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timmmay

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  #1175933 14-Nov-2014 16:15
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surfisup1000: In theory CGA applies but for pragmatic reasons CGA does not apply for goods worth under $50. 


Could you post a reference backing up that statement? I've never heard it before.

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  #1175934 14-Nov-2014 16:25
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surfisup1000:
keewee01: And this is where TradeMe as a company fail big time. They need to step up, act responsibly and be more proactive against sellers like this. They can't sit idlely by and keep allowing traders to do this whilst saying "Meh, not us", especially when the trader is listed as 'In Trade' - it just cheapens and makes a mockery of having the 'In Trade' tag.


You're welcome to an opinion but that opinion has no legal backup. 

This is an issue between a buyer and seller, not the agent .

Perhaps trademe should be a bit more proactive but how far do they go?


Logically, as far as Ebay who offer proper backing for buyers.





 
 
 
 


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  #1175970 14-Nov-2014 16:40
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timmmay:
surfisup1000: In theory CGA applies but for pragmatic reasons CGA does not apply for goods worth under $50. 


Could you post a reference backing up that statement? I've never heard it before.


I think he means that because it costs $45 or something to file a case at the Disputes Tribunal, it does not make economic sense to take further action over something under $50. You can only report the seller to the Commerce Commission for them to take different actions. They won't help you get your money back, they will only issue advice to/sanction the seller for breaches of legislation. You have to take the legal action to get your money back yourself.



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  #1176054 14-Nov-2014 18:41
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saeran: This is one good thing about Ebay.

If you buy stuff, even if it's $1, if it doesn't show up or something's wrong you usually get a refund very quickly (within a couple days).


I use Ebay all the time, postage is great too. Plus items are cheaper than here and you can get items that are not available here with free shipping. The backup Ebay + Paypal gives is amazing compared to Trademe, if the item doesn't turn up, faulty or not as described a refund or another item is shipped.

Haven't had an issue yet, compare that to Trademe where I've lost $100+ where items don't turn up or faulty and not support at all from the seller. Good luck following this up. Email Trademe is a waste of time, they may ban the seller on rare occasions but they just setup another account and you're still out of pocket.



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  #1176112 14-Nov-2014 21:08
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Trademe replied, they said they'd contacted the seller but it was best for me to continue to talk to them and work things out. Not sure I can be bothered.

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  #1176137 14-Nov-2014 22:31
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timmmay: Trademe replied, they said they'd contacted the seller but it was best for me to continue to talk to them and work things out. Not sure I can be bothered.


That's their standard response to everything I think. "We've had the money - now stop bothering us".





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  #1176138 14-Nov-2014 22:31
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timmmay: Interested in what other people think ?


As a trademe seller of various electronic stuff,

I think that firstly, if I had been the one to have sold it, that I would refund it without question.  Happy customer, valuable product feedback (if it can be returned for investigation all the better), not risking negative feedback (indeed, the opposite), these are things worth more than the few dollars the product cost.

But secondly, that many of the sellers of cheap electronic type stuff from China don't care in the slightest and that you are lucky you got any response out of them at all.

And thirdly, since you bought on Trade Me, you can edit your feedback (one-time-only) if you felt so inclined.  But again, the big sellers (much bigger than I) of this type of stuff have such large sales that they don't much care about a few negatives.






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  #1176149 14-Nov-2014 23:07
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When you buy from the cheapest seller on trademe you get this. The problem with trademe is they make it hard to see feedback on the product vs the seller and to find other sellers that have the same item but better customer service.

I generally try to buy from the 2nd, 3rd or 4th cheapest to avoid the race to the bottom for local sellers of imported tat.




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  #1176155 14-Nov-2014 23:56
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I had this problem with dick smiths on some of their own house brand screwdrivers, which were about $20 for a set. One of them broke due to a manufacturing defect in the metal. They told me they only had a 3 month warranty (although not stated on the box). $20 was cheaper than what other retailers sold them for, so it was to be expected that they wouldn't be as good a quality, and that the warranty and CGA period would be less. But they did eventually replace them, but they broke again, so I put it down to getting what you pay for.

 

If you are buying cheap chinese hings like thermometers, I think you are better to get them off ebay or deal extreme, as the sellers tend to be much better than some in NZ, as if you have a problem they will refund or send you a replacement, as they don't want a chargeback or bad feedback. Some of the cheap trademe sellers are simply reselling things they have purchased overseas from these websites anyway, so their margins are pretty thin, and in a way I feel sorry for them and wonder why some even bother especially with the CGA.

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mattwnz:  and in a way I feel sorry for them and wonder why some even bother especially with the CGA.


Can't speak for others, but for me, it's a very small amount of pocket money, but I get to justify wasting days of my free time (or, procrastinating time) trolling around Taobao looking for interesting things, I get to indulge my natural tendency to hoard shiny objects, and since I already have a business it is no extra work really to roll it into that for purposes of GST and tax which I need to do anyway.







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  #1176177 15-Nov-2014 06:54
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richms: When you buy from the cheapest seller on trademe you get this. The problem with trademe is they make it hard to see feedback on the product vs the seller and to find other sellers that have the same item but better customer service.

I generally try to buy from the 2nd, 3rd or 4th cheapest to avoid the race to the bottom for local sellers of imported tat.


Why would you assume I bought from the cheapest seller?

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  #1176256 15-Nov-2014 12:03
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I can't believe this thread is alive after two pages over a $15 item. 

There is a word that starts with S that describes spending more than 15 minutes on a $15 item, but it's not stubborn. Move on with your life. 

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  #1176260 15-Nov-2014 12:25
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timmmay:
richms: When you buy from the cheapest seller on trademe you get this. The problem with trademe is they make it hard to see feedback on the product vs the seller and to find other sellers that have the same item but better customer service.

I generally try to buy from the 2nd, 3rd or 4th cheapest to avoid the race to the bottom for local sellers of imported tat.


Why would you assume I bought from the cheapest seller?


Because you said $10 in the OP




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  #1176279 15-Nov-2014 13:08
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The thread is about the principle of it - just because it's cheap can it be crap with no warranty.

The same item is sold by many sellers, I chose the most reputable. I could've saved a dollar or two buying from ebay.

I'll replace it with a $70 system I'll get from Amazon.

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