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    Default A flake to avoid on ebay

    Just finished an agonizing transaction with maxxdoo.

    Auction finished on 23 Oct and paid a day later.

    Waited a week, nothing.

    One more week. Still nothing. Sent email asking for shipping info. No response.

    2 days later. Sent another email requesting shipping info. Nada. Sent another email via Outlook requesting date/time read. Nothing!

    Couple of more emails just to see if he was having a bad couple of weeks. ZIP!

    Finally started a transaction dispute and got paypal involved. User finally went to the post office and mailed item on 7 Nov. Received 9 Nov.

    Left neutral response because the item was good, but his handling of the transaction was pitiful.

    Received retaliatory negative feedback from this guy! WTF??????????????

    So, if you can, avoid this guy like the plague!!!

    Curtis

    p.s. Hey Erik, maybe we should have a forum for deadbeat ebay'ers since this is becoming the primary method for collectors to obtain stuff! Hopefully, I won't be in it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis View Post
    p.s. Hey Erik, maybe we should have a forum for deadbeat ebay'ers since this is becoming the primary method for collectors to obtain stuff! Hopefully, I won't be in it...
    I'm not sure a dedicated forum is needed, but adding to this thread would work - for now, at least.

    Anyone else know of any deadbeats?

    Please only post about transactions that you were directly involved in and only post the facts. No need to get personal or to risk libel.

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    Let's not turn this into a rant thread. If you have somebody specific that you'd like to point out, do so in a clearly written an non-libelous paragraph. Otherwise, let's not all chip on how bad buyers/sellers on eBay can be.

    Edit:

    Since this thread is now sticky and it will persist, to keep it readable I'm going to prune anything that looks like ranting. Feel free to post your factual story about eBay morons, but don't editorialize too much.
    Last edited by mbbrutman; November 11th, 2006 at 06:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis View Post
    Picked one of these up on ebay. Yes, maxxdoo FINALLY sent it after threatening action.

    Anyway, installed it in my Amiga 500 and hooked up a VGA monitor. No joy.

    I'm assuming I need some driver software to enable this. Yes/No?

    Can someone help me out here? I don't have an Amiga hooked up to the internet, so probably the best thing would be snail mail. I'm in Burleson, Tx and would be willing to cover costs.

    OS is Workbench 1.3 Motherboard rev is 6A.

    Curtis
    You too eh? I joined here just to share my expeience with you.

    I bought mine off maxdoo on Oct 1, 2006. I had nothing as of the end of Oct.

    I had to actually start the claims process on PayPal before he even shipped the thing on Nov 6, 2006.

    Mine just arrived an hour ago. Now I'm gung-ho to get home and try this thing. My precious 1084s blew up two days after I hooked my A500 back up in Sept. It was either spend the money on this thing or get the monitor fixed.

    It will be nice to use the A500 on a VGA monitor. I also got lucky in that a friend of mine just gave me his old PC speakers so I have sound taken care of too.

    Amiga Forever!!! lol.....

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    Just ran a check to see if mr. maxxdoo was doing anything on ebay and discovered he's no longer a registered user.

    Wonder if it was his idea to give it up or if he was "invited" off by ebay???

    Curtis
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    Here's another ebay'er that doesn't seem to have a clue.

    korodit

    I don't think he's deliberately bad, but he's terribly uninformed.

    Bid on an auction for an Amiga 500+. Won it and paid what was claimed was the total plus shipping. 3-4 days later he messages me saying he hasn't gotten my payment. Check paypal, seems he's listed a different email address. Cancel that payment and am about to send a new payment to the email he says is correct when I get ANOTHER email saying shipping is going to be $70 as opposed to $24 as posted on the auction.

    Grumble...

    Paid it.

    Wait...

    Wait...

    Another email to him as THIS payment is ALSO unclaimed! He finally claims the payment.

    Today I receive ANOTHER email from him stating shipping is now going to be $90! He does offer to refund my payment and basically cancel out the whole transaction.

    All through the email swaps he's claiming he didn't have any plans of selling it internationally, but only in his country of Hungary.

    With my final email agreeing to cancel the transaction, I explain to him to change his preferences AND his paypal account!

    This fellow is clueless and for the immediate future, don't get involved with him!
    Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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    I am often a "foreign" buyer or seller. Local practices can be different - eg US sellers who insist on $50+ courier delivery for a tiny, non-fragile, non-urgent item. Are they getting kickbacks? In some countries, the post office rates may be unpredictable as well, if the local clerk is in a position to demand a "premium" to accept the item and process it...

    CAVEAT EMPTOR is always relevant.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickNel View Post
    I am often a "foreign" buyer or seller. Local practices can be different - eg US sellers who insist on $50+ courier delivery for a tiny, non-fragile, non-urgent item. Are they getting kickbacks? In some countries, the post office rates may be unpredictable as well, if the local clerk is in a position to demand a "premium" to accept the item and process it...

    CAVEAT EMPTOR is always relevant.

    Rick
    I used to ship internationally all the time, but no more.
    I 've been burned twice in the past year, with the last one being someone in the UK who purchased an item which I mailed the next day via USPS First Class Mail International Package.
    The buyer contacts me after 28 days saying they haven't received it, and they want a refund.
    I check with the post office, and there's no tracking for items in the UK via the way I sent it.
    I refund the buyer's purchase price plus the shipping, and then three weeks later the package comes back to me with a sticker on it saying there was 11 pounds duty on it, and it was "not called for".
    Essentially, the guy decided he didn't wat to pay the duty his country was going to charge, so I ended up getting screwed out of the cost of international shipping.

    How can a seller protect himself when there's no record of delivery?
    If you have something shipped to Australia, how can the seller prove it ever got there if there's no signature required?
    And you can only get the signature with the premium services.

    For me it's now only USPS Global Express Mail or UPS/FedEx for international shipping (IE: something that gets me a signature that the thing has been delivered or delivery was attempted).
    One bad apple spoiled the lot.

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    Ok, it's official, korodit is a thief!

    After a couple of weeks and no response or refund, I've had to file a complaint on him. He hasn't responded to the complaint as of today and I'll probably have to escalate on 2 Feb.
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    Well after opening cases in both ebay and paypal, then escalating to claim it appears the jerk has finally issued a refund.

    However, the refund is pending getting the money from his bank account.

    To quote the ever-wise Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"
    Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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