Foogy you really need to be more factual, you tend to make overstatements and exaggerate. I can understand why sellers would feel they needed to react to your statements.
1. By Foogy :
For example, I know that the National Sales
Manager for an Australian projector distributor
anonymously called a particular ebay seller to
ask if the projector was sourced from the Australian
distributor, and was told that it was. He then went to
view the unit in the showroom and was again told it was
Australian sourced. He noted the serial number and went
back to his office and confirmed that it had not come
through the Australian distributor.
Now ideally, the distributor should have taken action
to shut him down, but my point is that projector distributors
can't be expected to police eBay for this sort of thing
Does anybody here really believe an ďAustralian National Sale Manager Projector Distributor Ē
would visit an eBay seller, check a serial number, then ask the seller information concerning warranty
? Then after all this he leaves and does nothing
?? Think Logically. How extremely busy he would be. Wait maybe he could not get the low price at work and wanted to buy the item
. That is just as believable.
2. By Foogy Create multiple (possibly hundreds of) accounts to gain feedback.
Then By Foogy : I used the words "possibly hundreds of".... which I agree could be misleading in this particular case, so I'm happy to edit that.
3. ē The seller then comes back and leaves an additional "comment" on the feedback to pretend it was a big ticket itemÖ. for example:
Reply by dodgyseller (13-Sep-07 12:34)
PANASONIC PT-AX100 PT-AX100E PROJECTOR
ē Because the auction was private, you don't see the true price, nor the link to the actual auction, so most people assume that this is what was actually sold!
Go to any ebay sellerís product list page. Click on the completed listings box on the left of the page. I have taken a look and shock horror mainly high priced items sold, and plenty of the above item
(Sold items prices becomes green once sold) Surely you will admit this. The seller has now decided to add item numbers to the feedback reply due to your inaccurate statements.
Also remember the date above is when the buyer had left the feedback, it is not the date of the sale.
I am also aware of a member from this forum that bought a Benq 8720 projector. His name is BEN. He bought a benq 8720 like the one you have Foogy. Remember. You went on and on to say that he was told there was Direct Australian warranty by the seller but there was none? Wrong again! I have done some checking with one of the Australian distributor for Benq and once again he is a registered reseller for Benq projectors as well as other projector brands that this Auth distributor carries . Anybody who by now really cares PM for details to validate this truth.
Foogy I respect your knowledge on projectors and setups. Thank you for your informative threads.
But you do need to understand that Accuracy is important on forums. No one is disputing that the seller would not honor any third party warranty claims on some items not sources directly . Unlike other sellers he does have these.
2 Land Line
3. Shop/showroom/ business address.
4. Selling on eBay for many years
5. Staff members
6. Call and speak with the owner of the business. (Ask about the warranty terms and be frank)
7. Pick up ok.
8. 100s to 1000s of feedback at 98% and above
If you get the item cheap and still have warranty covered direct or Back to Base thats great.
Edited by VISUAL AID, 21 September 2007 - 03:44 AM.