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How to deal with eBay timewaster


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#1 OFFLINE   Rod/b

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:00 AM

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So a mate sold a car for 250 quid on eBay, only to get that dreaded message: "Sorry m8 got no money cancel sael" etc.

Quick bit of research to find an empty rental property later, mate replied with "Well i need to get shot of this car urgently, if you can pick it up you can have it free. Pick it up here...."

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#2 ONLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:09 AM

hahah nice one



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:19 AM

Yep that's smooth.....For added play value it would be good to place a poundshop New Beetle or something on the driveway of target property


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#4 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:24 AM

Or tell him you have nipped out but the keys to the garage are under your other car, it's parked outside your neighbours, have a poke around and you will find them. If you can find a house in a rough area then double win.

But be aware that the kind of idiots that mess people about don't always worry about things like laws and it is very funny but does have the potential to backfire.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:31 AM

I almost can't wait for a car sale to go bad to try this, lovely, it's made me laugh out loud.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

Fantastic! The idiot got exactly what he deserved.....
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

That's brilliant, nice one!


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

I've had my time wasted by mongs like him on more than one occasion, so this makes me smile. Hope the twat had a long and miserable journey for his non-existent free car. 1675463895/10 to your mate.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:02 AM

I know a chap who sold his car on eBay with no reserve and decided he wouldn't let it go that cheep, two weeks later it was found burnt out after being removed from his drive,
Coincidence maybe.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:38 AM

I am going to go against the flow here and say that was a shitty, stupid thing to do.

Now this pissed-off guy has reason to seek retribution. Via the ebay sale he probably has access to the sellers address etc.....


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:39 AM

Only ever tried to sell one vehicle on ebay it was a nightmare!

It was my T4 Van.

First guy hit buy it now then ignored my messages for a week I then followed his feedback and it turned out he had done the same on others and guess what??

He strung the others along for a week too which was when he sold his T4!

Yes he was hitting buy it now to kill the competition we all complained to eBay they don't give a toss!

Good on you Rod/b ;)

Thankfully I was contacted by a watcher who come and saw the van and payed my asking price and was very happy :)



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:43 AM

A buyer can request your registered (ebay and paypal) personal details from ebay and ebay will give it out if it is to aid the completion of a transaction.
The other party can then start having fun/throwing bricks at their leisure.
Ive found this procedure most helpful in the past.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

You don't need to request details if your the winning bidder though so he will have the address, strange he never bothered to check before setting of for his freebie

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:49 AM

yeah was about to say wont he have access to your address/details?



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:59 AM

You don't automatically get the seller's details. The buyer's details are sent to the seller so they can post the item (even if it's something unpostable like a house). Didn't know you can request a seller's details but if this dude's stupid enough to fall for this he probably won't figure it out.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:03 AM

yeah was about to say wont he have access to your address/details?


He won't have access to anything of mine, this was a mate's doing

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:27 AM

Thanks everso, this has just made my day!!
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:33 AM

Just to add, I am so happy right now.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:38 PM

That's brilliant!

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:47 PM

Top work, LOL!!


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

The title is offensive.


Made me chuckle though.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:58 PM

The title is offensive.
Made me chuckle though.


It's not the Timewaster, it's the Timewaster's eBay cousin (best said in Clarksonesque accent).
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#23 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:14 PM

I was expecting some specific advice on bidding tactics.

ie: Don't.
Pete M wrote:
Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, I can't believe I'm sad enough as to post on the interweb

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the fine art that is welding, like trying to shovel butter into a badgers arse with a soldering iron.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:21 PM

The title is offensive.


Made me chuckle though.

 Reminds me of the time my avatar was referred to as 'Willfully Offensive' on here.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:26 PM

Doing that was immature, petty, needless and utterly hilarious


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:29 PM

Karma.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:08 AM

Reminds me of the time my avatar was referred to as 'Willfully Offensive' on here.


That's not like you Sheefag!

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:39 PM

Indeed Rod/b/d/b/d. Mother said there would be jealousy.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:02 PM

Funny but agree with Dave21478 not something I would try, far too many stressed out loonies about.
I've had a couple of non payers (not on ebay) recently, one of whom I persued for a while. Not healthy, best to move on!
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:26 PM

I don't particularly like your avatar, Sheefag, but I did what any sensible person does and added it to my adblock rules so I don't have to see it any more. I did the same with barefoot's, not because there was anything particularly wrong with the foot I just didn't much like looking at it.


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