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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Just a quick rant...

I buy a lot in the UK to ship here. I spend quite a bit of time looking at different for sale web sites trying to find good deals on used parts.

So, I find an ad where this guy has 3 Td5 LHD heater cores new in the box. 10 gbp each. Nice deal there. I figure my truck needs one and I can sell the other two.

I e mail him over a few days. No response ever. There is a phone number so we call and have a chat. Turns out this guy is in the very far north of Scotland.

Yep, brand new LHD in the box 30 gbp for all three. Sweet. I have a UK shipping address, I tell him I will pay to have him box them and pay for carriage in the UK. He says the post office is too long of a drive for him. I suggest he not make a special trip as I am in no hurry and to drop the box off when he is in that area, he has to be in that area eventually one would think.

He does not want to do that as he needs them to get out of his house now. He also cant be bothered to box them for shipping either. He agrees with me that a courier service is impractical based on his location.

We are now at an impasse. He will not ship, nor will he box and I can't send a courier. I ask the logical question; how does he expect to sell these items? He hope is that a local person will need all three at once and will be willing to drive out to him and pick them up.

I point out to him that the demand for LHD heater cores in the far north of Scotland is not great. He agrees and tells me that is why he lowered the price to 10 gbp from 15 gbp each.

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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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He's not a motivated seller.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Typical UK Seller!

Typical lazy UK Seller!
They want someone to drive up pay cash take the goods and drive away.
Anything short of that is a no go.

Usually you get a whole dialogue why something won't work, instead of coming up with an action list of what they can do to make it happen.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Oh and you cannot do a remote pick up with any carrier. That is, you can't have Fedex or DHL pick up an item in the UK and ship it to the USA. Makes no sense at all, but that's the way it is. If you are in the UK and want to have an item picked up from an address other than your own and sent to the USA, can't do that either.
I find most UK ebayers are lazy sacks of dookie. Won't even box and have the postman pick up.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I'm sure UK sellers do it on purpose ....

Have you considered posting the area and asking if anyone has a relative of friend in the area that would be willing to assist ... My sister recently collected and arranged shipping for a rare disco camel trophy bumper for a fellow board member.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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My wife has a Ebay UK account and I find it much easier to just "pretend" I am my wife and do not give details of what my plans are with any parts I win. In a few months I will be moving out there and will be happy to do anything I can for board members. Though your heater cores are a bit out of the way it seems.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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it's simple...he is Scotish 'nuf said
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Sure beats having someone say "will do", take your money, and never ship.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 02:16 PM
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FWIW, there is no honor on eBay.co.uk. I had a go-round with a parts recycler who insisted that it was MY fault that the picture in the ad for the 200tdi aircon bracket was for a V8 when I opened the box and found the wrong part. Why did you bid if you knew the pic was wrong? sez he. I went by the description, friend, which says "200tdi air con bracket". You shouldn't go by the description, but by the picture (protracted back and forth discussion of ebay rules). Dude finally relented, sent me the correct part and I still have this worthless lump of alloy that is a V8 aircon bracket.
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btw, I was not insinuating anything with my post - there are a lot of scammers out there on ebay, this guy seems to be up front - this assuming that you didn't actually purchase anything.

Did you actually buy the item from the seller? If not, then I think his response is completely legitimate.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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I wanted him to sell me the parts but could not convince him to do so.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Where is he? I know a lot of people in the north of Scotland...
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FWIW, there is no honor on eBay.co.uk. I had a go-round with a parts recycler who insisted that it was MY fault that the picture in the ad for the 200tdi aircon bracket was for a V8 when I opened the box and found the wrong part. Why did you bid if you knew the pic was wrong? sez he. I went by the description, friend, which says "200tdi air con bracket". You shouldn't go by the description, but by the picture (protracted back and forth discussion of ebay rules). Dude finally relented, sent me the correct part and I still have this worthless lump of alloy that is a V8 aircon bracket.

I will buy v8 bracket off you
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Ever notice how many eBay-UK sellers say they refuse to ship to USA?
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Did you offer him an incentive to pack and ship for you? Like his original asking price? I don't know money seems to motivate the sells for me. Good luck, it's always annoying to find something you really need and find they won't ship! That's always a BIOTCH!
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Ever notice how many eBay-UK sellers say they refuse to ship to USA?
Have you ever wondered why?
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I can sympathize with both sides of this story. If I were the buyer here I would just write it off as one of those too good to be true deals and move on.
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I buy a lot in the UK to ship here. I spend quite a bit of time looking at different for sale web sites trying to find good deals on used parts.

So, I find an ad where this guy has 3 Td5 LHD heater cores new in the box. 10 gbp each. Nice deal there. I figure my truck needs one and I can sell the other two.

I e mail him over a few days. No response ever. There is a phone number so we call and have a chat. Turns out this guy is in the very far north of Scotland.

Yep, brand new LHD in the box 30 gbp for all three. Sweet. I have a UK shipping address, I tell him I will pay to have him box them and pay for carriage in the UK. He says the post office is too long of a drive for him. I suggest he not make a special trip as I am in no hurry and to drop the box off when he is in that area, he has to be in that area eventually one would think.

He does not want to do that as he needs them to get out of his house now. He also cant be bothered to box them for shipping either. He agrees with me that a courier service is impractical based on his location.

We are now at an impasse. He will not ship, nor will he box and I can't send a courier. I ask the logical question; how does he expect to sell these items? He hope is that a local person will need all three at once and will be willing to drive out to him and pick them up.

I point out to him that the demand for LHD heater cores in the far north of Scotland is not great. He agrees and tells me that is why he lowered the price to 10 gbp from 15 gbp each.

Ok the guy is a genuine twat. I'm a brit and even I get embarrassed at some of the crap that goes on in ebay UK, but not everyone is as bad as that.
Did you get anywhere with the seller? if you PM me with the sellers location I'll see if one of my relatives can help out. They are in Nairn.
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