From: Marcus Redd on
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.
Thank
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:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110035658794
Item number: 110035658794
Buyer User ID: nadamp
Seller User ID: *uksoftwaretech*

Your total is:
�74.99 per item
�3.00 insurance
(optional)
�0.00 Sales discounts (-) or charges (+)
�12.99 shipping/handling

-----
�87.98 = Total


Please send me your shipping address and payment. The following payment
methods
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 this
page to:



uksoftwaretech
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 if...

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

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=*uksoftwaretech*&Dirn=Received+by

I initially couldn't get this to work as I assumed the asterisks were not a
part of his ebay name - they are.


From: Niel Humphreys on
"Marcus Redd" <read(a)it.com> wrote in message
news:4573ed1b$0$2488$9a6e19ea(a)unlimited.newshosting.com...
> Dear nadamp,
>
> You are the winning buyer for the Nintendo DS Lite Game Console White.
> Thank
> 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:
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110035658794
> Item number: 110035658794
> Buyer User ID: nadamp
> Seller User ID: *uksoftwaretech*
>
> Your total is:
> �74.99 per item
> �3.00 insurance
> (optional)
> �0.00 Sales discounts (-) or charges (+)
> �12.99 shipping/handling
>
> -----
> �87.98 = Total
>
>
> Please send me your shipping address and payment. The following payment
> methods
> 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
> this
> page to:
>
>
>
> uksoftwaretech
> 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
> if...
>
> What a plonker eh? I'll let you know what his reponse to the above is.


No, the VAT is not part of the Ebay auction so therefore the payment
reminder email will not quote the VAT element seeing as the seller has
specified in his auction that it is to be added to the final auction price.

This is regardless of the legal aspect, please lets not argue the rights and
wrongs again, the purpose of this post is to point out the incorrect
assumption of the OP who by the looks of it is about to get a non payment
strike.
--

Niel H
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Snowdon-Computers
http://www.ebayfaq.co.uk/
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/UK_Powersellers/


From: bcc97 on
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!

From: nick on

"Marcus Redd" <read(a)it.com> wrote in message

> p.s. if you haven't already, check out his neutral and negative feedbacks

You bid on his auction, and then didn't pay, and now you encourage people to
look at *his* negs??


From: Raj on

"Marcus Redd" <read(a)it.com> wrote in message
news:4573ed1b$0$2488$9a6e19ea(a)unlimited.newshosting.com...
> Further to my threads below (see "VAT added" and "What a lovely cop-out")
> I've finally received communications from the seller:

> 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
> if...
>
> What a plonker eh? I'll let you know what his reponse to the above is.


Just explain it to me. Why he is a plonker?

1. Because he sent you mail without VAT added making item cheaper for you?
2. Just replied to your mail nicely (bit late).

Looks good business reply to me.
It sounds you never wanted the item in first place, bought it by mistake and
then picked on his VAT practice to justify yourself.

I suppose few sellers will be adding "nadamp" to blocked list??


Raj Kundra
Kundra Computers