jim777 wrote:Is there a "Here's a great deal for someone!" thread somewhere? I know of a few other forums where there's a sticked thread that people post great buys to if they stumble across them, expecially ones with low BIN prices. Sort of just keeping an eye out for one another. Most of the guys and gals here seem to know what each other would really like to acquire, it might be a good idea.
eh... i have mixed feelings about this. i like it when i find one of these. when it get's reposted, then my chance for a good deal is lessened. once i found an ad misspeled on ebay. did i want that posted anywhere else? i think not... it's a tough one though. my rule: i wait. if no one bids on the auction, i let someone know if they've posted in the WTB section. this way i robbed no one in the first auction, and only let someone know who's expressed interest. if i were to do it again, i'd use a personal message next time, though.
MitchK1989 wrote:One thing I don't understand is why some American sellers are reluctant to ship to Canada... I don't think anyone has ever had problems US -> Canada or Canada <- US... A very small border charge equivalent to sales tax if you use USPS or Canada Post. However American sellers consistantly refuse to use USPS, and insist on using UPS instead - Which means a hefty brokerage fee. I refuse to buy anything from an American unless they'll use USPS.
people are just wary of anything they even think could be additional trouble. sometimes this is as silly as not wanting to change from the shipper they normally use, or to filling out the customs tag. i've never really had problems shipping or receiving internationally. once i had to resend something to canda -- my fault, but inconvenient nonetheless.
tblack wrote:I think this is pretty sleazy and I'm just waiting on ebay to crack down on these types of sellers. You'll also notice this guy's feedback is private, which is never a good sign.
it's creative and probably against the rules... but saves some money. i don't know... you're taking a risk in that if you use paypal or ebay you might not get your money back. but i'd be more wary of the private feedback.
stix wrote:Well if you haven't made the finnal deal with him than you fine, but if i was you i would go look up what eBay has to say about fraud and what actions you can take. I've had to almost report a few people but the product usually shows up a week late. Living in the US i probably would never buy out side of this country.
send you half the money? yeah -- don't do that. so they get half and run off. i guess if you've decided you can trust the seller then it's better than nothing. but i wouldn't send a synth with only half payment. would you? so why is this seller so eagar. and here's a saying i've made up but seems to hold true:
it seems the people who are most willing to use your trust against you are the also the most willing to complain or become angered when you won't give it to them. funny that.
so, i have taken a risk before. but not with someone who seems to get mad, or with someone who tells me about fraud or talks to me like a no-good used car salesman (not all are no-good). i just like to feel comfortable about it. that said, i did buy something from russia before, and it worked out wonderfully. but there was no point along the was that seemed sketch. paypal has made me feel better in this regard. money order? not so much so.