|Re: ebay sellers that are scum|
Message #2 Posted by Carlos Tolossa on 1 July 2000, 11:05 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Ron Ross
Great idea Ron, this could be a great beginning. I propose a different approach, we should start by making up a list of good collectors known here at MoHPC as well as on Ebay, once we’ve accomplished that, we can gather names, email addresses and nicknames of “scumbag lowlife ripoff artists” known to us. Then we can circulate this “black list” among ourselves. From the legal stand point, this is safer than posting and making public someone’s name and/or email address on this website.
*This will also minimize the problem of sellers manipulating their own auctions by shilling. *Sniping will also be reduced, we can be more considerate to collector friends if we know them by nickname or email address. *We can become a tighter community, selling, buying or trading on this website. *Sellers will come to us, to this website and prices can be negotiated better. *As a personal experience, my best buys have come from private deals and collector friends.
THE LIST OF POSITIVE POSIBILITIES IS GREAT.
I am fairly new to Ebay as well as to MoHPC however, I’ve been collecting and exchanging HP-CALCS privately for a few years. I have noticed that there is a small group of Ebay sellers out there willing and able sell their junk to us and, they know we pay almost any price. If by change one of us run into a scumbag, we can be taken for a few hundred dollars, e.i; It isn’t fourty or sixty dollars for an old HP-29C (like it was two years back). An inaccurately advertised HP-XX can easily exceed $400.00, At the rate this prices are moving, we need to start looking for better ventures.
ANY OTHER POSIBILITIES ? Hope I didn’t open a can of worms.