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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:03 am 
 

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Hey, if I knew you were going to complain and leave a neg, I would have never tried to charge you the 20% restocking fee.... :twisted:

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That wasnt what pissed me off.  You wanted to ship three items to me across DFW in an M-Bag and charge me a handling fee because your dog helped you lick the stamps.  Jackass!  :P

I guess it's your destiny to be the King of Pain.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:06 am 
 


** expired eBay auction **




I never got this item and was just about to leave a neg, which I rarely do (maybe a couple over seven freaking years).



Serves me right for buying something where they don't take paypal.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:47 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


I never got this item and was just about to leave a neg, which I rarely do (maybe a couple over seven freaking years).

Serves me right for buying something where they don't take paypal.




i would go and pay them a visit and take a brick with me and make them eat it.



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:12 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


I never got this item and was just about to leave a neg, which I rarely do (maybe a couple over seven freaking years).

Serves me right for buying something where they don't take paypal.




What always gets me are the amount of "no paypal" sellers whose stuff mysteriously doesn't show up. Ask Kingofpain about such individuals.  I mean, it can't be coincidence can it?



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:24 pm 
 

Yeah, funny how that happens...

Back to my policy of never bid on anything that isn't paypal.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:27 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Yeah, funny how that happens...

Back to my policy of never bid on anything that isn't paypal.


Strangely enough, I bought something from him a couple of months ago and he did accept Paypal. :?  The item I bought took a little while to ship but it arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was as described. Looking at his 95% feedback tho', I don't know if I would have ended up buying anything from him without Paypal.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:54 pm 
 

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What always gets me are the amount of "no paypal" sellers whose stuff mysteriously doesn't show up. Ask Kingofpain about such individuals.  I mean, it can't be coincidence can it?

Mike B.


Dont get me wrong...I have a pretty good track record with using money orders.  412 total Ebay transactions, probably used PayPal 20 times, only 4 problems with money order transactions.  Although three of them were in the last couple of months.  I am being a bit more careful these days.  I have decided to use PayPal for high-dollar items like the copy of Ptolus I just purchased but for most of the $15 - $30 items I win a money order is still what I plan to use.

And I partly blame myself for the problem I had with the last jerk who supposedly never received my money order.  His feedback sucked ass but I decided to take a chance anyway.  I am steering clear of those asswipes from now on.  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:10 pm 
 

How much does a money order in the US cost?  In Canada, I think it is $5 from the post office or $10 from my bank.  It usually just doesn't pay for me to do this.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:17 pm 
 

Mars wrote:How much does a money order in the US cost?

Very little, if you're willing to shop around. I think my 7-Eleven charges 89 cents ... and if I went to Wal-Mart or someplace like that, I could probably do even better.

eBay-wise, though, I only buy through PayPal. There's way too many advantages, not the least of which is more accountability for the seller.

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Mars wrote:How much does a money order in the US cost?  In Canada, I think it is $5 from the post office or $10 from my bank.  It usually just doesn't pay for me to do this.

Larger grocery stores in the US have them, too.

The cost of a money order from grocery stores is based on a percentage of the value of the money order.  I don't know what the maximum charge is, but in the past I have spent around a dollar or so extra for money order from $10 - $20.

Post offices and banks in the U.S. don't charge as much as ones in Canada, do they?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:24 pm 
 

Mars wrote:How much does a money order in the US cost?  In Canada, I think it is $5 from the post office or $10 from my bank.  It usually just doesn't pay for me to do this.


A USPS postal money order costs $0.90 for domestic and I believe $3 for an internatiaonal one(bear in mind thatI haven't had to buy an international one for a loooong time so that may have increased since then).


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:13 pm 
 

Mine are free if I get them from my bank. If you have over a certain amount with them, you get a ton of free services. I want to get my assets up to the point where I am assigned a 19 year old blonde.
Someone has to have pretty stellar feedback for me to bid w/o the Paypal option. I won't necessarily PAY them via Paypal, but just the option is usually insurance enough.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:35 pm 
 

I just wimped out and left a neutral for the iStoleIt store that put my Silver Anniversary set into a box with no packing material.

It should have been a negative, but I checked and saw that they are big fans of retaliatory negs ... and I just wasn't in the mood.

*Sigh* I guess my new answer is "sometimes it's painful enough to not even bother doing it."

Bleh. eBay's +1 / 0 / -1 feedback system is outdated and dangerously close to useless. Almost any other method would be better.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:02 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Post offices and banks in the U.S. don't charge as much as ones in Canada, do they?


