eBay Auctions
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® General Discussion > eBay© Auction Discussion
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

eBay© Auction Discussion All eBay™ discussion; engines, frauds, fancies, weird stuff and more.

eBay© Auction Discussion

I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!


this thread has 31 replies and has been viewed 7675 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 06-25-2015, 09:35:33 PM
Craig A's Avatar
Craig A Craig A is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 15,462
Thanks: 16,598
Thanked 20,635 Times in 5,977 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

I always message the buyer with a tracking number.
I consider it part of the communication process.
I HATE when some sellers don't let you know anything....... .......so you're left wondering what or what isn't going on until the item shows up........
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #22  
Old 06-26-2015, 06:40:57 PM
OTTO-Sawyer's Avatar
OTTO-Sawyer OTTO-Sawyer is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scioto Mills, Illinois USA
Posts: 9,008
Thanks: 20,442
Thanked 7,972 Times in 3,791 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

Been There Done That....

Even with the tracking number automatically uploaded using the on-line labels I still contact the buyers if it looks like it's taking too long for the package to get to them for some reason.

Like you said.... it's part of the communication process.

The only reason I asked about the tracking number was as I noted with the on-line labels it's uploaded to eBay immediately.

Having the number SHOULD Help You with your problem with them, but if it had been uploaded (auto or manually) they would have had the info up front and Should have backed you and told the buyer to give it more time.

I understand that can be a bit of a nuisance if you have to drive 10 miles to the P.O. then go back home and print a label and then take it all back to the P.O. but for me with the P.O. & Library being a block apart from each other it's a No-Brainer for me to do it that way. Plus as I said, you get a discount on the Postage by printing the labels on line.

Good Luck with it. Hope you get it straightened out with them.

__________________
I just keep coming back again and again like the Evil Twin of a Bad Penny !
http://www.youtube.com/user/oldSawyer?feature=watch
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-26-2015, 08:15:05 PM
Robert Green Robert Green is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blandon, Pennsylvania (Berks Co.) USA
Posts: 179
Thanks: 560
Thanked 255 Times in 72 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

A few month ago i received a 51% discount when i printed labels w/tracking numbers. I've had 3 minor problems in 7 years of eBay.
Bob..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Robert Green For This Post:
  #24  
Old 09-06-2015, 11:40:47 PM
Sloroll Sloroll is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Grinnell, IA USA
Posts: 268
Thanks: 597
Thanked 528 Times in 130 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

Hmm. When I got ripped off to the tune of several thousand $ no one on here gave a rip.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sloroll For This Post:
  #25  
Old 09-07-2015, 12:22:04 AM
FWurth's Avatar
FWurth FWurth is offline
One Millionth Post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Freeburg, Illinois, USA
Posts: 6,430
Thanks: 7,488
Thanked 5,917 Times in 3,057 Posts
Images: 4
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

I personally don't want to see anyone get ripped off as I also have been had by scammers in the past. Most on here weren't aware of any specific issues that others have had, and I'm sure most here feel the same even if they don't know what to say to help. On the incident I had, it still makes me mad as hell but live and learn, I've moved on, of course, if I ever find the low life I may need to appeal to my fellow stakers to help go my bail!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to FWurth For This Post:
  #26  
Old 09-07-2015, 09:44:21 PM
Weezer Weezer is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mt. Royal, N.J. USA
Posts: 531
Thanks: 191
Thanked 217 Times in 153 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

100% eBay / PayPal free for 2+ years now. Screw 'em and their ridiculous Orwellian rules. Now if I can just break from the cable company.............
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-07-2015, 09:46:09 PM
G Willikers G Willikers is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 12,819
Thanks: 12,205
Thanked 29,153 Times in 7,370 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

Ebay has been a fine tool for me over the years. I have never been a seller though. It has allowed me to acquire items that would not have been otherwise available to me. I avoided paypal for years until being blocked from bidding on some items if you weren't with paypal. Since joining, paypal has worked 100%. You use the tools you are given. The big negative for me with paypal is that it generally removes the necessity of direct contact between parties. I liked the contact, working out payments, shipping, etc., as it often led to trust and making deals outside ebay.
Only ever had two deals go sour - one of those sellers was a rat, of that I was sure. A third deal went bad, likely because of a post office glitch. That seller was great and we worked out a first class solution.
Look, shitty things can happen outside ebay and paypal. Has no one on here had deals go sideways outside? Some antiques/collectables people are slimey bastards and would pry the gold fillings out of their grandma's teeth before the old girl could croak.
As for Craig A, aw, the ol' boy can have his sour moments too. He probably had some lutefisk for supper that went south (if it is possible for lutefisk to go any worse that it normally is). I can't imagine he used improper language to the kindly folks at ebay as I have never heard him utter any sluttish words in the past.
Adios amigos
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to G Willikers For This Post:
  #28  
Old 09-07-2015, 10:08:16 PM
Craig A's Avatar
Craig A Craig A is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 15,462
Thanks: 16,598
Thanked 20,635 Times in 5,977 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

^ The tracking number STILL shows no updates since the day it left the local post office.
I filed for an insurance claim and haven't squat about that either.


