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Offline Damion

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2007, 01:58:58 AM »
As I see it, ebay is what you make of it...integrity is the key. You don't have to buy from shysters (just read carefully, view feedback, use common sense, etc), or be one when you sell.

As far as Amiga wares goes, I really enjoy hooking up with some of the members here on amiga.org, and I've had the opportunity to meet some cool dudes and pick up some fun things. (Scored a really nice accelerated A600 a while back.) At the same time, where else could I find a shrink-wrapped, perfect copy of Commando C64 for $20 but Ebay? :P I've only been burned ONCE on Ebay, IIRC it was my first or second transaction many years ago, and 100% due to my lack of judgement.

So for me, it's both/and rather than an either/or dichotomy. Ebay + patience + common sense = :-)

 

Offline sdyates

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #106 on: September 14, 2007, 02:05:43 AM »
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Ugh, reading his writing (righting) makes me cringe.  It's worse than (then) some of those 1337 kids.

And he's a dick.  But that's just my legally defensible personal opinion.


He wants me to link to his site, yet he won't link to me.... I guess the idea of reciprocal links is foreign.
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Offline Chubbyrain

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #107 on: September 14, 2007, 03:08:24 AM »
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sdyates wrote:
Make me an offer, though I was hoping for a local buyer because shipping will be somewhere between 40-60.

I sold a working one last year for US$400. Is $200 nuts?


If you don't get a local buyer then work out the shipping to Sacramento, CA 92825 and you've got a deal, Sir.
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Offline sdyates

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2007, 03:24:38 AM »
Well,

If I don't get a local buyer by say next Thursday, its yours for US$200 + US$50 shipping. I figure shipping should be US$50.00 and I'll put the insurance to cover up to US$200.00.

Oh, it comes with original keyboard and mouse too!

So, just give me a week then.

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Offline Chubbyrain

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2007, 03:49:33 AM »
Sounds good. I'm excited to finally get an A3000. Probably my favourite Amiga model. Hopefully some TLC will bring it to life.
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Offline sdyates

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2007, 03:59:25 AM »
It might be very simple. I was working for a while. Would not boot, took cover off, looked ok, turn it on and it worked again. Left it a few weeks and it stopped again.

The HD sounds great, just no light on front. A little puzzled I am. Oh well, I'll stick to emulation and let those more experienced hard the hardware.
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Offline Damion

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #111 on: September 14, 2007, 04:00:15 AM »
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-D- wrote:
As I see it, ebay is what you make of it...integrity is the key. You don't have to buy from shysters (just read carefully, view feedback, use common sense, etc), or be one when you sell.

As far as Amiga wares goes, I really enjoy hooking up with some of the members here on amiga.org, and I've had the opportunity to meet some cool dudes and pick up some fun things. (Scored a really nice accelerated A600 a while back.) At the same time, where else could I find a shrink-wrapped, perfect copy of Commando C64 for $20 but Ebay? :P I've only been burned ONCE on Ebay, IIRC it was my first or second transaction many years ago, and 100% due to my lack of judgement.

So for me, it's both/and rather than an either/or dichotomy. Ebay + patience + common sense = :-)




Ha ha, looks like I spoke to soon and cursed myself.

Just received a vintage game I ordered (though from a seller on amazon, not ebay), the original Might & Magic for the C64 -- in like new condition. Or should I say was in mint condition, until the seller shipped it in a MAILBAG, and the outer box was crushed in transit! :madashell:

Damn it, some people are so stupid and careless it hurts my brain. I mean, the boxes are "FREE" at the post office... no need to go out of your way to use a bag.

Do I send it back... or is the $20 worth it to leave scathing feedback and just forget about it... LOL

-edit--

What really hurts is the realization that this is entirely MY fault, for not specifically requesting that the seller use a box for shipment... :crazy:

 

Offline TjLaZer

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2007, 04:11:43 AM »
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Just received a vintage game I ordered (though from a seller on amazon, not ebay), the original Might & Magic for the C64 -- in like new condition. Or should I say was in mint condition, until the seller shipped it in a MAILBAG, and the outer box was crushed in transit! Damn it, some people are so stupid and careless it hurts my brain.


I can relate completely.  This happens to me even if I leave a note in the payment asking about shipping it well!  What do I do now?  I do not pay until I get an email from the seller asking whats up.  THEN at this point, when I have their pathetic attention, do I ask about the shipping and if they can use a BOX and not a padded envelope!  When I get a reply back I go ahead and pay.  Sorry received way to many crushed boxes to pay blindly anymore!!!!!

I would complain and ask for a refund.  Not worth it IMHO.
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Offline Damion

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2007, 05:13:39 AM »
Yeah, I'm going to have to be more careful in the future. Though *highly* annoying, fortunately it's only something relatively silly. I'm going to ask for a refund... I figure it isn't that rare, and something I'll eventually stumble across again someday.




 

Offline PaperMario

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #114 on: September 14, 2007, 07:43:57 AM »
getting crushed boxes is one thing, but once I ordered Katana Onimusha Controller in big box which was new, the guy wrote address on the original box and shipped it that way!
 

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Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #115 on: September 14, 2007, 08:10:40 AM »
I can't believe this thread is still going.

eBay isn't for everyone, but it has worked okay for me.  I have probably gotten almost half of my entire large Amiga collection from there.

How are you helping the Amiga community? :)
 

Offline PaperMario

Re: You have to wonder...
« Reply #116 on: September 14, 2007, 05:57:16 PM »
I think ebay is great overall, sometimes it can get sour, but item selection is really awesome.