Normally don't care to post these kinds of things, but this is the 2nd time I've had issues with this buyer. Both times, they take several days to pay (say they have an eBay gift card to find, first), THEN start asking questions.
Username: generationmac (now changed userid to biditdown)
Buyer doesn't make any contact with me until I file a non-paying bidder claim. Then tells me they'll pay for the lamp Wednesday, which is the last day of the case. Says they have to find their eBay gift certificate.
THEN, they start asking me questions about the lamp (bulb used, flow). Admitted they "wanted a glitter lamp anyway" and that they "didn't read the auction correctly to understand this was the "refilled lava" without glitter".
I had a problem with this same user when I sold a wave machine.
Anywho, I'll try and keep it somewhat short.
Seller beware. It just SUCKS that you cannot leave neg feedback for buyers anymore on eBay. I have blocked them from bidding on any future auctions of mine.
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This thread on here has nothing to do with the actual sale on eBay.
And let's take note of this:
You're mad because you found this forum and mad because of a statement I said (I hope you rot). That's fine. I'm not real keen on you either. I treated you as fair as you treated me on eBay. You got snippy with me when you didn't get the answers you wanted and waited eight days to pay. I did everything right. I didn't owe you anything after the SALE OF THE ITEM, but answered a few more questions anyway.
But the FACTS of this transaction remain:
My customer service is OUTSTANDING (look at my feedback), but when badgered, yes, I will push back. Why should I accommodate someone who makes me wait and wait and wait for payment?
same here - erin was very punctual and upfront about the item i purchased from her.
Another vote of extreme confidence from me. Absolutely love my haze swirl and the transaction was delightful from start to finish.
This. I'm sure many of us have been disappointed upon the arrival of a lamp we have purchased. My biggest regret was a Budweiser die-cut Aristocrat. I got the lamp and it was dented beyond repair. Yes, I could have run the lamp as it still supported the globe, but the base was certainly not up to the caliber I expect for inclusion into my collection. It currently rots in my basement.
I left the seller positive feedback. Why? Because it was my own damn fault. I happily bid on the damn thing without asking a damn question and I know better. The seller didn't mention the dents specifically, but didn't present it as mint, great or any sort of condition; just used. Buyer's remorse? You betcha, but lesson learned. You do your due diligence to know what you are bidding on and potentially committing to buy.
Nine out of ten times I do reach out to the seller to verify the condition of the goods. Bottom line - you need to go into these things with eyes wide open.
Morale of the story - your question to yourself needs to be "what am I buying", not "what did I just buy".
But people vent. And its a part of life.
As far as I see it the auction stated its condition appropriately. GenerationMac I would do more research in the future before you decide to buy anything off of ebay, 90 negative feedbacks is just silly and just shows everyone here that your a buyer no one wants to deal with . Also do you have a clue what these sell for in decent condition? usually between $300-$500 and the bid count is always on the high side. 2 bids @ $76 for a gemlite is definitely on the low side and considering its condition (thats clearly stated) its completely fair and you would've know this if done your research.
Shawn, it was 20% of 90 feedbacks left, to be fair. 20% of them were negative.
Agreed, it is a lot. I am still just really burned that I cannot leave neg feedback for buyers. It's so unfair, but I knew that a long time ago. eBay is always a last resort for me. How eBay can turn its back on the very group of people who make them money is beyond me, but eBay quit being fair a long time ago.
I thank everyone that came in here and offered their opinion. Even though I'm the one stuck with the negative feedback, I'm glad this thread is out there for all to see.
After having read this whole thing and seeing the auction, reading generationmac's comments, and having bought things from Erin several times I feel I can finally reply to this.
First of all generationmac, learn how to read. You are the one at fault here. The auction was very clear about what you were purchasing and you even admitted yourself that you screwed up. I am having a hard time restraining myself from insulting your intelligence or lack there of, so bear with me. You screwed up. You left negative feedback because you did not comprehend the auction despite it being written in a way that everyone else seems to have no problem understanding. If you have questions about an auction you ask before bidding. It is common sense...well maybe not common in your case. I think you have some nerve waiting to pay so long and then to make complaints about Erin not abiding by your schedule. If it was my auction I would have blocked you after 3 days without paying and sold the lamp to someone else. It is unfortunate that buyers cannot receive negative feedback, because I feel that is what you deserve. You are 100% at fault here. Deal with it.
Am I being harsh? Yes. I am being harsh because watching this exercise in stupidity has frustrated me and I am not even part of the auction. You are the reason why people avoid ebay. I will be blocking you from my auctions as well so I do not have the "pleasure" of dealing with you.