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Who knows, maybe he felt bad about screwing up the address and this was his silent bribe to avoid having you leave negative feedback for him.

I had a guy refund me a couple bucks on an item a few months back because he miscalculated the shipping initially in the auction. There's some good people out there. I'd say, if the dude hasn't contacted you, you're in the clear. For whatever reason.

And you're probably right about him doing a ton of transactions and not noticing it. Or, maybe PayPal screwed up?

Either way, it's not a lot of money, I wouldn't sweat it.

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So, it would appear as though I won my eBay auction and didn't need to pay for the item. After I won I put the required amount in the PayPal account and it went away and then all the stuff happened with the seller putting the wrong address on the package and having it returned to him. I noticed that the money was returned to my PayPal account after I won (maybe it never left?) and stayed there until a week or so ago (long after my receipt of the item) when I transferred it back to my bank account.

Is this bad karma? I'm a little hard up for cash so the little extra certainly helps, but basically, I got an item for free and the seller paid to ship it to me. Clearly though it didn't cost 8 bucks to ship this little thing to me from the bay area (see Wock's post about sellers overcharging since they see the trip to the post office etc as a hassle).

I guess I'm experiencing some guilt, though apparently not enough to point out the mistake to the seller.

Then again, I think about the fact that the seller overlooked this, which to me suggests that he does enough volume that it doesn't matter enough to him.

I'm in a bit of a quandary gentlemen. What to do?



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Yeah, I was thinking about it later and I bet he has multiple copies of most of that stuff. I am pretty sure he was the "artiste" of the band and probably created many of those posters. I love the simple idea that some unassuming looking 50 year old is selling his '82 hardcore punk posters. It cracks me up. Jeff Nelson is an all-time stallion.

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But if you've got boxes and boxes of the stuff, I could see it posing a storage problem. I certainly get tired of moving around all the time with my piles of posters. Plus, if you can get a pretty penny, like it appears Mr. Nelson can, sell off a bunch nd keep the most important for yourself. I'd even imagine he's got a couple copies of most of these things, so he could sell off what h doesn't need and keep one copy.

Interesting stuff though.

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In one of the auctions I looked at, he mentioned something about having too much stuff and needing to clear some out. But I don't know how much room handbills take up...

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I wonder why he is selling all of that stuff. Some of it looks pretty gnarly. There is a Minor Threat poster going for 150.00 in a few hours. I hope Jeff Nelson doesn't need money.

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Well.... to get back to the eBay thread:

Biff, you'll want to check this out.

Jeff Nelson from Minor Threat is selling a bunch of his old stuff.

Crazy old flyers and other rare stuff.

Little too rich for my blood, but fun to see what he has.

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By the way, "LET ME GO BACK TO MY SPINNING GREAT MUSIC"

Whaaaaa?



Chooch.

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I'm sorry, "Ol' Ironsides" is funny. I am laughing about it right now. Loosen up a bit, eh?




Still laughing.

-- Edited by pocaroba at 03:13, 2008-01-29

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datdj_emenence wrote:

WOW-

**** RINGS-GOOD JOKE-FUNNY...OLD IRONSIDE...NEVER NEEDED ONE  OR ANYTHING OF ALIKE....BUT OREGON IS FULL OF ****RING LOVERS AND OF COURSE SO IS SAN FRANCISCO...WOW..WHAT A WASTE OF TIME ,LET ME GO BACK TO MY SPINNING GREAT MUSIC...AND LEAVE U WOOKIES(WHITE ROOKIES?) TO YOE DISSINGS UH-HUH...MAYBE I'M DEALING WITH REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN BE BORING & TALK MAD SHIZNIT. A WHOLE WEBSITE TO BE STUPID ON -WOW..LOL,
ONE TIME FOR FULL GROWN STUPIDITY..GOTTA LOVE OR BETTER YET HATE IT




 



And, again, asshat.



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Also you would know that here and san fran are some of the more creative places on the planet. Also you would know that there are not a lot of republicans here or san fran if you read something other than the eye candy in xxl.

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RE: ****RING LOVERS= LIVE ON SLY RECORDS


WOW-

**** RINGS-GOOD JOKE-FUNNY...OLD IRONSIDE...NEVER NEEDED ONE  OR ANYTHING OF ALIKE....BUT OREGON IS FULL OF ****RING LOVERS AND OF COURSE SO IS SAN FRANCISCO...WOW..WHAT A WASTE OF TIME ,LET ME GO BACK TO MY SPINNING GREAT MUSIC...AND LEAVE U WOOKIES(WHITE ROOKIES?) TO YOE DISSINGS UH-HUH...MAYBE I'M DEALING WITH REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN BE BORING & TALK MAD SHIZNIT. A WHOLE WEBSITE TO BE STUPID ON -WOW..LOL,
ONE TIME FOR FULL GROWN STUPIDITY..GOTTA LOVE OR BETTER YET HATE IT

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Somebody paid $11,000 for that. I mean, I'm all for rare stuff, but you just paid $11,000 for a piece of cardboard? You need to reevaluate your life.

