Discogs..... How long would you expect?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by bettsaj, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Not a complaint, just an observation.

    My latest purchase from Discogs was a box set from a seller in Turkey. Man, it seems as though post from Turkey takes forever. I guess, given the current state of the region, it's to be expected - but waiting over a week for the item to (it has tracking) to leave the country is brutal. I paid €35 for shipping, so had hopes of better. Not the sellers fault, but it's worth noting that it's worth considering just where the seller is.
     
  2. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    It took 3 1/2 weeks but it eventually arrived
     
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  3. I has a seller that missed my request for an invoice on Discogs. Waited about a week, then used the "Seller not responding" method. He responded the next day with profuse apologies. Sometimes they miss stuff, sometimes life gets in the way.
     
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  4. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    I usually stick to the same sellers on Discogs.
    I know how fast or slow each one is.
    Doesn't really bother me if it's about 7 days from me placing the order until it's shipped.
    This includes invoice sent & my response.
    You can't expect everybody to do an automatic invoice and ship the next day.

    Darryl


     
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  5. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I've filed my first Seller Not Responding to Discogs as my seller has not responded to any inquiries after I paid them 2 weeks ago. Anybody else ever do this? Discogs says they will suspend their account if I don't hear from them in 4 days. I guess I will have to deal with Paypal for a refund if I don't hear anything.
     
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  6. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Sounds like he dropped dead. :laugh: Best of luck, Don.
     
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  7. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    You never know do you? Stuff does happen.
     
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  8. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    I believe Discogs only suspends your seller privileges if you don't respond in that window, not the account totally. But that is definitely a good way to motivate people.

    It wasn't Discogs, but I did have an issue where I used something similar. Ordered a CD from a band's website, it got marked as "payment received, awaiting shipment" in late July and that was that. The "contact if there's a problem" email provided was the band's official email, so I sent one about three months later... no response. Finally, in November, I filed a PayPal claim, got a response from a totally different email, and had the CD within the week. Later on, I discovered that the person in charge of the band's merch mailing had been laid off in a downsizing at the distributor and never even saw the email (the distributor had no problem taking my money, though).

    That's not really relevant to the situation, but it does go to show that people will act if there are consequences presented to them. Even though, in my instance, the poor dude didn't know about it and for all I know could have had to send me his own personal (sealed) copy to keep PayPal from coming after him.
     
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  9. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    They suspended the seller's account. For some reason Discogs sent me 38 e-mails to notify me of this!
     
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  10. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    Just to echo a couple of other comments, filing a Seller Not Responding notice on Discogs definitely works. It's also very helpful in avoiding drama and uncertainty: discogs has set the 4-day rule, and the entire point of a rule like that is that it relieves the buyer (and the seller, I suppose) of the burden of having to argue about what's reasonable. If the seller doesn't want to get their privileges suspended, they'll respond within 4 days. Simple and easy.
     
  11. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Location:
    Zack Island
    Nice!... Well, interesting. He must've seen this thread here.^^
     

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