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need advice about a deal gone bad??? what would you do?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by miky2001, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. goose-em
    Joined: Aug 23, 2008
    Posts: 349

    from Louisiana

    Yep, buyers can be really silly sometimes.

    I sold an old oil bath air cleaner on Ebay. I had cleaned all the old oil out of it but but had not done anything spetacular.

    I listed it up as a no reserve auction starting at $1.00. Description was 1938 oil bath air cleaner as is. With several pictures.

    It never went over one dollar but I honered the sale and shipped it to the guy.

    He paid the shipping, around $10.

    Next thing I notice is a feedback that says,

    pin hole in bottom of oil bath air cleaner, was not in description, NUFF SAID!!!

    He did give me five stars though.

    I sent him a message stating

    I did not know it had a pin hole in it and if I had I would have posted it in the description or fixed it first. I will gladly refund your $1.00 and the shipping charge. Please pay the shipping to return it.

    He sent back

    I already had it fixed so not a big deal.

    I asked him why he hadn't contacted me before leaving the negative feedback.

    Never got an answer.

    Some people are just dicks no matter what you do.
  2. Chuck Most
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 175

    Chuck Most
    from Saskatoon

    Things I learned years ago...
    1. "Corvette Guys"- in particular the guys who restore them, are among the fussiest, most stuck up, anal-retentive pricks you'll ever have the displeasure of meeting in your life. When I was parting out '60's Chevys a few years ago, I learned pretty quickly who was who in my area and knew who's calls I'd not be returning. I'd rather not make a sale than put up with a class-A douchebag. Life's too short!

    2. Ebay sounds like a good idea, but in reality, it isn't. Not only because the troll types can mess up your feedback, but because many people seemingly don't know how to read the descriptions. Without fail, I would have several color photographs, and list the color (by its factory name) of whatever part I had listed. Guess what the most frequent question I would get in those cases was? "Huh.....what color is that?"
  3. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 763


    If he has a problem with them let him send them back postage paid both ways. I wouldn't worry about your reputation I think his took a beating. I have owned my corvette for over 40 years and wouldn't pass those wheels up. I think he is looking for a set of NOS wheels for he cost of used ones. JMHO.
  4. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Damn kids..

  5. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,385

    from South Indy

    That is FUNNY!^^^^^^^^
  6. todztoyz
    Joined: Jun 21, 2008
    Posts: 176


    Kids gonna ruin those wheels!!

    The vette guy is a dick. Simple as that. And it has nothing to do with ebay.
  7. trksmth
    Joined: Feb 10, 2009
    Posts: 372


    The vette guy is a dick. Simple as that. And it has nothing to do with ebay.[/QUOTE]

    Well said!
  8. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    'vette people and fiberglass boat people have sucked entirely too many fiberglass material fumes over the years, let him pay shipping to return, he f'ed up and is putting you on a guilt trip.
  9. I agree with redlinetoys.......
  10. take them back with a restocking fee your time is worth something. i wont even deal with vette guys unless i know them real good and they have proven they are not a dick. most think their shi* dont stink and their cars are slow. 40 grand and 40 miles dont make you a hot roder.
  11. miky2001
    Joined: Nov 9, 2006
    Posts: 881

    from houston

    well the "flocock" finally replied and agreed the wheels are good to go. he actully thanked me for posting the issue here as the solution to his dilemna was answered here with the centering washers.

    hamb to the rescue one more time, thnaks fellas!
  12. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    from Midwest

    Good deal for everyone involved. Great buy on the wheels for him and you can rest easy.

    Carry on men!
  13. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,651


    Seriously, did they really need the washers? Who here would have just bolted them on and been done?

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