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Could somebody please explain the following item on eBay, it defies logic and is actually challenging my faith in humanity.

Makes the housing market look logical :blink:

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haha ive no idea at all

crazy people

i have argos gift vouchers by the million for sale at only 2 times the redeeming price

be quck there a hot 4 times face value item

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Apparently conversion to Tesco deals multiplies the value by 4x – the buyer has bought others at about 2x face value or 0.5x conversion value. All very strange … there is probably away of trading the deals back into vouchers in a sort of perpetual money machine! ;)

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Mwhhaha, love the Q&A section! :lol:

Yes, there some good humour on ebay.

Good chance we'll be seeing a lot more of this on there as well as people have to sell everything to pay off cc debts, but without the media circus / motley fool fanfare-desperate.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...item=5622333391

apparently it went a bit pear shaped http://buy-my-stuff.blogspot.com/

same guy had this ebay auction - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?

Vie...&ru=http%3A%2F%

EDIT - sorry, I Just noticed someone posted about this guy selling all his possesions on ebay earlier

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship

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kinda reminds me of the housing market. Buyer spends £22, sells for £42.....and counting

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Some people take bidding on ebay personally, ive seen it stacks of times, ive had some abuse myself when ive placed a bid late in the day and beat someone to it. To which i sent back a link with "buy it back off me cheaper i dont want it, buy it from my web page" To which i sent them to the most hardcore porn site i could find, with more pop up traps than ive ever seen in my life.

I think that when some people see they have been outbid they think "oh no you didnt!" and go a little mad.

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Some people take bidding on ebay personally, ive seen it stacks of times, ive had some abuse myself when ive placed a bid late in the day and beat someone to it. To which i sent back a link with "buy it back off me cheaper i dont want it, buy it from my web page" To which i sent them to the most hardcore porn site i could find, with more pop up traps than ive ever seen in my life.

I think that when some people see they have been outbid they think "oh no you didnt!" and go a little mad.

Its not just the buyers who go a bit mad, check this notice from a Seller. There seem to be many trainee solicitors on ebay :rolleyes:

'POLITE NOTICE- Please note you are bidding to buy not to mess me around and try and haggle. If you bid you buy- if you don't I come after you through the courts- I am a trainee solicitor so can issue actions for free and they will cost you £30.00 to contest or I then get a ruling in my favour and take measures to get the money. Obviously I don't want to do this but at least I could present this ad as proof you were notified from the outset. Sorry if this sounds harsh but I won't be messed around. However my job also means I know the facts about mis-representing items or selling faulty goods- neither of which I do. Alternatively if you want I could keep your ID and just ruin every auction you are involved in!'

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Its not just the buyers who go a bit mad, check this notice from a Seller. There seem to be many trainee solicitors on ebay :rolleyes:

'POLITE NOTICE- Please note you are bidding to buy not to mess me around and try and haggle. If you bid you buy- if you don't I come after you through the courts- I am a trainee solicitor so can issue actions for free and they will cost you £30.00 to contest or I then get a ruling in my favour and take measures to get the money. Obviously I don't want to do this but at least I could present this ad as proof you were notified from the outset. Sorry if this sounds harsh but I won't be messed around. However my job also means I know the facts about mis-representing items or selling faulty goods- neither of which I do. Alternatively if you want I could keep your ID and just ruin every auction you are involved in!'

Trainee solicitor needs to grow up :lol:

Gotto admit i have actually seen something simular to that myself , i end up thinking "its a £2 belt ffs" :lol:

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Trainee solicitor needs to grow up :lol:

Gotto admit i have actually seen something simular to that myself , i end up thinking "its a £2 belt ffs" :lol:

:D BTW, that was on the auction description!

The other irony with that muppet was he was selling a car steering wheel with £53.01 postage & seperately a car with £700 postage, but it could only be collected in person. If that wasn't obvious enough as ebay fee avoidance, he also had on the auction for the £53 steering wheel:

"Please note that this item must be posted- there is no collection- the buy it now price and postage represent the full cost of the wheel- otherwise listing fees are too much and the price of the wheel needs to be higher to cover these- this way everybody wins."

