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ebay DCC Highway 61 $30 buy it now

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by peterC, Nov 4, 2003.

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  1. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict Thread Starter

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    sydney
  2. AudioEnz

    AudioEnz Forum Resident

    But the buyer won't accept PayPal.
     
  3. rontokyo

    rontokyo Forum Resident

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    Tokyo, Japan
    Of course someone may jump on it before I hit the submit button, but it *is* interesting that no one has bought it after 10 hours. Could very well be the new Sony reissue has depressed the value of this DCC title.
     
  4. Claude

    Claude Senior Member

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    Luxembourg
    Not accepting Paypal usually affects the appeal and the end price of an auction, especially if it is a single CD.

    How would you actually pay for this, Ron? An international money order costs $8 here in Europe.
     
  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    I'm curious as to the sellers representation of "Very Good" condition. That could very well be the crux of it all that this is scratched and buyers aren't buying impulsively any longer and are awaiting for a reply from the seller. I know I'd be asking questions before dropping $30.00 on a possibly scratched CD.
     
  6. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict Thread Starter

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    At that price I'd be inclined to buy first and tactfully ask questions later!

    Also in this situation a quick read through the seller's feedback and previous item descriptions can prove very helpful.

    I must admit though that I don't like his "no returns, no refunds" policy!
     
  7. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict Thread Starter

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  8. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    No, this is the real deal Peter. Done by both Mastersound and MFSL. ;)
     
  9. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict Thread Starter

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    That's right, but I didn't know the mofi came in a long box :)
     
  10. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    IIRC all UD1's had the long-boxes and even some of the UD2's, as well as some of the aluminums.

    Where's Norm when we need his expertise? :D
     
  11. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict Thread Starter

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    Thanks Dave!

    In that case, it went fairly cheaply.
     
  12. rontokyo

    rontokyo Forum Resident

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    And an IMO costs about $5.00 here in Japan. I usually send cash US dollars [unregistered] in situations where seller doesn't accept PayPal. I've yet to have a problem
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    Holy moly Ron! You are much more of a thrill-seeker than I. :eek: I've sent cash, but only by registered letter.
     
  14. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

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    Even that's not really safe.

    I sent cash to Japan, registered mail, once. Well concealed. It arrived without the cash. The envelope was slit open and taped closed.

    Or sez the seller.

    Never again!
     
  15. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    I hope you at least gave a harsh negative feedback Gary.?.?.? That's complete non-sense the seller fed you. I've done this so many times with honest sellers with no loss of cash. What you experienced was complete thievery by the seller IMHO. There's no way a decently paid postal employee, and they are globally, would ever risk a lifetime job for a few to a few hundred dollars.

    Can you just picture some postal employee sitting there opening all of these Registered letters to "hopefully obtain" some cash through the pile of business contracts and the likes. :laugh: Not too believable IMHO G. ;)
     
  16. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Senior Member

    These things happen and I guess they happen quite often. If you can trust the seller it is much better to send cash *not* registered. I lost several registered letters with cash and none of the not registered ones.

    Joachim
     
  17. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    Aren't there responsibilty factors on the part of both sending and the receiving postal countries regarding Registered items? IIRC here there is a $100.00 automatic refund if it is proven that the letter was lost, which they do through check-point signatures from here to the arrival destination. :confused:
     
  18. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict Thread Starter

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    ......and in the meantime, 4 days later, still no takers for Highway 61!!

    Someone might be kicking him/herself soon!
     
  19. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Senior Member

    In Germany registered letters are insured up to 25 Euros (28 US$), but you must not send cash in registered letters, so you don't get anything if they get lost with money inside. It makes only sense to pay the extra fee for registered shipping if you don't trust the seller.

    Joachim
     
  20. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    Toronto
    Interesting.

    I suspect that a postal deliverer will clue into a particular house that receives letters from different far away places on a regular basis. I sent my cash in a brochure advertising a local tourist trap (CN tower, I think). I guess it was obvious to the postal deliverer that it was another eBay payment. It ain't rocket science, man!

    On the flip side, I lost three CDs one year from eBay sales. They never arrived. All purchased from good sellers. I suspect that someone identified CD sized envelpes being delivered to my address on a regular basis. So a few disappeared.

    Most post office employees are very honest. However there are always a few out there.... like in any profession. And around here, deliveries have been farmed out to non postal employees (contract workers).

    Or - hey - maybe it was a neighbour! When a package sits in your mailbox for a few hours, who knows where it could wander off to???

    :sigh:

    G
     
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