No it doesn't appear so.  I believe money orders within Canada are a bit cheaper but not by much.  The international ones are $5 from the post office but then you have to pay their currency exchange rate which is usually a few percent worse than the bank.  I used to be able to bring US money in and just pay the money order fee but now they do not accept it.

I usually try to avoid money orders at all cost.  In the cases where I want an item that doesn't accept paypal, I usually end up sending cash.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:12 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Well I just left my first neg ever and it felt pretty damn good.  The rat bastard definitely deserved it.  Lied about the condition and the completeness of the items.  Entire lot smelled like cigarette smoke.  Wanted a 20% restocking fee if returned.  Guy oughta be castrated.  :evil:




http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... TRK:ME:UFS



Ahhh...retaliatory feedback.  Actually feels kinda good though.  The comment that he left reiterates just how stupid he really is.  :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:20 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... TRK:ME:UFS

Ahhh...retaliatory feedback.  Actually feels kinda good though.  The comment that he left reiterates just how stupid he really is.  :twisted:




Jeezus, what is up with these people??? The least that you could do if you are going to be an ass and retaliate is to make sure that you don't come off to be dumb as concrete block: "dont lie"??? SELLORS????  



Also, looking at the auction description itself, I don't get why some words are completely capitalized yet several proper names are not capitalized at all. :?  Like why on one line is Judges capitalized and the next line down its not?   I really think EBay needs to start implementing some sort intelligence test before allowing people on. :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:22 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:I really think EBay needs to start implementing some sort intelligence test before allowing people on. :roll:


that would be fun to see! can i have that job?  :twisted:



  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:43 pm 
 

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Jeezus, what is up with these people??? The least that you could do if you are going to be an ass and retaliate is to make sure that you don't come off to be dumb as concrete block: "dont lie"??? SELLORS????  

Also, looking at the auction description itself, I don't get why some words are completely capitalized yet several proper names are not capitalized at all. :?  Like why on one line is Judges capitalized and the next line down its not?   I really think EBay needs to start implementing some sort intelligence test before allowing people on. :roll:



I don't think that sellers want intelligence tests in order to bid on Ebay....  No way!  You want dumb buyers, right?  Maybe rich, dumb buyers!  :lol:

Lots of people have trouble with capital letters.  (For instance, is it "capital" or "capitol?")  It is probably the most common mistake.

Government and military people commonly get around this by capitalizing everything.  It is a dead giveaway for the writing of a government worker.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:05 pm 
 

I THINK YOU'RE BEING A BIT PARANOID, MSHIPLEY.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:20 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... TRK:ME:UFS

Ahhh...retaliatory feedback.  Actually feels kinda good though.  The comment that he left reiterates just how stupid he really is.  :twisted:


Just when I thought I was done with this asshole, he sends me two emails.  The first one:

yook you that long to learn how to use follow up you prffessinal ebayer u.still think you've been at it longer than me? ok take some advice from a newbie. If not happy make contact with sellor good sellors give refunds.Dont just give negative feedback without contacting sellor advice from a newbie lol


I had to read the email about four times to figure out exactly what he was trying to tell me.  :?   Right after he sent the above email, he sent another one:

also did you know negative feedback can be removed if sellor and buyer agree


After bashing me in the first email does this assclown seriously think that I am going to remove my negative feedback?!?  After I calmed down I decided that the proper thing to do would be to send him a mature reply.  This was my reply to the first email:

The reason I didnt email you after receiving the items was because there was no point in doing so. You blatantly lied about the condition of the items. You didnt put the First Fantasy campaign in the picture because no one in their right mind would pay one red cent for it if they saw how awful it looked. You lied to the person that asked the question about the condition of First Fantasy. It isnt in good condition...it is a piece of junk. Your auction description states the maps are present...they werent. And to top it all off, the entire lot smelled like cigarette smoke as well. And I wasnt about to pay your ridiculous restocking fee for a bunch of garbage. Perhaps I havent been doing Ebay as long as you have but I guarantee that if you keep up your shady selling tactics you wont be doing it much longer. Oh, and by the way...learn how to spell and use correct grammar when communicating with your customers, that way you dont seem like such an idiot. Have a nice day!


And the second email:

Yes I know how the feedback system works. However, I have no intention of removing the negative I left you. You deserved it and I happily accept the retaliatory feedback you left me. If you dont want any more negs in the future I suggest you be honest and upfront with your customers. Please do not contact me again.




I really wanted to cuss this jerk out but I figured I would attempt to be semi-civil about it.  I did find out that he replied to the feedback I left him and stated that he has been selling on Ebay for much longer than I have even though he only has 56 total feedback and his profile states it was created in March '06.  He said that he uses three other profiles to sell as well...probably a shiller to boot.  :evil:

  
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