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Old 06 February 2005, 15:59   #31
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Tim, have a good read of the e bay dispute system in addition to the feedback rating.



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Old 06 February 2005, 17:49   #32
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Thats a shame Tim, one of the negative aspects of ebay, never mind, as other people say I am sure there is another one around the corner!
I have just posted a load more i can't afford
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Old 06 February 2005, 18:19   #33
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Andy and I are involved with the uni sub-aqua club (just got a new XS to replace the humber we had stolen!), so if you're interested look us up at the freshers fair (UPSAC, not the other dive club that the union managed to let start up!).

If you are bringing a rib down, make sure you keep it somewhere secure, as there have been quite a few boat thefts in the last year or two



We've had similar experiences with them too! They once borrowed our dive rib as a safety boat - it came back damaged with empty spirits bottles in the bow locker!

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Ricky, do you keep your boat down in Portmouth?? I've aquired a 4.5m Flatacraft from a friend, which I'm picking up on tuesday - have u had any luck with storage. At the moment I think it will go to Southsea marina for a while.
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Old 07 February 2005, 03:43   #34
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How long was the Gap between winning the bid and making the deposit/being given the finger?
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Old 07 February 2005, 05:47   #35
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Tim,
That's a real bugger! I think you will find, as I did, that despite looking really good on paper, the eBay dispute system is absolutely crap. It seems to end up that it becomes really not worth the effort to try and get what you wanted.

Saying that, you do have valid grounds for complaint, as NOWHERE on that auction does it mention how long you have to get a deposit etc. With something like that, and worth that much, I would have thought this isn't an unreasonable amount of time, and it would have been courteous to say the least if the seller had phoned you beforehand to say that he had another offer, and could you get the deposit to him quick.

Also, I think that if he puts that it is advertised elsewhere, he can cancel bids while the auction is in progress, but once it's been won, he has entered into a contract.

On a happier note, I'm going with new member daveh to pick up his flatacraft tomorrow! Leaving at 0530, the price I pay for ensuring another Rib gets to Portsmouth...
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Old 09 February 2005, 12:47   #36
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I didn't post this when you were still flushed with excitement at your new purchase, but since it appears to have gone south....

Are twin 55s really enough for a 7m boat? The single 90 on the back of our small rib (5.85m) struggles when the boat is FULLY loaded with divers, and I wouldn't expect twin 55s to give much more oompf, on a heavier boat.

Just curious for opinions.

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Old 09 February 2005, 14:40   #37
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I admit that was something I had thought about. But, for 3500......
Other thigns that have come to light about this boat (which were not in the listing!) are that there are no brakes on the trailer (or there are but they are b*****d) and the bearings need replacing. Would have been nice if the seller could have put that in his listing!

With the help of another RIBnet member I have descovered that he has already sold the boat to someone else. This apears to be the person who I was bidding against in the last few minutes of the auction. He or she has offered more money than me, hence the seller has taken the other offer......

I would love to leave negative feedback (a rating of -1 isnt going to look great for this guy) but I fear him returning the favor.....
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have you informed ebay of the situation?
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I should, but I can't be bothered. They are totally useless when it comes to things like this.....I had a situation once where someone tried to by a satellite phone off me with a fake cheque - one of these foreign cheque scams. Fortunaly I didn't loose out as the bank informed me straight away and the goods were never sent. I told ebay about this and nothing ever happned. Normally the worst thing they do is give the person a warning (three warnings and you get a one month ban).

Ebay is great, in that you can buy and sell stuff easily. But, when something goes wrong, its absolute crap!
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its gotta be worth sending this person a bag of dog turd in the post
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