I hope he loses money on this auction

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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    I just won an auction for a flatbed scanner that also has a light lid for scanning up to 4x5 transparencies. After I win the auction I find out that I won it from someone that is maybe 15 miles from my house. Jackass won't allow for local pickups and charges $20 shipping and handling.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You know what to do.....spread the word on ebay!! :twisted:

    Congrats on the scanner, I know you wanted one. :thumbsup:
     
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    sucker!!!! :soapbox:
     
  4. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Hey it was still cheap. The scanner retails for $285 :p and I got it for $48 total.

    When he emailed me back that I couldn't pick it up, I replied saying "Payment sent through paypal. $20 to ship 15 miles. Incredible" I so wish I could have included a :roll: emoticon.
     
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    That totally sucks. I would leave negative or neutral feedback for that reason alone! There's just no reason he couldn't agree to at least meet you in a public place...
     
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    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    Well, if the auction didn't say anything about pickup being available, the seller isn't breaking any rules... especially if he already specified shipping is $20.
    Usually, I check with the seller before bidding to see where they are and if they're willing to let me pickup. That way, nothing like this would happen.

    Anyway, it's a good find and you got an amazing deal. I'm guessing another $20 is a bummer but it's not the end of the world.
    What I'm worried about is the seller sending you an item that isn't "EXACTLY" as described, therefore he wants to 'ship it'. In which case, I would still pick it up even if I pay the extra $20
     
  7. voodoocat

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    Yeah, I'm not saying he isn't breaking any rules. It's just aggrivating cause you know he's making a profit on the shipping and handling. Plus knowing fedex it'll take a route through alaska to get to me :roll:
     
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    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    knowing how close you live, the seller will probably drop it off at your door
     
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    TwistMyArm TPF Noob!

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    I would think it would be far less of a headache to have someone pick something up then for you to go and ship it, but that's just me.
     
  10. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    at least since he's only 15 miles from where ya live, if the scanner is buggered, you'll prolly be able to track him down :gun:
     
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    I will test it out for you. Making sure it works for awhile then release it back into the stream of shipping.
     
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    On the other side of the spectrum, I just purchased a Carl Zeiss Proxar for Hasselblad for dirt cheap and the guy flew here to Phoenix, from Atlanta to give it to me! Well, actually he had business in town but he did e-mail me to say that he'll give the filter to me so I can avoid the $3.00 shipping charge! How nice is that???

    Left really great feedback for the guy.

    :D
     

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