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Post Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:08 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Looks like this jack ass got booted from his GDQ1-7 auction, but he's back now and he's acting like an even bigger ass hole.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0&rd=1


What an interesting selling strategy — come out firing with a whole string of "won't" and "don't" rules and an overwhelmingly negative attitude. Then, follow up with some of the worst digital photography in eBay history. Doesn't it just make you want to reach for that "place bid" button?  :?

What a dolt.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:15 pm 
 

Please somebody tell me where this myth started, because I see it a lot.

cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&a ... 4&rd=1

Repeat after me folks: the Fiend Folio is not rare.  Any printing.  Ever.  It also sticks out like a sore thumb next to the rest of the nicely matching orange spines, but I digress.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:15 pm 
 

Worse, how are you supposed to pay him?

He doesn't take checks.
He doesn't take paypal because they caught him.
He doesn't take charge cards.
He doesn't take "convenience" store money orders.

That means he only accepts bank checks, and money orders from the post office OR a place that isn't a convenience store.  I wonder what he'd do if I sent him a money order from Wal*Mart?  Why not just come out and say, "no money orders," because there is no way in hell he can prove that it came from a convenience store? Case in point is the 7-Eleven across the street from me.  The money orders they sell happen to be Western Union.  That's about as big a name in the money biz as you can get and not be a bank.

Perhaps if he wasn't such an asswipe he'd get better results on his auctions.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:14 pm 
 

probably did him a favor better pic, thats not a 9/10 lol it looks like a vgc to me notice the bad creasing in the upper right hand corner. His bag even looks dirty lol.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:53 pm 
 

I think I'd have better luck just getting the individual modules.



  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:18 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
Traveller wrote:You might want to shoot him this link: Payment surcharges policy

Seems it has a little language in it that states, rather succinctly that thou shalt not pass along ty paypal charges to thy customer.


Good catch; I thought I knew most of eBay's ins-and-outs, but I didn't know that rule.

However, just to play devil's advocate, isn't it still okay to charge whatever you want as a "handling fee?" Or, to put it another way, isn't the mistake this clown is making is that he's SPECIFICALLY calling it PayPal charges in his listings? Don't get me wrong — I am NOT on this guy's side. I'm just wondering ...

These "handling charges" seem to have become more and more of an issue over the past couple of years. I wonder if the day is coming when eBay takes an official stance on them (i.e., allowing them, limiting them, disallowing them, or whatever).


What's silly is that while you can't SPECIFICALLY call any extra "shipping" fees compensation for Ebay or Paypal fees, in practice one can charge anything you want for shipping/handling and not be in violation of the rules.  I can make all my packages a flat $10 and not be in violation of Ebay rules, while if someone else charges $3 and says a buck is there for covering Paypal fees, they are busted.  As for handling fees, Ebay/Paypal seems to condone it, as on their invoices shipping prices are noted as below (taken from an actual Paypal payment I received today):

Subtotal $9.99 USD
Shipping & Handling: $4.50 USD (includes any seller handling fees)
Shipping Insurance (optional): $1.50 USD

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:39 am 
 

Traveller wrote:Worse, how are you supposed to pay him?

He doesn't take checks.
He doesn't take paypal because they caught him.
He doesn't take charge cards.
He doesn't take "convenience" store money orders.

That means he only accepts bank checks, and money orders from the post office OR a place that isn't a convenience store. I wonder what he'd do if I sent him a money order from Wal*Mart? Why not just come out and say, "no money orders," because there is no way in hell he can prove that it came from a convenience store? Case in point is the 7-Eleven across the street from me. The money orders they sell happen to be Western Union. That's about as big a name in the money biz as you can get and not be a bank.

Perhaps if he wasn't such an asswipe he'd get better results on his auctions.

*shakes my head*


notice that he DOES offer BIDPAY. when you pay that way, you PAY the charges on TOP of the auction cost, so the seller gets the actual cost of the item. same as paypal in effect, but ebay allows that and not paypal :)

crafty really.

he sounds like a right melanomahead so i wont be going for that item, despite wanting it....oh well.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:24 am 
 

I guess I will throw in my comment on the GDQ1-7 auction as well. . . this may be a good one to consider bidding on if you need it. . .

I've gotten some real good deals in the past by buying from sellers who think it is in their best interest to made lengthy and involved rules that the bidders must follow. The harder it is for a person to complete the sale, the less the item goes for. . .

I figure, "yeah, I'll follow your lame rules, get your GDQ for $30.00 and sell it for over twice that. Oh, and thanks for making me $50 profit. Much appreciated."  8)




A couple of other clarifcations:  Phone numbers are asked for (but NOT required) when filling out the large customs form (only required for packages over 4lbs - and for FPO addresses).

The key difference with Postal Money orders is that you can cash them at the Post Office - I guess there are still some people who don't have a bank account of their own?


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:49 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:
The key difference with Postal Money orders is that you can cash them at the Post Office - I guess there are still some people who don't have a bank account of their own?


if the person sending the postal order crosses it, you cant cash it at the post office, you HAVE to bank it. really annoys me when ppl do that :)


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:05 pm 
 

This one amused me, since it was quite subtle...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5955671299

"...(6.) AD&D Fiend Folio - Tome of Creatures Malevolent and Benign (1981) and (6a.) (A 1979 copy)..."

By elimination, the latter is the blue book, but it took a query to the seller to ascertain that it was a photocopy;
the first page of which was Don Turnbull's dated intro... :D

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*g*. A proof (or working) copy would've been rarer than a genuine "collector" on the Valuation Board, here! :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:30 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*g*. A proof (or working) copy would've been rarer than a genuine "collector" on the Valuation Board, here! :wink:


Hm, David. Let me get a picture of your sense of irony by defining the term "genuine collector". I'd be interested in reading that.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:36 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:
harami2000 wrote:*g*. A proof (or working) copy would've been rarer than a genuine "collector" on the Valuation Board, here! :wink:


Hm, David. Let me get a picture of your sense of irony by defining the term "genuine collector". I'd be interested in reading that.

*chuckles*. Actually, I was thinking of you and grinning when I wrote that! :D

(Is just a friendly jab at Scott for that "By having representatives from both camps" comment in the locked thread...)


p.s. You moved my quotation marks ;)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:46 pm 
 

Thanks for the clarification, David. I'm sure we appreciate it. I see more genuine collectors than resellers on the valuation board.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:52 pm 
 

There might even be some who are both.

Which camp do you sit in? Or, indeed, how camp are you?

1. Heterocollectoral?
2. Homocollectoral?
3. Bicollectoral?

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:19 pm 
 

I am multicollectoral. I'll take it any way I can get it.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:53 pm 
 

Never mind the small print...

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:33 pm 
 

Holy shit, I think I need a bigger screen!!!!  What size was that font anyway?



  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:02 pm 
 

Traveller wrote:Holy shit, I think I need a bigger screen!!!! What size was that font anyway?

Holy CRAPOLA!!!
The font for the sellers info is bigger than the picture of the item..... 8O
:roll: And WAY TOO BUSY Too!!! :roll:


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