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Old 3rd April 2006
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Smile eBay - Gaffs!

Am I the only stupid one here? (dont shout)

Ok what are your greatest eBay gaffs?

Mine are:
  1. Bidding on some kitchen units - that turned out to be for a dolls house
  2. Bidding on a new bike - that turned out to be for an 11 yr old
  3. Listing a £300 item with a buy it now of £30
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Nothing really in that league,
I bought some wheels over in England once, as I was planning a trip over, so I could have collected them, the trip got cancelled so £50 down the drain, (thinking about it I should have offered them to someone on here for free)
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A mates work colleague decided to order a widescreen TV from Italy, obviously your first choice for cheap electronic goods, for £1500. He never saw the £1500 again, and he never saw the TV either. It was his first time on e-bay, and he hadn't even heard of feedback.The worst thing I ever did was almost bid on a Saab 9-5 Phew, that was a close one
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Buying 2 red c900t16 verts!
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Lets see...

I bid on an item that required money order payment once, cause I forgot to check payment methods. Turns out the guy was legit though, and he just didn't like checks or paypal. Normally I only bid if the seller accepts paypal.

Once I accidentally missed a decimal point, and wound up bidding $12,000 instead of $120.00. I sucessfully retracted that bid though.

Overall my ebay experiences have been good. Never had a reason to leave anything but good feedback.
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Chris, you forgot buying the 2 watches experience!
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Overall my ebay experiences have been good. Never had a reason to leave anything but good feedback.
Likewise, I even bought my current Saab 93 SC from eBay, whilst I was on my way to Sydney! 1st time I saw it in the flesh was when I went to collect!

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Chris, you forgot buying the 2 watches experience!
Ah yes.................

At least they were both nice watches

Glad I never mentioned the LHD dash I nearly bought
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The only time I really got ripped off was for a complete surround sound system with DVD... I paid $200 and the guy sent it to me. It didn't have the power cable, didn't have the remote and the DVD player part didn't work. The guy kept my $200. Thankfully I gave it to my in laws who have a DVD player and needed the surround sound. But I had long e-mail exchanges with the guy...considered small claims court but my time is more valuable. Damn weasel!
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I almost bought a '72 Nova for way more money than I had...I was high bidder for a long time...phew.
Also bid on a pair of Israeli Airforce DC-3's...a steal at $80,000...but couldn't quite get the 50,000 in bond to ensure ability to transport. Drat!
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I almost bought a '72 Nova for way more money than I had...I was high bidder for a long time...phew.
Also bid on a pair of Israeli Airforce DC-3's...a steal at $80,000...but couldn't quite get the 50,000 in bond to ensure ability to transport. Drat!

You are serious?
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Ah yes.................

At least they were both nice watches

Glad I never mentioned the LHD dash I nearly bought
didn't know you were a watch collector
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I once bought (and paid) for a serving tray made of Brazilian hard wood and butterfly wings, from a seller in Arkansas. Thought I'd take part in the pillaging of the Amazon rain forest.
Seller closed the ebay account, never shipped the item. Had to track the sob myself. Then got a tinge of guilt for being a scrooge at Xmas. Accepted the loss. I can still reach out and touch that culprit, but it ain't me. Don't ethics (religion) suck?

Ebay never even sent a form for my taxes! Now that upsets me. No culpability, or even a formal acknowledgment.
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You are serious?
Well the bid was just for fun...but they really were for sale. and actually was a very good deal.
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i payed £40 for a mint wood gear lever suround for my 9000, sent off my cheque and before the thing arrived i was given 2 9000s both with wood gear surounds in
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