Postal Product: Priority Mail 2-Day™

Features: Insured USPS Tracking™

Date & Time: June 9, 2015, 3:00 pm

Status of Item: Departed Post Office

Location: ROSHOLT, WI 54473 ........

I've never bashed the U.S. Postal Service and am not now.......crap happens........

As for language........you have NO idea.......
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Craig A For This Post:
  #29  
Old 09-07-2015, 10:28:38 PM
I like oldstuff I like oldstuff is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 6,078
Thanks: 1,543
Thanked 7,025 Times in 2,609 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

Go over to Rosholt and beat up the carrier. It's his fault!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-09-2015, 08:12:40 PM
OTTO-Sawyer's Avatar
OTTO-Sawyer OTTO-Sawyer is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scioto Mills, Illinois USA
Posts: 9,008
Thanks: 20,442
Thanked 7,972 Times in 3,791 Posts
Photo Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

I haven't checked the tracking number on the package I shipped to Dubai for a while now but the last time I did check it still showed it was setting in Chicago 3 months after I shipped it so it likely still does.

Don't know where you shipped your package to, but as I noted before, I found out in that incident of mine that the don't track them once they leave the country (or so they say...... I've had a few packaged go to the UK that shows them all the way through)

Something I just picked up yesterday I was glad to have the tracking number shown on eBay as it allowed me to get my item that was setting at the Post Office waiting for me even though they never put a ticket in my P.O. box letting me know it was there. Checked the mail Saturday hoping to have it and found nothing. Logged onto eBay and it showed it as awaiting pickup, but the Post Office was already shut down for the day by then so I had to wait till Tuesday (due to Labor Day Monday) and when I checked Tuesday Still NO Ticket in my box. I went to the window and asked if they had anything for me since the tracking number showed it was there and the went back and found it for me.

I am now the happy owner of a 1930s Stover Swartz (Stover Mfg & Engine Co. Freeport IL) Cylinder Sleeve Press (Pat Pend)

If not for the tracking number I'd probably still be waiting for it......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	$_57  a.  ..jpg
Views:	92
Size:	51.2 KB
ID:	234118   Click image for larger version

Name:	$_57  b.  ..jpg
Views:	100
Size:	269.4 KB
ID:	234119  
__________________
I just keep coming back again and again like the Evil Twin of a Bad Penny !
http://www.youtube.com/user/oldSawyer?feature=watch
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OTTO-Sawyer For This Post:
  #31  
Old 09-10-2015, 12:22:51 AM
Craig A's Avatar
Craig A Craig A is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 15,462
Thanks: 16,598
Thanked 20,635 Times in 5,977 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

Quote:
Originally Posted by I like oldstuff View Post
Go over to Rosholt and beat up the carrier. It's his fault!
LOL......the driver who picks up from our Post Office is also a farmer for whom we did a lot of work.......the shop still does.
Plus I see him nearly every week at the Catholic church.
I don't think I'm gonna pick on him........
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Craig A For This Post:
  #32  
Old 09-11-2015, 01:02:28 PM
Railroads Railroads is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,833
Thanks: 1,518
Thanked 1,664 Times in 705 Posts
Default Re: I'm So Pissed Off I Can't See Straight!

Not so much a issue with Ebay. But, I have had plenty of bad experiences with the USPS. I have ordered several things and had them arrive damaged. Including a couple of vintage model train cars to which I watched out the window the mail carrier carelessly throw the package on the porch from her vehicle. That one still pisses me off.

Most recently in a new town and 20 some miles away from my old house I am again having problems with the USPS. I mailed out the rent and thought all was well and good. Then I get a letter saying I will be evicted because I am two months behind. WTF. So I contacted the landlord of the trailer park and explained the problem. But, I am still missing a months rent that just vaporized.

Robert
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Briggs FH Odd Straight Fin Toms Tractor Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines 2 05-06-2015 09:49:46 PM
Buick Straight 8 Donnie Hargreaves Antique Autos and Trucks 0 05-21-2012 05:53:32 AM
Buick Straight 6 what is it? dalmatiangirl61 Antique Autos and Trucks 27 03-29-2011 06:47:23 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:54:50 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277