:lol:

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:D BTW, that was on the auction description!

The other irony with that muppet was he was selling a car steering wheel with £53.01 postage & seperately a car with £700 postage, but it could only be collected in person. If that wasn't obvious enough as ebay fee avoidance, he also had on the auction for the £53 steering wheel:

"Please note that this item must be posted- there is no collection- the buy it now price and postage represent the full cost of the wheel- otherwise listing fees are too much and the price of the wheel needs to be higher to cover these- this way everybody wins."

:lol:

eBay are whalloping people on postage now, or have announced their intention to.

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eBay are whalloping people on postage now, or have announced their intention to.

Mainly, its because of the china / hong kong sellers, pretending to be uk sellers & avoiding fees with 1p Buy it now & 29.99 postage etc. Uk ebay businesses are unable to compete & it swamps categories. Problem is that there are so many at it, & ebay can't keep up with pulling them.

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Mainly, its because of the china / hong kong sellers, pretending to be uk sellers & avoiding fees with 1p Buy it now & 29.99 postage etc. Uk ebay businesses are unable to compete & it swamps categories. Problem is that there are so many at it, & ebay can't keep up with pulling them.

Why do they allow people to lie about their location, eBay has your true location on file when you register as a seller.

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Just checked with my wife and £25 worth of vouchers will buy £100 worth of airport parking, £100 worth of entry to Drayton Manor Park etc. So it's not so mad after all.

Andy

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Why do they allow people to lie about their location, eBay has your true location on file when you register as a seller.

Often they have a mate / agent based in Uk with the uk based ebay ID & item is then sent over from China, direct to buyer. Unless the buyer complains ebay don't know about it & they often keep quiet as they are getting cheap goods (though often they are buying good copies of dvds etc without realising).

Also, as I mentioned ebay are swamped with people doing it with a China / hong kong ID alone, so cannot keep up with the fraudsters.

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Just checked with my wife and £25 worth of vouchers will buy £100 worth of airport parking, £100 worth of entry to Drayton Manor Park etc. So it's not so mad after all.

Andy

Your wifes right, I now remember reading something on www.MoneySavingExpert.com saying don't spend your voucers in Tescos as they are worth a lot more elsewhere.

Theres something weird about the sellers feedback, they have 15 negs in last 6 months, but profile at top says

Member Profile: iloveebay2005 (private)

Members who left a negative: 2

Feedback Score: 439

Positive Feedback: 99.5%

and theres only 3 mutual withdrawls, so that not the answer, their Rating should be a lot less than 99.5%

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Your wifes right, I now remember reading something on www.MoneySavingExpert.com saying don't spend your voucers in Tescos as they are worth a lot more elsewhere.

Theres something weird about the sellers feedback, they have 15 negs in last 6 months, but profile at top says

Member Profile: iloveebay2005 (private)

There's something seriously wrong with eBay allowing private feedback, I've seen this myself with a fraudulent buyer, seems he was ripping people off then using the money to buy goods for himself, then PayPal dragged the funds back weeks later debiting it from my credit card, their seller protection is a complete farce, it lulls people into a false sense of security, in reality you're completely exposed. Amazingly eBay treat PayPal as a seperate entity and didn't pull his eBay account, nor would they do so after many complaints ("ain't our loss"). I and many others left follow up feedbacks telling sellers not to touch them with a barge pole, so he makes his feedback private and goes on to rip off loads of other people.

I think he was selling fake gold/weapons or whatever for those multiplayer games and using the proceeds to buy lots of toys for himself, one guy was ripped off for a set of mini-moto scooters. I think it was some cr*phole council estate near Nottingham, a lovely place as mentioned in another thread, the place is so nice it even drags down property values in nearby areas apparently.

eBay is only good if you're buying things exceptionally cheap and have huge margins that can withstand any losses, and provided you can complete with the East Asian direct exporters, if you just want to sell something to tidy your house up then I would recommend the dustbin, it's cheaper as you get the same sort of return and don't waste money on postage! The novelty has truly worn off.

eBay - the private benefits system!

