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9027 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Dec 2001 at 2:08 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-12 02:09:35 AM  
Who the hell uses eBay? EBAY sucks!
2001-12-12 02:12:47 AM  
I live in Merry Christmas.
2001-12-12 02:13:28 AM  
Love the caveat emptors for people who should know better
2001-12-12 02:13:41 AM  
Nahh.. Fark should go ebay! With each comment post, you can add a happy shamrock or a bouncy easter bunny graphic to each post, and heres the best part - for only a dollar!
2001-12-12 02:15:37 AM  
That damn shipping is one thing I always hated about ebay. They tell you it's $3.50 to ship a cd and then when it shows up, the little post office stamp explicitly says "$0.90." Bastards.
2001-12-12 02:15:41 AM  
can someone explain whats amusing about this?
i dont get it.
2001-12-12 02:15:45 AM  
Who cares?
2001-12-12 02:17:01 AM  
Anyone have a screen grab of that X-box that was just a shoe box, a wire and a remote controller? That thing had me in tears, this "letter" was just stupid.
2001-12-12 02:18:47 AM  
Goddamnit, would have been better if the <trolling> </trolling> tags had shown.
2001-12-12 02:18:50 AM  
ebay sellers earn only in shipping, they look like people from the third world countries.
2001-12-12 02:23:41 AM  
Sometimes I pee my pants. But only to impress the hoochie momma's. Oooooh yeah!

Couldn't think of anything creative to say, so I stole it...

2001-12-12 02:28:11 AM  
sorry, posting while intoxicated is bad
2001-12-12 02:48:15 AM  
2001-12-12 03:09:25 AM  
2001-12-12 03:23:22 AM  
I saw that one, i think someone actually bid on it too. i also liked the one with all the bids that was an xbox box with nothing in it.
2001-12-12 03:39:12 AM  
there is nothing wrong with posting while intoxicated. you seee.....

Son, a woman is a lot like a... [looks around] a refrigerator!
They're about six feet tall, 300 pounds. They make ice, and... um...
[spots his can of Duff] Oh, wait a minute. Actually, a woman is more
like a beer. They smell good, they look good, you'd step over
your own mother just to get one! [downs the beer] But you can't stop at
one. You wanna drink another woman! [gets another woman out of the woman]
-- Homer teaches Bart about the birds and the beers,
``The New Kid on the Block''

Many women later, Homer babbles incoherently, then passes out.
2001-12-12 03:51:35 AM  
Whoever wrote, along with whooever submitted this, is retarded. the seller is obviously a genuine seller with a substantial positive feedback base and probably a selection of 'canned' responses to general e-mail inquiries.

Baiting an honest seller with juvenile attempts at humor and/or consumer reporting is just pathetic. And to go on and write that little commentary rant based on that is even more so. And as far as Merry Christmas, he specifies Boston, USA. Some people use the location area for little notes and whatnot. Get a clue, assfark.
2001-12-12 04:34:47 AM  
that wasnt funny.

and as to the shipping costs being higher than the actual postmark- I used to sell crap on ebay all the time- and the packaging always costs more than the stamps anyways on little things...the '3.50' example may be a bit too high- but those boxes and packing materials aint free- plus, standing in line at the post office is a pain and takes valuable time...
2001-12-12 04:34:49 AM  
what is the point on this? I don't get it. I have sold things on eBay many times and like it. If you buy something on eBay that you are not informed about, you will/can get screwed

oh, the extra money for S&H is for the packing material, that shiat aint free!
2001-12-12 04:44:03 AM  
What in the hell? That's amusing? It might be amusing if that email gets a reply, and it might not.

And the extra money is not only for packing material, but also for my time and effort in packaging the item, as well as driving my ass down to the post office for shipping. Shipping charges are calculated by the very scientific method of turning to my girlfriend and asking, "Whaddya think? Ten bucks?"
2001-12-12 04:48:18 AM  
That wasn't very good, was it Fark? No. Time for bed, I think - it's late, you're tired, and you're beginning to show off.
2001-12-12 06:06:38 AM  
this is by far the lamest attempt at a plug if i ever have seen one
2001-12-12 06:08:13 AM  
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2001-12-12 07:18:23 AM  
Someone accidentally added an "S" to the word "Letter."
2001-12-12 07:35:37 AM  
Ebay sucks and anybody that uses it deserves to have shiat stolen from them.
2001-12-12 08:05:36 AM  
good morning Fb-....LOL
2001-12-12 08:06:41 AM  
I hearby encourage all Simpsons quotes like rinpoches on fark.
2001-12-12 08:30:13 AM  
Mmmmmm....Unexplained Bacon......
2001-12-12 08:41:29 AM  
They have the internet on computers now?
2001-12-12 08:47:05 AM  
I'm kinda pissed at eBay right now. I ordered a motocross jersey on the buy it now deal about three weeks ago, last night he emailed me asking for another 10 days before he ships it out. What a tool. It was no problem for the dick to take the money in less than an hour.
Then again I did get that limited edition Kyuss/Blag Dahlia Kozik poster and that turned out fine. eBay, blecch.
2001-12-12 09:03:28 AM  
NiceFire is lame. Is it written by a 12-year-old? That's about how funny it is. Actually, I suspect it's run by some hipster doofus who's so utterly convinced of his coolness that actually being "amusing" is purely secondary.

