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  • Simon commented,

    What questions are you being asked? It usually just a one tick box, and then the refund happens automatically after 3 days?

  • Simon commented,

    A friend mine in r/l did get on the cool auctions page once, I was quite worried about him, he is a super introvert, socially awkward, and does his own thing, the harmless type that doesn't get noticed. His item didnt get trolled that badly, which was great! I was worried he would have a break down or something, crack under the pressure, but he was so rapt to be recognized, it was like he had received a lifetime achievement award or an Oscar so he really didn't notice, I don't think he even noticed till near the end of the auction that there were questions at all! But the reality was though...

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    A cool auction has grabbed my attention. (13/6) It indeed is a very cool and rare item, museum quality in fact, and there is unlikely to be another in the next decade, so it deserves to be there, currently it has over 27,000 views. So the rest of the Trade Me universe is digging it as well. Now I am considering writing a strongly worded letter to the Pope, because the person running this auction deserves a Sainthood for what they have put up with in the Q&A, some of its genuine questions, which is fine, this is a high ticket item and will be a big purchase, involving $$$$'s so cool, but eve...

  • Simon commented,

    Sorry a little off topic But really, this... again! So David, you are not the first with this problem and nor will you be the last, you have done everything you can buddy, this is just something that happens, if you do a search "Buyer No Address" you will see the others, you are not alone my mans! But you will get through it, and it will work out in the end.

  • Simon commented,

    Callum and Gary have covered the compliance issue well, it is what it is. As far as Red Faces go, there does come a point where T-Me take action, but they need to be told. They dont / wont trawl through the site themselves looking for for duds. They are reliant on us reporting. Now ... They are fairly swift at getting rid of small time sellers doing dodgy things. Buyers they tend to not suspend or ban, unless things get real bad. I think its because when they ban a buyer, the buyer just uses a VPN and creates a new account and gets a fresh start and goes back to their old tricks. But ... if...

  • Simon commented,

    The Christchurch branch is very bad. It is one of the worst in the country. (I know the Timaru branch lost their s### at them once with a pick-up we were involved with). Its funny, because we have the opposite problem, we warn buyers to not use Aramex, and some insist! They say their branch in Mirmar or wherever is Awesome and it wont be a problem - I point out that it not their local branch doing the pick-up, its the Chch one, and please have a look at the google reviews for Chch branch (but I also warn them not to do that before bed, because it is nightmare fuel). If they still insist, I ...

  • Simon commented,

    We always give out a feedback. But we probably recieve feedback ourselves around 55% of the time. When we do - Feedback day is every Tuesday, and we do them all for the completed trades in one go. If someone makes a particularly large purchase, and they pick-up straight away, then I will bend the rule and leave one early, but for the most part its Tuesday job. Thats just how we roll, every seller is different. Some don't bother, some do it straight away, others do it weekly (like us) or monthly, its all good. Just keep trading and your rating will build, it is tough when you are trying to g...

  • Simon commented,

    God this would be bliss... I am so tired of having to constantly reset the camera, and manually resize stuff myself.

  • Simon commented,

    Did you try going to the manufacturer website yourself to check their claim? To be honest this just sounds like your buyer is trying to treat the trade as a Rental rather than a purchase. Now this is something we have experienced, and its more common than you think, it usually happens with stuff like your capsule which is only useful for a short amount of time, or things like tents, that are only wanted for one weekend. They buy it, then use it for a short time, then make up some weak story and need to return it, for a full refund of course! We play it on a case by case bases, sometimes its...

  • Simon commented,

    For sure, I would absolutely do the bags on the international market. Same with the Autograph book, the Autograph market here is really weak, there is just not enough collectors here in NZ to truly drive it, which is fine, each to their own, but if you really wanted to get its true value rather than just move it on, then for sure, international market is the way to go.