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  24th May 2012, 3:15 PM#21  QUOTE  REPORT  
freakbeatjames

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Polegateman wrote:
The sellers that really grind my gears are those who persistently mis-spell the legendary guitarist's name as DUANNE EDDY. Currently there are 15 items for sale under this alternate name.

Eddie Cochrane? Jean Vincent? The Monkeys? Surely it doesn't take a lot of effort to read the label?!!


  24th May 2012, 3:57 PM#22  QUOTE  REPORT  
BEATLEJOHN

...and your "Byrd" can sing!
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A good friend of mine recently scored a US Reprise stock copy of Dave Davies "Susannah's Still Alive" at a very resonable price from The UK! (he was the only bidder!)...why...we think because it was listed under it's UK spelling "Suzanah's Still Alive" and billed as "The Kinks"......John


  24th May 2012, 4:30 PM#23  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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The Android App for Ebay does seem to pick up spelling variations, although I'm not sure if the website does. I know it never used to - however this nifty website will do! http://www.fatfingers.com/

Edited by nboldock on 24th May 2012, 4:30 PM

  29th May 2012, 8:07 PM#24  QUOTE  REPORT  
Hawkmarty

Many are called...
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Should have gone to SpecSavers?


  29th May 2012, 8:24 PM#25  QUOTE  REPORT  
pjlazenby

"The sound is in the plastic"
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Prompted by a thread just started by Hawkmarty: a 'Factory Sample' sticker does not make a single a 'promo' or 'demo'...


  29th May 2012, 9:32 PM#26  QUOTE  REPORT  
BEATLEJOHN

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Hawkmarty, either with or without my glasses...it could be The Tartan Horde or Bobby Goldsboro........... :eek:




  30th May 2012, 7:34 AM#27  QUOTE  REPORT  
Hawkmarty

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LOL!
As someone always with an eye out for Silver Machine label variations I would buy it like a shot if it actually looked like that.


  1st Jun 2012, 11:19 PM#28  QUOTE  REPORT  
immortalicide

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Last year, after a rise in the number of claims from people who purchased from me (mainly CDs), i chose to close my ebay shop.
I was getting all sorts of crap from people who wanted to return them such as "it is in poor condition" when it was sent new and sealed, or "it isnt the disc i expected" or even "i've changed my mind and in accordance with ebays return policy, i can have a full refund if returned in 7 days". It is quite obvious that they have just ripped the CD and returned it knowing full well that there isnt a thing i can do about it. It all started to increase after the sellers abilty to leave negative or neutral feedback was removed.
The last straw was when i sold a rare (yes, the "R" word) copy of an VADER album for £72 which was in near mint condition (it truly was near perfect) and then got a message saying that he was returning it as it was "not as described" and actually sent me a copy back that was in really poor condition, NOT the copy i sold him. I tried to appeal this with ebay but they truly couldnt give a shit!
I opened a new account under a new name, and not a business account, and nearly every fortnight now they do free listing weekends for private sellers who arent bound by the same rules as businesses, and guess what, it has stopped completely!!

There is a lesson there somewhere!!


  2nd Jun 2012, 10:02 AM#29  QUOTE  REPORT  
Whyperion

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With expensive stuff like value cd's you would have to mark them with say ebay ID number in UV sensitive ink , anyone then returning a different item to what you sent you can involve the police for fraud and do a civil claim against the buyer as well ( and possibly ebay for aiding and abetting if they continue to side with the buyer and not the cops ! ) , More difficult to do with vynal i guess does the uv pens mess up the paper labels ?

As a business terms for return should be clear , if sent sealed then unopened for change of mind refund ( and you are entitled to state a reasonable returns handling charge and retain the amount charged for outgoing postage ) For unsealed items on a change of mind not much you can do other than again possible fraud if it can be shown buyer has ripped tracks to their own media.


