I personally don't think it was necissary to contact him. It is annoying to see a few "suit auscision trainorama" titles when search results come back. But it's pretty easy to ignoreAgreed. What these sellers don't realise is that for every potential buyer they attract by using such roundabout terms, they probably put off just as many. As the previous poster proved, pointing out the error of their ways, just generates a WGAS response.
If you and others feel a bit annoyed when "suits Austrains Auscision Trainorama" pops up in a search and the item is irrelevant to words used in the title, then I encourage you report the item to ebay.
On the far right of the page adjacent to the description tab, there is a "Report item" link.
Click on "Listing practices", "Search and browse manipulation" and "Misusing a brand name". Ensure the reporting is fair, and ebay should confirm the item being listed complies with their policies.
I expect ebay will ignore most reports as it hurts their bottom line to have integrity, but rules are rules.
Done!Good if no one complains nothing gets done, you might get called a whinger or worse but you are right it should be listed under the brand name of the model for sale, not that it suits some other brand. If a person cannot get any info about these models from the internet these days they should not be on Ebay in the first place buying stuff. You check it out then you buy it, not buy it blindly.
I reported almost all of his listings....a lot of them had references to Brawa, Lima etc, even though they were Fleishamnn models.
I would not buy something from anyone on E Bay not even if I was desperate, you never know what you might get in the end, some have got just that nothing as well.
G'day David,I will admit there are some good buys now and again though but not very often these days though. I note on another site that T class locomotives that were sold with questionable weathering and sold cheaply, the first one is already up on EBay the very same day the exhibition was already on, for a bit more that the price they paid at the exhibition for it as a starting bid. Changing Era's most likely that quick, I don't think so and if he did not want it to start with why buy it in the first place. The more likely excuse is, I will buy one and put it up on EBay for more than the RRP that I got it for and see if any suckers will take the price up. Unfortunately they will though. These are the kind of things that get most peoples lather up.
I will have to differ from you on that statement, mate.
I have bought oodles of stuff off ebay, both model railways and other general stuff (automotive, tools and household products) and have never received something that wasn't just as described and have never had something just not turn up.
Overall, I am a very satisfied ebay buyer.....but I now try to shy away from selling via ebay because of their high fees and their policy of making Paypal a MUST option (which everyone selects....so you pay Paypal's bloody fees as well!!!)
I will admit there are some good buys now and again though but not very often these days though. I note on another site that T class locomotives that were sold with questionable weathering and sold cheaply, the first one is already up on EBay the very same day the exhibition was already on, for a bit more that the price they paid at the exhibition for it as a starting bid. Changing Era's most likely that quick, I don't think so and if he did not want it to start with why buy it in the first place. The more likely excuse is, I will buy one and put it up on EBay for more than the RRP that I got it for and see if any suckers will take the price up. Unfortunately they will though. These are the kind of things that get most peoples lather up.Once again, at the risk of coming across as a "soft touch", I find myself disagreeing with you a bit.
I have no problem with a genuine sale on EBay if the price goes up to more than what it really should be though, as it simply means someone wants it at any cost. But these ones that buy up some models simply to make a quick buck from some unsuspecting modeller, really make your blood boil at times. I am not against making a profit but just against the way some do it though.
Like I said I am not against a small profit being made but some are just outright ripoff's at audacious prices. The one I was commenting on had a starting bid $40 over the price he had actually paid in the expectation that it would go way up. I don't mind a model starting at 99 cents and then going haywire price wise that is only the idiots bidding on it that do not know when to stop. However starting a sale at over the price that you paid in the first place is just pure greed to me, but if others see it differently then so be it. But I will wait and I will most probably be able to buy the same thing secondhand which these items are being resold, there is no warranty on a secondhand model even if it has not been taken out of the box. The warranty is only for the original purchaser, so that puts me off to start with. If it packs up just after removal from a box what can you do nothing really unless you want to spend good money taking someone to court if you can locate them, most are a PO box or something in these cases and anyone can get one without too much fuss. We have one such case already of a manufacturer being hard or nigh on impossible to contact so what hope does one really have against a fly by night type of operation. Also how does one know that it will not burn your fingers, all to easy to palm off a stolen anything really on E Bay.Here's an example of a small profit, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Powerline-MODEL-RAILWAYS-OF-AUSTRALIA-P521-S-Truck-Works-Yellow-/141046211645?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item20d702643d
I can see your point Roachie living out in the bush almost, but you could buy direct and even with postage save a bit of money. This is what I would do in your situation anyway. You order it and send the money and they post or courier it to you which ever method they use. I have ordered things from interstate and had no problems at all even 300 Scalpel blades coming through the post from Melbourne. Simply because I could not get them from a local supplier who was out of stock of the particular blades that I wanted.
I am not one to throw away money though willy nilly and if I can save a bit I will. But as I said E Bay these days is rapidly becoming Rip Off Bay to a lot of people. And a lot of sellers are dubious on there. Some are just carrying on a business without any paperwork being done.
Looks like there's a run on 422 SS sales - at $600 I've got to ask myself how much do I want mine?
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