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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:02 PM
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Ever buy something from ebay and get a piece of crap?
What did you do?
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:05 PM
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1. complain
I ordered an outside decorative flag that was all faded and frayed, not at all like it looked in the picture, and I got to keep it and my money back. what did you buy?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:09 PM
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3. A Canon powershot A75 digital camera,
I bid for it and got it for $116. The LCD does not work and the stuff the buyer promised did not come with the camera which was wrapped in a newspaper and thrown in a cardboard box.

So far, no response from seller to my email.
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:06 PM
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19. Give them a negative rating, they will be glad to help you then
eBay - so old
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:08 PM
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2. I got a book that was not the edition listed and no longer current.
I complained to the seller, who did not reply. It wasn't worth the hassle of ebay's resolution process for a few bucks, but I left shitty feedback at the last minute when the seller couldn't retaliate.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:11 PM
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4. You mean you have to pay for a resolution? WTF?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:14 PM
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6. No
It was just more hassle than it was worth for a used book that only cost a few dollars.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:17 PM
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7. Silly me.....
Thanks for that clarification. No wonder I bought a piece of crap. Dumb as a rock sometimes.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:13 PM
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5. I got a piece of radio equipment..
... a HF transceiver to be more specific, that was not in the condition it was represented to be in.

I wrote an email, and the seller took it back and paid to have it shipped back. I found another one for a few bucks less, it was mint.

The only time I've been burned on ebay was a few months ago I paid $13 for a pocket knife and never got it. I sent a couple emails, they always answered and said they send "another" one, but eventually the user disappeared from ebay.

Oh well.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:19 PM
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8. Yeah, the buyer is new, but he seemed like he really wanted
a good ebay rating. So far, he hasn't emailed me back. Does anything ever go easy? Cripes, I envision weeks of negotiating, or losing my $$ and all I want is to take pictures of mountains and kitties. Shitfuck.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:23 PM
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9. You just never know...
.. the problem with new people is that they can walk away, get a new Id and start over. I never deal with anyone less than 10-20 feedbacks.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:24 PM
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10. I'm too trusting. This guy had about 15.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:27 PM
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11. Well...
... 15 is a reasonable number. If it were $500, that would have been too low, but don't blame yourself for this, I'd have done it too.

Once I bought over $1000 worth of silver bars from a guy that had only a handful of transactions. BUT - I called him and spoke on the phone first - and he sounded good and the deal went off fine.


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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:27 PM
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12. dispute it
through the seller first. upon failure of that through PayPal next. they won't help you because they're a bunch of crooks (I could rant forever about that) then through your credit card company as not as described. they will resolve it as long as you made a valid attempt to resolve with the seller and returned it or attempted to return it.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:45 PM
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13. Thank you, that sounds reasonable.
Meantime, I hate everyone....cept DU'rs
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:48 PM
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14. no, but a friend of ours keeps raving, "I bought a guitar on Ebay...
"...for only $15!!" or whatever, then he gets them and the necks are all warped, frets all buzzing, pegs busted, scratched, beat up messes where the pickups only 1/2 work x(
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:49 PM
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15. Add me as the second friend who falls for crap like that.
I still click on Work at Home ads thinking I'll find the "right one."
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:51 PM
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16. ah gee hon come'ear...
:hug: i do hear you though :hi:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:01 PM
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17. Back atcha
:loveya:
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:04 PM
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18. Yep, a cell phone, great price, but all of
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 09:45 PM by smtpgirl
the accessories were sub-grade bullshit. Emailed the seller 5 times, not a single response until I gave him a BIG negative rating, all I wanted was a charger that stayed connected to the cell phone so it would charge. He wanted to go throught arbitration with me and I refused to take my negative comments back. I guess the comments were ERASED.

Went throught 53 pages of feedback, my feedback is not there, I bought my phone Nov. 2005, NOTHING. Avoid this guy:

All this seller looks for is 100% positive feedback, he ALWAYS blames the buyer when something goes wrong

http://stores.ebay.com/OldCellPhone

Quick shipping. But very unsatisfied i was sold a stolen phone cant activate =(
Buyer gg12604( 1 ) Apr-30-06 13:04 9715351826
Reply by oldcellphone: We have worked it out and this will be withdrawn.


cust did not contact seller to resolve problem. left undeserved neg
Seller oldcellphone( 8343) May-01-06 09:00 9715351826
Reply by gg12604: I left him a message twice!!!! He sold me a stolen phone i couldnt activate!!!!!




Another good one one was a seller selling original depression glass as original. All it was was reproduction bullshit at original depression glass prices
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:06 PM
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20. O cool, I shall post him here if he does not respond by tomorrow.
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:12 PM
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21. I would, out the seller, maybe others here in this forum
will avoid that seller!!!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:25 PM
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22. YES! I will do that.
The little rat has til noon tomorrow...then he's toast.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:08 AM
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23. I ordered a cd and the m-fer never sent it.
Then he quit eBay. He promised he would fill all of his orders but never did.

Asshole.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:23 AM
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24. I bought a coprolite once... (nt)
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:26 AM
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25. nope
and I thought for sure I was going to get ripped off. I have only ordered 4 things from ebay, and got the goods, no surprises...
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