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Old 29 March 2008, 18:37   #11
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The prices are pretty good , similar to trago i guess for cheap fishing tackle . the postage he charges per item isn't OTT iether , if he had to post individually .

I think its the attitude that has made me not want to pay his prices
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Old 29 March 2008, 19:37   #12
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Well thats not the situation here - the price per item sounds quite sensible, simply combined unfair. But who is the above aproach "fair" to? the buyer ? no he gets initially excited about a good price; other sellers? no their goods appear expensive; ebay? no.

Perhaps you think it is OK to screw ebay... but they are a commercial organisation - if they miss out on fees they will just end up charging everyone else a bit more.
I didn't say it was the situation here and I didn't say I did this on Ebay or it was ok to "screw" them - just can't resist can you?
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Old 29 March 2008, 19:38   #13
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It sounds very unfair to me; I reckon any fair and decent ebayer would combine the postage for you. However, as JW says, you didn't ask him before the auction. I would be a bit irritated if someone started questioning my postage fees after they had agreed to purchase at that price.
If I were you I'd just pay and put it down to experience.
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Old 29 March 2008, 19:51   #14
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I didn't say it was the situation here
ah, ok so the post starting "...in fairness" wasn't presenting another side of the argument, or even relevant to the thread, it was in fact just you liking the sound of your own keyboard.
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and I didn't say I did this on Ebay or it was ok to "screw" them
the statement "In fairness.......avoid ebay fees" suggests to me that you probably do think its OK even if you don't necessarily do it yourself.
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just can't resist can you?
You are right. When you talk drivel I do get sucked in!
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in my opinion, if he has priced for individual postage and posts each item seperately then he has done nothing wrong, just been a bit of an unhelpful twit and missed the chance to provide good customer service.

on the other hand if he charges you for individual postage but posts in a combined envelope, effectively pocketing the remaining postage money then you have grounds to leave crap feedback / goods or service not as descrribed
maybe??

all said he is a bit of a winker though
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Old 29 March 2008, 20:32   #16
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in my opinion, if he has priced for individual postage and posts each item seperately then he has done nothing wrong, just been a bit of an unhelpful twit and missed the chance to provide good customer service.

on the other hand if he charges you for individual postage but posts in a combined envelope, effectively pocketing the remaining postage money then you have grounds to leave crap feedback / goods or service not as descrribed
maybe??

all said he is a bit of a winker though

Spot on Colin .

I have paid as thats the ebay rules , and yes i should have done the asking before buying . It will be his loss in the end as most businesses rely on repeat custom.
So if you are buying fishing tackle look out for

daveys-fishing tackle

Hope i catch enough fish to make it worth the grief .

Oh went to trago today and they are going over to shakespear tackle and have some good bargains , i bought a really light spinning rod for 4.99 and nice metal lures for 55p that are about 3 times that anywhere else .
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...have grounds to leave crap feedback / goods or service not as descrribed

You bid, which is a legally binding offer to buy.

Then you decide you're not happy with the advertised terms?

If you leave negative feedback, you are abusing the system.

Caveat emptor. Harsh, but fair.
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You bid, which is a legally binding offer to buy.

Then you decide you're not happy with the advertised terms?

If you leave negative feedback, you are abusing the system.

Caveat emptor. Harsh, but fair.
you bid and buy for individual postage as he didn't advertise combined shipping options, if this postage service isn't what you recieve i think it is reasonable to leave appropriate feedback. The seller decides to play by the rules or dishonestly pocket the saved postage.

I agree you can't fairly leave -ve feedback if he does as advertised but if he strays from that he knows exactly what he is doing.
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Old 30 March 2008, 11:28   #19
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Different issue but i recently bought an aux 8 hp four stroke discribed as very good engine .it smokes badly and when you unscrew the oil filler whilst its running the pressure is such its hard to re-screw it back in.When i bought it i contacted him imeadiately picked it up next day paid for it .He has not left me feedback as yet and i want to leave him bad feedback.Any suggestions
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Any suggestions
  1. If you buy an outboard on ebay you should test it before completing the transaction. Otherwise you pays your money and takes your chances.
  2. Don't undo the oil filler cap when its running.
  3. If you are going to leave bad feedback you should discuss the problem with the seller first.
Oh - and are you sure you don't have too much oil in it? The only small 4 stroke o/board I have owned was very sensitive to the oil level and smoked like a trabant if there was too much - it was quite ticky to get the level right in the small sight glass as it required you to have the engine perfectly level in 2 axes.

Finally there is no reason why a "very good engine" can't also be a bit smokey.
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