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From: Marcus Redd on 4 Dec 2006 06:41
"Mike Redrobe" <mike(a)redrobe.net> wrote in message
> "Marcus Redd" wrote
>> I certainly did want the item, but at the price he was clearly
>> advertising it as, and not at the one that his *small-print* then
>> indicated I had to pay
> Some people might say that you describing "red capital letters"
> as "small print" is quite misleading too.
Mike, you really couldn't care less what the law says, could you? That's
very worrying - I sincerely hope you're not an ebay seller, although I'm
afraid you probably are.
From: Marcus Redd on 4 Dec 2006 06:42
"Niel Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwzdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
> "Marcus Redd" <read(a)it.com> wrote in message
>> "bcc97" <bcc98(a)stork.plus.com> wrote in message
>>>I thought that the OP had cancelled under Distance Selling Regs, in
>>> which case there's no longer any contract and there's nothing to remind
>>> him of.
>>> However, the seller may need a 'reminder' about the Regulations!
>> Yeah, I tried to cancel, but he claimed not to have received my original
>> email... I think this seller is a lying piece of you-know-what, and is
>> fully aware of the fact that he's a scammer.
Plonk. This Neil "Miserable Fart" Humphreys really is a waste of bandwidth.
From: Marcus Redd on 4 Dec 2006 06:47
"Alison Hopkins" <fn62(a)dial.pipex.com> wrote in message
> "Marcus Redd" <read(a)it.com> wrote in message
>> "Mike Redrobe" <mike(a)redrobe.net> wrote in message
>>> "Marcus Redd" wrote:
>>>> Also Raj - this seller has received four neutrals and one negative in
>>>> the last week alone
>> Utter, utter rubbish. Performance is judged currently, not on what you've
>> got away with in the past.
>>> This week he has received 90 positives, 4 neutrals and 1 negative
>>> and has 18,000 positives in total.
>>>> I've only ever had one neg and that was a retaliatory one.
>>> You have only received 36 positives in your whole time on ebay though !
>> Yeah, but that's enough for Raj to block me.
> I can't blame him. You really are being very tedious indeed.
And you don't have to be so rude, but I guess hiding behind your keyboard
makes you bold. This is Usenet, I'll post what I like, where I like,
assuming it doesn't break the oh-so-precious group charter.
You don't have to read my posts. Please kf me and then stop wasting my time
with your irrelevant and uninformed replies. I'm about to kf you, so don't
waste your own time replying.
From: Need a little help please on 4 Dec 2006 07:06
"Marcus Redd" <read(a)it.com> wrote in message
> Further to my threads below (see "VAT added" and "What a lovely cop-out")
> I've finally received communications from the seller:
> 1st - He somehow didn't receive my email sent within a minute of bidding,
> wherein I apologised for not noticing his dodgy VAT clause and asked him
> to agree to cancel (this original email is still in my "Sent" folder at
> the eBay website.)
> 2nd - In response to my re-send of the above, "When you peruse a auction
> you need to read all the terms and conditions. You obviously did not read
> the auction in full. The bid will stand"
> 3rd - A payment reminder, but, curiously, nowhere in it is VAT mentioned -
> here, have a look:
> Dear nadamp,
> You are the winning buyer for the Nintendo DS Lite Game Console White.
> you for your business.
> Your payment for this item hasn't been received yet. If you haven't sent
> payment, please follow the instructions below.
> Item title: Nintendo DS Lite Game Console White
> Web Address:
> Item number: 110035658794
> Buyer User ID: nadamp
> Seller User ID: *uksoftwaretech*
> Your total is:
> �74.99 per item
> �3.00 insurance
> �0.00 Sales discounts (-) or charges (+)
> �12.99 shipping/handling
> �87.98 = Total
> Please send me your shipping address and payment. The following payment
> are accepted: PayPal, Money Order/Banker's Draft, Personal Cheque, Other
> Credit Card Services, Other
> If you want to mail your payment, please send it and include a copy of
> page to:
> PO BOX 2821
> Purley, Surrey CR8 4WP
> Again, thank you for your business.
> So it would now appear that he doesn't want me to pay VAT, and if I send
> him a cheque for �87.98 I can have the machine at a bargain price. As
> What a plonker eh? I'll let you know what his reponse to the above is.
> p.s. if you haven't already, check out his neutral and negative feedbacks
> I initially couldn't get this to work as I assumed the asterisks were not
> a part of his ebay name - they are.
Regardless of the circumstances that led to this situation which are
fundamentally entirely irrelevant, as a consumer purchasing from a business
and wishing to cancel under the Distance Selling Regulations, you have done
all that is required of you within the context of UK Law in that you have
submitted to the seller your request for cancellation within the specified
timeframe under the Distance Selling Regulations.
The business is required to accept your cancellation without question or
dispute, to do otherwise is unlawful, and if you feel inclined, the
involvement of Trading Standards may refresh the memory of the business in
question as to their legal obligations, and to cease and desist their
unlawful stance of ignoring / refusing DSR cancellations, a practice not
only of detriment to their reputation, but that of eBay, and all who choose
to run legitimate business through the venue.
From: Marcus Redd on 4 Dec 2006 07:18
"Need a little help please" <nospam(a)thisaddress.net> wrote in message
> Regardless of the circumstances that led to this situation which are
> fundamentally entirely irrelevant, as a consumer purchasing from a
> business and wishing to cancel under the Distance Selling Regulations, you
> have done all that is required of you within the context of UK Law in that
> you have submitted to the seller your request for cancellation within the
> specified timeframe under the Distance Selling Regulations.
> The business is required to accept your cancellation without question or
> dispute, to do otherwise is unlawful, and if you feel inclined, the
> involvement of Trading Standards may refresh the memory of the business in
> question as to their legal obligations, and to cease and desist their
> unlawful stance of ignoring / refusing DSR cancellations, a practice not
> only of detriment to their reputation, but that of eBay, and all who
> choose to run legitimate business through the venue.
Thankyou very, very much - a superbly informed and helpful response!
I've emailed eBay again highlighting these points, and I'm about to get in
touch with Trading Standards. I'll probably post back with their replies.
It's a shame that some of the others responding to my posts on this matter
have't taken the time to inform themselves similarly. Given the amount of
pontificating they do here, I really would have thought that they would have
known such important things.