From: Road_Hog on

"Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
news:hfb4ed$1g6$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>I sold a couple of identical mobile phones recently (yes , I know......)
> One had a large scratch/mark across the screen and one didn't , and as a
> result the damaged one fetched �46 less.
>
> I've just had an email from the husband of the buyer saying how they
> weren't happy with this unexpected damage and they were going to file a
> SNAD claim unless I gave them a replacement case or a partial refund.
>
> That would be fine , apart from the second sentence in the listing was a
> clear description of the damage and there was a nice close-up photo
> showing the scratch.
>
> Oh joy....
> --
> Alex

Mobile phone buyers on ebay are a breed unto themselves. Watch your DSRs go
south now.


From: Kim Andrews on
In article <hfb8md$rnt$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
nospam(a)invalid.invalid says...

>
> The phone arrived, covered in scratches and after I complained, the seller
> told me that I had put them there! He had used a stock photo in the
> listing. Maybe I should have asked for a photo of the phone for sale.
>
Never *ever* buy used goods without a photograph of the real item,
unless the condition doesn't matter a jot.

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From: Mr. Benn on
Kim Andrews <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in
news:MPG.25833aaba63041359896ea(a)news.individual.net:

> In article <hfb8md$rnt$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
> nospam(a)invalid.invalid says...
>
>>
>> The phone arrived, covered in scratches and after I complained, the
>> seller told me that I had put them there! He had used a stock photo
>> in the listing. Maybe I should have asked for a photo of the phone
>> for sale.
>>
> Never *ever* buy used goods without a photograph of the real item,
> unless the condition doesn't matter a jot.

Absolutely. I've learnt the hard way!
From: The Older Gentleman on
Kim Andrews <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

> In article <hfb8md$rnt$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
> nospam(a)invalid.invalid says...
>
> >
> > The phone arrived, covered in scratches and after I complained, the seller
> > told me that I had put them there! He had used a stock photo in the
> > listing. Maybe I should have asked for a photo of the phone for sale.
> >
> Never *ever* buy used goods without a photograph of the real item,
> unless the condition doesn't matter a jot.

Sensible advice. Very basic stuff, but some people ignore the basics.

Incidentally, my neighbour was asking me about eBay yesterday, as he's
never really done it, but he's got a mountain of tools to sell. he's a
chippy/builder/ etc.

I gave him the usual advice, but I had to say I didn't know whether
selling power tools, Hilti stuff and the like, was a good move on eBay.

Do you get decent buyers (as I almost always do with old bike bits) or
is it a bit of a "mobile phone/laptop nightmare"? Anyone here sell this
sort of stuff?

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From: Niel J Humphreys on
"The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1jab30j.1qajker1puvykkN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk...
> Kim Andrews <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> In article <hfb8md$rnt$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
>> nospam(a)invalid.invalid says...
>>
>> >
>> > The phone arrived, covered in scratches and after I complained, the
>> > seller
>> > told me that I had put them there! He had used a stock photo in the
>> > listing. Maybe I should have asked for a photo of the phone for sale.
>> >
>> Never *ever* buy used goods without a photograph of the real item,
>> unless the condition doesn't matter a jot.
>
> Sensible advice. Very basic stuff, but some people ignore the basics.
>
> Incidentally, my neighbour was asking me about eBay yesterday, as he's
> never really done it, but he's got a mountain of tools to sell. he's a
> chippy/builder/ etc.
>
> I gave him the usual advice, but I had to say I didn't know whether
> selling power tools, Hilti stuff and the like, was a good move on eBay.
>
> Do you get decent buyers (as I almost always do with old bike bits) or
> is it a bit of a "mobile phone/laptop nightmare"? Anyone here sell this
> sort of stuff?


A couple of friends have asked me similar questions recently and I have
advised them not to use Ebay. The way the site is going with the 21 day rule
for new sellers etc it's really not something I would recommend to anyone
thinking of starting to sell their excess stuff anymore. Fair enough if they
are a business wanting to start and have a bit of business nouse but it's
not a place for the casual seller anymore.
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