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      08-11-2010, 12:47 PM   #23
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its not that i dont want to pay the seller, i just wished he would do ground shipping but then it wasnt listed as an option so thats my fault for assuming he would. yes the monitor is used
gimme the model number
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      08-11-2010, 12:49 PM   #24
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190426873828
heres the link
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gimme the model number
+1. And a link to the auction itself. Thanks.
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      08-11-2010, 12:55 PM   #26
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I'm not sure why you'd initially bid $780 on a product that starts at $750. I'm not sure I'd buy a used monitor, but you probably still got a decent deal on it.
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I'm not sure why you'd initially bid $780 on a product that starts at $750. I'm not sure I'd buy a used monitor, but you probably still got a decent deal on it.
reserve wasnt met. thats what i was thinking too but the price is nice compared to buying it new. we'll see....

im not some cheapskate whos NOT gonna buy it because of the shipping rates. just want to know if its worth it
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      08-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #28
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I'm an ebay seller and I'd tell you to not back out... but from a financial perspective I'd back out...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-SyncMast...#ht_500wt_1154

that's a better deal with a make you


also looks like there's better deals all day on ebay, just gotta keep an eye out:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-SyncMast...#ht_500wt_1154
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I'd say hold out and not buy that one... refurbed and only a bit more

http://www.legendmicro.com/store/579...5T.lmsp?RID=23
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reserve wasnt met. thats what i was thinking too but the price is nice compared to buying it new. we'll see....

im not some cheapskate whos NOT gonna buy it because of the shipping rates. just want to know if its worth it

OK. Now I understand the bid. Consider Freakazoid's links. Some better deals there. Good Luck.
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thanks for the help guys, really appreciate it. i guess i just wont pay for now considering these other deals. i feel like a dipshit but whatever. im not stupid enough to pay more for what i get, when i can get it elsewhere for better.
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I'm an ebay seller and I'd tell you to not back out... but from a financial perspective I'd back out...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-SyncMast...#ht_500wt_1154

that's a better deal with a make you


also looks like there's better deals all day on ebay, just gotta keep an eye out:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-SyncMast...#ht_500wt_1154

What are the repercussions for backing out ??
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if you don't pay, you'll get an unpaid item strike, 3 of them and you'll be banned from ebay (I don't think they ever expire).

That is a lot for shipping, I would hope that would include insurance too... as you admit though it is your fault, it definitely looks like he was trying to offset some of his ebay fees loss with a higher shipping cost

Is that it ?? Then there's no reason for him not to back out.
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      08-11-2010, 01:35 PM   #34
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I would never buy any used item with only 25% off retail. Refurb w/ warranty yes, but used w/ no warranty is a no go.

Ebay used to let sellers leave neg feedback for non-paying buyers but that's not the case anymore. Sucks for sellers but works in your favor in this case.
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      08-11-2010, 02:20 PM   #35
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Is that it ?? Then there's no reason for him not to back out.

correct there is NOTHING else you can do.

and going to the guys page his shipping costs are ridiculous... it told me it'd be 270 bucks to ship to me
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I would never buy any used item with only 25% off retail. Refurb w/ warranty yes, but used w/ no warranty is a no go.
thats true
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and going to the guys page his shipping costs are ridiculous... it told me it'd be 270 bucks to ship to me
tell me about it!
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Ebay used to let sellers leave neg feedback for non-paying buyers but that's not the case anymore. Sucks for sellers but works in your favor in this case.
Generally speaking ebay blows donkey dick... it's a necessary evil because there's no good competitors anymore.

But between the aforementioned 14% fees, and the lack of ability to make a seller OR buyer go through on a sale, it's just general BS
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and the lack of ability to make a seller OR buyer go through on a sale, it's just general BS
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He's ripping you off on the shipping. I did a quick check. Boxed it will be around 30x24x16 and weigh around 40lbs - UPS quotes $63.37 insured to $800 on 2 day shipping from Scottsdale to Albuquerque, on eBay he quotes $168.04! That is if he went in and paid counter rates, you get a discount linking your paypal to a UPS account so he probably has a higher mark-up.

Do not feel bad about canceling this transaction. Email him explaining why you do not want to continue. If he files a unpaid transaction complaint reply stating your reasons why. eBay does not tolerate over-inflated shipping charges.
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      08-11-2010, 10:46 PM   #40
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Computer & Networking listing have a slightly lower commission rate - I think his total fee's will be somewhere between 9-10%
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Or you can report him to ebay for marking up shipping cost. Paying $200 for shipping is a bit ridiculous..
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He's ripping you off on the shipping. I did a quick check. Boxed it will be around 30x24x16 and weigh around 40lbs - UPS quotes $63.37 insured to $800 on 2 day shipping from Scottsdale to Albuquerque, on eBay he quotes $168.04! That is if he went in and paid counter rates, you get a discount linking your paypal to a UPS account so he probably has a higher mark-up.

Do not feel bad about canceling this transaction. Email him explaining why you do not want to continue. If he files a unpaid transaction complaint reply stating your reasons why. eBay does not tolerate over-inflated shipping charges.
thanks for the advice


really appreciate the help from everyone. thought that i was just being a little too paranoid about shipping charges but apparently not!
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he is definitely ripping you off by tacking on $100 to the cost of the monitor using shipping as a way to get that out of you. The other thing you have to worry about, is he going to use the original box, if not you run the risk of it being damaged,
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geezus everyone settle down. You sell shit on ebay, and put the foot on the other foot, THEN talk.
He's not 'ripping him off', or any shit like that, it was plainly put in the auction.

Yes he's charging a lot, but he's not pulling a bait and switch, or anything like that, he's doing EXACTLY what was in the auction. He's charging higher shipping fees because ebay doesn't take their 5-9% cut on it.
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