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Alain Zanchetta
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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« on: February 20, 2006, 12:18PM »
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Hi Jose,


Quote from: Jose on February 20, 2006, 12:35AM   

why has this member 100% positive valuations! Did you not negative valuate him?

Once, I also put a positive evaluation on a defective computer : when I received it, it looked "used" : I went back on ebay and saw that the picture correctly reflected its shape.
Then I played a game, lost in 10 minutes and went to ebay put my eval.
But a few days later, I tried to play a long game against the computer : the display vanished, and a few minutes later the computer did a reset... It was impossible to play more than 20-30 minutes without a reset !!!
But it was too late for ebay eval 

And what it really annoying is that this seller has periodically computers which would interest me (and I know that other people are very satisfied of his computers)... but I said NEVER...

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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 12:09PM »
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Hi Robert,


Quote from: Robert Weck on February 20, 2006, 12:21AM   

Hello Alain,

Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on February 19, 2006, 05:58AM   

Even if the seller and the buyer exchanged positive evaluations, selling a computer less than a month after having bought it is suspect...

So I did not bid 

This guy is known for sometimes selling computers which are not working fully ok (i had 2 times this experience with him; he had another account earlier)

Maybe he was looking for a better working Cougar and wanted to sell the bad one?


Robert


Very interesting, thanks for the info.

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Alain
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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 04:32AM »
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Yes i think like your expressions. 

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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 04:16AM »
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Quote from: Jose on February 20, 2006, 12:35AM   

why has this member 100% positive valuations! Did you not negative valuate him? :-)

When i asked him about the problems with his computers, he accepted to give me a reasonable discount, so i had no problem to give him a positive feedback!

And yes, it was under his old membername!


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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006, 03:11AM »
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Hi Alain
Just before Christmas in a moment of madness, I won a Novag Star Diamond on eBay. As soon as I had won the item I thought to myself, do I really need another chess computer. Anyway, there it sat all over Christmas doing nothing and eventually in January I decided to sell it back on eBay at the Buy Now price of what I had originally bought it for. Luckily, I managed to sell it.
So sometimes chess computers that appear on eBay within a month might be ok. Mine was in perfect working order with the Novag carry case.
By the way, don't forget to update your web site with that photo I sent.
Regards from england
Bryan
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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006, 12:35AM »
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Hi Robert,
why has this member 100% positive valuations! Did you not negative valuate him? :-) Or was your transactions on his older membername?
Because, some people are afraid to valuate some member negative.
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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006, 12:21AM »
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Hello Alain,

Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on February 19, 2006, 05:58AM   

Even if the seller and the buyer exchanged positive evaluations, selling a computer less than a month after having bought it is suspect...

So I did not bid 

This guy is known for sometimes selling computers which are not working fully ok (i had 2 times this experience with him; he had another account earlier)

Maybe he was looking for a better working Cougar and wanted to sell the bad one?


Robert
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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006, 10:13PM »
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Hello,
i know some people, they buy computer to sell it some days later for better conditions. Sometimes they sold it with a better price. Sometimes not. I don´t know why they have fun with these transactions? 

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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2006, 04:26PM »
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The payment options are a red flag if nothing else. They are not what you want to use. No escrow service,
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Re:To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2006, 11:57AM »
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I don't think this would have concerned me, as after one month maybe the original buyer had found it either too strong or maybe complicated to operate. Anyway the final selling price was lower.

I think the real problem is on the higher value computers which are artificially priced up by bidders who are working with the seller. I see this happening too often now.

Ian.
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To bid or not to bid ?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2006, 05:58AM »
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Some months ago, I had to occasion to play with a Saitek Cougar computer, which I found very pleasant.

Today, a Cougar was for sale on ebay.de and I was very tempted to bid on it :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8765182553

a few seconds before the end of the auction, the computer was still cheap, at 43Euros but in my auction's database I saw the following sale :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6029550613

Even if the seller and the buyer exchanged positive evaluations, selling a computer less than a month after having bought it is suspect...

So I did not bid 

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Alain
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