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Topic # 110313 7-Oct-2012 20:50 Send private message

There's always a fool that will part with his money, and a Trade Me seller that will try to rip off people.

Two examples: CDMA Express card and CDMA PCCARD.

These are not the only ones. Shame Trade Me does not have a rule to prevent people selling completely useless piece of crap that won't work anywhere else in the world - even less in New Zealand where Telecom CDMA is gone, gone, gone.





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  Reply # 697598 7-Oct-2012 20:59 Send private message

I reported both
The second one even went as far to say
***WORKS WITH TELECOM***
twice

So i put that report under the 'seller intends to defraud' category.




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  Reply # 697612 7-Oct-2012 21:18 Send private message

Did you see my tweet?




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  Reply # 697613 7-Oct-2012 21:22 Send private message

I've already complained to a friend of mine at Trademe, and reported the trader(s), and asked questions saying the card (or phone) doesn't work on the network any more... Fallen on deaf ears so far.




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  Reply # 697627 7-Oct-2012 21:56 Send private message

plambrechtsen: I've already complained to a friend of mine at Trademe, and reported the trader(s), and asked questions saying the card (or phone) doesn't work on the network any more... Fallen on deaf ears so far.


Yeap they don't tend to get involved with validing whether ads are completely valid, unless they are obviously wrong. I complained about a real estate ad some time ago where it had incorrect information and QV data, but they didn't do anything, and it would have required them to check with QV to validate it.

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  Reply # 697640 7-Oct-2012 22:32 Send private message

Wow that was fast - within a couple of hours on a sunday night, trademe replied and said they had removed the listing.

Good luck Wheedle - will be an interesting challenge to match that level of customer service - if you come back.




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  Reply # 697679 7-Oct-2012 23:46 Send private message

Listing #: 519293723 is this a CDMA card as well?




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  Reply # 697684 8-Oct-2012 00:28 Send private message

Could this be used in any other country though?







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  Reply # 697690 8-Oct-2012 01:03 Send private message

No, these cannot be used anywhere else.




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  Reply # 697694 8-Oct-2012 02:06 Send private message

Verizon will connect CDMA devices, but it's very unlikely that the buyer would move to the US.




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  Reply # 697714 8-Oct-2012 07:49 Send private message

munchkin: Verizon will connect CDMA devices, but it's very unlikely that the buyer would move to the US.


Most US carriers refuse to connect BYO devices (with the exception of the one that's legally required to as a condition of their spectrum allocation) in which case even Verizon won't help.

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  Reply # 697732 8-Oct-2012 09:24 Send private message

I think people should be allowed to sell whatever they like, provided they clearly describe if the item won't work in NZ (and almost certinaly won't work anywhere else in the world)

some people may be gadget freaks who love pulling stuff apart, so it's certainly possible that someone will want to buy a non-functional network card.



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  Reply # 697733 8-Oct-2012 09:25 Send private message

They can sell whatever they like, except those auctions had in capital letters "WORK ON TELECOM NZ"




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  Reply # 697802 8-Oct-2012 12:12 Send private message

Well the first one is gone now too. Trademe just replied to my complaint stating that they have deemed it is in breach of terms.

Nothing wrong with selling old CDMA stuff, as long as the auction states something along the lines of "Will no longer work in New Zealand due to there being no active CDMA providers" or something.

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  Reply # 697811 8-Oct-2012 12:31 Send private message

What was the user name for the seller who wrote: ***WORKS WITH TELECOM*** ?

I want to blacklist them, just on principle...

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  Reply # 697813 8-Oct-2012 12:32 Send private message

Kyanar:
munchkin: Verizon will connect CDMA devices, but it's very unlikely that the buyer would move to the US.


Most US carriers refuse to connect BYO devices (with the exception of the one that's legally required to as a condition of their spectrum allocation) in which case even Verizon won't help.


As Sprint and Telecom NZ used the same CDMA tech  and Sprint will connect X Verizon fones  these cards would be OK  but why would you want to when in the US the CDMA carriers are moving to LTE as fast as they can  for data..




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