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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:03 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **




The books/modules  arrived loose in an overly large unpadded envelope.

No baggies, no packing, no backing board, no cushion for the blows of shipping. Unbelieveable!



Of course they are not in the condition stated in the listing now either.

HOW COULD THEY BE?!

Bent corners of course, and yeah im ticked off.



Listing stated this

"US Postal Service Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box"
NOPE

They came in one of those Ready Post Utility Mailer envelopes....


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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:20 pm 
 

Leave appropriate feedback. They can't leave negative feedback for you anymore. BTW, do an address enquiry. I'd be willing to bet they live on a project somewhere.


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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:28 pm 
 

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Ah, I was the runner up on that auction.  Thanks for saving me the trouble, Aneoth!   :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:38 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote: Ah, I was the runner up on that auction.  Thanks for saving me the trouble, Aneoth!   :wink:


Glad I could be of some use...  8)  :lol:
My highest bid was only a buck more....  :(

Any more than that and you could get those from T&Ts store BINs.


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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:32 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:Ah, I was the runner up on that auction.




Fellow Acaeum member Davidc had a set of these up for sale for about the same price (once the Ebay fees are counted in).  He had them for sale here:




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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:06 am 
 

Mars wrote:

Fellow Acaeum member Davidc had a set of these up for sale for about the same price (once the Ebay fees are counted in).  He had them for sale here:


** expired eBay auction **




I actually ended up winning them in this auction (for a pretty good price, I think).




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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 am 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:

I actually ended up winning them in this auction (for a pretty good price, I think).


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If you don't mind me asking, how much was it to ship them?

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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:20 am 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:

I actually ended up winning them in this auction (for a pretty good price, I think).


** expired eBay auction **




Thanks so much for making me feel so much better....

Sadist........  :P


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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:16 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


As you can see from the sale date, the books/modules  arrived loose in an overly large unpadded envelope.
No baggies, no packing, no backing board, no cushion for the blows of shipping. Unbelieveable!

Of course they are not in the condition stated in the listing now either.
HOW COULD THEY BE?!
Bent corners of course, and yeah im ticked off.

Listing stated this
NOPE
They came in one of those Ready Post Utility Mailer envelopes....




To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box @ $4.95. The Flat Rate Boxes start at around $10.00 and up. That should have been your first flag...  :cry:



Granted, he still could have put it in some sort of box and put a Priority Mail stamp on it...

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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:28 am 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box @ $4.95. The Flat Rate Boxes start at around $10.00 and up. That should have been your first flag...  :cry:

A small Flat Rate Priority Box does exist; it is roughly the size of two paperback books.  Postage is/was around $4.80.

Granted, he still could have put it in some sort of box and put a Priority Mail stamp on it...

Some sellers do that.  Others just do whatever they want.  *sighs*

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:29 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:A small Flat Rate Priority Box does exist; it is roughly the size of two paperback books.  Postage is/was around $4.80.


Yes, they do, I have had one sent to me.


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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:10 pm 
 

SoulCatcher78 wrote:
If you don't mind me asking, how much was it to ship them?


$14 AUS roughly, for sea mail.  So I won't see it for awhile, but a good price.

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:26 am 
 

Wow....just, wow.




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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:37 am 
 

jkason wrote:Wow....just, wow.


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The guy must be using some sort of automatic shipping calculator to end up with rates that high.  I wonder if he is even aware of the problem.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:56 am 
 

jkason wrote:Wow....just, wow.


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$135.40 domestic shipping (express mail) that is funny.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:38 am 
 

jkason wrote:Wow....just, wow.


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I think I have bought from them before. I don't think they were shipping thieves. Probably just an error in the calculator - weight at 20 lb instead of 2 lb or something like that.



This happens often when you use turbolister and copy listings...


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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:25 am 
 

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:29 am 
 

I was going to read back through the thread and compile a list of all seller names that appear.

I quit after discovering a lot of people just linked an auction and never typed the name.  The auction links are, of course, unavailable now, and therefore useless.

Please actually cite the user name(s) involved in your post.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:44 am 
 

mordrin wrote:I was going to read back through the thread and compile a list of all seller names that appear.

I quit after discovering a lot of people just linked an auction and never typed the name.  The auction links are, of course, unavailable now, and therefore useless.

Please actually cite the user name(s) involved in your post.


I did that ONCE before and was almost run outa here.
It was actually on the silly price thread, but not too much out of context with your post.
It turns out the guy was a long time member here, although as far as I could tell (Once I was vigorously made aware of his membership), he had not posted for years.
He had some friends and backers though and they made it clear that I had no right to post anything about ANY member here.
It did not matter one little bit that the price he was asking for the item was in fact rediculous.

So first be sure they are not members before posting any names......

Either that or simply post the URL to the auction in question and leave it at that.


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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:03 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:
I did that ONCE before and was almost run outa here.
It was actually on the silly price thread, but not too much out of context with your post.
It turns out the guy was a long time member here, although as far as I could tell (Once I was vigorously made aware of his membership), he had not posted for years.
He had some friends and backers though and they made it clear that I had no right to post anything about ANY member here.
It did not matter one little bit that the price he was asking for the item was in fact rediculous.

So first be sure they are not members before posting any names......

Either that or simply post the URL to the auction in question and leave it at that.


Huh?

When did this happen?

The only thing I remember along those lines was when you and Dark Seraphim had a falling out and without getting into the gory details that had nothing to do with the Silliest Price thread.


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