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Old 2nd August 2018, 08:14
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EBay Photos -Seller Beware

I have just received an unhappy response from a seller of a photo because I left neutral scores. For other buyers, I will explain why so that others might wish to do the same for others as I will continue to do

He forgot to send it.
It was not original but a post war copy
The description was totally inaccurate.
His communication was poor.
The photo was damaged
The letter protection was inadequate

He was lucky not to get a negative! Others buyers should perhaps have the courage to do similarly as I am seeing more and more of similar sales. Suffice to say I will no be using him again and looking at his other neutral and negative feedbacks he deserves what he gets.
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Old 2nd August 2018, 09:08
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Re: EBay Photos -Seller Beware

Quite right, Chris.
And, just to add weight to the power of feedback, while a seller can challenge a NEGATIVE and have it removed by the Ebay minions, apparantly whether they gave rubbish service or not, they do not have the right to this procedure with NEUTRAL feedback: they are stuck with it.

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Old 2nd August 2018, 10:06
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Re: EBay Photos -Seller Beware

I gave a seller negative feedback for selling me modern repros in stead of original photos and not answering me when I contacted him about this. eBay Germany removed the negative feedback. I contacted them 3 times asking why they did so and 3 times they gave me a different reason. The 4th time they didn't even bothered answering me.

So now I'm doing the same as Chris except that I also mention on the feedback page that the item was shipped too late. This might influence the sellers rate and his capability of selling items worldwide.
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Old 6th August 2018, 05:03
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Re: EBay Photos -Seller Beware

Oooh, don't get me started on that, guys. This past year, I won a bid on some super rare Oesau pics. Guy supposedly sent them to me - well for some reason, they got stuck in Customs (so they say) or "lost" (so he said). Royal Mail couldn't find them, and when I asked the guy about it, I got the silent treatment. Thank GAWD I went thru paypal. But I won't buy from that guy ever again. Those photos are either lost or he never sent them.
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Old 6th August 2018, 08:55
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Re: EBay Photos -Seller Beware

I have had a similar experience with a rare RK photo. Sent registered, never arrived. Seller was true to his word though & refunded me despite not accepting PayPal. It seems that people see registered, think there is something valuable in the letter & when they find it is a photo chuck the letter & contents.
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Yeah, that's what I think happened too. Though I DO have issue with one of the new postal workers here. Bugger tucked an important medical package under the ramp to my garage by the wheel chock I have and I didn't see it until 3 days later - in 95F heat. Thankfully, it wasn't my insulin, but it WAS a component of my meter that I had to get resent.


After the Oesau pic debacle and this package issue, I am seriously mistrustful of the post office and eBay in general.
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