Complaints about flea-Bay……!

“….it may once have been a fun and enjoyable venue, with a sense of community, eBay, which is the leading internet auction site, is nowadays anything but. Dishonesty, illegality, and fraud are rampant. Present in equally large sums is stupidity – staggering, mind-numbing stupidity.”

“Anything sold “as-is” probably isn’t “as described”, and will almost never work. Anything that’s untested is likely tested and found not working. If it can be fake, it almost certainly is, unless described as “genuine”, “real”, “authentic”, or “natural”. (and even then they may be lying.)”

“….It is in no way safe to assume that the individuals you will interact with on eBay are honest. Anyone who believes in the general goodness of human nature should never visit eBay; the shock could be fatal. If you treat is as a large flea market, largely filled with shifty, underhanded east-coast dealers, each trying to unload their latest batch of white elephants at inflated prices, you may be safe.”

“…consider the last one hundred purchases I made on eBay over the last year. Six orders failed to arrive, one because of poor packaging, and at least two because of dishonest sellers (since barred from eBay). Eleven were significantly other than as described and pictured, including two that I believe were intentionally misrepresented. Five auctions were for multiple items and contained the wrong quantity”

“…. And I truly love it when people add self-invented folklore for items or terms. One shining example was a seller auctioning a pair of dress shoes, which she described twice as “Patton leather”, and went on to describe how this type of leather was named after the boots General Patton wore. Uh-huh. Not surprisingly, the shoes weren’t even patent leather at all, but vinyl…!”

“….Dumb people and computers are a dangerous mix. As punishment for their horrible ways, I make a special effort not to bid on items with gratuitous misspellings or really awful pictures, no matter how badly I want the item. It’s a boycott of sorts, I suppose; an application of economic leverage on eBay’s finest. Join in, won’t you? Refuse to bid on auctions listed by grammatically-impaired hill-people in Pennsylvania, or inbred rednecks in Louisiana.”

That last quote had me in fits of laughter….hill-people….inbred rednecks…..haha!

Anyway, these are quotes I picked up about buying stuff off flea-Bay….I won’t use their correct name as they don’t need any more publicity than they already have.

Cut a long story short….if flea-Bay is bad, then the answer is….buy from me…especially cameras! I try not to include any grammatical errors, I certainly wasn’t born in Pennsylvania (apologies to Pennsylvanians!), and I very emphatically am not an inbred redneck!




About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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