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    • Brywalker
    • By Brywalker 2nd May 18, 11:41 AM
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    Another one for the Blocked List
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    • 2nd May 18, 11:41 AM
    Another one for the Blocked List 2nd May 18 at 11:41 AM
    This ebay buyer seems to have terrible luck with the Royal Mailbuyer name: seventearsareflowingtotheriver
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 2nd May 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 2nd May 18, 11:54 AM
    They used to leave mainly good feedback with the occasional problem but appear to have stopped leaving good feedback. Still, even if that's the case the bad feedback is way over the top, one comment removed by eBay and a couple in a row for Musicmagpie who are a good company and don't combine shipping so they are almost certainly separate orders.
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    • Brywalker
    • By Brywalker 2nd May 18, 1:42 PM
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    • 2nd May 18, 1:42 PM
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    • 2nd May 18, 1:42 PM
    They used to leave mainly good feedback with the occasional problem but appear to have stopped leaving good feedback. Still, even if that's the case the bad feedback is way over the top, one comment removed by eBay and a couple in a row for Musicmagpie who are a good company and don't combine shipping so they are almost certainly separate orders.
    Originally posted by ballisticbrian
    Yeah, they appear to have jumped on the 'freebay' bandwagon.
    • Irn-Bru-Kid
    • By Irn-Bru-Kid 2nd May 18, 2:38 PM
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    • 2nd May 18, 2:38 PM
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    • 2nd May 18, 2:38 PM
    Add this one whilst you are at it - bingowings56
    • goodfella66
    • By goodfella66 3rd May 18, 6:29 AM
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    • 3rd May 18, 6:29 AM
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    • 3rd May 18, 6:29 AM
    There ought to be a sticky thread at the top of the page like this, warning sellers of dodgy buyers.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 3rd May 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 3rd May 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 3rd May 18, 8:06 AM
    There ought to be a sticky thread at the top of the page like this, warning sellers of dodgy buyers.
    Originally posted by goodfella66
    It was always policy on this board not to allow naming and shaming, but I can't seem to find the policy now. Generally as well naming and shaming can be used maliciously to harm someone for many reasons, not connected with ebay.
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 3rd May 18, 8:45 AM
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    • 3rd May 18, 8:45 AM
    I think I've been quoted but part misunderstood. My point is that when people stop leaving positives (or any feedback at all for good transactions) all it leaves is a sea of reds. I didn't mean that they leave negs for everything, because you can clearly see the purchasing totals have drastically reduced.
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    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 4th May 18, 7:35 AM
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    • 4th May 18, 7:35 AM
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    • 4th May 18, 7:35 AM
    I have had two false INR claims in the last 6 months, both of which I successfully defended thanks to the QR-code tracking/reference number - both times, eBay checked the information I gave them which showed that the item had been delivered and accepted it....it helped that one of the buyers actually admitted she had the item whilst still trying to claim otherwise. When an item has been left at a sorting office or with a neighbour, the tracking DOES reflect this, so I am happy to assume that both buyers did receive their items...had it shown otherwise, I would have clearly chased it up with the sorting office.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
    • volcanoshano
    • By volcanoshano 7th May 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 7th May 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 7th May 18, 10:11 AM
    My friend sold something and buyer claimed INR and she had to refund. A month or so later the buyer listed the exact same item for sale!
    If you were going to do that would you not at least create a new account?
    • jevoudrais
    • By jevoudrais 7th May 18, 10:31 AM
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    I have had two false INR claims in the last 6 months, both of which I successfully defended thanks to the QR-code tracking/reference number - both times, eBay checked the information I gave them which showed that the item had been delivered and accepted it....it helped that one of the buyers actually admitted she had the item whilst still trying to claim otherwise. When an item has been left at a sorting office or with a neighbour, the tracking DOES reflect this, so I am happy to assume that both buyers did receive their items...had it shown otherwise, I would have clearly chased it up with the sorting office.
    Originally posted by Flickering Ember
    beware recorded signed for and special delivery labels do not always adhere. i use paypal labels which print the exact address, the barcode and hide the cost. if the royal mail barcode label comes off the delivery post man and collection office do not get a signature. a savvy buyer will raise an INR. a savvy seller will raise a not delivered lost in the postal system. if you use royal mail barcode labels put a bit of sellotape on the top edge
    Last edited by jevoudrais; 07-05-2018 at 10:34 AM.
    • jevoudrais
    • By jevoudrais 7th May 18, 10:36 AM
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    My friend sold something and buyer claimed INR and she had to refund. A month or so later the buyer listed the exact same item for sale!
    If you were going to do that would you not at least create a new account?
    Originally posted by volcanoshano
    did your friend make a successful claim ?
    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 7th May 18, 2:23 PM
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    beware recorded signed for and special delivery labels do not always adhere. i use paypal labels which print the exact address, the barcode and hide the cost. if the royal mail barcode label comes off the delivery post man and collection office do not get a signature. a savvy buyer will raise an INR. a savvy seller will raise a not delivered lost in the postal system. if you use royal mail barcode labels put a bit of sellotape on the top edge
    Originally posted by jevoudrais
    I use eBay's own postage labels which I sellotape securely and they don't come off!
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 8th May 18, 4:06 PM
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    i had some "issues" shall we say with 0161goldstar

