Found 6th Jan 2011
Is this a coincidence or is it the new excuse all the useless ebay members are using!!

Right the last 3 times on ebay I have had problems with members for example I have not recieved the item after payment and after weeks off them fobbing me off saying all sorts, I get fed up as we are just going around in circles. So I report them, the last 3 times The excuses why I havent had a refund or they have not got back to me is that they have had a death in the family!!

So here is my dilema, should I stop buying items off ebay?? as if I keep up this trend I will kill off the nation!!

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yes i think you should stop although if you keep killing people off then their is less people wanting the same stuff as you so will be cheaper

p.s. i have never heard that excuse, at least no yet
Edited by: "winifer" 6th Jan 2011

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I know I dont know wever to feel guilty or is this all they are wanting!!

Banned

only buy off sellers with loads of feedback

Zer0Cool

only buy off sellers with loads of feedback



they have to got feedback somehow, but yer alot of low feedback are often dodgy nowadays on ebay

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I usually do, this has been off sellers with feedback less then 50ish I think!

Im thinking its just an excuse, because its funny how someone does not reply to your emails but as soon as you report them they are onto you like a flash!! Some people are sick and also crap at understanding the concept of ebay.

Only buy from sellers with good and long term feedback.

I never have any problems.

Banned

i wont bother quoting because it doesnt work, i understand that people have to get feedback somehow but thats not my problem when i want to buy something i'll use someone who is a trusted seller with 1000's of feedback

ha this has made me laugh i sold my ps3 on it 3weeks ago still waitin for the guy to pick it up hes cumming this weekend aparently and guess why hes taken so long been a death in the family even tho he only lives 13miles away from me

Generally death in family translates to... Buyer "I don't have the cash right now but I was an idiot and bid anyway, just need to get my wages". Seller "I listed it with too cheap a start price and no reserve and it sold nowhere near what I wanted to get for it".

winifer

they have to got feedback somehow, but yer alot of low feedback are often … they have to got feedback somehow, but yer alot of low feedback are often dodgy nowadays on ebay



Fine, you buy from the newbies to help them establish themselves. I'll stick to those with good feedback, thanks.

LOL... exact excuse I just got. Someone has not dispatched an item and after 2 and a half weeks finally contact me saying they have been at the hospital with their gran for the past 2 weeks because she only has a month to live.

Do I believe them? No.

They have a history of dispatching items late. I should have read into their feedback more before I bought the item.

I've had that excuse loads of times

i was told the cat got run over!

I sold my laptop for £1400 twice on ebay.The first buyer said 4 days later that they where sorry but it was the kid Ryan who is only 7 Years old & must have pressed the button because his dad was showing him the laptop the night before :-/

The 2nd buyer wanted me to post to Italy & I said no-way due to Italy having one of the worst postal services in Europe.Also the buyers address was London & so I think he was chancing his arm for a scam.

So, the last 3 times you havent received your items?

Am I the only person who thinks OP has fluffed the checkout process and is getting crap sent to Lithuania???

splatsplatsplat

So, the last 3 times you havent received your items?Am I the only person … So, the last 3 times you havent received your items?Am I the only person who thinks OP has fluffed the checkout process and is getting crap sent to Lithuania???



Nope, I buy items all the time and run into no problems regarding receiving.

Buying on ebay is great, But selling can be a Nightmare.

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Its not only buying, when I have been selling it happened once aswell. This was a while ago when you could leave buyers negative feedback. After winning they kept saying I am going to pay tomorrow as I get paid and nevert did, after a couple of weeks and noticing they had been buying other items I left them bad feedback, the next thing YES someone had died, but the best thing they left me negative and said my item was fraudelent and never existed, jesus theres a bunch of muppets on there. If I buy an item I pay straight away.

I've had many excuses - death in the family, broken leg so can't get to post office, paypal broken lol i only buy now from people with over 100 feedback and no negatives, or power sellers - and i will never ever buy a phone/electrical item - had a few bad experiences, one recently with the shoddiest dvd player ever but i did get my money back

So here is my dilema, should I stop buying items off ebay?? as if I keep up this trend I will kill off the nation!!

haha, nice one!

Keep killing them off - will make more room for genuine sellers

I genuinely was a week late in posting an item I sold earlier this year as I was in hospital with a broken jaw so it does sometimes happen.

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stewby

I genuinely was a week late in posting an item I sold earlier this year … I genuinely was a week late in posting an item I sold earlier this year as I was in hospital with a broken jaw so it does sometimes happen.



That old chestnut

The other excuse I have heard a few times is that the sellers local post office is closed due to flooding

obers, i'm planning on using ebay fairly soon. Your not buying/selling anything are you? Don't wanna take any chances!
Edited by: "ham82" 9th Jan 2011

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ham82

obers, i'm planning on using ebay fairly soon. Your not buying/selling … obers, i'm planning on using ebay fairly soon. Your not buying/selling anything are you? Don't wanna take any chances!



Beware im alwasy on it

obers82

Beware im alwasy on it



it's all good, received my items and seem to be ok.
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