|Enough already about Coubby - nothing new|
Message #10 Posted by John L. Shelton on 7 Aug 2005, 2:18 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by I, Claudius
While it's mildy amusing to watch this, nothing new is happening, and he's not doing anything wrong. Buy low, sell high, is what we'd all like to do. He just seems to be more successful and less respectful to the aura of HP.
If he, or another, is committing outright fraud, please do point it out. But I don't think we've heard that.
Suggesting inflated shipping prices, though probably in jest, is tantamount to recommending fraud. As honest people, we don't do that. eBay's policy, though un-enforced, is that shipping prices are "reasonable" and should be known in advance. One supposes that offering "$1000 shipping for gold-plated delivery" might be marginally acceptable, but surprise shipping costs beyond the actual cost-of-postage are certainly not reasonable.
A real service here would be hearing about
- Good sellers who deliver better than promised
- Fraudulent sellers, who fail to deliver as promised
- eBay sellers with particular knowledge or access to parts that might be useful to this community.