From: "Toxic Waste" Trabant Owners on

"Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
message news:heoboa$vel$1(a)energise.enta.net...
>>
>> Without wanting to start a row, you yourself are part of that society:
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/group/uk.people.consumers.ebay/msg/104db5d600c8
>> 151d
>
> Don't be a Spacker :)
>
> With respect, there is quite a difference in having a punt at something
> like that and kicking off & crying about it when orders get cancelled.
> There is no comparison to be made and that post is quite surprising & not
> something I would expect to be coming from you.

After reading that link, you won't mind if I no longer take you seriously?

What's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander, isn't it old flower?

tox


From: "Toxic Waste" Trabant Owners on

"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.2579cf54e294b888989abc(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
> In article <heoboa$vel$1(a)energise.enta.net>, Niel J Humphreys says...
>>
>> Don't be a Spacker :)
>>
>> With respect, there is quite a difference in having a punt at something
>> like
>> that and kicking off & crying about it when orders get cancelled. There
>> is
>> no comparison to be made and that post is quite surprising & not
>> something I
>> would expect to be coming from you.
>
> Like shooting fish in a barrel :-)

Hook, line and sinker, IMHO.

I find it somewhat interesting, that when he bids on something that is
clearly miss priced, it's classed as a "punt", however, when I bid on
something that's no more than marginal I'm told the following...

"This does tend to give the impression that you were well
aware that it could be a genuine pricing error and were out to gouge the
seller for making an honest mistake and are now complaining because you have
been called on it".

tox








From: Peter Parry on
On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:04:08 -0000, "Niel J Humphreys"
<admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote:

>Quite, the OPs greed is not helping this be bought to a conclusion. No doubt
>he will blame the seller for this instead of accepting that human beings
>make mistakes from time to time and conceding that he can't freeload on this
>one.
>
>From what I can see the seller held their hands up pretty early on and
>admitted their mistake but the OP decided to be arsey about it. This put the
>seller on the defensive as it was probably evident that the OP was being a
>unreasomable person.

I'm not sure you can really describe the buyer as "unreasonable". The
seller offered goods at a certain price. That price was low but not
sufficiently so as to indicate the seller had made a clear mistake.

The buyer made an offer at that price and the seller accepted that
offer. That the acceptance was an automatic response is immaterial as
it was set up by the seller.

A contract now exists between the seller and buyer to provide the
goods to the buyer at the price agreed. If the seller refuses to
honour the contract the buyer could purchase the same items elsewhere
and recover the difference between his purchase price of the
replacements and his original offer from the seller.

If you are the seller in that position it isn't a terribly strong
bargaining position. You either honour the contract and learn a
lesson for later or you ask _very nicely_ if the buyer would do you a
great favour and please help you out. If the seller chooses not to,
you take the loss.

There really are no other sensible choices.

From: petrolcan on
In article <6xYPm.9425$Ym4.41(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>, "Toxic Waste"
says...
>
> "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.2579cf54e294b888989abc(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
> > In article <heoboa$vel$1(a)energise.enta.net>, Niel J Humphreys says...
> >>
> >> Don't be a Spacker :)
> >>
> >> With respect, there is quite a difference in having a punt at something
> >> like
> >> that and kicking off & crying about it when orders get cancelled. There
> >> is
> >> no comparison to be made and that post is quite surprising & not
> >> something I
> >> would expect to be coming from you.
> >
> > Like shooting fish in a barrel :-)
>
> Hook, line and sinker, IMHO.

Wrong.

> I find it somewhat interesting, that when he bids on something that is
> clearly miss priced, it's classed as a "punt", however, when I bid on
> something that's no more than marginal I'm told the following...

Clearly and marginal are miles from one another.

> "This does tend to give the impression that you were well
> aware that it could be a genuine pricing error and were out to gouge the
> seller for making an honest mistake and are now complaining because you have
> been called on it".

I suggest that you go back and read the entire thread. It wasn't about
bidding.
From: "Toxic Waste" Trabant Owners on

"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.257a84021acaca55989ac2(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
> In article <6xYPm.9425$Ym4.41(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>, "Toxic Waste"

<big snip>

> I suggest that you go back and read the entire thread. It wasn't about
> bidding.

I really can't be arsed...