" You Get What You Pay For "
That gets tossed around a lot these days ...
But - it is so very true
Lately - there seems to be an increase in folks
complaining that they did not ...
" Get What They Paid For "
When in reality - they did ...
They just do not like what they got
If something sounds " Too Good To Be True "
It usually is ......
Live - Learn - Move On
The short version: "There's a sucker born every minute"
Jim is right 90% of the time. I sold a motor to a fellow in St Louis a few years ago that went so far as to report me to the attorney General of Missouri. even after I returned his credit card payment AND he filed a report with the credit card company and collected from them also. This was after he sent the engine back half strapped to a skid barely in good shape. I checked the engine over and sold it to another fellow that claimed it was the smoothest running Model A engine he had ever owned. Same motor just one had buyers remorse and one appreciated what he got.
Right now I am hauling a Mustang project roller car that is full of loose parts from Utah to Iowa
The owner waited (4) months for someone to transport it, they kept putting him off and finally stopped returning his calls
Or so he told me ....
Turns out ....
He lied about what he actually wanted hauled
He bought the equivalent of another half of a car
all in loose parts that he did not bother telling me about along with the Mustang
Including a transmission, engine block, cylinder heads, drive lines, body sheet metal ....
Guess he thought I did " Buffet Hauling " ....
That rarely happens - most folks are honest
When you sell someone a part to replace something that went bad, he looked at the part
and said it would work, then a couple days later he brings it back and said that it didn't work and hands me his broken one and ask for his money back. Most T people are inerrable in helping, but there are a few others. And I had one other very similar thing happen in 30 years. And these were people that I though I knew, not any more.
I think the thread that brought on this one was about was the vaporizer. The buyer may have gotten his moneys worth, but the seller totally misrepresented the item. To me, that makes it a whole different ball game.
Like ya say, hang it on the wall and live and learn.
If i have surplus parts, i give them away to someone that needs them, no buyers remorse, no money problems, no BBB reports, it save a lot of grief.
The people i have purchased from like John Danuser and Don Blain plus others have been great with no problems.
If you misrepresent something you're just asking for trouble. Unfortunately that's not how these people think. Once it's out of their hands it's your problem and retaliation is not a factor. They don't think about it. Take the vaporizer someone posted earlier: with e-bay if it's misrepresented you might have an out. If it's listed as no returns or exchanges your dog meat. Caveat emptor (sic) as they used to say. Questions and requests for more pics are cheap over the interweb so there's almost no excuse to complain when the item isn't what's advertised even though "I need that". Going the extra mile today usually means just a few taps of the keys to get more's info. Buyer's don't do this probably thinking, in our case for instance, T guys, fellow hobbiests, ect. won't nail them but you have no idea who you're dealing with.
Any way you cut it, omitting what you know to be true about what your selling on Ebay is a purposeful act of deception.
Thank you Jay. That's all that needs said. Pure deception to make a dollar was what that was.
The ebay thread got my attention ...
What made me post this thread:
My personal experience with someone who bought
a car on ebay with parts loaded inside - then agreed to buy a separate lot of the remaining related parts from
the Seller - then represented the combined load as just the original car with parts inside (for shipping purposes)
The guy actually expected me to haul the additional loose parts all the way from SLC to Iowa
for no additional cost - stating he would " go thru what he wanted when I got there and do me a favor by throwing away the rest " .....
Thanks Rick Goelz and to all my other customers for all these yrs and the future ones too, I try to do my best, after being sickly since Feb 13, I've slowed down but still selling, after all I like eating. Merry Christmas and a safe New Years to all
Another saying which goes along with "you get what you pay for" is "let the buyer beware!"