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    Practically Family Bud-n-Texas's Avatar
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    Angry Is it just me?

    I won an auction on eBay on the 9th, paid for it within minutes as well as a $10 for priority 2-3 day shipping. Here I am 7 days later and no hat. I contacted the seller and found out that he did not even ship the hat until 4 days after the auction ended. Seems to me that kind of negates the 2-3 day shipping I paid for. I spent close to 30 years in various customer service roles and can find no justification in this type of behavior. I know nothing can be done, just wondering if it is just my luck or have others encountered this same type situation.

    Please excuse me if this type post is not allowed. I felt the need to vent.
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    I've had the same thing happen a number of times. Not much to do about it.

    Just posting to say, no, it isn't just you.
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    I've found that it really depends on the seller. There are some sellers that take a few days to ship, and others the items arrive shockingly fast. You have to keep in mind with ebay that there are real businesses that supplement instore sales with ebay, but the majority tend to be just people selling items part time from their real job. Because they're just people working in their home, a lot of times they don't have a customer service drive because they are running an electronic garage sale.

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    I think most of us realize that we fulfill the old saying. The difference between a man and a boy are the cost of his toys. That having been said, While I do not appreciate paying high shipping cost only to have a snail deliver it to the shipper. I WANT MY NEW TOY hahaha
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    Happens to me frequently.

    When it comes time to pay, Paypal wants you to pay in 48 hrs. . . . and then some sellers don't ship for 4-6 days. When i questioned one, he got irate and said this wasn't his whole life and he had a policy of only shipping once a week. I should have said that buying on ebay wasn't my whole life either and that i only pay once a week. I guess I will have to take even more time and scrutinize the sellers more closely. Any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siirous
    they are running an electronic garage sale.
    Lets face it, it does not cost $10 to ship a 1-2 lb box from Wi to Tx. The seller was padding his pocket. I knew it at the time and resigned myself to it, but when a seller pads his pocket and then give sub-par servivce I have a problem. I won another auction later the same day, the pkg arived from Mi. within 3 days and was treated to a Carhardtt Cap and carpenters pencil. I gave that seller an excellent feedback. He charged the same $10. From roughly the same part of the country, but he went the extra mile. While I do not expect "the extra mile", completing the course in a timely manner is expected. JMHO
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    Any other ideas

    None that i can think of. Ebay is a sellers market, plain and simple. I have only been outright taken once, but that was enough. I paid for an item, never recieved it and eBay did nothing to help out. $40 down the tubes. I have 2 negative feedbacks on me in over 150 transactions. Both times the seller misrepresented the items condition. When I gave negative feedback, I in turn got negative feedback. So my point is, a feedback score, may or may not give a true representation of either party.
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    It is how it is

    That is what ebay's feedback forum is for, but no one posts honest complaints because they get negative feedback in retaliation. I have had all the above happen on ebay, but that is the name of the game. Mostly, sellers and buyers are honest.
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    If you are lucky, te seller will spell out what they do, like I only ship on Wednesdays, or once a week. I my self have had a few slow to ship, but I tend to request Priority Mail so it isn't usually expensive. Many sellers are eager to get the package out, so most of the time i have no problems. I tend to stear away from overnite 2nd day simply because you have no controll over their time of shipment.
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    [QUOTE=Andykev]no one posts honest complaint.[/QUOTE]

    Exactly, I did not actually think i was the only one to get abused so to speak, like I said just needed to vent. Iposted to you once before Andy, about Calzones on Market St. Have you ever been there?
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