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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-12-2003, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Havebecome to hate ebay!

ITs bad enough i have problems with shipping all the time

But this time i bought i item and actully got it fast was amazed now i no why its probly hotter than a 3 picker billy goat

It was a cell phone the guys got a great feed back rateing so i thought id have no problems guess not

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...35257&rd=1

waiting to c if he going to contact me back before i start leving bad feed backs and contact the proper people [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img] but damn i have had crappy luck on there lately any buddy else been have these kid problems?

i sold a zuk air pump over 2 months guy still hasnt reicved it fixin to refound his money take a loose on that 1... ahhhhhhhhhhhh [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]

I wish everbody go back to using yahoo auctions when that site was not chargeing to sell it kicked arse in my opioin.
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Re: Havebecome to hate ebay!

I dont understand, whats wrong with the phone?


If the guy really didn't receive the air pump thats not ebays fault. Insure your stuff (make buyer pay) and cover your ass

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Re: Havebecome to hate ebay!

I dont understand, whats wrong with the phone?

umm nothing i gueess other i went to go get it hooked it up they said they would have be glad to expcpt its been turned in STOLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If the guy really didn't receive the air pump thats not ebays fault. Insure your stuff (make buyer pay) and cover your ass


Its simpoe you cant trust trust the shipping companys anymore and you cant trust the personyeah got it thanks . screw it id rtather go to a WALMART! [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img]
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Re: Havebecome to hate ebay!

E-bay and shipping companies suffer the same fate as just about everything else in this country -- they're a reflection of society and there's a good part of society that doesn't have the value of that stuff you scrape off your shoe after you've been for a walk in the field.

Take God out of America and you get a Godless Amerika.

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I am waiting for them to sell milk and bread on Ebay, then I wont have to leave the garage for much of anything :-)
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I sell alot of items on ebay. I have learned the hard way.
The botton line is no insurance done expect me to send a replacement. If insurence is paid get a delivery conformation sig. Use ups it hase automatic tracking/ ins. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Ebay Nation

Last time I checked, Ebay had over 50-million "members." I pulled up something off of Google that showed me the populations of all the world's countries. If Ebay was a Nation, it would be one of the bigger nation's in the world.
About the size of Canada, for example. Now, imagine, if a country like Canada had only one wee little office to "police" the Nation. Scary thought. Well, that's about the way it is with Ebay. All sorts of nefarious types can hang out in the nooks and crannies of Ebay and work their wicked ways on the unsuspecting.

We've been "members" for nearly 5 years and have never been burned or had a bad experience. Bought and sold hundreds of items. Never have rec'd or left a negative feedback.

How so? Caution, caution, caution. Did I say caution?

Don't just check their feedback rating, READ the feedbacks and then click on the actual items, too. Also read the feedback files for the "member's" customers or sellers.
Send LOTS of email to the seller AND potential buyers either BEFORE you bid or BEFORE the sale closes. When we have sold items where confusion might be possible, we email each bidder to MAKE CERTAIN that they understand critical aspects of the item, its terms and conditions of the sale.
This is just good business--for them and for us.

On anything that is "high dollar" or a potential "scam item," such as a cell phone, we ALWAYS email and ask for a full name, address and phone number BEFORE bidding. We insist on actually talking on the telephone to the seller.

Believe me, this weeds out the scammers in a nano heartbeat.
No name, address, phone, no bid. Period.

We also insist that the seller give us a complete and full "history" of the item. If they are unwilling to tell us an item's "history, " then no bid, no way.

Sure, all this takes time, energy, etc. Sometimes it is hard to control the impulse to "bid right now." But patience and persistence pay off in a big way and that's why we don't have any Ebay horror stories to tell. For us anyway. Have heard PLENTY of Ebay horror stories from others.

And, just in case you haven't heard, NEVER ship an item upon receipt of a cashier's check. NEVER, EVER, NEVER.
Hold the cheeck for clearance the same way you would a personal check. One of my dear friends was burned for $1,100 dollars on a valuable antique flute by accepting a cashier's check on "blind faith." Let your buyers know you consider a cashier's check no different than a personal one. Simple. Once they understand your "rules," they either accept them or they don't bid.

FOr shipping, just lay down the rules in your writeup.
No insurance, no responsibility WHATSOEVER for arrival of item. And the buyer MUST pay for delivery confirmation.
Once again, if they don't like your rules, let 'em bid someplace else. Think of it like those signs that have been around our whole lives: "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service." And, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." Like some football coaches like to say, "It's my way or the highway." Live by these rules and you will avoid the "mean streets" and "bad neighborhoods" of Ebay Nation.
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</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
READ the feedbacks and then click on the actual items, too

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If you looked at his items sold in his feedback, you will notice on an item he sold it says this


<font color="purple"> Given to me by a friend on pit crew. Book/magazine still sealed in plastic. A rare find, no other duplicate out there </font color>


Might look like a nice find, but the problem with that, is he sold about 4 or 5(maybe more) of them, each with that description.
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