Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another Day, Another eBay idiot...

This one was in Basildon and sold me an iMac G4 17", buyer collects, with keyboard and mouse. The fare to Basildon is only £5.50 for someone my age with Freedom Pass and Over 60s Railcard, so it seemed reasonable. Unfortunately it took me two hours to get there, it was bloody cold, and when I finally found his place it turned out to be a 15" one without keyboard or mouse - the idiot had used a stock sales template with a photo he'd found on line. The picture in his item description was also clean, the one he sold me was covered with cigarette tar etc.

So I refused to accept it and said that if he didn't cancel the sale I'd have to report it, and by the time I got home this evening it was cancelled. So I'm out £5.50 and time, could have been a lot worse.

Meanwhile the other one I didn't buy (the one that was my fault) has now been cancelled - I've now got an unpaid item strike, but I've never known them to cause anyone any problems so I'm not too worried about it.

I'm really hoping that this will end my run of bad luck with G4s, but I'll be honest, if I saw another on offer at a good price I'd probably go for it, I just find them fun to work with when they're OK.

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