  2nd Jun 2012, 1:29 PM#30  QUOTE  REPORT  
immortalicide

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What i was basically saying is that in the event of an issue, ebay give you absolutely no support. They only seem to care about buyers, presumably working along the lines that if the buyer isnt happy, then they wont return to buy again, therefore leaving a big gaping hole for dishonest buyers to exploit. As for marking etc etc, a lot of the stuff i sold went overseas, and for a £12 CD, trying to bring a prosecution to someone in Belgium for example just isnt feasable!!


  8th Jul 2012, 1:55 AM#31  QUOTE  REPORT  
Klepsie

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Now here's a real beauty. Some clot on eBay is listing a record by "Joan Jett and the Blockheads!" I'm not sure which I'd listen to more eagerly, that or one by Ian Dury and the Blackhearts...


  8th Jul 2012, 8:45 AM#32  QUOTE  REPORT  
Oakley Boys

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That'll be on the London Stiff label then! :eek:


  8th Jul 2012, 2:48 PM#33  QUOTE  REPORT  
carey jeggs

Don't start me off on the British Invasion.
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Klepsie wrote:
Now here's a real beauty. Some clot on eBay is listing a record by "Joan Jett and the Blockheads!" I'm not sure which I'd listen to more eagerly, that or one by Ian Dury and the Blackhearts...

Joan Dury and the Blackheads?
They could share a double bill with Squeeze.


  8th Jul 2012, 3:52 PM#34  QUOTE  REPORT  
Deepinder Cheema

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I would hesitate in calling anyone a clot who uses bad spelling listing items on eBay as that is the advantage to buyers, sadly ebay seems to be developing software to remedy spelling mistakes. It's a tripartite arms race out there.


  8th Jul 2012, 4:47 PM#35  QUOTE  REPORT  
KeithS

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e-bay themselves are not too clever. On the UK 45's part I found this sub division

Record SizeLP (12-Inch) (10,148)
Single (7-Inch) (285,660)
Single, EP (10-Inch) (2,111)
Single, EP (12-Inch) (76,027)
Not Specified (13,761)
Choose more Record Size...


  12th Jul 2012, 12:30 AM#36  QUOTE  REPORT  
slotman17

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Polegateman wrote:
The sellers that really grind my gears are those who persistently mis-spell the legendary guitarist's name as DUANNE EDDY. Currently there are 15 items for sale under this alternate name.

...and who is 'SANDFORD CLARK' ? There's a few currently on Ebay so described.


  13th Jul 2012, 12:36 AM#37  QUOTE  REPORT  
Whyperion

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http://www.discogs.com/artist/Sanford+Clark?anv=Sandford+Clark&filter_anv=1

http://www.45cat.com/artist/sanford-clark

looks like someone has done a batch of re-pressings

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rockabilly-SANFORD-CLARK-Modern-Romance-DOT-REPRO-/110728450198 [ listed under Music > Records ]




Edited by Whyperion on 13th Jul 2012, 12:37 AM

  13th Jul 2012, 1:56 AM#38  QUOTE  REPORT  
Klepsie

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Deepinder Cheema wrote:
I would hesitate in calling anyone a clot who uses bad spelling listing items on eBay as that is the advantage to buyers.

Having recently scored a desirable find there at a knockdown price because someone couldn't spell "Memphis" correctly, I see your point. Mind you, that still makes the seller a clot...


  17th Jul 2012, 11:18 AM#39  QUOTE  REPORT  
wurlitzer 1550a

Money & a vinyl junkie are soon parted.
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Just received a valuable disc from a long established ebay seller. The P&P (S&H to friends across the pond) was £2.00. The packaging was an A4 envelope; amazing that the Royal Mail machinery didn't chew it up. The disc cost £20+ and although I requested Registered Delivery I failed to get a reply (yes, I was willing to pay extra). At £2.00, I expect something that will protect the contents.
I shall not be taking my custom there again.


  5th Aug 2012, 6:40 PM#40  QUOTE  REPORT  
Malcyramone

Remember the good old 1980's?
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The one that winds me up is 'War Of The Worlds by Jeff Lynne'.
It's written across the top of the sleeve clearly enough!
What next, Out Of The Blue by Jeff Wayne?

Edited by Malcyramone on 5th Aug 2012, 6:43 PM

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