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Title: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2013, 08:38:13 pm
I just scored a Brand New copy of Weeds (Season 8 - The Final Season) for 11 bucks. Suck it Amazon!!!! Wheeeeeee!!
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 27, 2014, 06:55:09 am
Just scored the entire Breaking Bad series on DVD (Season 1 - 5 Part I and Part II), all Brand New for a mere $33 with Free Shipping.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 04, 2014, 01:50:34 pm
I just picked up Game of Thrones Seasons 1-3 Brand New off of eBay for less than $40. While EVERYONE is bidding on the same 3 Set with other sellers, ranging from $50-$80, I was able to get what I want, when I wanted for the price I wanted. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! The DVDs must have fallen off a truck because he / she is selling multiple sets and they are flying out the window. Great deal!
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2014, 03:57:00 pm
I got f*cked over by that POS seller that sold me Game of Thrones. He/She was a drop shipper, meaning they didn't even have the product on hand and actually farms out the orders elsewhere to fulfill their obligations. Needless to say, I never got the 3 Season Set. I got my money back and left a Negative Feedback and tore them a new  a s s h o l e  via email. Wasted 3 weeks of my time dealing with this dipsh*t. So, it's back to hunting for another bargain.....
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on August 23, 2014, 07:27:06 pm
I'm dealing with an **** 3rd party seller on Amazon.

My deal wii fall through I'm sure.  >:(
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2014, 07:34:59 pm
More detail!!!!! You buying Blue Meth on Amazon again?
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on August 24, 2014, 04:03:00 am
Not this time.

I attempted to buy a Hart Dynamics Snare. A little present to myself on an upgrade to my kit.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2014, 09:04:48 pm
Trying it again. Bought Game of Thrones (Season 1-3) Brand New for $39.99 from another seller today. Hopefully this one will come through and deliver the goods to me.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on September 02, 2014, 03:55:15 am
Times up. Seller never delivered. Going through Amazons arbitration now. Wish me luck on getting this over quickly .
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2014, 06:03:30 am
f*ck!! Why can't people deliver what is bought and paid for? Why the f*ck even bother selling stuff if you're not going to go through with the sale? Not to worry Mac, you will get your money back. Even though I've never had a situation where someone didn't deliver via Amazon. I haven't bought anything from Amazon in quite some time, so  I don't know if things have changed. Has it?
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on September 02, 2014, 06:19:07 am
Directly from Amazon, I've never had a problem. So far this year, I had a 3rd party, in Asia, that didn't deliver. It was only $5. It definitely was not worth the hassle.

But this is my second time with a 3rd party, in Amazon. I hope I have the opportunity to nail this asshat to wall. I'll be satisfied if Amazon bans them.

Speaking of arbritration. Amazon will now contact them to get me the merchandise. I didn't want that, but that's their process. I told them, I don't want this seller's product because of zero service.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2014, 06:45:41 am
Kind of surprised to hear that Amazon tries to enforce getting the merch. On eBay, once you open up a case against a Seller, the Buyer (Me) has the option of getting a full refund or getting the product. Once a seller f*cks up on delivery, I choose money, not because I don't want the product, but because I don't want them getting my business. Period. I rather try again (which I did with Game of Thrones) and give another Seller the chance at earning my duckets.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on September 02, 2014, 07:01:11 am
It will be interesting to see how this goes. It took, 3 days after the 'designated delivery date' that Amazon allowed me to file the correct claim. That was frustrating.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2014, 07:21:03 am
Shifting gears here, I'm currently on the hunt for Caprica The Complete Series. I actually liked the series, even if it wasn't as good as BSG. I want to do a marathon of the entire series. I have all the Sets for BSG and just need to get Caprica. What's odd is that the ones that are selling the Complete Series on DVD are sellers in Australia and with that comes inflated shipping cost. So, there's that. Sigh.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2014, 07:28:18 am
Okay, I just dug a little deeper to find out what the deal was on Aussie's being the only ones with the Complete Series on DVD. It's Region 4 and will not play here on Region 1 DVD Players. Why they are the only ones to have it, no idea. Looks like I will have to buy both Season 1.0 and Season 1.5 separately.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2014, 10:34:47 am
Not an eBay purchase, but I scored a pretty kick ass deal at Big Lots this morning. Grabbed the entire series for both Chuck and Fringe. Sticker price was $8 per season, but at checkout it was actually $7 per, making the total $75.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Neumatic on September 03, 2014, 10:08:37 am
That is a nice haul.  DVD or Blu-Ray?
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2014, 10:24:19 am
DVD. They didn't have Blu-ray.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Neumatic on September 03, 2014, 02:37:42 pm
Blu-Ray Chuck on this end, and both series streamin'.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2014, 11:34:35 am
Just grabbed Carprica 1.0 for $6.75 Brand New. Now to find 1.5 for the same price or lower.  ;D
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on September 05, 2014, 01:43:18 pm
To me, for the most part... the hunt is just as fun as actually owning it sometimes.
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2014, 01:44:18 pm
To me, for the most part... the hunt is just as fun as actually owning it sometimes.