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Jinkies, Scoob! Pretty awesome.


"THIS ALBUM WILL COME WITH MY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY."
Great. Who the fvck are you?

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While we're on the eBay subject, check this out. One of the ultimate Beatles collectibles.

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Yeah, it's hard to tell what quality a butt plug is in just from a photo. Was it the Pheasant Under Glass?




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Got my item. It's a little chinztier than it looked in the photo, but for 8 bucks, I haven't much to complain about.

Not too bad for a first eBay experience. Might try it again sometime.

Happy Holidays, all!

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I dig the fact that in this picture Gaylord is in a Giants jersey. "Giant Gaylord." Pretty sweet.

Thanks for all the input. I just have to wait around now to see if the thing actually shows up this time around. I get the feeling it will, but I'm still a little put off at the gaffe. Not miffed enough to do bad feedback, just miffed enough that it's taking so long.

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Dude, nice Gaylord.

There are plenty of people who charge too much for shipping, but they see it as you're paying for their time, trips to the post office, etc. It's crap but just part of the deal.

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The only thing is, I have no idea what scams are out there so I wasn't sure if there were people out running mailing scams where the actual item is very cheap but the shipping is much more and there's some sort of way to rip people off.

This person seems pretty legit in that they sent me a tracking number that more or less proved that they had shipped it to the wrong address and it was returned as undeliverable.

I still dont' fully understand all the meanings of the various numbers and feedback and what not. However, this person has a lot of positive feedback, though multiple comments from the same users. But then again, they sell a lot of soccer stuff so I could see the same user buying a lot of stuff from this one person if it's their favorite team.

I guess I'm just skeptical and non-trusting in general.

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I never had any bad experiences with it. The only thing is that some of the sellers are lazy and so the stuff would take a while. I bought a live Unwound video one time that took about 2 1/2 months to arrive. Like Wock, I try not to wait to impatiently since I am a very lazy mailer myself. I was terrible at handling Sly Records mail order. Still am. I promised this one kid that I would send him some PTLA tapes. That was two years ago. Sad thing is I really am planning on doing it.

My only advice is to not buy anything that is very expensive. I always tried to stay away from things that were over 50 bucks. I don't think anyone would run a 20 dollar scam. At least I hope not.

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It's a gamble, but the odds are in your favor.

I've only been fully ripped off once on eBay, where they took my money and I never received anything. And I've probably bought almost 100 things over the last 7 years. Since then, I've tried to be more careful about who I buy stuff from. Earlier this year I got some shoes that were not the ones pictured in the auction, and had to send them back. Got my money back, but lost my time and the cost of shipping them both ways. But overall, I've had no problems.

Your most important tool when using eBay: The seller's feedback score, both the number of transactions they've had (make sure to differentiate between whether they were the seller or the buyer), and the amount of positive/negative feedback. I don't buy stuff from people with recent or a lot of negative feedback or if they've only done like 2 transactions. Some people are bad at communicating, but a lot of these people sell a ton of stuff, also have a day job, won't contact you unless you contact them first, etc.

If he's willing to send you tracking info and it checks out, that seems pretty legit. And, if you're going to get ripped off, it's not likely that it's going to be for 8 bucks. Dude's probably just been staring at it in his apartment for 3 weeks and so he made up an excuse for his laziness. I did that a few times when I sold stuff.

The mail ain't super quick this time of year, either.

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So, if I understood things hinted at here on the board the Bush brothers are users of the eBay. I just won my first auction. It was a small bid. 95 cents and 7 bucks s&h. I won this auction back on the 30th of November and still haven't received my item. I contacted the selller who said they had made a small mistake on my address and therefore the package had been returned but that they would reship it. They even gave me a tracking number to check that they had actually shipped it and it all checks out (according to the internets).

Tell me about your experiences. Has anything like this ever happened to you? I've been quite wary of eBay, as it seems like there is a decent chance of being ripped off. Buying from people I've never met and that I have no idea how trustworthy they are makes me very nervous. Of course, receiving my item will allay all these fears and it, in theory, should arrive relatively shortly since it' being shipped from the Bay area, but I'm concerned about getting the run around (endless excuses as to why I haven't received the item etc etc).

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