The world of eBay offers you a great selection of items not available to you locally but the biggest drawback is that you have to trust some stranger won’t rip you off. When I say “trust” I really mean “hope.” I’ve been ripped off enough on eBay that I will never purchase anything that is expensive from there again.
I used to be a serious amateur photographer back in the day. Having back up equipment was prudent so I decided to get an extra battery for my digital slr. When I received this “brand new” battery, I put it in my camera…nothing. I charged it…nothing. Refund? “You need to ship it to Hong Kong and we will send you another one.” I would have to pay for shipping, of course.
Canon Manual Film SLR Camera
I like old cameras. When I got this one it stopped working just after a month. Refund? “It’s passed the 30 day refund policy.”
It’s hard to believe that someone you don’t know and will never see won’t rip you off when there are plenty of people who will rip you off right in front of your face.
There’s a few more unsatisfactory eBay transactions such as the time I was sent women’s jeans or a motorcycle part for my friend that was incomplete. It’s patheticism at its finest. I’m no novice when it comes to eBay. I worked there for 2 years at the call centre they had here before they used the employees to train people overseas who then ended up taking all their jobs when they laid everyone off and shut down the centre.
Recently, I’ve been hunting down rotary dial telephones and I haven’t been having much luck. I’m only looking within Canada because I don’t want to deal with high shipping costs, long shipping times and customs charges. I found a couple but just like anyone who is trying to sell anything, if they don’t lie then they at least withhold the truth.
Has dial tone when plugged in and sounds really clear. (no static)
A: Hello , Thank you for your e-mail . Shipping to your area would be $ 10.00 US ( +/-13.00 CDN ). The phone is untested as it needs a little re-wiring on the back to replace the actual mount .