eBay is an interesting concept, but they need to find a solution to the "sniping" problem: where people sit online, clicking Refresh as the final minutes and seconds of an auction tick away, making sure they get the winning bid. Essentially makes eBay worthless for those of us who have a life and are just looking for some rare or unusual junk.
2001-12-12 09:19:10 AM  
Sharv: I found a way to outsnipe the snipers. If you go to they have a free automated snipe tool. You just put in the auction number and your maximum bid, then on the next one your eBay ID and password then just sit back and the automated snipe tool will your the bid in the last 5 seconds of an auction. I got sick of people beating me out too. Sniping isn't against eBay rules, so I figured if you can't stop them, just be better at it than them.
2001-12-12 09:20:20 AM  
I sell on EBAY and love to overcharge shipping for AOL users, even if they wanted to biatch about it they wouldn't know how.
2001-12-12 11:03:14 AM  
bite your wallet and deodorize your genitals.

I'm missing something here I think.
2001-12-12 11:10:07 AM  
I bought a copy of Bust a Groove 1 off Ebay when I found out it was being pulled from the shelves, got it with one bid... admittedly, I just paid the... oh, what was it? A reserve or something that the auctioneer requested... paid that in full for the game & shipping charges...
2001-12-12 11:39:44 AM  
Am I the only one who read "eBayers" in the title and thought it was some kind of online aspirin store?
2001-12-12 12:35:48 PM  
Actually, I've had lots of luck with eBay, and this letter is lame... this is obviously a normal seller; no special bargain, but not a ripoff either.

I just try to look very closely at what I've bought, but I've gotten 7 or 8 things & liked them, and had good luck at the other part,
2001-12-12 12:54:06 PM  
Deadzebra $45 shipping is an honest seller?
One day air at one site for an XBox is ~$25.00
2001-12-12 01:12:13 PM  
Is the NiceFire guy (giblets or whatever) Fb-'s neurotic cousin or something. He kinda gives me the willies.
2001-12-12 02:42:25 PM  
So what? Don't like the shipping charges don't bid. He laid them out honestly. Not only that, an XBox with games will take a big box, lots of packing material, lots of time to pack, and not only that but insurance on a $500 item adds another good bit onto the standard UPS shipping charges. Go drop off your XBox with games at MailBoxes Etc., tell them you want $500 worth of insurance, and dollars to donuts it will cost MORE than $45 to ship.

What a worthless article.
2001-12-12 03:56:35 PM  
Anyone who sells on eBay and uses Mailboxes etc to ship their items is a HUGE idiot. Talk about getting ripped off! Why would you consciously choose to pay that much to have your items shipped, when it's just as easy to walk into the post office and be charged half that?

Sure, you can overcharge people as much as you want for shipping/handling, but you won't stay in business for very long if you continue that kind of customer "service."
2001-12-12 05:39:17 PM  
I totally concur on the comments about MailBoxes, etc. Why does a place like that stay in business? Is a 50% surcharge truly marketable to people who don't like packing their own shiat?
2001-12-12 07:07:43 PM  
I bought an xbox for $800 on eBay and the seller charged me $90 shipping and handling. I thanked him and asked him if I could pay more and I was grateful when he let me. I mean, $45 is not so much if you ask. Caveat emptor canem. What a worthless article written by worthless people, they should probably all commit seppoku out of shame which they have brought to their families.
2001-12-12 07:25:57 PM  
It's amazing the kind of saps you find on eBay. People selling stuff at retail price or higher. Friggin funny really.
2001-12-12 08:08:51 PM  
12-12-01 02:15:37 AM Mygritz
That damn shipping is one thing I always hated about ebay. They tell you it's $3.50 to ship a cd and then when it shows up, the little post office stamp explicitly says "$0.90." Bastards.
I used to work for a company that does business on eBay and have addressed a lot of complaints concerning shipping costs. The listed shipping cost takes into account not just a stamp, but also packing materials (such as bubblewrap) which protect your item from viscious postal employees who wish to "go postal" on the next friggin' package they have to process/deliver.
Then again, have you seen the listing fees and final selling fees for this crap? On items with low purchase prices, the seller will barely make a profit on said item. So they jack up shipping in order to break even.
The bottom line, it's partly the shipper's fault, partly eBay's fault.
2001-12-12 08:10:48 PM  
yeah I sent an email to a seller asking him if he realized the item he was selling had a starting bid of $4 more then retail

his reply was basically "wow you found one of my auctions, those things sell so fast you'd be amazed"

he had 10 auctions without 1 bid *rolls her eyes*
2001-12-13 05:02:36 PM  
i want my 2min, of reading that back

and bidding for it starts at 50billion dollars
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