QFT!!!!
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on September 05, 2014, 01:45:33 pm
Since I got semi-shafted on my Amazon purchase. Today hopefully I'll get my money back.

I'm now back to hunt down the Hart Dynamics Snare (Hammered)

(http://www.hartdynamics.com/gallery/product_slideshows/hartpro_snare.jpg)
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2014, 02:33:15 pm
Good luck in your search dude!!
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 11, 2014, 05:18:28 pm
Just scored a Brand New copy of The Office (Season 9) for less than 7 bucks. Boo-ya!!!!
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2015, 01:01:37 pm
Just won Veronica Mars: The Movie for $5.50. It may not seem like a big deal, but the average cost for used copies has been going anywhere from $15-$20. So, I'm definitely chalking this one up as a nice win for me.  :)
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on May 03, 2015, 06:18:32 pm
just snagged me The Man With No Name Trilogy on blu-ray cheap. I grew up with these films and guess I'm trying to recapture a bit of it.

I was reading from the Blu-Ray Review (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/reviews.php) how this 2010 transfer is the best, even over the recently 2014 transfer. One thing led to another and it was on.

(http://www.bestbuy.ca/multimedia/Products/500x500/M22/M2211/M2211911.jpg)

Going for Duck, You Sucker in another day or two

(http://images3.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/83758_large.jpg)
Title: Re: eBay Treasures
Post by: Mac on May 11, 2016, 09:44:11 am
This was the only reasonable thread I could relate this too...

I had no idea this valet service was even available

eBay now lets you drop off items to sell at FedEx Office stores

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One manís junk is another manís treasure. Itís an idiom thatís kept auction specialist eBay in business for more than two decades but as competition in the secondhand market heats up from newcomers like Wallapop and letgo (in addition to continued pressure from familiar foes such as Craigslist), the iconic site is turning to an established player in a different industry in hopes of attracting new users.

eBay on Tuesday announced it is teaming up with shipping giant FedEx to bring its Valet drop-off program to more than 1,600 FedEx Office stores across the country.

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For those not familiar, eBayís Valet service makes selling items on the pioneering auction site a breeze. Rather than having to snap photos of each item, create an auction page, research the average selling price of an item, receive payment and ultimately shipping an item to its new owner, all one needs to do is drop off the item they wish to sell at one of the participating FedEx Office stores.

FedEx will then package and ship the product to eBayís Valet processing center where itíll be sold and shipped on your behalf. Sellers will receive updates throughout the process and once itís all said and done, payment will be sent over via PayPal.

eBay says the top selling categories include electronics, high-end clothing and shoes, sporting goods, musical instruments, small appliances and antiques. A full list of items that eBay doesnít accept for the service can be found here.

A recent market test in Atlanta and Los Angeles found that the majority of participants were new to eBay, no doubt great news to both executives and shareholders.

As you might expect, such a service isnít free. In its Valet FAQ, eBay says fees are deducted from the sale price of your item(s). For items that sell for less than $50, expect to receive 60 percent of the proceeds. Items sold for between $50 and $200 will net you 70 percent of the sale price while items that go for more than $200 will result in an 80 percent return.

Should you choose to sell something on your own, eBay typically takes a 10 percent cut of the sale value as well as 10 percent of what you charged for shipping.

Whatís more, with the Valet service, buyers pay shipping on items they purchase so thatís one less expense to consider. If something doesnít sell, it'll be relisted at a lower price. Should it still not sell, the item in question will be returned to you free of charge.

If you have some big-ticket items that would likely bring over $200 and time is a valuable commodity (or you're worried about the safety of selling on Craigslist), it may very well make a lot of sense to try eBayís Valet service.