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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:52 pm 
 

Hi,

I guess this is slightly off-topic, but just wanted an "acaeum" view
of this. If a buyer wins a D&D item and requests an invoice including
postage and packing, whats a reasonable timescale to expect
a response. (I'm UK and the seller is in the US.)

I won something, asked for an invoice the same day, and have had
no response of any kind after 6 days, despite sending two more
"request for totals" and 1 other mail. Someone suggested I
flag the seller as a "non-performing" seller - but thought I'd sound
this idea out here first. If I should wait longer, how long should I wait?

thanks for any suggestions
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:05 pm 
 

You should expect to get a response after no later than 3 business days. If that doesn't happen, I'd probably request their contact information from eBay and try to get ahold of them that way before deciding to take any further action.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:12 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:Hi,

I guess this is slightly off-topic, but just wanted an "acaeum" view
of this. If a buyer wins a D&D item and requests an invoice including
postage and packing, whats a reasonable timescale to expect
a response. (I'm UK and the seller is in the US.)

I won something, asked for an invoice the same day, and have had
no response of any kind after 6 days, despite sending two more
"request for totals" and 1 other mail. Someone suggested I
flag the seller as a "non-performing" seller - but thought I'd sound
this idea out here first. If I should wait longer, how long should I wait?

thanks for any suggestions
mud2guard.


Do you have any interest in sharing the seller's id?  There are many posts here on certain sellers who have a habit of dissing and outright stealing from buyers.  Take a look at some of the other threads and see if anything rings a bell...

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:18 pm 
 

I don't think the seller is a crook, just painfully incommunicative.

the item:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

(the depths I stoop to for a G.Gygax autograph)..

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:22 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:I don't think the seller is a crook, just painfully incommunicative.

the item:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

(the depths I stoop to for a G.Gygax autograph)..


I agree.  Looks like a busy seller.  It usually works best to contact them through the item description.  Keep nagging.

BTW, congrats on a nice win!   8)   I paid full price for mine...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:58 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:I don't think the seller is a crook, just painfully incommunicative.

the item:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

(the depths I stoop to for a G.Gygax autograph)..


sci-fi city online - they were the ppl coug had a big thing with not so long ago.... over the m-bag situation i think? lots of negs back n forth on that one i seem to recall :)



  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:59 pm 
 

The other dodgy thing about this is that a load of "postage"
terms and conditions have appeared since I bought the item,
on their "website" - which are now embedded in the item
description. (including a $60 UPS postage from the US to the
UK!)..

When I bought it I could see none of these conditions, I guess
their website may have been down at the time -  or not
contactable from here.

I'd have thought they ought to put their Ts and Cs on ebay, not
on their own (with dodgy availability) website..

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:17 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:The other dodgy thing about this is that a load of "postage"
terms and conditions have appeared since I bought the item,
on their "website" - which are now embedded in the item
description. (including a $60 UPS postage from the US to the
UK!)..

When I bought it I could see none of these conditions, I guess
their website may have been down at the time - or not
contactable from here.

I'd have thought they ought to put their Ts and Cs on ebay, not
on their own (with dodgy availability) website..


yeah thats prb contributed to them getting 36 neutrals and 8 negs imo



  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:52 pm 
 

60$? Evil bastards. Id either

1) Ship it to a friendly US Acaeum member who can then airmail it on for $10.

2) Pay them the 1$ and tell them to ship it to their dustbin

3) Tell them to fuck off

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:57 pm 
 

Hmm... shipping to a friendly US acaeum member sounds a good trick.
So I just need an honourable volunteer!

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:57 pm 
 

Looks like your shipping cost is gonna be $60.

:-(

I think I'd go with option 2) above.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:20 pm 
 

Yeah, you're being ripped off.

Combine options 2 and 3: pay the $1 and tell them to ship it up their a**.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:24 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:Hmm... shipping to a friendly US acaeum member sounds a good trick.
So I just need an honourable volunteer!


ask bclarkie or draco76 - both top guys who i have dealt with and would trust them totally. am sure they would help you out....

worth a try and considerably cheaper than $60 :D



  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:10 pm 
 

I cannot get a hold of them either:  

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


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:11 pm 
 

I'll be willing to do it for you, but I can't be resposable if the post office looses it... If you can have it send with tracking to me, I'll forward it to you. Just have to cover the shipping costs and maybe a buck to cover the paypal fee.

PM me if you want me to do it. It could also take me a day or three to get to the post office after I get item depending on what day it shows up i do most my international stuff on mondays/fridays or sat.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:37 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:
mud2guard wrote:I don't think the seller is a crook, just painfully incommunicative.

the item:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

(the depths I stoop to for a G.Gygax autograph)..


I agree. Looks like a busy seller. It usually works best to contact them through the item description. Keep nagging.

BTW, congrats on a nice win!  8)  I paid full price for mine...


Same here on mine (#813 of 1000), so at this price in need to pull an etc and sell it 15 or more times to break even.

Nice find though, too bad about the shipping.

~jeff

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:01 pm 
 

$5 cancled order fee wtf I think Id send them a buck and tellem to stuff it, then neg them.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:34 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:$5 cancled order fee wtf I think Id send them a buck and tellem to stuff it, then neg them.


Yeh I saw that and had to laugh, how they gonna collect on that one? You've already decided not to buy the item, and they are going to what.....still not sell it to you?  Leave you a neg?  Then you can just neg them right back?  What numbskulls.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:20 am 
 

well they finally invoiced me, and very politely apologized for the delay.
And they want $55 for P&P.

I've checked the ebay rules and they definitely should have Ts and Cs
on the ebay listing, not on their (at the time unavailable website..)..
but I don't know if ebay would regard $55 as excessive anyway...

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:28 am 
 

mud2guard wrote:well they finally invoiced me, and very politely apologized for the delay.
And they want $55 for P&P.

I've checked the ebay rules and they definitely should have Ts and Cs
on the ebay listing, not on their (at the time unavailable website..)..
but I don't know if ebay would regard $55 as excessive anyway...

sigh..


$55 for ONE book? are they seriously taking the piss there? man that is soooo out of order. mind you, that isnt nearly as bad as the lot i had to pay for - $115 shipping cos the guy wouldnt post anything other than fedex - then had the cheek to come back and say the shipping was more (another $15) - the fecking shipping was like 1/3 more than the lot was!

you live and learn i guess.

can't you have it shipped to a US address? (ie draco offered above etc).....



  
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