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10-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #1

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eBay feedback - rant

Please let me rant....

I recently sold a Nikon lens on eBay. The buyer was in Canada so I told her shipping would be $12 USD for USPS First Class International or $22 USD for USPS Priority International. It was her choice. But if she chose USPS First Class International, I would not be responsible for the lens after I dropped the lens off the post office because there was no way to track it.

She chose to pay $22 USD for USPS Priority International. The actual postage + insurance turned out to be $20.75 USD.

While packing, I threw in a few items not part of the auction: a UV filter, a lens hood, and a 2X teleconverter.

I just looked at the feedback she left for me. It was positive, and read, "shipping cost was only 9.50 US on another lens i bought compared to 22$US here."

Man I'm p***ed! $22 USD was her choice. And she didn't even acknowledge the extra goodies I threw in.

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10-02-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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Well that sucks!
Hope that was good for you. We still love you if that helps...not likely.
10-02-2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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Well, you know how it is... there are jackasses everywhere... (though they do seem to concentrate on ebay!)

10-02-2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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That blows.

10-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #5

That wasn't completely fair, but it was positive after all. So it could've been worse.
10-02-2009, 03:53 PM   #6
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You should count yourself lucky that she got the lens in one piece.
You are liable for the item until it reaches the buyer, it makes no difference if you deny responsibility if they take the cheaper option ... if it doesn't reach its destination and you have no means of tracking then Paypal will refund.

Thats why I only offer a trackable service on my auctions.
10-02-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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It blows for sure - sounds like a person who wins $3k in a lottery and is pissed there were only 2 other numbers from winning a million (i.e. There is no pleasing some )

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