A tale of woe for someone but not me.

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  1. Omexa

    Omexa Registered User

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    Hi, when I worked as a volunteer for Red Cross, for about 6 years, I sometimes picked up cheap or to go out in the rubbish items from deceased estates. Ten years later I was looking for a movement and I found a plastic bag with about 15 Wrist Watches in various states of disrepair. The bag had been in the rubbish pile and I paid AU 50 cents for the bag. I later found an Omega seamaster wrist watch not going, so I put it on eBay at AU$25.00 starting bid and AU$100.00 buy it now. To my surprise when I checked 3 days later it had sold for AU$700.00. Two people had got into a bidding war. So the other day I looked in the bag and I found a Seiko Auto; so I put it on eBay at AU$25.00 with a buy it now for AU$150.00; it sold for the buy it now price in a short time. I had been looking at another HP server (I sell Computers to pay for my Pocket Watch addiction.)

    The seller wanted AU$159.00 for it and I beat him down to AU$150.00; he said that’s OK it will cost me AU$50.00 to send it by Carrier to Darwin. So I paid him and it had actually cost me only AU 25 cents; I used the wrist watch money to pay him. He later sent me a tale of woe. He had to go to work and he asked his girlfriend to send it to me for him; instead of going to the Carrier she went to the Post Office; when told the cost to send it she tried to ring him and could not get to him. What happened is that it has been sent by Parcel Post at a cost of AU$149.05. It was not a good day for him. Aah that is life. Regards Ray

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  2. Omexa

    Omexa Registered User

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    Hi, just so you don't think I made this all up, here is the receipt. I am not sure what the AU$5.00 is for? I just checked the Tracking and it has left Sydney. Regards Ray

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  3. kevin h

    kevin h Registered User

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    Well at least give him a good rating ! I have seen sellers spend more to ship than the item sold for, you need to know what your doing !
     
  4. Omexa

    Omexa Registered User

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    I already have left him the top Rating. Regards Ray
     
  5. musicguy

    musicguy Registered User
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    Not a good day for the seller indeed.

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