[time-nuts] Good GPSDO on eBay?
albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 13:40:43 EDT 2016
My experience is different. When I received a broken item from China, it
was damaged in shipment because it was poorly packed, the seller told be to
keep the broken part because he did not want to pay to ship something he
would just toss in the trash.
eBay's current policy is given here:
It says that for items not as described the seller pays for return
shipping. It seems that what you did was go through paypal who might had
a different policy they need to handle transactions outside of eBay
On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 2:23 AM, Clint Jay <cjaysharp at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, my experience with Chinese sellers, even when you file a "not as
> described" case, is that eBay will require you to return the item at your
> own expense if the seller has stated they will not pay return shipping.
> Ebay's attitude was that the seller could just state in their item
> description that buyer is to cover return costs and that's it. Game over.
> Which is why you occasionally still see items for peanuts and extortionate
> shipping costs, the seller then only has to refund you a couple of dollars
> on an item that may have cost you a hundred including shipping.
> I ended up getting a total refund of £3 on a £28 item once I'd returned
> it and taken shipping into account. Also, that was a PayPal refund, not a
> seller refund because they just refused shipment so eBay refused to refund
> as they had no proof of return.
> All the above are the reasons why I now rarely if ever buy anything costing
> more than a couple of pounds from China unless I know other people have had
> good experience with the item and seller.
> On 10 Jul 2016 05:46, "Chris Albertson" <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 5:51 PM, Richard W. Solomon <w1ksz at earthlink.net>
> > wrote:
> > > What a deal, if it arrives DOA, return shipment is on
> > > your nickel. I would look elsewhere.
> > That is not true. If it were DOA and the seller would not take it back
> > post paid you could file a "not as described" on the seller and eBay
> > refund the price. eBay and Paypal offer pretty good buyer protection.
> > Someone here said the seller uses multiple IDs. It is more likely that
> > person is making these and offering to multiple people who then sell
> > on eBay. This is the way it works in China, a popular design gets made
> > and then is sold by many people. It is all a cottage industry over
> > Pick any kind of electronic PCB level part, say a stepper motor driver
> > and you see the same exact part from 20 different sellers not one seller
> > with 20 IDs. (Well that is the general case, this specific one might
> > different, who knows.)
> > But so what even if the GPSDO is good only to 1xE10 that is still a very
> > useful device to own. Yes some are literally 1,000 times better
> > You could always build your own. It is not hard nor is it expensive if
> > have a reasonable goal and don't go for state of the art.
> > --
> > Chris Albertson
> > Redondo Beach, California
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