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Posted 04/13/2009   11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stefanib123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
and not by hot grease this time!

I bought a "kiloware" of 1,000+ Japan stamps from eBay, and there is 392 (yes, almost 40%) of ONE stamp! And, there is only 22 different stamps in the whole thing! Of those 22, there are 9 stamps that have 3 or less, the rest have at least 50!

The listing said "with duplication" which is common for these, but almost 400?! And only 22 different stamps?! Out of 1,000?

I've had great luck with eBay so far and with buying big lots. Am I wrong to be upset with this? Is it ok to link the listing?
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Posted 04/13/2009   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are correct to be upset...it is just not fair and their description is vague and misleading....you can at leat use the doubles for trades or freebies to spread the hobby
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Posted 04/14/2009   07:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stefani, there are people out there just for a profit...i think you got off easy...you will not buy from that person again..but other people will and they will be dissatisfied...its happened to most of us if not all of us..give them to kids or a charity..you will never be able to get rid of them otherwise...
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APS 070059 Life Member International Society of Guatemala Collectors I.S.G.C. #853
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Posted 04/14/2009   08:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stefanib123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil, you always say the right thing,lol! But, as usual, you are right. They came from Malaysia, and I paid about $5 shipping and everything, so I guess you get what you pay for,huh? It would cost more than I paid to send them back, anyway, so I may as well get over it.

And at least I've learned something. I will only buy items clearly defined on eBay from now on. And I am liking stampoffers and stampwants bettter and better! I got a package from someone on there the other day, and I hadn't ever talked to the seller, and he had read on the board that I was new at collecting, and sent me a nice letter about collecting some extra stamps! Wasn't that awesome? So from all the good things that have came my way in my collecting, this is nothing. I've had so many great experiences, it more than balances out.

I have no where to pass these on to, any suggstions?
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Posted 04/14/2009   08:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chicken to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Grrrr. I'd be mad too.

I guess I've been lucky on eBay so far. I've been very cautious, spending only small amounts and asking myself "Can I afford to lose this much money if this deal goes bad?" So far I haven't had any big disappointments --I hope my luck holds out!

Close to 400 duplicates of one stamp --that's outrageous!
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Posted 04/14/2009   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have had that happen,too! I complained via email to the seller and he apologised and asked me what % was duplicates--then he offered to send me another lot. You might try that--couldn't hurt complaining about it to the seller--they want good feedback and SOMETIMES will make it right. Just an idea.
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Posted 04/14/2009   1:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Suggestion guys if you pay with paypal..you will get results from the seller if you are unhappy...a dealer on stampwants sent my wife the wrong souvineer sheet..getting no satisfaction from him she opened a complaint on paypal..you never saw such a fast refund !!
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Posted 04/14/2009   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stefani,
Could you look for variations in color, paper, format, perfs, or production company for that 1 stamp? There maybe a silver lining in that dark cloud. On the other hand, I would contact the seller & voice my complaint.
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Posted 04/14/2009   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dude, she could look for varieties of perfs, shades of color etc: but I would hate to admit how many years I collected before I got to that point !!
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Posted 04/14/2009   7:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mkfarm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the key tip off was the $5 for the stamps including the shipping and handling. It is normal to have duplicates but one would expect more different varieties than you got.

I still like kilos and I much prefer to buy them from a dealer than off of eBay or another less known mail order place.
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Posted 04/14/2009   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As others have said - "Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt."

You have to be really careful when buying lots like that. Don't be afraid to email and ask questions before you bid.
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Posted 04/14/2009   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add meostamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stefani, if you want to, check out my site. I have over
1100 items for sale listed there at the moment.

Johnstamp, still working on getting a package together for
your kids group. Work and other things have keep me busy but
starting to catch a break. Will try to get it in the mail this weekend before meeting Bobgggg at the Mega show.

Mike in NYC / www.meostamps.com
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Posted 09/17/2009   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Voice your complaint to the seller and if he does not correct the matter, DO give negative feedback so others won't get stuck by this guy too.
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Posted 09/17/2009   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Stephanie........


I agree that you have been deceived and have found a seller to avoid........but this is not "eBay's" fault. I'm not one to generally defend eBay, but this is something they really have no control over.


Maybe it's time for us to create our own list of trustworthy sellers........forum managers could maybe set up an up-datable master list only visible to members, in several categories including eBay, stamp wants and any others we wish to post.


What do you think folks ??
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Posted 09/17/2009   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sfgoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tom,

I think that is a very good idea.


Butch
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Posted 09/17/2009   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nuggethill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
with Butch Tom good idea.

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