Anybody still use EBay?

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  1. fenderese

    fenderese Tele-Holic

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    Won the item , paid the bill.

    Seller set the minimum and the shipping.

    Seller figures he didn't make enough and cancels the transaction. Refunded money.

    #Atleastherefundedthemoney.

    I'm gone.
     
  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    all the time. very few problems, as a buyer. Haven't sold there nearly as much as I've bought, when I did, I really had zero problems, maybe I was just lucky
     
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    DuckDodgers Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Complain to eBay. You had a legal contract, and they’re fairly good about enforcement.
     
  4. rich815

    rich815 Friend of Leo's

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    Buy yes, sell no. And never will sell on eBay again. I’m a member since 1999.
     
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    Buy on occasion, usually motorcycle parts.

    Sell music stuff on Reverb. Have sold on eBay, never had a problem, but like Reverb better.
     
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  6. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Seller says “sorry been having problems last 6 transaction, good luck I’m relisting soon”

    I won the bid, paid it right away. Didn’t even refund, just cancelled after several days. Money back but trashy seller. Moving on.
     
  7. rigatele

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    Since it became a shopping mall and the fees jumped sky high, I mostly jumped ship.
     
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    ... and since I double posted, add that the arbitration is heavily skewed towards the buyer. That tends to favour the stores, they can recoup an occasional loss on multiple sales. Not so with one individual selling to another.
     
  9. awasson

    awasson Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I do. I’ll buy guitar parts, electronics and motorbike parts. I just bought an Elite Strat push button kit about 15 minutes ago. Bought NOS Russian EL84 tubes in August. I’ve also bought two guitars.

    I’ve only had a couple of dumb experiences in about 20 years. One idiot in Florida just up and disappeared with my $35 and some other idiot said I never paid. I sent the transaction record to EBay to straighten it out, otherwise I would have had a bad mark on my profile.
     
  10. Flash1909

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    Yup recent purchases

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    all good
     
  11. fenderese

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    Won the item , paid the bill.

    Seller set the minimum and the shipping.

    Seller figures he didn't make enough and cancels the transaction. Refunded money.

    #Atleastherefundedthemoney.

    Didn't know you could do that.

    I'm gone.
     
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  12. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    Still the biggest market for selling gear that Ive found.
    Reverb might be better,l dunno.
     
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    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    Double
     
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  14. dented

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    Report the seller....that is of course if they had absolutely no disclaimers in their ad at all. i.e. "Item is for sale locally."
     
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    fenderese Tele-Holic

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    [QUOTE="Flash1909, post: 8713735,
     
  16. fenderese

    fenderese Tele-Holic

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    Nice collection
     
  17. awasson

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    I approve of all of that. I was looking at one of those medium sized semi hollow bodies on EBay, an AS53. Well done!
     
  18. Dacious

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    I buy stuff all the time. For the pittance they cost, I find Chinese vendors very honest. I sent $20 for some cerium oxide windshield polish. The vendor tried four times to post it and it kept getting returned by China Post; keeping me informed, then finally refunded all my money, after ten days with abject apologies. They had to have spent that much on failed post let alone labour

    I bought some LEDs from Hong Kong for cents, and a couple were bad from nearly new. New ones sent, without question, after I left feedback i.e. no obligation to make good.
     
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  19. jrblue

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    I both buy and sell on eBay with great success in both undertakings. I write my item descriptions very carefully, and do my due diligence on everything I purchase. I never act on impulse, and I exercise great patience and care. None of this involves any special intelligence or unusual skill, but most eBay users seem unable to exercise the necessary discipline.
     
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  20. bender66

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    You got your bad transaction out of the way. You should have a few years of smooth sailing, right? Should.

    I buy all the time, mostly small items.
    My experience similar to yours ended with the seller contacting me & asking for me not to purchase it for that price. I really couldn't blame him but I held firm. Seller did the right thing & sent me my item. Good on that seller.
     
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