From: The Older Gentleman on
Niel J Humphreys <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote:

> "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.

Hm. Think his missus has got an account that she's had for some time.

What's this 21-day rule, anyway?


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From: Dr Zoidberg on
The Older Gentleman wrote:
> Niel J Humphreys <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> "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.
>
> Hm. Think his missus has got an account that she's had for some time.
>
> What's this 21-day rule, anyway?
>
If ebay think that you might be suspect they hold onto your paypal money
for 21 days , or until the buyer leaves positive feedback.

--
Alex

"I laugh in the face of danger, then I hide until it goes away"
From: The Older Gentleman on
Dr Zoidberg <AlexNOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote:

> The Older Gentleman wrote:


> >
> > What's this 21-day rule, anyway?
> >
> If ebay think that you might be suspect they hold onto your paypal money
> for 21 days , or until the buyer leaves positive feedback.

Ah. Ta.


--
BMW K1100LT Ducati 750SS Honda CB400F Triumph Street Triple
Suzuki TS250ER GN250 Damn, back to six bikes!
Try Googling before asking a damn silly question.
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From: Fran on

"Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
news:hfgjg4$7jq$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...

> If ebay think that you might be suspect they hold onto your paypal money
> for 21 days , or until the buyer leaves positive feedback.
>

If you are a new seller, have f/b below certain limits, it happens by
default, and also if you sell in certain categories.


From: Timo Geusch on
totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk (The Older Gentleman) writes:

> 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.

I've actually bought some decent tools on ebay (mostly Snap On or
Bluepoint) and there seems to be a lot of secondhand stuff going for
decent prices if it's good quality.

> 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?

Dunno. Am I good buyer?