October 29, 2003 in Gadgets

Bidding War

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I went to my first live auction last night. Let me say that the experience was totally off the charts and I can’t wait to go to another one. I went there intending to bid of dining room furniture and ended up buying three boxes of silverware. I came close to buying a dining room set at a dirt bottom price, but I decided to pass because while it was nice, it just didn’t think it would go well with the rest of my mostly Queen Anne style furniture. So can’t wait to go back in two weeks for the next auction. Maybe I’ll have better luck then with finding a suitable dinning room table. Heck, even it I don’t still thinking it will be fun. Based on research I’ve done so far, should I decide to sell the stuff I bought at auction on Ebay, I’d make at a minimum 5X of what I paid. Oh yeah!!
Speaking of Ebay, I got this great deal on a china cabinet via Ebay. Now the seller doesn’t want to part with the merchandise because they were foolish enough to start at a low price without putting a reserve price on the item. So now I’m trying to get the matter resolved with Ebay. Goodness. Why don’t people read the fine print; once an auction has ended and there is no reserve bid, it becomes a legally binding contract. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get the item but I’m not too optimistic.




3 Comments

  1. February 5, 2004 at 2:40 pm

    kltampa

    Reply

    There is always someone quite willing to take advantage of the innocense of others. It’s too bad these opportunitist’s always seem to find someone to victimize. What goes around, comes around!

  2. November 7, 2003 at 9:35 am

    glenn

    Reply

    ha that’s funny, re: ebay seller 😀

  3. October 30, 2003 at 4:29 am

    tinA

    Reply

    friend of suzette here.
    she sent me the url for your site re: the ebay problem.
    Call the Attorney General in the state which the seller resides and file a formal complaint with him/her re; the ebay transaction or in this case lack of transaction.
    if he/she won’t give you his/her name and address .. ebay will.
    any problems.. email me.
    tina

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