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    Selling my old alloys.

    Okay, so my reserve price of £75 was met by someone which I was pleased about. Then out of nowhere I get this dodgy half english email from some one that made as much sense as wings on chickens....next thing I know they are the highest bidder. I check them out and they have a -2 Feedback, only ever won 2 auctions and had never paid for either.

    This is the first time I have ever cancelled someones bid, but seriously am I going to let someone hijack the auction like that only to then not pay and me to carry the cost of relisting???!

    Why do they do this, I am dead serious about ebay. I approach it in a very old fashioned way 'My word is my promise', dont bid if you cant afford it, dont promise to buy if you wont pay.

    Grrrr

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    ebay is getting worse and worse for con merchants, time wasters and scammers,

    i really cannot figure out why they bother,

    scum bags!!

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    selling things like mobile phones is worse, i tried and 3 times had scammers from nigeria, ghana, northumberland...... all wanting me to post the phone to them as they have put the payment aside with escrow or the post office or some other middleman. when i send them the tracking number of the paarcel they will authorise payment.......... who's a mug, didnt fall for that one.
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    grrrrrr....everybody that i know who uses ebay has had a problem at one stage!!

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    my brother sold his alloys on ebay, guy came down from durham, had a good look, paid the £70 and took them home, week later put a negative feedback on saying the wheels were rubbish and my brother had lied about there condition. if he wasnt happy with them, why take them????
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    I find most scams are for electrical items...never thought I would get a muppet actually bidding on alloys.

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    must admit i am just like you mate, my word is my bond so to speak, would never sell if i didn't know it was good and worth the money, there are a load of ******5 out there though, not had any so far thought i had a few weeks ago when sold a vauxhall badge, took 3 weeks to pay £11.50 by PO
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    Its pot luck if you get anyone on ebay who'll rip you off,i have paypal account required stated now when i sell and still give the option of paying by cheque or postal order,i know i could still be ripped off,but if they send a cheque i wait till its cleared,simple as,most annoying when you get scammers trying it on,i'm sure we've all had the e-mail from nigeria........

    Had a guy once bid on my washing machine form Austrailia and wanted to send me a cheque for £2000 more than it was worth and send me him the change,1 thing came to mind,money laundering,reported to ebay and heard nothing from him,its crazy what some people think they can get away with............

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    I only take paypal, gave up with cheques and PO's.
    Still had a couple of people jerking me around though. Reported them to ebay and nothing seemed to happen.
    They are making a shed load of cash so I think they aren't to bothered about you and I getting ripped off the odd few quid here and there.

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    I bought the dvd players for the car off ebay from a power seller . I payed via paypal within 30 mins of winning the item.

    The guy e:mailed me saying he wanted payment via cheque ( payment option was for paypal or cheque ) and once he had the cheque he would return the paypal payment and post the item.

    There was no way I was going to pay again so I opened a dispute with paypal rang paypal they froze his acc .

    The item was posted next day

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