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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:14 pm 
 

I've e-mailed the seller and gotten a response. I'm trying to draw him out. If he says "I want to avoid eBay fees", I'll send it on over to them.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:16 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Well, it's reportable...

Report this Item --> (menu)
Listing Policy Violations --> Circumvention of eBay fees --> Excessive Shipping and Handling


Unfortunately, with their Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program only the intellectual property rights owner can report potentially infringing items, using a Notice of Claimed Infringement (NOCI). So publishers have to monitor eBay and do their own complaining... not very easy or cheap. :/

Excellent point that's often overlooked.  You can't just make up whatever shipping fees you feel like.  They have to be at least marginally based in reality, or the deal is null and void.  You can still overcharge and throw in handling fees, but not $10k in fees.  :roll:

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:01 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:This thread need a bump anyway.  Take a look at this numb nuts:

Dungeons and Dragons Books | eBay

He also has some other auctions up with absolutely ridiculous shipping costs and less then $1.00 BINs. If you ever wonder where a seller might come upon a 95% feedback rating, well then there is no need to wonder any more. :roll:   If it wasn't like ass hats like this guy, this thread would have died long ago.


Read some of the feedback for Suck-O.  Hilarious.  Apparantly he mails his items wrapped in cellophane/saran wrap instead of padded envelopes or even paper.  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

I've reported him, and I hope others do, too. What a buckethead.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:39 am 
 

Xaxaxe:  Good thoughts on a seller who is trying to beat the system.

    I jumped on a .99 listing yesterday...but the shipping turned out to be $19.95....and I recognized our guy.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:45 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:This thread need a bump anyway.  Take a look at this numb nuts:

Dungeons and Dragons Books | eBay

I think we got him! Listing comes up as "invalid" now. W00t! :D

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:07 pm 
 

Holy crap, I e-mailed this guy

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about shipping for this single miniature:

D&D Ral Partha | eBay

The price you ask!!!

$14.95 (shipped securely in a bubble wrap envelope no less).

Troll and Toad, you can kiss my A$$

I buy alot of miniaures and even from overseas I pay less for more product.  They are cheaters and gougers.  Avoid at all costs!!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:18 pm 
 

What is hilarious is that it would easily fit in a small Flat-Rate Prio box.
Don't feel too bad, I just paid $9 to have 2 miniature boxes shipped Parcel Post, no tracking. Cost was $4. Had I known it was going PP I would never had paid $5 in handleme charges.


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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:37 am 
 

Not saying that this is necessarily a shady dealer...still....

   Has anyone here ever dealt with a seller named Scarlett Empress?

    I was working a multi-auction deal with this seller's items and I got burned when my combined shipping deal was wrecked by last second bidders.  It got left holding the bag for shipping cost on one item.

    The bidder on two of these auctions was named Se3ker.  Although he had a feedback of 1000, he is "no longer a registered Ebay user." (Or words to that effect.)

   Now, Scarlett Empress has sent me second chance offers on all three of the items I lost.

   What do you think?  Anyone know this seller's reputation?

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:23 am 
 

As long as they are "offers" for what your bid was before he sniped it I would do it, but not for the max that your bid was. Still pretty odd though  :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:32 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Not saying that this is necessarily a shady dealer...still....

   Has anyone here ever dealt with a seller named Scarlett Empress?

    I was working a multi-auction deal with this seller's items and I got burned when my combined shipping deal was wrecked by last second bidders.  It got left holding the bag for shipping cost on one item.

    The bidder on two of these auctions was named Se3ker.  Although he had a feedback of 1000, he is "no longer a registered Ebay user." (Or words to that effect.)

   Now, Scarlett Empress has sent me second chance offers on all three of the items I lost.

   What do you think?  Anyone know this seller's reputation?

Mark   8)


I don't know anything about the seller, but the bidder that you refer to se3ker is the guy who wanted me to photocopy and sell to him the Jade Hare module I was selling a couple week.


