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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2021, 08:19:57 am »
The bastard.
I know.  He could at least have sent enough to build another wheel  ;D

It's a bit like the free gifts toys you got on children's comics in the 70s that required you to buy the next one to get a key component for the toy.

I once got a shoe from the 80s paranormal mag 'The Unexplained', but had to buy the following month's edition to get the charred foot to go in it.

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: eBay rant
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2021, 12:38:38 pm »
I recently won an auction.  On my phone it said it had 3 minutes less time remaining than the countdown on my laptop. At the risk of inflating the price I went with the mobile and won. I forgot to look at what the laptop countdown did but I would have lost the bidding if I hadn’t used a mobile instead. Never seen that before.

Moral of the story:  Use AuctionSniper - it's the only way I bid now.   Decide on max I'll bid, enter the details and forget about it until I either get the winner email, or the end time passes I don't.  Stops you getting carried away with bids.
I only buy on auctions in ebay with the Gixen sniper.
Like you, i decide what i think it (usually an old camera) is worth *to me* - enter that, and a week or so later i get a surprise email saying 'outbid' or 'pay now'.
I'll occasionally look at the control panel and be astonished at what some people appear to be paying (unless, as i suspect, there's jigger pokery at work occasionally).
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

ian

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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2021, 12:45:18 pm »
The bastard.
I know.  He could at least have sent enough to build another wheel  ;D

It's a bit like the free gifts toys you got on children's comics in the 70s that required you to buy the next one to get a key component for the toy.

I once got a shoe from the 80s paranormal mag 'The Unexplained', but had to buy the following month's edition to get the charred foot to go in it.

if you bought the last ever issue, you got the entire Templar fortune (27p at 1984 prices).
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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2021, 08:33:29 am »
So the latest money making trick (as if eBay needed one) is the new, convenient "get paid directly into your bank account" requirement.  I was "invited" to set this up recently, not that there appears to be any choice in the matter. And yeserday I made my first sale since. So I get the confirmation email which informs me that the payment - unless subject to some unspecified "hold"" will be "initiated" by eBay within 2 business days, and then subject to "normal bank processing times".  So instead of instant payment, it'll take 2-3 working days to get your funds. No wonder farcebook marketplace is growing.

ETA Just checked an my payment (less the extortionate fees - another reason to minimise use of eBay now) is indeed expected to complete by the 26th.  I'll not be posting the item until I see the money in my account.
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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2021, 09:18:13 am »
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/11/ebay-axes-paypal-sellers-bank-accounts-upping-fees/

I heard about it recently.

Ebay has also changed paying by Paypal as a buyer. Now there's a redirect to Paypal's website where you have to log in to complete the payment.

Pedal Castro

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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2021, 05:59:17 pm »
Hmm, I've just started using ebay to sell off various incomplete cigarette card sets but not sure how to more successfully dispose of the 500+ complete sets so I will try FB marketplace I think.

Giraffe

  • I brake for Giraffes
Re: eBay rant
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2021, 09:25:22 am »
As a buyer, there is no alternative to Ebay other than, to some extent, Amazon. I looked at other sites and they're useless - none of the items that I've recently bought aren't on them; nothing too specialised but nothing there.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.