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  Reply # 603749 2-Apr-2012 12:37 Send private message

I got bad feedback for not being friendly enough, which happened because I had the flu, he turned up unannounced at 7am on a Sunday and I had been up all night with my new baby.

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  Reply # 603752 2-Apr-2012 12:38 Send private message

I recently had one guy nagging me to place feedback for something I'd bought from him... he emailed me twice reminding me to place feedback before the item even arrived!!

Some people are just desperate!



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  Reply # 603760 2-Apr-2012 12:41 Send private message

IlDuce: 
One of my neutrals was ridiculous, I posted GOOD feedback first, then the guy gave me neutral in return as "I didn't give him praising enough feedback...


Maybe this guy didn't get enough positive reinforcement at school or something, haha. 

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  Reply # 603762 2-Apr-2012 12:43 Send private message

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IlDuce: 
One of my neutrals was ridiculous, I posted GOOD feedback first, then the guy gave me neutral in return as "I didn't give him praising enough feedback...


Maybe this guy didn't get enough positive reinforcement at school or something, haha. 


Man what school did YOU go to that gave you positive reinforcement? Highschool was a nightmare for me. 

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  Reply # 603781 2-Apr-2012 13:11 Send private message

richms: Oh another one was a seller that had the the typical lazy seller thing of no freight, so I asked a question on what it would cost to get to auckland, and they said $9 which seemed reasonable.

Bid, won, paid, sent address.

4 days later got an email saying they took it to the post office and it was going to be $28 or something absurd. Turns out they never bothered to price it up and just guessed because other people have couriered them things the same size for $9.

Didnt go ahead with it and didnt leave any feedback but damn some people are lazy and thick.


I sold a couple of gaming bits and bobs a while ago, stated pick up only etc. Both winners were on the other Island so I agreed to do shipping at their expense. Used the NZ Post's online calculator to figure out the costs, received the money and went off to the Post Shop. Both estimates were well off, I ended up losing $5 on one auction and $12 on the other. Was my own mistake so I took it on the chin and sent it off. If someone gives a quote for shipping then they should honour it IMHO.

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  Reply # 603804 2-Apr-2012 13:28 Send private message

I dont get why people find the online calculator to be off, it works the same way as the one instore so unless you are taking the micky when measuring it then it should be the same. If they try to charge you more it might be because they are giving you the price for a more expensive service than what you quoted for.

Seems that you have to ask if that is the cheapest because they will give you prices for something not cheap or useless like with tracking etc.





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  Reply # 603821 2-Apr-2012 13:39 Send private message

Ahhh Trademe... Where to start!

I've had issues on pickup items where people don't bring the correct amount of money and expect you to just discount the item for this reason. In the last year or so I've had three people arrive at the door, where the price amount was rounded to a $10 amount and they've presented with the excuse that they went to the ATM which only dispenses $20 notes and they only got out a certain amount and are $10 short.

In many cases they often mumble and go back to their car and magicly produce the correct amount saying they've had to borrow from the parking meter money or from the spouse etc sitting in the car.

Also I've sold items and people present with a large note and want change. I can recall a book I sold for $3 and a bloke turned up with a $20 note expecting change.

The issue of people trying it on with for pickup items has basically led me to only list for posting, even locally, as this actually seems the lesser hassle of late!

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  Reply # 603823 2-Apr-2012 13:43 Send private message

I have a friend that quit there full time job at North Shore city council and now buys goods from the $2 shop and sells items $20 to $40 and makes a good living out of it




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  Reply # 603831 2-Apr-2012 13:51 Send private message

UncleArk: Ahhh Trademe... Where to start!

I've had issues on pickup items where people don't bring the correct amount of money and expect you to just discount the item for this reason. In the last year or so I've had three people arrive at the door, where the price amount was rounded to a $10 amount and they've presented with the excuse that they went to the ATM which only dispenses $20 notes and they only got out a certain amount and are $10 short.

In many cases they often mumble and go back to their car and magicly produce the correct amount saying they've had to borrow from the parking meter money or from the spouse etc sitting in the car.

Also I've sold items and people present with a large note and want change. I can recall a book I sold for $3 and a bloke turned up with a $20 note expecting change.

The issue of people trying it on with for pickup items has basically led me to only list for posting, even locally, as this actually seems the lesser hassle of late!


Tell them to go to an ANZ ATM next time as they happily dispense tenners.

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  Reply # 603838 2-Apr-2012 14:09 Send private message

richms: I dont get why people find the online calculator to be off, it works the same way as the one instore so unless you are taking the micky when measuring it then it should be the same. If they try to charge you more it might be because they are giving you the price for a more expensive service than what you quoted for.

Seems that you have to ask if that is the cheapest because they will give you prices for something not cheap or useless like with tracking etc.



There must something I missed then because I measured/weighed the packaged items (several times to be exact), inputed the numbers and got a quote. Went into the post shop and selected the same service level I had online and the price was a lot higher. I even tried repackaging the items in one of their boxes but the price was no different. Now if I'm going to sell something on TM with postage I take it instore and get the price first.

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  Reply # 603840 2-Apr-2012 14:12 Send private message

NZ Post shops can be a joke... For example they sell boxes. Those boxes are standard sizes, and yet, every time I use one of those boxes they put it on top of the guides on the bench to see if it fits. How many times do they have to put the same box on those guides?





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  Reply # 603845 2-Apr-2012 14:15 Send private message

I had recently won an auction for an Xperia X10a for $80, almost new condition no scratches or dents at all. Comes with 6 months warranty from Telecom. It was repaired once with battery problem. Seller wasn't happy and decided to sell it cheap. Still using it.

Also had a dealing with a dodgy trader, sent me a liquid damaged phone, but I paid for a working, almost brand new one. Asked for a refund but he wanted to pay $10/week. So I contacted TM and he finally gave my money back in full after a week. And he even had the guts to put a negative feedback on me. So I contacted TM again and they decided to cancel the trade. So no bad feedback for both of us.

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Reply # 603854 2-Apr-2012 14:25 Send private message

johnr: I have a friend that quit there full time job at North Shore city council and now buys goods from the $2 shop and sells items $20 to $40 and makes a good living out of it


Surprised

Full points for ingenuity!  People really don't have a clue what things are worth  - often things which you'd otherwise throw away are worth putting onto TM, I've been amazed a couple of times.





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  Reply # 603865 2-Apr-2012 14:46 Send private message

johnr: I have a friend that quit there full time job at North Shore city council and now buys goods from the $2 shop and sells items $20 to $40 and makes a good living out of it


I would love to know what goods those are because I was buying stuff from the $2 suppliers at $1.10 or so and selling and the best they would get are $3 or so and some smartass will always ask questions like why is this $3.50 when its $2 at the $2 shop?




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  Reply # 603870 2-Apr-2012 14:55 Send private message

My best deal on TM was about 6 month ago when someone was selling some McKinley shoes - love em' but I'm usually far too tight to part with that sort of money for shoes!

Anyway, they were a shoe shop that had closed up and had heaps of sizes and styles. Bought 4 pairs for an average price of $55 each including shipping!!! (Forced them to use Safe Trader as they'd not been trading on TM that long and I didn't want to loose my money, but I happily paid the Safe Trader fee, just in case).

Gave them glowing feedback as those shoes were the best deal ever!!

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