-04 11:07 AM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-04 11:08 AM   #6 
  - Yeah..big deal. So I forgot to pay.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:11 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-04 11:19 AM   #18 
  - THEM?!!!  ohiosmith   Apr-28-04 11:13 AM   #10 
  - Don't forget to pay  Loonman   Apr-28-04 11:09 AM   #7 
  - He isn't getting a dime from me now...  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:12 AM   #9 
     - The seller has rights, too  Loonman   Apr-28-04 11:13 AM   #11 
     - Yeah, but do you still have the button?  Donkeyboy75   Apr-28-04 11:14 AM   #13 
     - I never got the damn button...  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:22 AM   #19 
        - Should have said that earlier.  TX-RAT   Apr-28-04 11:26 AM   #25 
        - Oh, you may have wanted to make that more clear.  Donkeyboy75   Apr-28-04 11:29 AM   #33 
           - He is a nutjob.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:31 AM   #35 
              - No problem.  Donkeyboy75   Apr-28-04 11:34 AM   #39 
                 - I feel bad for not paying the man.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:36 AM   #42 
     - You have the right not to pay  TX-RAT   Apr-28-04 11:16 AM   #15 
     - On edit - OK, it's not a joke. My bad.  Screaming Lord Byron   Apr-28-04 11:18 AM   #16 
     - Is it your right to never pay for anything?  Mr.Green93   Apr-28-04 11:18 AM   #17 
        - It's my right to not pay for it if I didn't receive it.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:25 AM   #23 
           - The seller would not ship until you paid  Loonman   Apr-28-04 11:26 AM   #26 
           - you cost him money  bearfartinthewoods   Apr-28-04 04:06 PM   #71 
  - "He kept calling my home. .. told him numerous times to quit calling"  eileen from OH   Apr-28-04 11:14 AM   #12 
  - Yes...he kept calling my home last night....  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:23 AM   #21 
     - You didn't receive the button because you didn't pay.  DesertDem   Apr-28-04 12:12 PM   #57 
     - since you said you inteded to pay with your parents checking account  bearfartinthewoods   Apr-28-04 04:36 PM   #72 
  - No point in doing low-dollar sales / buys on EBay at all.  BlueOysterDemocrat   Apr-28-04 11:14 AM   #14 
  - Wow, so many DUer's condoning harassment!  DUreader   Apr-28-04 11:22 AM   #20 
  - So you're implying that Im' a disruptor?  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:24 AM   #22 
  - No, read my reply again.  DUreader   Apr-28-04 11:27 AM   #28 
     - Oh. Sorry.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:29 AM   #30 
        - We get a lot of disruptors and freepers. That, and we're paranoid.  Screaming Lord Byron   Apr-28-04 11:31 AM   #37 
  - Do you condone financial deliquency?  Loonman   Apr-28-04 11:29 AM   #31 
     - Your principle seems to ok retaliatory criminal behavior...  DUreader   Apr-28-04 11:35 AM   #41 
        - I still don't see what's centrist about it.  Screaming Lord Byron   Apr-28-04 11:38 AM   #43 
        - That was me being nasty  DUreader   Apr-28-04 11:45 AM   #45 
           - OK. Fair enough.  Screaming Lord Byron   Apr-28-04 11:45 AM   #46 
        - Okay, let's all take what we want and never pay  Loonman   Apr-28-04 11:48 AM   #47 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-04 12:05 PM   #56 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-04 12:32 PM   #61 
                 - I won't hit the alert if you won't  DUreader   Apr-28-04 12:46 PM   #67 
  - I can understand him calling or emailing you a reminder  Kadie   Apr-28-04 11:25 AM   #24 
  - It is...and it was over a stupid button.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:27 AM   #27 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-04 11:28 AM   #29 
        - Wouldn't help  TX-RAT   Apr-28-04 11:29 AM   #32 
        - Act on your advice.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:30 AM   #34 
        - A mistake you could easily correct.  TX-RAT   Apr-28-04 11:31 AM   #36 
        - He isn't going to get any of my money...  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:33 AM   #38 
        - not complet;ly no way to fix the ding on the seller's feedback  bearfartinthewoods   Apr-28-04 04:40 PM   #73 
        - it is not a mistake  Mr.Green93   Apr-28-04 11:35 AM   #40 
        - Did I miss something?  Kadie   Apr-28-04 11:50 AM   #49 
  - For future reference...  Dookus   Apr-28-04 11:43 AM   #44 
  - It's pretty assholish to jump on Tweek about this.  Whitacre D_WI   Apr-28-04 11:50 AM   #48 
  - Are you saying we should read messages before posting?  Screaming Lord Byron   Apr-28-04 11:56 AM   #51 
  - What you said  redqueen   Apr-28-04 11:56 AM   #52 
  - Thanks Whitacre D_WI.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 11:56 AM   #53 
  - Thank You  Kadie   Apr-28-04 12:03 PM   #55 
  - I'm an ebay seller and this seller is just out of line  amazona   Apr-28-04 11:58 AM   #54 
  - Sellers can now have the listing fee refunded  Melsky   Apr-28-04 12:22 PM   #58 
     - excellent!  amazona   Apr-28-04 12:38 PM   #64 
  - Your seller posted at DU buddy ...  Maine-i-acs   Apr-28-04 12:27 PM   #59 
  - Erm. That was a parody thread.  Whitacre D_WI   Apr-28-04 12:28 PM   #60 
     - Call me a sucker ...  Maine-i-acs   Apr-28-04 12:33 PM   #62 
        - Don't worry about it.  Whitacre D_WI   Apr-28-04 12:35 PM   #63 
        - Hey man, If I had a nickle for every time I've been sucked in!  ohiosmith   Apr-28-04 12:38 PM   #65 
           - I didn't find your parody thread humorous.  Tweek   Apr-28-04 03:43 PM   #68 
              - I'm sorry you were not amused.  ohiosmith   Apr-28-04 04:03 PM   #70 
              - Because it was amusing  Misunderestimator   Apr-28-04 05:31 PM   #75 
                 - Thank you. Apparently the mod didn't think it was funny either.  ohiosmith   Apr-28-04 06:52 PM   #76 
  - It's like not paying parking tickets, then freaking when you get towed...  rezmutt   Apr-28-04 12:44 PM   #66 
  - Wow! We're damn passionate about Ebay on DU, no?  Westegg   Apr-28-04 05:10 PM   #74 

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