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Topic # 247854 27-Feb-2019 08:11
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Yup, it is :D


So many times lately on TradeMe, I've listed large/heavy items and clearly stated pickup only. I tend to state this 2x in the description, and have the auction set to pick up only as well.


People from out of Auckland bid, win, transfer funds to me and then say :


a)   "I'll get Bob to pick it up for me, heres his number" - I then have to contact Bob and arrange pickup time which they either never turn up for, or never reply.


b) "Courier it to me"  - NO. Even had one say "But in your auction it says you'd consider it". Umm not it dosent. Show me where. Oh look, PICK UP ONLY is shown. Even if you offer to arrange courier, NO. Its a pain in the arse for me to track down packaging for said item (which is usually only a few dollars) , which you then claim was damaged when arrived "due to poor packaging" - I'm not a fricking logistics company so dont hold bubble wrap/boxes on hand sorry.


And because of the above, I then end up with a negative feedback from them!!!


Wish you could ban anyone from outside of your area (based on their profile info) from bidding.........



XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ


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  Reply # 2188945 28-Feb-2019 16:09
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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.

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