I can categorize my eBay
messages into 3 broad classes:
1. People asking for combined postage on items already bought
2. Folks asking why their item hasnt arrived yet.
3. People trying to make a special deal for multiple items
The first two I have no problem with -- its the third category that bothers me.
I had one last year that wanted to buy several books (BIN), but wanted combined postage -- to Greece (from UK)!!
When I told him how much this would be, he then started asking about postage to a UK address -- but by this time one of the books had already gone.
And then another question, and another book gone.
In the end he didnt buy anything -- it was all wasted time. weighing the books, working out the international postage, doing it again, etc etc.
Then another guy asked if he bought a large number of books, would I give him a special price -- he seemed to be implying a really large number, but I asked how quite how large -- it was maybe 5. In the end he bought just 2, without the special offer. There was lots of talk about how much he admired my book selection etc etc along the way.
(By the way, these were paperbacks listed at 99p plus postage (at cost), so they couldnt have been cheaper.)
Now I have another one, trying to get a really special deal on stuff thats already at rock bottom prices, and this time the stuff is listed for auction ... I know some of it will sell at the price its starting at, because I've sold identical items at that price before, without trouble.
And what's worse, in my experience these types always get offended that you arent interested in wasting time with this nonsense.
I realize I'm just venting ... but there it is. New messages just make me wonder, "What nonsense is it this time?"