[time-nuts] another Ebay mixup
mfeher at eozinc.com
Sat Jun 9 18:33:18 EDT 2007
"As is" implies to me that you will receive the item as pictured. Not
necessarily guaranteed to work, but, without any physical changes over what
was pictured on ebay. Some of my best purchases on ebay have been those that
the seller claimed did not work and was being sold as is. Better than 90 %
of the time the units did work, but, the seller, usually a dealer interested
in selling in quantity, does not have the facilities or knowledge to
adequately test the item. Consequently, I get these items fairly cheap as
most people will not bid on a non working item. - Mike
Mike B. Feher, N4FS
89 Arnold Blvd.
Howell, NJ, 07731
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Dick, W1KSZ
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 4:32 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] another Ebay mixup
The answer is simple ...
Packing = $$$, right off the bottom line.
Since most, if not all electronics on e-Pay is sold
"as-is", the seller has no reason to be concerned with
the item arriving safely. Only his conscience, which,
sadly, in the case of most sellers is non-existent.
Don't blame the UPS Store, he only packs with the $$
the seller gives him.
73, Dick, W1KSZ
Hal Murray wrote:
>> Don't know why it's so difficult for folks to overpack. Worst case,
>> one can have it professionally packed at MailBoxes etc. or the like.
> What's their batting average? Do they recognize heavy instruments
> and/or do anything special when they see handles?
73, Dick, W1KSZ
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