Hey everyone, here is a good moan!!!!
I found myself in a rather good situation where I found a book on DSP with a usual market value of around $100-$120 was being listed on ebay with a starting bid of only 99cents, and it was even in my home town so I could pick it up to save on postage. Much to my pleasure I ended up winning the auction at only 99cents! I then sent the ebay member a message essentially saying "when can I pick up the book" to which he said "oh the listing was a mistake, I was suppose to put a reserve in but must have forgotten". That's all well and good except for the fact that in the very same listing in bright red letters he said "No Reserve". I, wanting to just get my book, told him I'll pay the postage then (which was $15) if it was that necessary and he can drop it off personally and walk away with $15.99. He then replied and said "I no longer live in your city, I live interstate so that won't work. I'll need $30 all up". Obviously at this point I was starting to lose my patience so I caught him out on the "No Reserve" comment stated on his listing and I told him I want my book for the price that I won the auction at and agreed upon when I placed my winning bid. So it'll be interesting to see what his reply is
This really makes me angry though, I mean what's even the point of using an auction house if people don't abide by the rules of an auction house? You can't just use auction houses when they're in your favour and then the second you make a stupid deal spit the dummy and say you don't want to play anymore. Imagine if gamblers did that!
Am I the only one who thinks this is a joke? What would others do in such a situation?
I need some input from my fellow slutz. I want my DSP book!!!!