EBay Is My Curse!

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Gary Mayo

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It has been 24 hours and I have not been on eBay.

In that time I have downed a 44 oz pop (mt. dew no less) 10 tacos, one mini pizza, several bottles of juice, a couple of honey nut bars and I even cried myself to sleep in the fetal position. When I woke, I was hot and sweaty and my eyes were all full of throbbing veins!

At work again, I cannot take it anymore, I am off to eBay. I will try to just get a lens hood, or maybe a lens bag. Nothing big, I just NEED my eBay fix!!
 
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It has been 24 hours and I have not been on eBay.

In that time I have downed a 44 oz pop (mt. dew no less) 10 tacos, one mini pizza, several bottles of juice, a couple of honey nut bars and I even cried myself to sleep in the fetal position. When I woke, I was hot and sweaty and my eyes were all full of throbbing veins!

At work again, I cannot take it anymore, I am off to eBay. I will try to just get a lens hood, or maybe a lens bag. Nothing big, I just NEED my eBay fix!!
Gary, do they sell insulin on eBay?
 
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One way to get an eBay fix is,

By something from someone on eBay for a good chunk of change say more than 1000 bucks. The seller will only accept Western Union Money, lives in South Africa has 100% feedback but has been on eBay less than 3 months.

Smells like scam, but you buy the item anyways...

So when you get gipped from that purchase and try to pursue your money back and don't get anything and can't even contact the seller... I'd be hard press to go back on eBay for a while.

1000 bucks is a lot cheaper than a mental doctor.
 
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Hello, I'm ________ and I have a problem. It's the first step, man. I don't spend the money you do on my teacher's salary, plus I have been burned on the last 3 lenses I bought, and I STILL can't stay off!! Are you ready??
 
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One way to get an eBay fix is,

By something from someone on eBay for a good chunk of change say more than 1000 bucks...

1000 bucks is a lot cheaper than a mental doctor.
Or buy a 200-400vr for someone who was also selling a D2x, 70-200vr and 28-70 (this was over a year ago). The auction seemed perfectly normal and the seller had been around for years and had sold camera stuff before. Well, can you guess what happened? I got a couple emails but no 200-400vr. I contacted the other winners and they didn't get their stuff either. Eventually the credit card company gave me my money back but I gave up ebay cold turkey and don't miss it.
 
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I thought I had too much stuff, then Gary came along.

I have never purchased camera equipment from eBay...
 
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I've gotten a few good deals from eBay but you have to be truly paranoid...

You want someone with a history of selling photo gear with good feedback. Any 'one-off' sales of high end gear are RED FLAGS..... one guy seems to specialize in hijacking Canadian accounts and putting up VERY attractive auctions for $1100 -'Pay it Now" only, hoping to sucker in someone before his auctions get pulled. They often go up late at night.... somehow I doubt you'll have someone selling TWO 500mm AF-S lenses along with kids clothes or old games.....

But - warnings aside, I got a nice 24-85 2.8-4 brand new from a photo shop going out of business - reciept and warranty even...... gotten battery grips from Hong Kong stores for the D70 and D50..... Have gotten other moderately priced lenses there but prefer KEH, B&H and more formal sellers for high end purchases. My 200-400 was used at B&H - when you couldn't find a new one anywhere. Have gotten a few from KEH as well.
 
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dem86

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I am still new here, but I know that YOU have too many toys.....

hmmmm, i'm starting to sound like my wife.... :eek:
 
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Gary Mayo

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Craigs list in my area is kind of a dud. Not much going on.
 
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Yikes! Never heard anything like that before - sorry to hear about your ordeal :frown:

I usually check feedback meticulously and so far have not been dinged, but that's what you did, too... Good thing you paid by credit card. I usually pay by PayPal direct transfer, but then there even less chance that you get your money back... Maybe it's time for me to use my credit card for purchases, too.

Thanks for sharing that story, and good to hear you got your money back!

Cheers

Mike
 
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Do a search trying to find an organization called Anonymous EBayaholics and join them immediately !:eek:
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Its easy really

In IE, you use tools/options/security - click on restricted sites and then add www.ebay.com tothe list of dissalowed sites.

Problem solved.

Now - shoes on, coat on, hat on, grab camera and go outside - lets see what you can do with all that stuff.......
 
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I always get the jitters on e-play purchases. So, I've done most my buying here, but this saga seems all to familiar to me. I can't really tell you why... hmmmm...

Maybe it has something to do with my transaction total being among the highest here. Well, especially if you add in all the non-feedback transactions that we just let it slip through early on before the system was developed or we just forgot to do the transactions prior to totals being displayed.
 
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I have bought a few things from Ebay, but Gary- lay down the Nikon drugs! Go out and shoot! I'd recommend you stop buying equipment you will rarely use (translation: give some of us a chance), unless your sole purpose is collecting :smile:
 
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Gary I think you are addicted to the Nikon Cafe too! You have over 1000 posts since becoming active in the middle of May (you stated you joined earlier, but just recently began posting) Something like 15-20 posts a day! :eek::biggrin:
 

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