Ebay nonsense

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  1. Timbersurf

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    I started the Bargains thread as a 'heads up' for sharing 'good buys' when they become available. You can consider this one, the "Anti-Bargains" thread and share the horrors found on Ebay during your searches.
    Things like the decimal point missing so the price is 100 times greater than meant :mad: or a place holder of £6,000.00 for a sheet of A4 paper! :confused: or a TTE Murdock for £795, etc

    I will start off with a few to show the context of the type of glaring eye brow raisers that you can share , just for fun in this thread.
     
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    I know this stuff is the 'Dogs #ollocks' and would love to get my hands on some, but this guy is just taking the #iss!
    Johnsons Klear
     
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    Mr Porter Failure is always an option. Full Member

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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    My moan is Paypal!! You sell something on Ebay and Paypal 'hold' your money (called Pending) for 2 to 3 WEEKS!! Imagine the interest they are getting from thousands of "pending' accounts!!!
     
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    That’s why I only buy on eBay.

    Still not very fair.
     
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    I know this stuff is good and I have some in my shed but it's definitely not worth what they're asking as it is still available though now made by Pledge and is labled as Klear.

    Pete.
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    You may have noticed that the guy's Ebay name is "Dicky Turpin", hence "Highway Robbery". Nuff said!
    Keith.
     
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    Yeah, I have some of this too and it sure ain't worth that!

    I'd send you some of mine if there was a way to post a small jar!

    Matt
     
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    I used to have an eBay shop back in the day. I use it now mainly for clearing old items and advertising. Dammed expensive though especially if they pay by Pay Pal.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :scratchchin: hmmmm that suckers that strategy then. :avatar:
     
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    Gary Currently Unemployed ! Staff Member Administrator

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    I hardly buy from ebay unless it is the only place to obtain a certain product. What I find quite good is some of the Facebook selling sites. If you are selling an item, you state the price and the buyer will buy it. There is a transaction between the two parties and unlike paypal, no pending accounts. Paypal always make a few extra dollars from you because they charge at a different conversion rate than what is the current market value, and then add on a 2.5% conversion fee...

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Another nasty bit from a sellers perspective is that eBay charges commision on Postage fees. That's just proffitering - it's not like they have to que up at the post office behind pensioners and screaming kids in pushchairs.
     
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    Could come in handy for scraping 3d printed items off the build base.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Sadly that was in response to those buyers trying to avoid selling fees by pricing them really low so attracting minimal seller fees but charging a fortune for P&P.

    Another example of the greedy few spoiling things for the many....
     
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