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Dont'cha just love eBay idiots.

 

I just got this today...for an auction that he already won:

 

HI,

THIS IS (deleted),I HAD A PAYPAL ACCOUNT

BUT MY COMPUTER CRASHED 3 TIMES ONE WEEK DUE TO A

VIRUS AND I HAD A LOT OF CREDIT CARD PROBLEMS OUT

OF PAYPAL AND EBAY ACCOUNTS, SO I QUIT USING IT.

SO, THEREFORE I DO NOT REMEMBER MY PASSWORD

FOR PAYPAL, IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY THAT I COULD PAY YOU?

PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR NOT READING YOUR BID

CLOSER. (CREDIT CARD,MONEY ORDER,CASHIERS CHECK, ECT.)

SINCERELY YOURS,

(idiot deleted)

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I'm firmly convinced that people either cannot, or refuse to, read item descriptions before bidding.

 

From my original item description:

This auction is for the console and game only - no AC adapter or AV cables are included. These can be purchased on eBay or at your local EB Games or GameStop for a nominal fee. Or, if you have those accessories and just need a replacement console, this is for you!

So of course, the day after I shipped the system I get the following e-mail:

 

"Did a cord come with this system? "

 

:x

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Its getting to the point where I consider every other possible option before selling on eBay. I'll buy without problems but every time I have several items up something like that happens.

 

I typically say paypal only and US only and get people e-mailing me "I'm in Taiwan how much to ship, pay with check."

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I just re-read my post and it makes no sense.

 

What I meant was that if the second place bid was close to the winning one, it might be worth it to contact them and offer them the win. I believe it's within the rules to do so as the winner can't meet the requirements of the auction.

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Originally posted by blackcalx@Oct 24 2003, 01:19 PM

I've never had a bad experience during the process of selling, but I do have one buyer who refuses to take me off of their chain-letter forwards list. I get something from her three or four times per week.

Use the block sender feature...

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Originally posted by Sam P+Oct 24 2003, 11:43 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Sam P @ Oct 24 2003, 11:43 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-blackcalx@Oct 24 2003, 01:19 PM

I've never had a bad experience during the process of selling, but I do have one buyer who refuses to take me off of their chain-letter forwards list. I get something from her three or four times per week.

Use the block sender feature... [/b]

I have her in my Junk Mailers list in Outlook. Anything she sends me goes right in the trash. I'm not aware of any address blocker in Outlook. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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I sold a lady my Samsung cell phone that I had disconnected, and she emailed me asking if I would include the SIM card. I said sure, because I didn't need it, it was useless anyway. Well, after she gets the phone she leaves me negative feedback because the SIM card didn't work and she had to buy a new one for $30. I emailed her and asked what the hell was wrong with her, but she never emailed me back. The auction was for the phone, not the SIM card. Apparently she couldn't understand that. :(

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I have her in my Junk Mailers list in Outlook. Anything she sends me goes right in the trash. I'm not aware of any address blocker in Outlook. Correct me if I'm wrong.

 

I don't know about Outlook, but on Outlook Express you would go to Message menu --> Block sender.

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Did you state that you only take Paypal then, and not a check? Why would you do that?

 

I don't generally take checks or money orders any more, and it doesn't seem to have hurt the selling prices of the auctions.

 

Electronic payment is convenient, and I typically auction off several items at once. If I insist on electronic payment, I typically get all the payments within a day or two; allowing me to make one big trip to the post office instead of many trips.

 

There's little worse than a typical United States post office, at least around here.

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Originally posted by Sam P@Oct 24 2003, 12:12 PM

I have her in my Junk Mailers list in Outlook. Anything she sends me goes right in the trash. I'm not aware of any address blocker in Outlook. Correct me if I'm wrong.

 

I don't know about Outlook, but on Outlook Express you would go to Message menu --> Block sender.

Very cool. I'll have to check that out when I get home. Thanks for the tip!

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I got screwed over myself by a buyer who wouldn't pay up when I sold my copy of Bubble Bobble (PSOne super-rare edition :green:). Bastard even said he was going to send a money order, as of last freakin' month, and hasn't gotten back to me yet. Prick. I have to re-sell now. Sigh.

 

Oh, and within a week of that I got burned on a copy of Bomberman: Generations I bought sealed, but oh, the user got his account suspended because he's a thief and I was out money there too. Haven't used eBay since, mostly from angst and hate :P.

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