People need to grow up, Ebay rant

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  1. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    So I decide to pop on Ebay like I do once in awhile and see what auctions are about to end for Transformers. I see an auction with no pic that says Classics Grimlock with one bid for $9.99 ending in 3 minutes. Doubtful it's really Classics Grimmy, I click it, and sure enough it is, GLEE!! By this point there's only a minute left to the auction, so I check the seller's info, then bid at the last 20 seconds.

    I won, final price $12.51, awesome!! Then, a few minutes later, I get a message from the other bidder saying, "Gotta love snipers huh".

    I figure eh, he was upset he lost, I understand that so I emailed him back explaining how I just saw it etc( I didn't have to I know, but I always TRY to be nice*sigh*). Anyway I just got back from my sisters and find another message saying, "That House of M Hulk looks mighty tempting" which is another auction I've bid on.So I just told him "if you're gonna be immature, go for it. I'm not paying more than $15 for him, there'll be more down the road".

    Some folks just need to grow up I swear, of course I'm no better since I gave him a higher amount than I really bid for the item in hopes that HE bids on it and gets stuck with it, but hey, whatcha gonna do? :D 
     
  2. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

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    I've gotten messages like that in the past. Some people are vindictive. oh well.
     
  3. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Just got a new message," HOw about you tell the Grimlock seller to sell to the 2nd highest bidder and that House of M Hulk is all yours?"

    Should I just ignore him? I could have SOOOO much fun with this, lol.
     
  4. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Report him to ebay for harassing you.
     
  5. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Actually here's a question since I don't use Ebay much, how the heck did he know what else I've bid on?
     
  6. Optimus Scourge

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    ^what a tool. ignore him.


    I also have people sending messages wanting to buy an item I recently bought. happens on a lot of TF's. If it happens to be rare, the more likely you will get these messages. Annoying as shit. I don't even bother to respond. I mean, if someone offered me crazy money, I might do it. but in most cases they say "I will gladly pay your winning amount if you sell" uh, yeah, right, buddy...don't think so...

    And as far as snipers go, I that's usually how I bid if I can...If you can't beat them, join them. I lost too many auctions that way until I sniped myself. Sucks, but what can you do?
     
  7. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I find it ironic that you're saying this after ranting that people "need to grow up."

    You won the auction. He didn't. Move on.
     
  8. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Ah, but I also said I'm no better, hehehe. Anyway, I'm just trying to get input from others, I've never had this happen before and figured other folks would find it amusing.
     
  9. Savage590

    Savage590 Cybertronian Werewolf

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    Strange that this never happened to me. I'd suggest you either ignore him, or tell him you're keeping the grimlock, he should move on, and if he'd keep bothering you, you'll report him to ebay, AND will continue to snipe everything else he's got his eyes on. (that'd give him a scare :D )
     
  10. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Well I just messaged him stating I've already paid for Grimmy and not to message me again. I also told him to enjoy that Hulk, there'll be others.



    Of course if he STILL insists on messaging me, then I'll report him.
     
  11. Samana Rombuca

    Samana Rombuca Well-Known Member

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    The only thing eBay cares about are the greens. They won't lose any sleep over immaturity among its members.
     
  12. getoninja

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    Under the "Adanced Search" then on the left hand side of the page you'll see a list and "Items by Bidder" is how he knows what u bid on.

    http://search.ebay.com/ws/search/AdvSearch?sofocus=bs&sacat=-1&catref=C5&fbd=1&sspagename=h:h:advsearch:US&from=R6&nojspr=y&fswc=1&fss=0&saslop=1&fls=4&floc=1&sargn=-1&saslc=0&salic=1&saatc=1&sadis=200&fpos=93635&sacur=0&sacqyop=ge&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saaff=afdefault&fsop=1&fsoo=1&fcl=3&frpp=50&sofindtype=3&pfid=
     
  13. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Ive got messages like that from people when I won a grandus, He asked me why I was an asshole and bought everyone that gets listed when I only ever bought one. Just shrug it off beacuse people are dicks.
     
  15. butz

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    Good to see you took the high road. As to getting a Classics Grimlock figure, I can only imagine how tasty that is... like hot, sweet dripping sex.,,. oh my.
     
  16. Omnibus Prime

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    Only ever happened to me one time. I sniped one of the trainbots, beat the guy literally by a penny and he sent me some rassmfrassm e-mail. Uh..OK, dude. Run along. I eventually sold that trainbot after buying a complete set rather than track 'em all down individually. I never checked, but it would have been kinda funny if it was to the same guy.
     
  17. onesock

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    I remember last time I sniped someone. Got kind've the same message you did. It went as follows, "I hate people like you. F%#$ing snipers."

    I just replied with, "I hate people like you. Whiny bitches."

    That's the end of that.
     
  18. flamepanther

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    I just set my bid to the highest I'm actually willing to go. Then nobody can snipe me unless they're willing to go higher than I am. Problem solved.
     
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    I dont understand these people getting upset, it's a simple concept..bid what you are willing to pay. I've "sniped" quite a few auctions I guess..i usually only look for during the next hour for random Transformers.....lucky I never got one of thoses emails, I guess.
     
  20. PsyckoSama

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    Snipers 4 teh win! :) 
     

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