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Re: eBay deal gone bad

Postby DarkLord » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 am

Rustynutt wrote:
I took it in the pants, reamed the buyer, only satisfaction for my part.
It did resell to another astute ( :) ) user here, as the MB had survived.


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Re: eBay deal gone bad

Postby alexh » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am

I would have thought that if the parcel is insured that your vendor will be able to make a claim with the photographs attached above.

If you cannot get it resolved with the vendor (i.e. the shipper says it was not parcelled adequately) then escalate it to eBay / PayPal and you will get your money back.

Plus the vendor probably won't want to pay for shipping to get it it back so you might get your cake and eat it.

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Re: eBay deal gone bad

Postby Hazzardus » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm

I haven't got photos, but I bought from a seller with 100+ positive feedback a few years back, (more like 10) for an old Pizza Box Macintosh LC 2 and 17" Apple CRT.

He had literally wrapped the whole thing up in homemade cardboard panels and then turned it into a big ball of bubblewrap. When it arrived, the whole thing was smashed to hell, I don't mean cracked or a few things missing, it was as if it had gone through an industrial grinder. Because old plastic is fairly brittle, and the monitor was just housed in a plastic case, the CRT tube had exploded too, so there was glass and plastic and even bits of broken off circuitboard inside it.

I complained to the guy, then he counterclaimed (no returns... blah blah) so I opened a case on ebay. They said I had to ship it back with proof to get my money back, even though I showed them the photos of how it was not safe to return it. I lost the case because I didn't send it back.

My credit card company refunded me in full in the end, (ALWAYS PAY BY CREDIT CARD ON EBAY IF YOU CAN) , then the seller starting sending me really shitty emails asking why I had got a refund and accusing me of fraud etc... the only good thing that came out of it is I managed to salvage the foil apple logo off a bit of the faceplate and replace my Mac Color one that had gone missing at some point between moves, and bizzarely, the Apple extended keyboard and mouse were fine, so kept them for my Quadra.

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Re: eBay deal gone bad

Postby acsi » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:12 pm

I've had an SX64 arrive at the buyers totally smashed even though it was in a large box with small boxes packed around it as crumple zones. It really does not take much with these old machines.
Of course it didn't help that the courier had dropped the package at some point.
I gave the buyer a full refund and let him keep the SX or at least what was left of it.

I've seen courier climb over packages in the back of the van to get to others even though they had Fragile clearly stamped on them they stood right on top of them.



BTW below are the courier interpretations for those warnings

Fragile - Use as a step, throw around and play football with or drop several times before delivery

Top Stow - Use to stow heavy items on top of

This Way Up - Arrow should point in any direction other than upwards or the world will end

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Re: eBay deal gone bad

Postby Hazzardus » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:45 am

acsi wrote:
BTW below are the courier interpretations for those warnings:

Fragile - Use as a step, throw around and play football with or drop several times before delivery

Top Stow - Use to stow heavy items on top of

This Way Up - Arrow should point in any direction other than upwards or the world will end


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Re: eBay deal gone bad

Postby calimero » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:56 pm

acsi wrote:I've seen courier climb over packages in the back of the van to get to others even though they had Fragile clearly stamped on them they stood right on top of them.

...and I thought (when I was young) that this can happen only in communist and socialist countries where people (workers) are dissatisfied! :D ...
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