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This is why you snipe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dare-, May 22, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    The Sanity Assassin...
     
  2. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Christ, it's why you avoid eBay altogether. Well, that and the surfeit of fakes and the unscrupulous cads who try and pass old rags as "near mint."
     
  3. dah328

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    The winner ended up paying Plal's list price for shoes that aren't quite C&J Handgrade quality. Not a particularly great deal.
     
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    Funniest thing was that someone set a snipe for $5.
     
  5. LabelKing

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    This seems like one of those people who bid and don't pay.
     
  6. AlanC

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    I enjoy all the zero and one feedbacks in this bidding war.
     
  7. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    The winner ended up paying Plal's list price for shoes that aren't quite C&J Handgrade quality. Not a particularly great deal.
    Considering the 0 feedbacks, it's reasonably likely that there was no winner.
     
  8. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's not over yet so the bid can go to $1,000!!. These new ebayers are most likely jerks that just like to putz around on auctions and never have any intention of paying. I've had a couple of those asswipes on my auctions and now I just immediately cancel their bids when I see them. I guy I work with told me his teenage son had a friend over one day and the dad sees the friend on the computer on ebay. The dad see the friend bidding on a couple of auctions for things he knew the friend was not going to buy (a car, a fur coat, a watch). The dad confronted the kid and asked what he was doing. The kid replied that when he was bored, he liked going on ebay, setting up new accounts and just bidding crazy amounts on random auctions. He said he thought it funny when someone thought they had sold an item for a large amount of money only to later find that the purchaser is non-existent. The dad immediately shut the computer down.
     
  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There has been an absolute rash of newly registered, 0 feedback international bidders lately, that buy high end stuff and never pay. It's driving me nuts. Plus it harms legit customers. I had a Japanese gentleman buy a pair of Weston's from me. I didn't hear from him for a few days, figured he was one of the deadbeats, and relisted the shoes. They sold immediately. Turns out he was a legitimate and very nice customer that was simply having trouble completing the paypal payment. I felt bad for him!!! It was a lose-lose situation.
     
  10. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I got screwed by some of that a couple weeks ago, myself. It is some maddening.
     
  11. mussel

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    Is there any setting you can choose on eBay to prevent zero-feedbackers from bidding?
     
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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    You can only set it to prevent negative bidders bidding, which sucks
     
  14. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    You can only set it to prevent negative bidders bidding, which sucks

    My guess is that eBay did that intentionally, attracting new customers et.c.
     
  15. odoreater

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    The other day I got a bunch of questions on one of my items from somebody with an account with a user name "qwezgzds" (or some other random group of letteers) that was basically some kind of advertisement or something. WTF is going on with ebay.
     
  16. Matt

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    My guess is that eBay did that intentionally, attracting new customers et.c.
    its a tough call though - all of us here were zero feedbackers once - someone let us buy, and we became one positive feedbackers. One of the underlying tenets of eBay is that people are basically honest, and its nice to think that, so I guess it is fair to assume people are well intentioned than assume malice by blocking out new people. Still sucks to get screwed over though.
     
  17. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This will never happen, but maybe eBay should require everyone to deposit $50 in an escrow account when they sign up. That would cut down on fraudulent bidders.
     
  18. LabelKing

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    Doesn't eBay require a credit card to sign up for new accounts?
     
  19. Teacher

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    Is there any setting you can choose on eBay to prevent zero-feedbackers from bidding?

    I was a zero-feedbacker at one point.
     

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