construct09 wrote:thanks synthacon, some good tips there. how about the inexplicable rises in postage? this morning i won a eml200, about 5 days ago i contacted the seller for postage costs to Australia from the states (as recommended by the seller). it was going to cost about $200uninsured, $230insured, appx 20kg ( i was given the exact UPS quotes just so you know ) well, whatdya know? the shipping would now be over 300 bucks cos he was gonna double box it, he didn,t think it was gonna fetch as much blah,blah...so whatdya do ? paypalebay dont give a
shit about postage, seems you havent got a leg to stand on if postage is not in the listing..
Electroluver wrote:^^If you make an offer, be prepared to purchase it for that amount.
I know there are a lot of honest people on the web, but there are a lot of scammers too. One of my eBay customers claimed they didn't recieve the goods and were deceptive with Paypal. They even used the good name of Vintage Synth when they offered me a deal outside of eBay (make sure to read Paypal's terms of service)
Now, I've got a problem with a guy who claims it "wasn't as described," even though I'm using a 14mp camera close ups 360 degrees and blown up using imageshack. Give me a break! It's buyer's remorse and my time is precious.
95% of my customers are really satisfied with their purchases and I'm happy they're making music, be well. It's the 5% of scammers/remorse jerks which might lead to problems.
As a buyer, I've routinely met with success on Vintage Synth. If someone asks me for a Roland Juno 106 and it's only playing 5 voices, then that's the deal. Otherwise, they better wait until it's repaired.
When it goes on eBay, then I'm selling proper gear, nothing broken or "not as described."
That's my rant.
Virgil wrote:Got a question about Best Offer feature. You know, once in a while you see huge BIN price and that another button nearby. So, does anyone had luck talking down the price or do the sellers put it up for a show? I never used one, only seen that offers were rejected by a seller.
Outside of Ebay, it's buyer beware, the only reason you can get a refund is for not receiving an item. If somebody sends you a tracking number and has it as backup the item is yours. As a seller, if you don't have a tracking number they automatically side with the buyer. A device paypal uses to get people to use Ebay. They're the same company after all. And if you paid personal for something you might as well have sent a cheque or cash.
That's why it's important to report bad sellers in forums.
Ebay is probably the safest place on the internet for buyers.treezyz wrote:best ebay advice is don't buy stuff on ebay, unless their is absolutely no other option for the item.
plikestechno wrote:But 99% of Best Offers are a joke and they only offers they'll accept are 90% or more of their BIN price.
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