- Jul 17, 2006
erek, Am I understanding correctly that the V5 6K up was your's and was simply you doing research with no intent to sell it? Just wanting to make sure I'm following based on what you've said since that's how it came across to me
If it was, it would've sure been funny... My friend linked me that right when it went up on eBay and I contemplated PMing you on here about it! Then I considered that with eBay's ability to let you setup Searches that automatically ping you when new results show up, that you'd have plenty of 3Dfx tailored ones to alert you and already knew.
yes, that's correct, i just wanted to see if i potentially got ripped off myself with real-world non-hypothetical offers.
even for 25K i wouldn't part with her, not for sale, heh
Personally, a little of column A, a little of column B...do you think it was a bad idea in some manner or mostly harmless?
do you think it was a bad idea in some manner or mostly harmless?
I know eBay keeps a tally behind the scenes for certain actions. I’m willing to bet they would eventually restrict a seller that did this repeatedly
Correct me if I'm wrong but if Ebay thinks you sold an item that was listed and then cancelled and then sold outside the platform they can charge you a final value fee. In this case in excess of $1500
They monitor best offers and communications between buyers and sellers and there is this warning when doing so.
Man that's.... huh...Ebay is shady as hell.. you can get anything reversed by calling them. Just a few weeks ago I bought a brand new (New Old Stock) Zalman cooler from a guy. (as described and pictured by his listing) I received it and it was used as hell, missing the mounts for Socket A that I needed, which was the specific reason I bought it, and the LEDs so dim you couldn't hardly see them lit up. I contacted the seller for a return -- he immediately went on the offense being extremely hostile using expletives saying I was lying and I was trying to scam him and that nobody wins cases against him.. then he immediately called Ebay and they sided with him, despite me providing photographic proof. They invalidated my return and I'm out $30 with shipping. So I called Ebay and they said their agent who talked to him violated protocol, but what was done was done and that other employee "would be coached" and they're extremely sorry. I paid with Paypal, but Paypal says I have to use the Ebay marketplace in order to ask for a refund, which that option is no longer available. There's not even a Paypal case option to generate a dispute request. The only option I have is to call my credit card company to get the charges reversed. I left him negative feedback warning others, and he called Ebay and got that removed too. So... case in point -- if you really want to play the system, all you have to do is call Ebay on the phone and they'll do pretty much anything you want if you act first and act like a prick.
It was a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU. I ended up getting mounts from someone on Vogons, and purchasing another new cooler that was actually new and not used. I submitted a claim through my credit card to get the charges reversed on the crappy used one I originally received.Man that's.... huh...
I could deal with that nonsense of not being sided with and being screwed out of some money on something (thankfully it was only $30 and while missing mounting hardware, at least is still a functional heatsink otherwise [silver lining, here])...
But for them to then remove your feedback... That undermines that entire function of feedback!! I do somewhat understand the logic behind removing it but at the same time it's also a little disingenuous. If you remove all negative feedback against someone you can't notice any sort of potential pattern that may be emerging. They may indeed have been 90% happy dealings with him, but that 10% also matters when the buyer isn't happy, even if they are in the wrong (not that you are, just in general).
Makes me wonder if he has a friend that's an eBay CSR which he specifically calls and that's why he is so willing to gloat that "no body wins cases against me"? That, or he just has a silver tongue and knows just what to say (con man).
On that note, don't know which heatsink you went with but any chance the clip on this one would work with yours? :\ Cheapest vintage Zalman I could find (aside from this one with additional mounting hardware I'm unfamiliar with).