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MC eBayers Beware!

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by a_Mickey_Muppet, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    hey gang,

    I know most of you MC members are also Ebay members... I just wana tell you to bewair of ebay member ID: grinandgiggle. I bought/won a 30th Anv. Kermit the frog new in box, link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10885&item=7232600937

    I always pay with PAYpal after i win the item, so bein a nice guy/ebay members i payed asap, the jurk emailed me sayin they would ship my kermit out on that monday on UPS, now remember this was almost 2 weeks ago, went to the post office thinking "ok its wedsday, so he should be in now", couse it takes 2-3days, the jurk/bum NEVER emailed me, so i thought ok i'll give it til friday... emailed em they emailed me back and sayed "I mailed kermit out on thursday, sorry, i didnt use UPS i used reguler mail insted". so ok, i didnt mind so much, this was the same week, now its been alost 2 weeks now, i emailed em 6 times asking "please find out for me", "is there a tracking number?", and so on. So i just filled out a "Not Received Item" on ebay here just this past Saturday we just had, so maybe i might get my money back from PAYpal... Any one else have any idea's on what i should do? :confused: :(

    Heres the last email i just sent them today... ** now im a very upset. its been ALOST 2 weeks since you sent out this Talking Kermit the Frog. I checked with the post office and they sayed regular mail does NOT take this long! I have filled out a Not Recevived Item on ebay. Please respond ASAP to avoid n-feedback!

    - Steve **

    so i thought i'd just worn u ebayers out there on MC about this bum! :mad:
  2. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Active Member

    Thanks for the warning! I hate it when people do stuff like that.:rolleyes: :mad: I'm sorry that happened to you.:( I have that Kermit and I would like to send you a PM about the Kermit, but, you already have 30 messages, so, could you clear some space so I can write you please?
  3. puppetise

    puppetise Member

    thank you for sharring that befor bidding always check the veiwers feed back
  4. puppetise

    puppetise Member

    i have that kermit
  5. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    there u can PM me now! :) :p
  6. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    I would give it a little more time. It shouldn't take 2 weeks but depending on what mail service they used it might. If they used parcel post two weeks is not unheard of. The lack of response from the seller though can be very upsetting and frustrating.
  7. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    OK, let me take back what I just said. The auction clearly states that it would be shipped priority mail. If it wasn't you have a definite gripe! :mad:
    Also, the 66% feedback rating should be a BIG RED FLAG! I would never go near a seller with less than 98% feedback and then read carefully any negative feedback left for him.

    Good luck to you in resolving this positively. Hope everything works out!
  8. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    yeah! i leaned my lession i can tell ya that! :smirk: thx for the tip too! :)
  9. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Best to advoid ebay.This can be hard as most buying and selling of collectables seem to be done on ebay nowadays, but I have found that in the past, ebay doesnt want to help you much and ebay seems to attract criminals and ebay should be doing much more.Also feedback seems to be a load of rubbish as I have had failed deals by people hiding behind high positive feedback and then comitting the occasional fraud and draging out excuses saying they posted it and will post another and more time goes till the item goes off the computer and you cant give negative feedback.Also if you can give negative feedback, they just give you negative feedback to make you look bad, which shouldnt be allowed.Also there should be no time limit ebay that ebay refuses to do anything about.No more ebay for me and if more people follow, it will teach them a lesson that they cant just collect money and not care about the victums in the process.
  10. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    thanks VERY well sayed! ;) Yeah from now on i'm NOT doin ebay unless i REALLY REALLY REALLY really really really really NEED it! lol :zany:
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    The frustrating thing about eBay and other sites like this is that there is really no way of telling if the person on the person whom you are buying from is an honest person or not, and that is very the very unfortunate part.
  12. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    yeah it sure is! I emailed them again lastnight........still nothin! that bum! grrr :boo:
  13. Kaiser Gonzo

    Kaiser Gonzo New Member

    i don't really know what u should do but that guy seems like a right bottom burk
    cheers for the warning coz i sometimes use ebay.com
  14. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    I've had two experiences buying things off e-bay and they were both good, but I've heard so many horror stories as of late that I'm inclined to not do bussiness there ever again! :eek:
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... You just gotta remember it's a business... And some deals will end up done well, others won't. Just gotta air out everything before committing to buy... And maybe know who it is you're buying from. Only had a handful of deals that went badly, but I'm OK doing business there. Unless I'm doing business with you guys here on the boards... And even then, you might need to beware which is why we set up the Seller Feedback thread in the B/S/T section.
    Hope this helps.
  16. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    I've been an eBay buyer since my senior year of college, and in the past three years I've only had one semi-bad experience (and the guy wasn't trying to rip me off; he just needs to learn to communicate better with his customers).

    One of the important things to do is to keep the lines of communication open with the seller. And when you do: BE POLITE. Even in the relative anonymity of the 'Net, politeness can go a long way. More flies with honey than vinegar, and all that. You can leave feedback for the seller, but they can also leave feedback for you. And you don't want to receive negative feedback because you were an [CENSORED] to the person you purchased an item from.

  17. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    thanks for ALL thos tips guys! i really mean it! :) well checkin the mail again today STILL nothing :boo: ..... tommarow will be 2 weeks since they sent out this Kermit! :zany:
  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    todays friday and STILL NOT A THING!!!! :attitude: :grouchy: :(
  19. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    did u get ur money back from ebay? that what i did yesterday filled out a "Not Received Item" on ebay and it sayed it would take em 30days! y sooo long? grrr... lol, i hate ebay now! haha :p
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... If you hate it, that's your feelings toward it.
    But if you filled out a claim with paypal.com, that should be enough. Filling out another claim with eBay is basically unnecessary. After the claim's initiated with paypal, if they haven't gotten any cooperation from the seller in 10 days, you automatically get the money recredited... Unless it's a multiple item purchase, then it takes a bit more time.
    Hope this helps.

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