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On 19 Apr, 01:42, lordy <s...(a)lordy.org.ukinvalid> wrote:
> On 2007-04-18, colm <C...(a)C.C.C.C> wrote:
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> > lordy [s...(a)lordy.org.ukinvalid] said:
> >> On 2007-04-18, Lordy.UK <s...(a)recycle.bin> wrote:
> >> >> You guys think its OK for listings to say 'Postage:Free' in
> >> >> the search results, as long as the listing itself says
> >> >> "Free Collection in Person, all other items cost".
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> >> > Relax - I wasn't getting at you or anything :)
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> >> No problem. Just wanted to see this from the eyes of people not
> >> personally involved. Thats why I posted here :)
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> >> > As I said, it's just an unfortunate "feature" in the eBay system and -
> >> > importantly - it's not the seller's fault.
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> >> I've no proof but I suspect the seller is taking advantage of the fact
> >> based on their items for sale. Quite a lot of people don't mind
> >> collection if asked, they could all do the same thing too.
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> >> However I'll take the hint and lick my wounds :)
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> > Indeed you have no proof that the seller was deliberately trying to get
> > one over on you
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> No proof. They just know thats how all of their listings appear. I
> personally have learned I could make all my listings appear this way,
> because I don't mind people collecting. But I wouldn't feel comfortable
> doing so.
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> > and but, with respect, it sounds to me like you just
> > want to think that so you can transfer the burden of your mistake on the
> > them and are blaming them when the reality is you should have simply
> > read the listing properly.
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> Rub it in why don't you :) but yes Caveat Emptor and basic
> comprehension - (once I get past the 'Free Postage' bit)
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I agree with you - since p&p has been visible on the search pages
there have been many such listings. While I agree with the rest of
the posters that having bid, it is your problem, I agree with you that
this way of 'advertising' is unfair to both buyers, and other sellers
who's listings show legitimate p&p prices in the search pages.