Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
687 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2188945 28-Feb-2019 16:09
11 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Forgot about this

A couple of weeks ago I sold a S7 Edge and the buyer emailed me to say it turned up with a crack in the screen which I found a bit suspect as it was in the original box and the boxed was bubble wrapped. So after a few emails back and forth, it was easier to just refund the amount plus the return shipping fee once the phone got back to me.

This is where it gets even more suspect.

The phone turned up without the packaging and with a protective case which had been glued onto the phone. When I queried why a case is glued on to the phone they said “it’s because it falls off” and than said can you please refund the money immediately as they were travelling overseas the very next day and needed the money.

At this point I’m very suspicious so I grab the original receipt so I can compare the IMEI numbers, well I boot the phone up and a AT&T splash logo appears lol I rip the case off and sure enough the back glass has a AT&T logo on it, now I see why the case was glued on. I get curious and check the buyers feedback and sure enough they bought an S7 Edge with a cracked screen for $100 a week earlier which has the exact same crack lol.

I email back and tell the buyer they are full of crap etc etc (no reply) and I leave appropriate feedback.

Well today I get an email asking me to send back the phone “yep as soon as you deposit some money in my account for the freight” the reply I got was “eff you eff this I’m a scammer and a rip-off etc etc”

I just replied “lol”

Besides the crack the phone works ok.

225 posts

Master Geek


  # 2188992 28-Feb-2019 17:11
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Holy cow Batman that's criminal, ha ha i cannot think of anything more stupid !!




tenkan

 
 
 
 


15219 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2189002 28-Feb-2019 17:30
Send private message quote this post

Dial111: Forgot about this

A couple of weeks ago I sold a S7 Edge and the buyer emailed me to say it turned up with a crack in the screen which I found a bit suspect as it was in the original box and the boxed was bubble wrapped. So after a few emails back and forth, it was easier to just refund the amount plus the return shipping fee once the phone got back to me.

 

 

 

Did you report them to trademe?


687 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2189009 28-Feb-2019 17:46
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz:

Dial111: Forgot about this

A couple of weeks ago I sold a S7 Edge and the buyer emailed me to say it turned up with a crack in the screen which I found a bit suspect as it was in the original box and the boxed was bubble wrapped. So after a few emails back and forth, it was easier to just refund the amount plus the return shipping fee once the phone got back to me.


 


Did you report them to trademe?

sure did, got the usual automated response about looking into it etc, they asked for photos of the device and I sent them that and the IMEI numbers not matching. I’m not holding my breath.

3467 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2189048 28-Feb-2019 19:40
Send private message quote this post

langi27: Don't see TM getting any better unless they seriously drop the fees and if they do it might be too late. Seems to be a drug we are all weening ourselves off.

This. So much. The fees put me off massively and I won't list unless there's a fee exemption in place. The local Salvation Army shop had done reasonably well out of us as a result.

With stuff I have managed to sell (when people actually bid instead of merely 'watching'), I've always specified pick up only. Unlike the OP I've never experienced any issues around this. Fortunate I guess.

4176 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2189064 28-Feb-2019 20:18
Send private message quote this post

Handsomedan:

 

I'd much rather they come around and inspect it, THEN press buy now and pay up. Buy Now is a contract. 

 

 

How does this work on TM without breaking the T&Cs by swapping contact information? 

 

My reading is that, to stay within the rules, all questions about condition etc need to be sorted out via the Q&A feature, which can be really frustrating; there are many things I'll just not buy as I'm not prepared to take that risk.

 

I bought my kids a couple of bikes last year off TM; from the descriptions and answers to questions you'd have thought both were in a similar (excellent) condition; well, one of them was, but the other was a real disappointment - and this stuff didn't show up in the photos either.

 

I get that TM don't want people circumventing their site as the place to conclude a sale, but equally this stupid rule really @$#%#s with the purchase process!


4403 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2189067 28-Feb-2019 20:23
Send private message quote this post

Ha, my facebook marketplace winner of my table tennis table collected it today. But they had no trailer (full sized table).   So, they strapped it to the roof of their car... they were far braver than me.     I checked the online news site a bit later to see if there were any reports of a crashed table tennis table on the roads. 

 

I think I'll try to use facebook marketplace more often. Especially good for face to face sales.

 

 


 
 
 
 


2026 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2189192 1-Mar-2019 07:27
Send private message quote this post

I say bring back the good ol'fashioned buy-sell-&-exchange phone-ins on local morning radio shows.





"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


13435 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2189207 1-Mar-2019 08:40
Send private message quote this post

floydbloke:

I say bring back the good ol'fashioned buy-sell-&-exchange phone-ins on local morning radio shows.



Or, for anyone growing up in Britain in the 70's and 80's, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop with Noel Edmonds!





82 posts

Master Geek


  # 2189209 1-Mar-2019 08:46
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

Or, for anyone growing up in Britain in the 70's and 80's, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop with Noel Edmonds!

 

 

 

01 811 8055


13435 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2189237 1-Mar-2019 09:42
Send private message quote this post

notesgnome:

Geektastic:

Or, for anyone growing up in Britain in the 70's and 80's, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop with Noel Edmonds!


 


01 811 8055



Impressive. The Force is strong in this one.





240 posts

Master Geek


  # 2190269 3-Mar-2019 14:32
Send private message quote this post

Site upgrade work is underway.

 

Trade Me will be unavailable between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 

Strange time to take the site offline... 


xpd



Chief Trash Bandit
10100 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2190300 3-Mar-2019 15:35
Send private message quote this post

RickD:

 

Site upgrade work is underway.

 

Trade Me will be unavailable between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 

Strange time to take the site offline... 

 

 

Peak time is around 7pm, so not so bad for them.

 

 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation (For Sale) : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  20GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

http://storm.xpd.co.nz - NZ Rock at its finest (WIP)

 

Add me on Steam


1695 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2190394 3-Mar-2019 19:58
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

rp1790:

Have to say I've more or less given up on selling the smaller value items on Trademe because of the hassle factor.  I hate wasting things or throwing something out but have been doing that just recently.



I've been donating all sorts to good causes like hospice and our local spca.

437 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2190502 4-Mar-2019 08:23
Send private message quote this post

JayADee:
rp1790:

 

Have to say I've more or less given up on selling the smaller value items on Trademe because of the hassle factor.  I hate wasting things or throwing something out but have been doing that just recently.

 



I've been donating all sorts to good causes like hospice and our local spca.

 

I always donate what can be used by the likes of the Sallies, but small geeky electronics are too hard to sell and no use to them.  


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.