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post #541 of 659
never bid on any ebay ad that states 'Comes With All The Trimmin's'

I did.
lol
I couldn't resist the Texas 'charm' of it.
The Sellers will was too strong...what can I say.
Hey, I'm in Canada.
Maybe no Texan would have fallen for that 'trimmins line',
but I stepped right up, bent over, and assumed the position.


I bought a portable Tone Generator (Yamaha QY70)

The back of the unit was worn away,
and the seller did provide photos that showed that,
with 'justification'

'Ya but It's the BACK. No one looks at the back anyway.'

Worked for me I guess.


When I received my unit,
I opened the shipping box, and opening that box was like opening a pharoah's tomb.
BOOF! a whoosh of a dreadful smell come out of the box...beer & cigarettes.

I jerked my head back,
tried to recover, and, very bravely reached into the box to retrieve my unit.
the front seemed somewhat OK,
and the back....looked like he took steel wool to it,
to give it a good ol' boy scrub down before shippin'

I looked for the 'trimmin's'
and found an adapter (not a Yamaha adapter designed for the unit).
It had it's wires spliced.!!!
The seller assured me 'Don't you worry, it'll work! I spliced those wires together myself!'

I looked for more 'trimmins' but found only the dirty rag he swaddled my unit in.

Well I shore did get served up a storm.

Go ahead...laugh.
It cost me almost $300 to share this story, so I hope someone out there at least was entertained.

Anyway,
I'll never respond to one of those 'Comes With The Trimmins (or Fixin's) ads again.

P.S.
No, I didn't return the thing because I needed to gig with it.
It still works fine,
and Thank God for the brilliant designers at Yamaha Japan, who make their instruments tough enough to take a beating 'texas style' and keep on working.
post #542 of 659
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
I've purchased 2 vintage suits from:

martinmurphyantiques (1088)

and can endorse him as first rate - excellent communication before and after the sale and very fast shipping - not to mention excellent prices and descriptions.

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Originally Posted by calisanfran View Post
I got a sportscoat from him based on your feedback and was very satisfied by the purchase. Thanks for the recommendation.

I actually just bought a Loro Piana polo shirt from him within the past week (without having read this thread) and it arrived 2 days after I won the auction and made payment and it was in pristine condition, so I too can vouch for this seller.
post #543 of 659
I'm going more and more off ebay every day...
post #544 of 659
Dear Frank, further to your message and for your convenience, I've pre-empted any necessity of action on your part and have posted this to the feedback forum. I also take this opportunity to advise you that in recognition of your excellent patronage, I now extend a special price premium of 500% on top of the listed price for this item, and all items in any and all of my future sales. Warmest Regards, Kane. PS. Don't expect shipping -- after being discounted, via post, to include tracking "right?".
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Originally Posted by JamesW
I asked twice. Unbelievable. And swearing? Maybe I should post this on the forum and see what the members think of it.
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Originally Posted by Kane
Yep. There is harm in asking repeatedly for a discount and/or additional perks. You've just soured the deal. Cheers motherfucker.
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Originally Posted by JamesW
Hey There's no harm in asking is there? I think bargaining on this forum is quite normal as most prices are pretty flexible. Anyways, $105 shipping to Calgary sounds good to me. If you could send me an invoice to XXXXX@hotmail.com with the item description that would be fantastic. Just to check, the shipping includes tracking right? Thanks and cheers, Frank
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Originally Posted by Kane
Hoodie is brand new, unworn. I don't really want to haggle the price any further. Just let me know if want to take it for USD$105, shipped to Calgary, and that'll be that. If you don't want it, that's cool too. I'd rather give it away to someone who'd appreciate it than to have to haggle. Thanks, Kane.
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Originally Posted by JamesW
Hey Do you still have the hoodie? Just wanted to check, is the hoodie brand new or used? Are you thinking of lowering price on the item by any chance? Thanks Frank
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kane
Hey Frank, I'll give you a discount of $5. The shipping costs aren't signifcantly different. It's CAD$10.54 shipping, cost to me, then a couple dollars for packing and then GST PST brings it over CAD$15. That brings the grand total to USD$105 for the hoody if you're still interested, shipped to you in Calgary. If you'd like to proceed, please send a PayPal to YYYYYYYY@gmail.com Please include your shipping address. Thanks! K.
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Originally Posted by JamesW
Hey I live in Calgary, Canada - will you consider reduced shipping? I believe it only costs about 10 CDN using canada post. Let me kn0w Thanks Frank
post #545 of 659
lol - dude - what's wrong with you? relax.
post #546 of 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kane View Post
Dear Frank, further to your message and for your convenience, I've pre-empted any necessity of action on your part and have posted this to the feedback forum.

Pwned!...

Except, uh... this is the ebay sellers thread.

For the B&S feedback thread you may want to go here.
post #547 of 659
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Originally Posted by Kane View Post
Dear Frank, further to your message and for your convenience, I've pre-empted any necessity of action on your part and have posted this to the feedback forum.

I also take this opportunity to advise you that in recognition of your excellent patronage, I now extend a special price premium of 500% on top of the listed price for this item, and all items in any and all of my future sales.

Warmest Regards,

Kane.

PS. Don't expect shipping -- after being discounted, via post, to include tracking "right?".

wow lol.

do you have a personality disorder?

also, all parcel shipments within canada are automatically traceable, to further add to the strangeness of your post.
post #548 of 659
Doh! Couldn't find that thread in a hurry. Mah bad. I was just a little miffed after explicitly stating the terms of sale, and that I wasn't willing to negotiate, particularly after providing a discount, that he'd try to get tracked shipping. Hello - what? Threaten to post in the forums that I swore?
post #549 of 659
i hate hagglers like that... the most they'll be able to get off is like $5-10... just eat home for a meal
post #550 of 659
Just to say that I've sold a pair of jeans to JamesW, no problems, good communication and quick payment. Clear shipping rates noting how much additional tracking will cost always help. J
post #551 of 659
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Originally Posted by andyliu52 View Post
i hate hagglers like that... the most they'll be able to get off is like $5-10... just eat home for a meal

A haggler is better than not selling an item
People always want to haggle - makes them think they're getting a bit of a bargain - they're still a customer either way!
post #552 of 659
Kane-

I have to say, I did not find JW's posts to be offensive or hectoring. The dude tried to negotiate and was maybe a tad persistent. You never know unless you try. I think your reaction was disproportionate.

As an aside, I had labored under the misapprehension that the Canadian's reputation for being nice was deserved.
post #553 of 659
Any experience dealing with remida05?

http://myworld.ebay.com/remida05/
post #554 of 659
I've purchased from chorse123, greekgeek, padronlover, btinl without any problems and would not hesitate to do so again. Also had a great trade with DocHolliday.
post #555 of 659
online purchase you wanna be pay more attention, guys~~
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