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Offline Owain

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 10:37:43 AM »
I've just had a payment on a Buy It Now refunded with a note "I listed it at the wrong price and my boyfriend told me off".

So the Thing has been relisted at 50 - it was 15 - and the most recent Thing in completed listings sold at 22. So although I was hoping for a bit of a bargain it wasn't exactly ripping off the seller.

Always thought bidding on ebay was supposed to be a binding contract.

I'm holding off negging the seller in case it comes on the market again at a better price.

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2012, 12:39:39 PM »
Always thought bidding on ebay was supposed to be a binding contract.

It is, and without a good reason for refusing the sale, then they're breaking ebay's rules...

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2012, 02:53:15 PM »
dave, I agreen with you totally! especailly when one day there are only 32 pages on the 1940-69 section and the next there are over 50!.....so frustrating!
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Re: Ebay Annoyances! A&E
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2012, 05:15:51 AM »
<G>, I am hard to please, but I just remembered another of my pet peeves. This morning I saw another listing containing one of my annoyances - listing an AE Speakerphone. Thats AE as in Automatic Electric, NOT A&E! I see this so many times it makes it all the way into my top 10 peeves!

I notice there is a series of tutorials on You-tube we are all familiar with advertising the services of a certain phone repair company that persists in calling it A&E >:(

Guess I am just hard to please!

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2012, 08:49:28 AM »
Also "Bell Systems" annoys me in listings

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2012, 09:28:07 AM »
I prefer Stromburg and Carlson :)

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2012, 12:11:30 PM »
Maybe I should have posted this in this thread, but, grossly misspelled words are an annoyance in any context.  Minor typos I can forgive, but something like this I can't:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=7332.msg81948#msg81948
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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2012, 01:27:00 PM »
Thats AE as in Automatic Electric, NOT A&E! I see this so many times it makes it all the way into my top 10 peeves!

Yes, that is one of my least favorite errors on ebaY as well. What is the YouTube reference?

Terry

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Re: Ebay Annoyances!
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 02:28:15 PM »
Thats AE as in Automatic Electric, NOT A&E! I see this so many times it makes it all the way into my top 10 peeves!

Yes, that is one of my least favorite errors on ebaY as well. What is the YouTube reference?

Terry
Hi Terry:

Practically any U-Tube posting by A1 Telephones:

http://www.a1-telephone.com/indexvideos.html

My otter pet peeve about these videos is the don't necessarily show the correct way to do things, and rather than guide people how to do the repairs, really are advertisements for his business. I am not sure if all of his U-Tube videos are listed on that page, but he has a lot of them...

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Re: Ebay Listing Annoyances!
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2013, 09:38:55 PM »
the phone looks great! just oil the dial, and you're set....
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Re: Ebay Listing Annoyances!
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2013, 02:06:12 PM »
Don't have an example off hand, but my biggest ebay annoyance is when they post just scant info on the item, but plenty of verbiage about payments, shipping, disclaimers, returns, etc, etc.
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Re: Ebay Listing Annoyances!
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2013, 11:15:57 PM »
You need to use misspelled words to your advantage.  I have a couple Westen Electrics in my collection.
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Re: Ebay Listing Annoyances!
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2013, 01:05:06 PM »
And of course the Arts & Entertainment channel obviously must have put out some phones at some point in time because they show up now on ebaY as "A&E desk phone" etc.

Terry
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Re: Ebay Listing Annoyances!
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2013, 01:11:29 PM »
And of course the Arts & Entertainment channel obviously put out some phones at some point in time. They show up now on ebaY as "A&E desk phone" etc.

Terry

Here in the UK, A&E is "Accident and Emergency", our name for the ER at a hospital... :D

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Re: Ebay Listing Annoyances!
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2013, 08:06:27 PM »
Well, I agree, bad presentation is always bad. But in this instance, I myself, wouldn't pull all of the phones out of the box if there were more than 20 or so.

Ben