[Coco] [Color Computer] eBay seller gustavus1 (Neil Morrison)
neilsmorr at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 12:15:14 EST 2007
I always like to ask a question before I bid on anything from a
seller. The response often tells me plenty about the seller. His
response was so crazy it spoke volumes, and I wanted to give everyone
a heads up since he has gotten his hands on a bunch of Coco stuff.
I'm always prepared for a fair deal, and to even go the extra mile if
a seller has made a mistake.
It's not the good transactions which you need to worry about. It's
when things go wrong, as they all too often do with this guy, that you
When it is clear that the seller is using S&H as the profit centre
that is a bad sign. Too often if there is a problem you won't get the
S&H back, and that can hurt you in those cases.
In this case you could pay $1 to maybe get 99 cents back and you eat
the $9. Yeah, that's great. NOT!
You might want to ask yourself why 'tonym' turned this into a vile
personal attack on me, complete with pages of insults, instead of
simply making his own decision. He seems way too affected - perhaps he
On Nov 11, 2007 8:51 AM, Richard Ivey <rrivey at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I've done business with him and it was jut fine. The non issue of this flame war that I see is that he plainly has his shipping costs listed. Right there to the right of the price. Yeah, the shipping is a tad high, but it comes down to the issues of value. If you WANT that item, you take that into account when you see this shipping price. If item A has 18 bucks of shipping and my budget is 30, I stop bidding at 12. But it comes down to buy or not buy. We all want something for nothing. Give me premium value on my 15 year old Grand Am trade in, but slash the price of the new Silverado. Etc etc.
> Plus, it's really cold in Manitoba right now. I would definitely factor that in as I carry packages to the Canadian Post. I was up in Calgary and experience -30f. I would charge extra for just the time it takes to bundle up in clothing.
> And you two turning this form in to a PG-13 to nearly R rated flame war isn't really necessary, is it? Just don't buy anything for him.
> Or am I oversimplifying this?
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