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eBay general discussion

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:26 pm

Greetings All,

I've seen a few topics specific to sellers advertising what they are selling on eBay, but not really topic about the site itself, and our experiences (positive or negative), so I thought I'd start one.

I know I take note of some some odd anniversaries, but it's hard to believe, I've just passed my 20th year of having the same account on eBay. I just wish there was a way to look up old history. I'm fairly certain i know what the first item i purchased was, but I'd just like to see a record of it, for novelties sake. I've had a fair amount of good experience as a buyer and seller on eBay, of course some bad experiences as well, thankfully not too many though. I will say, although I had the fortunate circumstance of growing up in quite a diverse area, which included several areas dedicated to Asian commerce, eBay did allow me to purchase many toys and other items I might otherwise not be able to.

If anyone wants to write about their experiences here, feel free. Also, Weird Al has the best song ever about this site 8)

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Re: eBay general discussion

Postby klen7 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:33 pm

I have many good experiences on ebay, i still have most of my ebay history saved in my email account so it's interesting sometimes to see what i paid for stuff back in the day. Only had one bad experience as a buyer that needed to be escalated when i tried to buy a Christmas gift that was listed as brand new only to arrive heavily used. I also received one negative feedback because the post office smashed a box in transit and the buyer said it was my fault for not packing it better because it could have been lost - the item wasn't damaged, but my perfect record was.
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Re: eBay general discussion

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:50 am

The only bad experience I've had with eBay was in the late 90s/early 2000s (before 2004). I was trying to order the then OOP DVD copy of The Wolf Man. I found it for reasonably priced around $30 when at the time most copies where going for $60+ so I immediately jumped on it. I didn't bother checking the sellers feedback or else I'd notice that they had a bad habit of sending the wrong DVD, keep in mind this was at a time when eBay was still relatively new so there polices where kind of laxed. When I finally got my copy in it wasn't for The Wolf Man but another movie called Wolf Man which was some 70s horror movie. I contacted the seller and told him he sent the wrong movie to which he assured me if I sent the wrong DVD back he'd send the right one. I did and never got anything. No refund, no replacement copy. Shortly after that eBay banned the guy.
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Re: eBay general discussion

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:52 am

Nice, I only received one negative feedback ever, but as you said, that was in the early days. Someone refused to pay for something they won, I'm pretty sure it was a young kid, so I gave them a negative comment, and they merely retaliated. Fortunately there are policies to prevent this now, fortunately this has long since dropped off my history.

One other experience I feel bad about was when I sold my Bandai original Mogera vinyl figure. Amazingly the antenna were in tact and had the tag still attached which made it highly valuable. I packed it very carefully, but it still arrived damaged. Of course I fully refunded the buyer, and I had to sell a broken Mogera. Unfortunately my worst enemy on eBay has been the USPS. Fortunately it doesn't happen often.
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Re: eBay general discussion

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:00 am

I buy all my workout shirts on eBay.

I like dry fit clothes for working out because I sweat a TON, and I think it's neat to have the ones with superhero patterns on them.
I have: Vegeta, Goku, Spider-Man (white spider logo), Venom, Superman, Hulk, Captain America from Winter Soldier, Captain America from Civil War, Batman, Vegeta long-sleeve....I think that's it...I also bought a Spawn one, but (a) I was trying to buy Punisher and (b) I'm like, 99.9% certain I accidentally ordered a youth size, because it only goes down to my belly button. And the Vegeta long-sleeve is a bit of a disappointment because it's got a hood and I wanted the hood to be like, a speed skater suit, like tight to my head, but it's pretty loose and nearly impossible to keep on while I'm working out.
I sort of take it as the risk of buying knockoff stuff from China, but for all those shirts I've probably spent around $70-80 and Under Armor wants $60 for ONE, so if one doesn't fit the way I want, oh well.
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