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Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 1:47 pm 
 

50 bloody pages of hilarious reading.. Thank you, thank you.. I only read it all cause I was curious about that maxwell person that had posted over at DF.. Little did I know what I was in for.

I've had only one problem on ebay so far to date. Of course I rarely use ebay as I prefer a number of used dealers I know fairly well for most stuff I buy or sometimes sheer blind luck.

The one problem I had is when a seller I had bought from started playing the delay game with me. I resolved it when a friend of mine with the sellers local police department went by his house and asked him why he was trying to jerk around and stiff a cop? Amazingly enough the seller paid for additional fees and made sure it was sent overnight to me  :twisted:.


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Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:27 pm 
 

Oh, you guys & gals just *have* to read this one (if you already haven't) :

http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 7:35 pm 
 

Kingofwendar wrote:Oh, you guys & gals just *have* to read this one (if you already haven't) :

http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 12:01 pm 
 

Well, a month and a half later, I have my Wilmark stuff. I had to send back a few items, which were misrepresented and/or damaged, for replacements. Horrendously slow shipping. I was promised a set of Character Sheets to make up for the return shipping cost and the time/effort. Those didn't materialize. The amusing part is, the seller said that he originally was delayed in shipping because the author's mother was sick, so he didn't feel right asking for an autograph for the copy he auctioned as autographed.
He IS the phuqing author................
Days of Knights is one to avoid.


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:02 pm 
 

This thread needed a bump, and I've got just the item for it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

It looks harmless on the surface, in fact...I'd been watching it for a while...potential re-sale lot. Notice it's only at $1.00 bid...hmm...then I check the S/H charges...HOLY CRAP!!! Of course, the a-hole puts in the disclaimer "buyer agrees to pay all s/h charges"....what a freaking crook! No response to my queries. I've never reported anybody yet to Ebay for excessive S/H, figuring that the money will be lost in the final price...but this one demands that I do so. Unbelievable!  :evil:

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:19 pm 
 

Good spot on that one.

I wonder why people think they can "beat" eBay? Almost certainly, this genius thinks he is the first person to come up with the "perfect" solution ... it's just pathetic.

Living amidst a gambling environment has made me very familiar with this type of mind-set. I see it every day from people who think they can beat the casinos.

Anyway, it should definitely be reported; it's a blatant violation.

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:23 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:This thread needed a bump, and I've got just the item for it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

It looks harmless on the surface, in fact...I'd been watching it for a while...potential re-sale lot. Notice it's only at $1.00 bid...hmm...then I check the S/H charges...HOLY CRAP!!! Of course, the a-hole puts in the disclaimer "buyer agrees to pay all s/h charges"....what a freaking crook! No response to my queries. I've never reported anybody yet to Ebay for excessive S/H, figuring that the money will be lost in the final price...but this one demands that I do so. Unbelievable!  :evil:


Actually, I think the seller just made a mistake when inputing his info.  Either he messed up the weight or forgot a decimal point when entering in his handling charges.  But, if you look at his other auctions, you will see that the ship charges are normal and reasonable.  Honest mistake here . . . he's probably actually going to end up hurting himself by getting no bidders.


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:26 pm 
 

If that's the case, then I withdraw the comment as it applies to this particular seller. However, I still think the no-one-will-notice-my-outrageous-shipping-charges scam is really in style right now on eBay.

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:35 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:If that's the case, then I withdraw the comment as it applies to this particular seller. However, I still think the no-one-will-notice-my-outrageous-shipping-charges scam is really in style right now on eBay.


You're definitely right . . . However, I've seen more than a few occassions where a new seller has messed up the ship calculator . . . once the "extra" charges start hitting $40.00 + you have to wonder.  This guy has them at over $100 more . . .

I've actually scored a few good deals by inquiring if the ship charges are correct and the seller then replying they weren't and quoting me the actual price.  On the one hand, I feel a little guilty bidding and getting a great deal while others might be backing off because of the high shipping.  On the other hand . . . my sending the question was a beacon light warning for them to "End" the auction because of an error.  I can only do so much if the seller can't think for themselves (even if they are a newbie)  :D


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