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Of course you should test "physical" instruments before buying off Ebay.
Old 23rd April 2019
  #1
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Of course you should test "physical" instruments before buying off Ebay.

I've just had a very unpleasant experience. Moan, moan, moan, moan.

I wanted to buy a reasonable quality guitar for my 16yo daughter as a surprise present. (acoustic steel 6 string - basic stuff).

So I found one on Ebay(AU) and bidded for it and won. Yippeee...

Nice. But now the person has stated that they want to re-list:
"I’m relisting the guitar. I have underpriced it."

Well, what a crock of sh*t!!!

The issue also seemed to coincide with my comment:

"It's a musical instrument and therefore I'll need to test it first. But from what you have described, I'm sure it will be absolutely fine."

It doesn't make sense, but not happy. Although, perhaps the guitar is completely screwed, alternatively . . . . Dunno . . . .

I could report them. Like, when I was bidding, I had to "COMMIT" to buy. But the seller doesn't have to??

Anyway, I probably should just get over it, but I'm really pissed off!!!

"Pissed": In Oz means Drunk
"Pissed Off" In Oz means very very annoyed!

However, I think I've just become both!!!!.... <<smoke pipe>>.

Last edited by stixstudios; 23rd April 2019 at 03:06 PM.. Reason: Clarity
Old 23rd April 2019
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Same happened to me a couple of months ago.
Bought an item and the seller cancelled the sale saying he priced too low.
i didn't know this could be done, must be a great new ebay feature..

He still has it for sale - priced too high months later..
Old 23rd April 2019
  #3
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Originally Posted by Jack P View Post
Same happened to me a couple of months ago.
Bought an item and the seller cancelled the sale saying he priced too low.
i didn't know this could be done, must be a great new ebay feature..

He still has it for sale - priced too high months later..
Thanks for that Jack. Unfortunately your story made me feel a bit better.

Yep. It aint right.!!!

If you make a commitment "in the real world", then you should stick with it. How has it become that it's ok to screw someone over because... what?... you don't know them or something.

I believe a person is only as good as their word. What you say, is what you should do (within reasonable bounds). If you commit, then you should do your best to follow through. If you can't, then be honest.

Anyways, after a few beers and a spliff or two, I'm trying not to let it upset me by playing a few tunes on my 12 string..

It's always the little things...
Old 24th April 2019
  #4
FWIW if it were me and I was going to buy a musical instrument I would buy it locally so I could play it before purchasing. I never understood how people can buy musical instruments off Ebay. It does not make a lot of sense to me but...
Old 26th April 2019
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Not sure how that is legal. Have you reported it to Ebay?
Old 26th April 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stixstudios View Post
Nice. But now the person has stated that they want to re-list:
"I’m relisting the guitar. I have underpriced it."
This should be covered in sellers responsibilities per Ebay and if the seller is in conflict with the policies, you could file a complaint. I've been through this with Reverb and I let it slide the first time, now I'm filing a complaint and it should result in the seller being banned from the platform. Fvck'em, if you don't know how to price stuff, don't list it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stixstudios View Post
The issue also seemed to coincide with my comment:

"It's a musical instrument and therefore I'll need to test it first. But from what you have described, I'm sure it will be absolutely fine."
Did the sale come with a test period? No? Tough sh!t then. However, if the guitar received is not as described as in the listing, then you have grounds for a complaint.
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