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There's something seriously wrong with eBay allowing private feedback, I've seen this myself with a fraudulent buyer, seems he was ripping people off then using the money to buy goods for himself, then PayPal dragged the funds back weeks later debiting it from my credit card, their seller protection is a complete farce, it lulls people into a false sense of security, in reality you're completely exposed. Amazingly eBay treat PayPal as a seperate entity and didn't pull his eBay account, nor would they do so after many complaints ("ain't our loss"). I and many others left follow up feedbacks telling sellers not to touch them with a barge pole, so he makes his feedback private and goes on to rip off loads of other people.

I think he was selling fake gold/weapons or whatever for those multiplayer games and using the proceeds to buy lots of toys for himself, one guy was ripped off for a set of mini-moto scooters. I think it was some cr*phole council estate near Nottingham, a lovely place as mentioned in another thread, the place is so nice it even drags down property values in nearby areas apparently.

eBay is only good if you're buying things exceptionally cheap and have huge margins that can withstand any losses, and provided you can complete with the East Asian direct exporters, if you just want to sell something to tidy your house up then I would recommend the dustbin, it's cheaper as you get the same sort of return and don't waste money on postage! The novelty has truly worn off.

eBay - the private benefits system!

THe private feedback system thing is a problem , but I think you are throwing the baby out with the bath water a bit, I still make a part-time living off selling on ebay & it goes ok almost all of the time.

Re: buying on ebay, some rules like buying only from sellers with 99%+ feedback & pref 100 + sales need to be followed. I would never buy from someone with private feedback.

What annoys me is ebays monopoly status, Unless I want a millstone shop lease, I have no choice but to use it.

The upside of Paypal is that it makes small international trading possible, I went ot the Woolwich Bank today & they wanted £25 to transfer to a uk bank & £35 for international transfer - WTF!! :angry: :angry: :blink: Paypal are about a 4.5% charge

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Some people take bidding on ebay personally, ive seen it stacks of times, ive had some abuse myself when ive placed a bid late in the day and beat someone to it. To which i sent back a link with "buy it back off me cheaper i dont want it, buy it from my web page" To which i sent them to the most hardcore porn site i could find, with more pop up traps than ive ever seen in my life.

I think that when some people see they have been outbid they think "oh no you didnt!" and go a little mad.

so that was you ? those steve strange replica coaster covers were mine. what a sniper !!!

btw: that was excellent porn. im still interested in buying them if you still have them on your site ?

also - was that myleene klasse and katherine zeta jones with that deckchair and the blind donkey ?

Edited by right_freds_dead

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so that was you ? those steve strange replica coaster covers were mine. what a sniper !!!

btw: that was excellent porn. im still interested in buying them if you still have them on your site ?

also - was that myleene klasse and katherine zeta jones with that deckchair and the blind donkey ?

unfortunately i can confirm that myleenes ass died early last year with gareth gates' in a tragic accident of ,istaken ass identity... myleenes ass was buggered musically by a trumbone while gareth was tickled pink with a young pussy. :huh::blink::blink::huh:

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Trainee solicitor needs to grow up :lol:

I think he might also need to stop talking rubbish. Been a while since I've done any litigation but if I remember right you don't get a court fee rebate just for being a member of the legal profession. If you're on a low income you might get an exemption but not otherwise. Unless of course trainee solicitor is going to be running the case from work...which reminds me of the old saying about the advocate in his own cause having a fool for a client. He's still going to have to stump up the court fee though. Can't see his employer paying it. P1ss ant e-bay disputes don't strike me as worth running on a no-win, no-fee basis, even if it's allowed which I'm not sure it is.

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