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pctek
28-07-2009, 08:43 PM
Sold me a 110v Canadian printer (bought for friend). Had an adapter on it, not a power converter and guess what, it was fried.

Claimed to have purchased it from another TM member but oh look, no printer purchase on any of his feedbacks.

I rang Canon to confirm its specs, yep, 110v.

Denied everything of course, accused my friend/me of breaking it and suggested as a tech I "should get a real job".

It wasn't expensive, just the attitude of some people........

somebody
28-07-2009, 08:46 PM
You seem to have had more than your fair share of bad luck with Trademe sellers pctek - maybe you should stick to reputable sources for gear, and save yourself the stress.

Blam
28-07-2009, 09:19 PM
First thing you look at is feedbacks. You seem to have forgotten this crucial thing:p

pctek
28-07-2009, 09:58 PM
First thing you look at is feedbacks.

I have found feedback is meaningless.

The chainsaw ripoff used his sons lovely feedback name instead.

This printer guy had perfect feedback.

They all do until the first bad feedback.

While it can help, it doesn't work as well as it was intended to.
And anyone who has had a bad trade knows you get retaliatory bad feedback if you do place it - spite feedback.
So a lot of people chicken out and won't do it.

bk T
28-07-2009, 10:21 PM
I can understand how you feel, pctek.

Just steer clear of Trademe, there are just too many crooks out there. Of course, there are 'some' genuine traders, to be fair.

Trademe has become a New Zealand crooks paradise!

R2x1
28-07-2009, 10:35 PM
I've used it a few times with very satisfying results (so far).

Much better luck than Lotto where I seem to specialise in unlucky dips to the tune of $20.00 or so a year. Chiselers.

qazwsxokmijn
28-07-2009, 10:40 PM
Thankfully I've never run across a seller like that. The most bitter one I had was with a dumbass of a buyer who bought my old 8800GT without asking whether or not it was compatible with a PCI slot. Obviously it wasn't and he demanded a refund. I refused, he gave me a neutral.

And those sellers selling second hand items at over 90% (a few even at over 100%) of their new price and insist they are 'great value computer parts'.:groan:

somebody
28-07-2009, 10:47 PM
And those sellers selling second hand items at over 90% (a few even at over 100%) of their new price and insist they are 'great value computer parts'.:groan:

Believe it or not, people are silly enough to buy them. I've sold a couple of 2nd hand items at close to retail price before - the buyer was happy, and I was happy.

qazwsxokmijn
28-07-2009, 11:16 PM
Believe it or not, people are silly enough to buy them. I've sold a couple of 2nd hand items at close to retail price before - the buyer was happy, and I was happy.
I bet you are! :lol:

Chilling_Silence
28-07-2009, 11:19 PM
Unfortunately the rating system there us utter crap.

People are afraid to post bad feedback for fear of getting a bad rating themselves, so I know somebody who will at best give a "neutral" rating. What's the freaking point of giving a rating in the first place?!

george12
28-07-2009, 11:57 PM
I find it best to just read the feedbacks.

If someone is afraid of retalatory feedback they might not post a negative, but they won't post a ravingly pleasant one about how wonderful the trader is either.

Genuinely good traders tend to have really pleasant feedback as opposed to "ok trade" etc.

Agent_24
29-07-2009, 12:27 AM
And those sellers selling second hand items at over 90% (a few even at over 100%) of their new price and insist they are 'great value computer parts'.:groan:

I've done that but what's wrong there? If you think it's overpriced then you don't have to bid :)

Gobe1
29-07-2009, 10:19 AM
You seem to have had more than your fair share of bad luck with Trademe sellers pctek - maybe you should stick to reputable sources for gear, and save yourself the stress.

Yep and buy from more reputable sources ie not trademe. Trademe reminds me of the warehouse now, cheap and nasty (except most of the time its not cheap??)

Arnie
29-07-2009, 10:34 AM
Name & shame I say.

wratterus
29-07-2009, 10:58 AM
Name & shame I say.

x2, my blacklist is getting freaking massive! :clap

bk T
29-07-2009, 11:57 AM
Yep and buy from more reputable sources ie not trademe.
.., cheap and nasty (except most of the time its not cheap??)

In reality, it's more EXPENSIVE most of the time! If it is cheaper, it must be NASTY.

Avoid Trademe if you don't want to have unnecessary stress. Go to a decent shop or retailer and buy what you want and within your budget!

Gobe1
29-07-2009, 02:37 PM
In reality, it's more EXPENSIVE most of the time! If it is cheaper, it must be NASTY.

Avoid Trademe if you don't want to have unnecessary stress. Go to a decent shop or retailer and buy what you want and within your budget!

:D Yep agree 100%