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 Post subject: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 6:09 am 
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Hello everyone,
I bought RCA model 45EY3 from eBay back in April and it arrived Thursday 5/14.
Post office told me because they shipped it slow and that thing is hold up shipping.
that is not the problem is people need to learn to use what little brain that they do have and pack it right or do not list it.
Anyway I have not opened it yet but there are loose parts


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 6:45 am 
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Poor packaging gets me rankled, too. My Kroy T-666 was shipped in a flimsy hair-dye box! Fortunately, nothing worked itself loose in transit, and it plays pretty good.

That seller seems very deserving of neutral feedback.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 6:54 am 
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At least open the bo before determining there's a big problem.


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 7:40 am 
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Hello Alan
there no packing material in the box that I can tell because they cut the box down to like the size of the phono and being Bakelite


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 6:31 pm 
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You can improve your chances of avoiding disappointment by only buying from sellers who are experienced selling old electronics.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 10:26 pm 
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I have one just like it if you need one. It's intact with original paperwork and all. Haven't the time to restore it. Sometimes take it along with me to swap meets just for kicks.

Contact me Rich

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 10:33 pm 
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Hello Guys,
I will post a photo of the unit but it had one layer of the tiny bubble wrap .
Anyway I will post some photos the side of it is busted :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sat 16, 2020 11:56 pm 
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Hello everyone,
here is a couple photos of the box I opened
the one corner is busted out


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sun 17, 2020 2:54 am 
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Gee, one whole layer of bubble wrap. That should have been plenty of protection. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sun 17, 2020 5:06 am 
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Hello Dan,
I was the idiot I did not insure it I used paypal though it was 65.00 dollar lesson
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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sun 17, 2020 6:47 am 
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Rich, you are not "the idiot", and have every right to expect to receive an item bought from eBay exactly as the seller pictured it in the auction. This is why eBay instituted a "Not As Described" claim procedure.

File a NAD claim with eBay, and include a scan of the damage. eBay will contact the seller to see if he wants it back. He most likely will not, considering he'll have to pay return postage, and you will be refunded.

Now if you want to keep it, just consider this as a bluff on your part, as you don't have to go through with it if you don't want to, but most likely you will be fully refunded and get to keep it.

And maybe the idiot seller will learn something from this, as in, how to pack.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
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Right, don't let the seller off the hook, educate him thru his wallet.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
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Fifties and Westcoastjohn are correct, request a refund and tell Ebay about the poor packaging and how the it arrived broken, include photos of the damage and how is was packaged. It is the sellers responsibility for whatever he sold to have it arrive at the buyers location in the condition described in the auction.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Sun 17, 2020 11:57 pm 
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I just bought two Drake ham radios from two different sellers, and both were packed extra good. All was well. That is what I expect and that is what I got. Both used different techniques but equally effective.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2020 12:27 am 
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Hello Dan
thanks for the advice I will contact the seller first
Wazz that's good news


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2020 7:00 am 
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Over the years, I've had many radios and record players (that were purchased off of Ebay) show up destroyed or heavily damaged and, in each case, the item was packed very poorly.

Each time, I took many detailed pictures of the damage and filed a "not as described" claim with Ebay. Most everybody refunded me and I got to keep the busted up mess. However, I had one guy who was a jerk, who insisted that the radio was packed well enough and that the only way I'd get any money is to file a claim with the post office. I told him that the post office would not honor a claim on an improperly packed item. Then, he gave me a sob story about how much money he lost on the deal because he didn't charge enough shipping (and, that's not my problem) and that he wasn't refunding me anything. I got Ebay involved and I got every cent of my money back (they had to snatch it out of his account). "Buyer protection" is not good for a seller, who sells something to a scammer (been down that road; but, that's another story). However, it's good when you're a buyer and receive something that is damaged or destroyed, all because they were too lazy to pack it right.

I've even gone so far as to tell the seller how I wanted it packed; but, they don't listen and when the item arrives busted, I demand a refund.

The only way these careless, lazy sellers will ever learn is to hit them where it hurts and that's what you need to do to this person.

If they want it back, they'll have to pay return shipping and I'd box it exactly like it was sent to me.

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
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Hello radiotvnut,
yes I had similar person that did not package like I wanted and it arrived broken


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
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I believe that it's simply a matter of most eBay sellers not being aware of how to pack an electronic device that is heavy, may have a power transformer, and is in a less than sturdy wood veneer cabinet. If the package is bounced around at all, the transformer weight acts like a juggernut, and woe to the cabinet surrounding it.

I gave specific instructions to one eBay seller about how to pack a radio I had won, telling her to be sure and use either copious amounts of bubble wrap, or Styrofoam peanuts. When I got the radio ( in more than one piece), she had indeed used Styrofoam; a thin sheet of it on each side... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2020 10:32 am 
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I've learned that it's totally hit-and-miss with packing jobs. The last 3 items on got on eBay were sent with some of the best packing I've ever seen. It's brought back my faith in trusting sellers. It's a gamble you have to take buying over the Net.


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 Post subject: Re: why do i abuse myself buying radios from ebay
PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2020 8:25 pm 
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I feel your pain, but, Overall I've had good luck on ebay with only one radio being totally destroyed, and that seller refunded everything without me asking. I try to research and use the better sellers and especially pay attention to what they don't say.

I always take photos before, during and after a package is opened. Discuss with seller, and then if needed, file claim.

Where I've had non responsive sellers is on radioattic, or should I say, were going to do something but never did.

This is on roughly 100 or so purchases so I feel I'm doing okay ... so far. Stay with it.

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