    fortunately after ebay got involved they had a change of luck and all their parcels started arriving again...
    • jevoudrais
    • By jevoudrais 11th May 18, 8:00 AM
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    I use eBay's own postage labels which I sellotape securely and they don't come off!
    Originally posted by Flickering Ember

    i use paypal labels and securely clear parcel tape them on (1 a roll wilkos)



    Do ebay postage labels show the price please?
    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 11th May 18, 9:41 AM
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    Why is anyone bothered if the label shows the cost of postage?

    I am an occasional eBay buyer (I have never sold anything) and even I realise that 'postage' costs more than the stamp - there's wrapping for instance.

    Everyone can see the postage cost on the listing, and if it's too much, then don't bid and moan about it later!
    • soolin
    • By soolin 11th May 18, 10:02 AM
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    Why is anyone bothered if the label shows the cost of postage?

    I am an occasional eBay buyer (I have never sold anything) and even I realise that 'postage' costs more than the stamp - there's wrapping for instance.

    Everyone can see the postage cost on the listing, and if it's too much, then don't bid and moan about it later!
    Originally posted by Beenie
    The trouble is people do moan, often loudly and repetitively. There have been threads on here and on other forums where sellers have been nagged to refund 'over payments' as low as 10p before now.

    Ebay have told buyers they are in control and all sellers are bad, they have policies in place to guide sellers towards offering 'free' postage, so buyers who may be used to not seeing a separate price at all for post and packing often react badly to their perception that they have bene 'overcharged'.
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    • jevoudrais
    • By jevoudrais 12th May 18, 4:37 AM
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    Why is anyone bothered if the label shows the cost of postage?

    I am an occasional eBay buyer (I have never sold anything) and even I realise that 'postage' costs more than the stamp - there's wrapping for instance.

    Everyone can see the postage cost on the listing, and if it's too much, then don't bid and moan about it later!
    Originally posted by Beenie
    if you have charged say 6 for shipping to include packaging and the postage shows 4.54 you could get negatives etc. I have had requests for 15p refunds
    • RFW
    • By RFW 12th May 18, 9:27 AM
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    if you have charged say 6 for shipping to include packaging and the postage shows 4.54 you could get negatives etc. I have had requests for 15p refunds
    Originally posted by jevoudrais
    Yup. Never show pricing anywhere if you can help it.

    If supermarkets had the cost price of items labelled they'd sell substantially less.

    If you sell inclusive postage no one says a word. So sell 5 including postage you won't get a complaint on postage, sell 4 plus 1 postage and you will get complaints if your postage is labelled at 90p ("inflates postage costs").

    I used to occasionally sell price marked products, often clearance stock from discount stores. Selling something for 3 when it was marked 2.99 was more trouble than it was worth, no matter how many pictures of the price and mentions in the description.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 12th May 18, 10:01 AM
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    Yup. Never show pricing anywhere if you can help it.

    If supermarkets had the cost price of items labelled they'd sell substantially less.

    If you sell inclusive postage no one says a word. So sell 5 including postage you won't get a complaint on postage, sell 4 plus 1 postage and you will get complaints if your postage is labelled at 90p ("inflates postage costs").

    I used to occasionally sell price marked products, often clearance stock from discount stores. Selling something for 3 when it was marked 2.99 was more trouble than it was worth, no matter how many pictures of the price and mentions in the description.
    Originally posted by RFW

    When I was on Amazon I only really sold books, mainly rare or out of print ones so the cover price often bore no relation to the price I sold at. I had so many people query the fact that they paid say 15 for a book that turned up with 7/6d on the cover that I actually had a cut and paste response to them.
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    • jevoudrais
    • By jevoudrais 12th May 18, 2:42 PM
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    When I was on Amazon I only really sold books, mainly rare or out of print ones so the cover price often bore no relation to the price I sold at. I had so many people query the fact that they paid say 15 for a book that turned up with 7/6d on the cover that I actually had a cut and paste response to them.
    Originally posted by soolin
    The buyer who asked the question would have a whole new outlook on ebayers if they became a seller.
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