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    Posted: 29 May 2020 at 4:21pm
Just avoid Packlink delivery if you ever sell there. Learning the hard way today they're bloody useless when something goes wrong. Also just managed to really embarrass myself on their support form by mistakenly thinking they'd double charged me on the top of all this, thanks to PayPal's interface which is actually really unclear. 
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As someone who's bought from Ebay and genuinely not received my purchase, it can happen. Your two cases sound dodgy though. But of course Ebay is a buyer's paradise. You should never sell anything you can't afford to lose on Ebay. There are so many ways a buyer can get something for nothing. 

A friend of mine listed a collection only lot some years ago. Stated cash on collection preferred in the description, but of course, he was obligated to accept PayPal. Buyer wins, pays PayPal, turns up and collects, everything fine. About a week later files not received claim and wins case. My friend did get his money back (they automatically refund without your say so, which sounds like it's what happened to you Ashley as well?), but only after a lengthy call to ebay customer services (which involved threats of legal action). So ultimately in this case it was ebay left out of pocket. I guess they can afford it, but it makes you wonder why their customer services staff just blindly side with the buyer no matter what. I mean it should be obvious that if a listing is collection only that it's not going to be posted.  
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Yikes. 

I send anything bulky or of greater value tracked or at least signed for (not always worth the extra money because some posties don't bother with the signature - this is pre-Covid behaviour by the way). 

I used to send everything signed for but it was just eating into my profits too much for lower value items. It's a gamble now on anything not worth at least £20. For smaller things I haven't even been bothering with proof of postage since the pandemic got to the UK; I just drop them in the regular post box. Not worth the risk of queuing with people around. 

Of everything I've sold I've had one case of item being claimed not to be received and that was in suspicious circumstances too. The buyer waiting until the end of the time they had to file a claim. I would have thought if they'd really not received they'd have chased before then. Like you, I think they just gamed me for a freebie. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

I always feel like a begrudging payer is a item not received case waiting to happen (and I don't sell stuff of a high enough value to warrant paying extra shipping for tracking). 


That's exactly what happened to me!

I sold, on behalf of myself or my family, maybe 100 items on ebay in the past. For the sake of argument let's say it is 100.

Of those 100, 99 sales went smoothly. Didn't always get a feedback, but didn't get any comeback's either.

The 100th sale (well, one in a final batch) the buyer did not pay. I opened a case, and eventually they did pay. About two weeks later they claim item not received.

Out of 99 other items sold not one went missing in transit. But the one that went to the buyer I had to fight for payment from just happens to be the one that goes missing?

It's possible I suppose, but I smelt a rat.

Ebay sided with the buyer and I got an infraction. I tried to appeal, but was just told that ebay's hands were tied. It didn't matter because the buyer had previously had an unpaid case open for that item. It didn't matter how suspicious it looked. The buyer had paid eventually and that was all that mattered to ebay. My proof of postage was worthless because proof of posting is not proof of delivery. I also still had to pay my fees for the item.

I finished up my then current listings and have not sold on ebay since. Any dishonest buyer can game the system and get a freebie. Ebay will allow it.
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Only when something goes wrong. I've always found it rather easy otherwise and they've made real efforts for sellers during this pandemic. I mean sure, I've paid a total in fees in excess of £250 (and around £175 to PayPal) but I've also made, going into my pocket, nearly two and half grand. Far more than I'd get if I tried to sell the kind of stuff I usually sell at car boot sales like I used to maybe once every couple of years. I'm amazed by what people buy sometimes and even more so for what they'd pay for it. 

I do have a problem with buyers not paying though, or at least not paying in a timely manner. There always seem to be one (at least) every time I have a bunch of sales end at one time. I currently have three. One from two days ago which is about to have an unpaid case automatically trigger on it, one from yesterday and one from this afternoon which is one of those cases where the person is around to bid last second then fucks off when it comes time to pay. I've had no unpaid cases open in the last two weeks. Both did eventually pay, but to be honest at that point I almost wish they wouldn't. I always feel like a begrudging payer is a item not received case waiting to happen (and I don't sell stuff of a high enough value to warrant paying extra shipping for tracking). 
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Ebay: Fun to buy on; nightmare to sell on.
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Fucking ebay are right taking the piss this afternoon.

I made one mistake on shipping label, realised the second I was clicking pay (too late) and immediately ordered it voided. This all happened in less than a minute.

They now say my sale doesn't exist and won't let me re-book the shipment. It's a Hermes collection item and has to be booked through ebay (or pay far more than paid P&P plus the sale price). It's now getting on for two hours later and I still can't rebook, nor have they refunded the original label. 

I also have the buyer getting onto me wondering what's going on. Angry
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The British, today, during lockdown:


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Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I finally managed to complete my review series of every King Diamond studio album, concluding today with writing a review of The Spider's Lullabye. Now I just need the time and opportunity to post them. 

i'll look forward to reading your thoughts on them.
Well I have already posted from The Graveyard and forwards + Fatal Portait, so only Abigal to The Spiders´s Lullabye remain.
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I finally managed to complete my review series of every King Diamond studio album, concluding today with writing a review of The Spider's Lullabye. Now I just need the time and opportunity to post them. 

i'll look forward to reading your thoughts on them.
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I'm getting so sick of hearing even the first nano-second of this fucking Fabreeze ad that keeps playing on Spotify.
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I finally managed to complete my review series of every King Diamond studio album, concluding today with writing a review of The Spider's Lullabye. Now I just need the time and opportunity to post them. 
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It’s nothing to do with how many idiots we have Adam. No different in that regard to any other country. There’s just no enforcement of the rules. Folk have been congregating in my local town centre throughout and no one is ever challenged. As you say, a stronger message should be and should have been coming from the top.

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Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Got to say I'm pretty horrified by these eased lockdown rules coming into effect today. It not only feels far too soon given our high death toll in the UK but they also read like Boris is just giving in to everyone who's been breaking the previous rules up until this point. 

Which means all the fuckwits will take it as carte blanche to do whatever they want.

If we get a second peak of the virus Boris better fucking resign on the spot, that's all I can say. 

Other countries are managing to curb this. We could to, if we didn't have so many idiots and our leadership took a firmer line. I know they are worried about the economy but they should be more worried about saving lives. 
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Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:

We're easing it a bit more here in New Zealand too, but we haven't got near the problems you've had in the UK! I'm still working at home for a bit longer yet.

I think your powers that be were generally more on the ball over this. My post from March 13th says it all really:

Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Over here Boris Johnson is basically saying 'Brits will die, family will lose loved ones, carry on.' 

I was feeling more sympathetic to Boris when he brought the lockdown in and then when he got sick himself, but what little confidence I had in the man is pretty much gone now. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Got to say I'm pretty horrified by these eased lockdown rules coming into effect today. It not only feels far too soon given our high death toll in the UK but they also read like Boris is just giving in to everyone who's been breaking the previous rules up until this point. 

Which means all the fuckwits will take it as carte blanche to do whatever they want.
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We're easing it a bit more here in New Zealand too, but we haven't got near the problems you've had in the UK! I'm still working at home for a bit longer yet.
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Got to say I'm pretty horrified by these eased lockdown rules coming into effect today. It not only feels far too soon given our high death toll in the UK but they also read like Boris is just giving in to everyone who's been breaking the previous rules up until this point. 
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^ Sounds like you've had it quite bad Nicole but glad you're on the mend.


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Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I am feeling more like myself every day but I'm still coughing a bit, though not constantly. I just feel lucky that this would be considered merely mild, because I haven't ever felt this sick in my life. 
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