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    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 4th May 18, 7:37 AM
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    Most stupid/crazy complaints from buyers?
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    • 4th May 18, 7:37 AM
    Most stupid/crazy complaints from buyers? 4th May 18 at 7:37 AM
    My favourite was when I sold a brand new item, RRP 24.99 for 5 including free postage which I paid 2.90 for. The item was made from plastic and the complaint was that the buyer felt they had paid too much, and that it felt too plasticky. Amazing.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
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    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 4th May 18, 7:47 AM
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    • 4th May 18, 7:47 AM
    'This book has too many pages'
    The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
    • lewishardwick
    • By lewishardwick 4th May 18, 8:01 AM
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    • 4th May 18, 8:01 AM
    I had someone buy a camera lens off of me. They won the bidding, the asked will it fit x camera?

    I actually bothered to respond saying it wouldn't. They huffed and puffed when I suggested they should check before bidding and that winning bids are binding.

    They actually paid and left neutral feedback.

    People are odd.
    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 4th May 18, 11:35 AM
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    • 4th May 18, 11:35 AM
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    I had an auction that started at 99p and the bidding went up to 20 which was more than the RRP. The buyer complained about my rip-off prices as you could get the item cheaper elsewhere. He seemed to have forgotten he actually bid that amount!
    • lindens
    • By lindens 4th May 18, 1:18 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:18 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:18 PM
    i bought some pens from poundland and sold them for 1.99. When it arrived she complained the pens were for sale in poundland.
    I explained not everyone had access to a poundland.
    You're not your * could have not of * Debt not dept *
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 4th May 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:23 PM
    I sold a tent once, and the guy complained that his kids didn't like camping and he wanted to return it
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 4th May 18, 1:35 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:35 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:35 PM
    i bought some pens from poundland and sold them for 1.99. When it arrived she complained the pens were for sale in poundland.
    I explained not everyone had access to a poundland.
    Originally posted by lindens
    How much did you make on that sale after deducting your purchase, postage, packaging, Paypal and eBay costs?
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 4th May 18, 1:41 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:41 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 1:41 PM
    I have received the guitar that I purchased from you but it is out of tune.
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • RFW
    • By RFW 4th May 18, 2:17 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 2:17 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 2:17 PM
    I had a complaint on a greeting card that the envelope was bigger than the card.

    Most of my stupid complaints are "I expected this 5cm widget to be bigger/smaller.". Not sure what people think happens to items in the post.
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    • This Year
    • By This Year 4th May 18, 6:48 PM
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    This Year
    It arrived too early Buyer had wanted it to arrive after her weekend away so she had something to look forward to when she got home.

    It was a hairbrush.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 5th May 18, 3:36 PM
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    I know I've posted this one before but it really concerned me to know some buyers think like this. Buyer bought something in the morning and I have an up to 1 day dispatch- but posted it that afternoon. Got an email that evening to say she was upset I'd posted it early and that basically I was a terrible seller.

    I gave a half hearted apology (rather than risk poor feedback) but pointed out that it wasn't really early, just 'prompt' and her response was that she wasn't allowed to use ebay at work and had the habit of buying two or three things quickly, and then choosing the one she wanted when she got home from work and could clearly read the description- and she would then cancel the others.

    All perfectly legal in the UK but as my stuff was BIN with immediate payment required that sort of cancelation costs me 20p paypal fees- plus possibly a relist fee.

    She was obviously blocked.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 5th May 18, 10:08 PM
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    I had a complaint that an item I listed as grey didn't look grey in the photo- they thought it was white.
    The said they were very busy and didn't have time to read descriptions, and they collected it so could have complained at the time.
    • rpstdavids
    • By rpstdavids 6th May 18, 5:29 PM
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    I used to sell mobile phone cases, and one time had an angry message and negative feedback from a buyer stating that the case was useless as there was 'writing all over it'.

    I replied politely that the writing says 'Please remove before use' (it was a protective seal on the cover).

    Never heard anything back, but did manage to get the negative removed.
    • askmeaboutsofas
    • By askmeaboutsofas 7th May 18, 1:48 PM
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    "This sofa is NOT vegan friendly!"
    Leather sofas generally aren't.
    Last edited by askmeaboutsofas; 07-05-2018 at 1:48 PM. Reason: \_(!!!12484;)_/
    • walwyn1978
    • By walwyn1978 7th May 18, 9:21 PM
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    I have read this book before, and realise now that the first time I did not enjoy it. I would like to return it please. I explained politely this wasn't a library and that he'd decided to bid so was committed to the buy.

    Blocked. Bizarrely left no feedback, expected a neg.
    • lindens
    • By lindens 8th May 18, 4:04 PM
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    How much did you make on that sale after deducting your purchase, postage, packaging, Paypal and eBay costs?
    Originally posted by Head The Ball
    not very much! It was before i knew what i was doing - was just dabbling then.
    You're not your * could have not of * Debt not dept *
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 8th May 18, 4:16 PM
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    I sold a cable as fitting x model but not fitting y model (y being the other most common type of this device, which needs a different cable).

    Buyer complained that it did not fit the z model they had and since I had not stated "it does not fit z model", it was my fault that it did not fit z model, the description was not only misleading but apparently also fraudulent...

    I replied that I was sorry it did not fit however it was not really possible to list every device that it didn't fit... they were clearly very aggrieved.
    • verybigchris
    • By verybigchris 8th May 18, 5:41 PM
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    Sold a DVD of a Spanish film, listed with the Spanish title, included a picture of the Spanish cover, gave a description that described the Spanish film, added a link to the imdb page that listed the Spanish cast & crew and generally spoke to its Spanishiness.

    Feedback: "I don't like foreign films"
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 8th May 18, 7:54 PM
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    I sold a homing pigeon (9 times) people kept complaining that it had flown off

    cant suit some folk
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
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