I Hate These Kind of Listings!

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Tigertrack, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Tigertrack

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    It says it's a reissue? Possible it could be the new KO since it was never reissued.
     
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    I didn't notice it was a reissue or a KO. But that wasn't my complaint. My complaint was listing it for sale as a $1.00 item, but then give you an outrageous shipping fee. Seems like they wanted to cover their ebay fees by overcharging shipping fees. Doesn't seem right.
    I'd stay away from these kind of sellers.
     
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    They are avoiding seller fees by overcharging on shipping.
     
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    Which is againt the TOS iirc. I would say report em, personally
     
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    Hmm... economy shipping.
     
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    Overpriced Economy Shipping! What a steal!

    I love how he blatantly says what hes doing in some of his auctions.
     
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    I love how this is always an issue. Ok, fine, it's dishonest on the seller's part (and against the rules) but is it any skin off your nose if it was $68 with free shipping or $68 with $67 shipping? If the total is the same and I'm fine with it, I don't really care what the individual breakdown is.
     
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    So you paid $68 for a KO
     
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    Wasn't me, but if I agreed with the price for what it was I would.
     
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    My point wasn't based on the total cost. I just hate it when you see something of interest at an attractive price, $1.00 and you click on the link to read more about it.
    Then when you read the shipping fees, that's when it hit's you. Doh! It's not $1.00! It's only listed as a dollar to avoid fees!
     
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    I always report the obviously high shipping auctions
     
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    We should all have to follow the same rules.
     
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    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    It's unethical and eBay has policies in place to counteract it (although at the end of the day those policies are in place to keep eBay from being ripped off, not for any real "moral" reason).

    Whenever I see listings with ridiculous shipping prices, I report them. If they want to try and game the system, I'm more than happy to bring them to eBay's attention. Play fair, or don't play.
     
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    God, tattletales suck. I've gotten many a good deal buying from listings like this. I don't really give two shits if it circumvents eBay fees, especially if I don't have any interest in buying it. It's not my concern and is none of my business. If I get screwed out of the shipping cost, shame on me. That's the chance you take.

    Going out of your way to report minor crap like this is beyond petty. Leave the eBay policing to eBay.
     
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    Exactly my point. Feel free to be the Official Ebay Morality Police until the cows come home. It's a choice the seller is making. If you don't agree with it, DON'T BUY HIS STUFF. It's not that difficult.
     
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    I've said what I wanted to say about it.
    Charge the real price first, then charge a fair shipping fee. Don't attract me with one dollar and then scare me with a 60 dollar shipping fee.
    I'm sure if it's against ebays policies, it will be taken care of on it's own. No need to rat on it.
     
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    It's actually funny how people seem to get so upset about this. If a person is reported it doesn't hurt anyone but the person trying to bypass the rules.
     
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    It takes a person less time to complain to eBay about someone breaking their rules than it took you to complain here about their complaining. eBay rarely enforce their own policies, essentially only doing so when items are overwhelmingly reported. It's easier to raise fees on everyone than actively exhausting resources to stop costly policy violations since the only thing sellers do is complain about it online before returning to selling. Complacency only contributes to eBay's increasing cut.

    Ultimately this.
     
  20. Soundblaster1

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    My problem isn't with him being reported, it's how people make it sound like their moral duty to go forth to the ebay gods and report every little thing that might be wrong AND they make a witch hunt out of it. Like if 50 people report it ebay will punish the person more severely or something.

    We're all adults on a toy forum. I don't think we need to create a thread for every seller that does this. It happens. If you don't like it, report it and move on. It's not something to start a thread about every couple weeks. Just like that "KOing is bad" discussion. It just goes nowhere. Just like the time I had to explain the concept of "supply and demand" to someone. There's gonna be shit people don't agree with, but I don't think they need to rally the troops every time it happens.
     

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