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Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Snaketibe » Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm

subzero wrote:
TheJabbaWookie wrote:I bet if you said I’ll pay you extra for the protection they might change their tune


:lol: :lol: That's fucking true right there, you'd get a response back in 30 seconds saying.. "yes sir of course sir certainly sir, anything else you want me to do for you sir? don't hesitate to ask"

I've done that before now as well, and it worked for me. Admittedly I did ask for rather extreme protection of an item I was very keen not to receive any damage, but the seller was great about it. Their auction admittedly did also say to contact them before the action ended if any special packing requirements were needed, but I would have done so anyway. I made it very clear that I was happy to pay whatever the postage came to (£30 in the end, but it was worth it; I requested next day delivery on a very large and heavy box, hence the cost), and the seller was terrific about it. He was a rather rare seller in that he genuinely gave a damn and followed my packing instructions to the letter, and then even sent me an itemised breakdown of how the postage and packing charge had been arrived at (I didn't ask him for the breakdown, but it was nice to see!).

Nevertheless, if you can get the seller to understand in advance of you bidding what you require of them, that you are prepared to pay any reasonable extra postage charges, if necessary, and heavily imply (if not outright state) that if the item arrives damaged due to poor packing you will be returning it for a full refund (I've had to do that before as well), you usually find you'll get the item in the same condition it left the seller ;-)

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Fri May 18, 2018 7:50 am

Snaketibe wrote:
subzero wrote:
TheJabbaWookie wrote:I bet if you said I’ll pay you extra for the protection they might change their tune


:lol: :lol: That's fucking true right there, you'd get a response back in 30 seconds saying.. "yes sir of course sir certainly sir, anything else you want me to do for you sir? don't hesitate to ask"

I've done that before now as well, and it worked for me. Admittedly I did ask for rather extreme protection of an item I was very keen not to receive any damage, but the seller was great about it. Their auction admittedly did also say to contact them before the action ended if any special packing requirements were needed, but I would have done so anyway. I made it very clear that I was happy to pay whatever the postage came to (£30 in the end, but it was worth it; I requested next day delivery on a very large and heavy box, hence the cost), and the seller was terrific about it. He was a rather rare seller in that he genuinely gave a damn and followed my packing instructions to the letter, and then even sent me an itemised breakdown of how the postage and packing charge had been arrived at (I didn't ask him for the breakdown, but it was nice to see!).

Nevertheless, if you can get the seller to understand in advance of you bidding what you require of them, that you are prepared to pay any reasonable extra postage charges, if necessary, and heavily imply (if not outright state) that if the item arrives damaged due to poor packing you will be returning it for a full refund (I've had to do that before as well), you usually find you'll get the item in the same condition it left the seller ;-)


Wow above & beyond, there really are a lot of great and helpful nice sellers out there, unfortunately the stupid ones and other ones that simply don't care can give ebay sellers a bad name which is a shame. But it's really nice when you deal with a great seller who cares about the item and your requests, an itemised P&P cost breakdown is just legendary, don't think iv'e ever seen that before. 8)
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby r5-d4cus » Wed May 23, 2018 6:29 am

I put this on the new additions thread bit thought it worth sticking in here too, specially seeing how I forgot to post pics or a link in the other one! Scout Walker and falcon both in nice condition but missing some parts for £5.50.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/orderDetails?itemI ... 43&txnId=0
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Wed May 23, 2018 6:53 am

r5-d4cus wrote:I put this on the new additions thread bit thought it worth sticking in here too, specially seeing how I forgot to post pics or a link in the other one! Scout Walker and falcon both in nice condition but missing some parts for £5.50.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/orderDetails?itemI ... 43&txnId=0


Sweet deal, well done! 8)
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby coomber75 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:01 pm

great work on the falcon

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby lejackal » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:35 pm

Scrolling through a few sold listings on eBay and I came across this :shock:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183560393245

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:25 pm

lejackal wrote:Scrolling through a few sold listings on eBay and I came across this :shock:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183560393245


WOW that has got to be the bargain of the century :wink:
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:29 pm

Got this myself from Ebay this weekend for £15, put a cheeky offer in and got it accepted 8)

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Sold mine a while back and regretted it almost immediately, so really pleased when I won it :lol:
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby lejackal » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:57 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:Got this myself from Ebay this weekend for £15, put a cheeky offer in and got it accepted 8)

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Sold mine a while back and regretted it almost immediately, so really pleased when I won it :lol:

Worth it just for the Woolworths sticker 8)

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Ruby2511 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:17 pm

lejackal wrote:
Ruby2511 wrote:Got this myself from Ebay this weekend for £15, put a cheeky offer in and got it accepted 8)

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Sold mine a while back and regretted it almost immediately, so really pleased when I won it :lol:

Worth it just for the Woolworths sticker 8)


Exactly.....thats why I regretted selling my original, so really happy this one came up :lol:
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