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  Reply # 603877 2-Apr-2012 14:57 Send private message

I sold a trinket I found in my grandfathers stuff a long time ago, $1 reserve, thought it was junk. Sells for like $11. Guy comes around and says he is astonished to find it on trademe, it's crazy valuable and doesn't feel comfortable buying it for $11. Shows another one for sale in the USA for $500, and gives me $250 cash and won't accept my protests. Good and bad I guess.

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  Reply # 603879 2-Apr-2012 14:58 Send private message

Purchased a phone from a person down country - as soon as auction closed received payment instruction email - however bank account number didn't have enough digits - within minutes I emailed him and pointed this out - received a virtually instant reply with a full account number - sent the funds and emailed delivery address and receipt - then heard nothing - nothing arrived and despite repeated emails no reply from seller over next 3-4 weeks. Noticed however that his feedback rating continued to deteriorate and clearly 4-5 other buyers in same situation so did a bit of investigation Smile found out as much as I could about the person, printed out relevant emails, screenshots .... and visited Henderson Police as they are not far from work - the lady I spoke to initially didn't know anything about Trademe but her colleague did and I received a call from the Police a few days later saying they would get the Police in the town where this chap lived to investigate.

Received a call from the local Police the following weekend and then again after they visited the chap - they then made the chap deliver the item to them and witnessed it being sent - so I received it eventually.

The funny thing is the chap keeps on sending me emails to be a friend on social networking Laughing.

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  Reply # 603880 2-Apr-2012 14:58 Send private message

The online calculator has been spot on for me, unless the weight of wrapping takes you over or something it should be exactly the same.

I've had issues though where post shops don't stock the same bags etc. I used to live in Feilding and work in Palmerston North, and each post shop had different items. I got caught a few times quoting bubble wrap envelope etc only to find the damn post shop didn't have that size etc.

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  Reply # 603901 2-Apr-2012 15:16 Send private message

Kyanar:
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.....


....  and will do so to any old skimmer.Smile

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  Reply # 603917 2-Apr-2012 15:32 Send private message

I sold a 33" CRT TV & cabinet to some guy from Auckland. He arrives to pick it up in a small Toyota sedan, with 2 other people in it, and proceeds to spend half an hour trying to wedge the thing in through the doors in such a way as to fit the TV, cabinet & passengers and still close the doors.

Then I hear back from him next day that the TV doesn't work. My bad, I should have plugged it in for him before he shoehorned it into his car. But he didn't want to return the goods, and I wasn't willing to give a refund on something he wouldn't give back, and stuffed if I was driving to Auckland to get it myself. Eventually I gave him a half refund, based on the price similar cabinets were getting on Trademe. We agreed on neutral feedback each, which he honored. 

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  Reply # 603941 2-Apr-2012 16:00 Send private message

Sold a telescope on Trade me, pick up only as obviously these are delicate...

Guy freaked out when he had to come and pick it up. Made him drive 3 hours to get it. Still gave me good feedback.

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  Reply # 603966 2-Apr-2012 16:15 Send private message

drajk: 

The funny thing is the chap keeps on sending me emails to be a friend on social networking Laughing.


LOL, my wife gets that all the time. Ive had it once or twice and just ignore them... 




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  Reply # 603970 2-Apr-2012 16:18 Send private message

jonherries: Sold a telescope on Trade me, pick up only as obviously these are delicate...

Guy freaked out when he had to come and pick it up. Made him drive 3 hours to get it. Still gave me good feedback.

Jon


Yeah, I sold a telescope back at the start of December, I had to deliver it to Mt Eden for the guy, only got there this past weekend.  So he waited 5 months to get it.... sheesh....

Hi Cyris!! :D
 




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  Reply # 603973 2-Apr-2012 16:20 Send private message

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jonherries: Sold a telescope on Trade me, pick up only as obviously these are delicate...

Guy freaked out when he had to come and pick it up. Made him drive 3 hours to get it. Still gave me good feedback.

Jon


Yeah, I sold a telescope back at the start of December, I had to deliver it to Mt Eden for the guy, only got there this past weekend.  So he waited 5 months to get it.... sheesh....

Hi Cyris!! :D
 




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  Reply # 603983 2-Apr-2012 16:27 Send private message

networkn: I sold a trinket I found in my grandfathers stuff a long time ago, $1 reserve, thought it was junk. Sells for like $11. Guy comes around and says he is astonished to find it on trademe, it's crazy valuable and doesn't feel comfortable buying it for $11. Shows another one for sale in the USA for $500, and gives me $250 cash and won't accept my protests. Good and bad I guess.


Very refreshing to hear. That's honesty and integrity at its best! 



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  Reply # 603988 2-Apr-2012 16:33 Send private message

The most common 'duh' TradeMe moments:

1) Buyer purchases an item, makes payment and they fail to provide their delivery address for weeks on end
2) Buyer complains about the freight costs after receiving the item - despite the freight costs detailed on the auction itself
3) Buyer contacts you a full month and a half after the item was sent out and says the item hasn't turned up - why wouldn't they make contact sooner?
4) As many have commented, what does 'no pick up' mean? It means no pick-up! It also doesn't mean the seller is dodgy and doesn't want to deal in person.

Of course there are some 'duh' sellers out there.

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  Reply # 603991 2-Apr-2012 16:35 Send private message

xpd:
drajk: 

The funny thing is the chap keeps on sending me emails to be a friend on social networking Laughing.


LOL, my wife gets that all the time. Ive had it once or twice and just ignore them... 


I had the misfortune of dealing with a certain husband/promotor of a much publicised (at the time) NZ musical artist, who got quite offended when I queried why he insisted on wanting to add me to his newsletters for said artist, and thought that threatening to "not deal with me" in the future was something I'd care about given that I don't provide any public goods or services.




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  Reply # 604069 2-Apr-2012 18:36 Send private message

This game planet thread has some awesome ownage of a trade me scammer - very amusing (but cruel) reading.




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  Reply # 604147 2-Apr-2012 21:01 Send private message

I recently bought a second hand modem/router on trademe for $10 + pnp I payed the $10+pnp the modem arrived all good I thought then got a redface negative feed back because his bank charged him $3 for the transaction he even emailed me to ask for the extra $3

I told Him tough snot not my fault your ASB bank charges you for transactions should added in the cost of that to the original auction price




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Reply # 604160 2-Apr-2012 21:14 Send private message

I just listed some old nintendo ds games in a $1 reserve auction only i accidentally added a $1 buy now. Funnily enough they were bought straight away with buy now, cost me $1.45 to sell for $1 plus i lost there real value.

I could probably cancel the trade but will just live with it, think of it as a lesson learnt and something nice for someone else.

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