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The price is a bit high...but that's not the problem...

 
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kitchensynch



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: The price is a bit high...but that's not the problem... Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263533468067

Look at the SHIPPING...

It's more than the cost of the player *$500 for that!

I wrote to the seller about that, but for now I'd wait, there seems to be too many zeros.

I see it has watchers besides me so I have to assume that one of us is possibly one of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His username seems suspicious. Only has 8 transactions and his profile replies show he was only a buyer. I would avoid this like the plague even if the shipping cost was reasonable.
I have bought and sold a lot of things on EBay and had my share of scammers. Thanks to Ebay and PayPal warranty policies I have never lost a dime buying or selling.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, and I haven't got that much money in the first place. I remember trying to buy computer memory on eBay etc and finding the shipping was excessive for it and I probably should have paid more attention and asked questions, avoided it. I had that canceled, it was years ago and it was silly over some of the things I went through early on.

I've stopped short of reporting the item, on the shipping, I sent them a message and was really curious to hear the excuse, or lack of one.

Another problem I see more lately is the starting or BIN price in the emails being higher than when I get to the item's page, like the seller is playing mind games.

Add to that the fact that there is someone posting phony items at ridiculously low prices that make it into the emails even though they are removed. This gaming is keeping real auctions from making it into the crucial search emails that guide buyers in to find what they want, and it would seem to diminish confidence in the eyes of potential buyers to use the site...bad news for everyone.

Now, these mainly happen in searches for synthesizers and vintage audio as far as I've seen but my saved searches cover a very broad range.
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kitchensynch



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's my bad?

Perhaps I missed that there are a bound of discs included?

But then again, they probably don't understand their target buyer is likely to have a bunch of those discs already...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am one of the other watchers. Good catch on the username. I didn't notice that. Also, what's with the VCR box in the photo?
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kitchensynch



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I didn't even get an explanation pointing out the CEDs from the seller yet, I can't tell you either.

Mystery. If this seller is as good as they were a buyer they would be answering stuff and working hard at it by now it seems.

And if you look at their feedback, 2-3 of them are exactly the same, and probably from the same seller. With only 8 feedback points in around 3 years they should be diligent. I had over 200 points in maybe 4 years.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, this is what they replied, and YES, there are all their CEDs included, and I explained why that should probably be split.

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Shipping was calculated on UPS's web page for shipping due to the weight of the 6 boxes is what the sum came up to from $620.00 to over $1,200 dollars depending on what shipping, the 6 boxes are large and the weight is as follows. 74 Lbs, 72 Lbs, 69 Lbs, 48 Lbs, 23 Lbs and 23 Lbs


I told them that most people into CED probably already own a player and titles and would like to upgrade, find a good stylus or repair parts. I also explained how to pack CEDs to prevent damage.

So in the end, I believe it is inexperience with selling.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He did write me back again and said his son was looking at how to work on the packing/shipping and it sounds like he's learning how to do this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a fellow who is new to this. Probably got a shipping price from UPS which included them packing it up too. Doesn't know about media rate. Typical newbie who thinks anything older than 10 years is a gold mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it has dropped $100...or best offer.
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