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Old 03-14-2018, 06:44 AM
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Ebay is flooded with sellers lying about the item location. Pretty sure it's some wackjob sitting in Xanjling friggin wherever saying there located in the states. Sometimes I buy an item, and even pay a few bucks more, just because it's listed in my state and I'm expecting it to arrive somewhat quickly. I decided to start calling these idiots out and reporting them to Ebay. Last issue was a horn listed in NJ, got a shipping confirmation from California and it hasn't moved in a week.
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Simple buy from another site.
Old 03-14-2018, 06:51 AM
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I've not found anything worth buying on ebay that I couldn't purchase in a less tedious (no paypal) manner. Too many complaints like these and too many scams.
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Amazon has been my go to for shopping in the past couple years.
I just always felt (and still feel) like I'm taking some sort of risk buying from Ebay.
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I agree and have had the same issue. eBay sucks and I’m done with them
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A lot of it is sellers that are not housing inventory.

We are in the automotive parts business. We could set up an online store tomorrow utilizing our supplier discounts from various sources, and just direct ship everything. A lot of folks in our business already doing that. You may buy 10 different items from the same seller, and they come from different locations/vendors. I think a lot of the reason for discrepancy between actual item ship point and listed location is that a lot of times the sellers don’t necessarily know, and it would be immensely time consuming to dig that deep into it. Also their supplier may have multiple warehouses. This probably isn’t disclosed simply because it would scare the average buyer off, for no real reason other than uncertainty, and day to day isn’t an issue.
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I love Ebay
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Amazon has been my go to for shopping in the past couple years.
- me too but this is changing because they sell a lot of fake crap now and their pricing is generally higher for most items.

I used to buy a ton of stuff on ebay back when it was person to person type purchases but now it's flooded it shit companies. Cheap, broken or mislabeled junk has been my recent ebay experience.

Brick an mortar businesses are looking more appealing every day.
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I buy and sell on eBay frequently for many years. Never had any problems.
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
I buy and sell on eBay frequently for many years. Never had any problems.
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The few things that I have purchased on eBay all have arrived on time and even early. Just lucky, I guess. if I want something NOW, I use my Amazon Prime account, if they have it.
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My Problem with eBay is the crappy product descriptions. My last item purchased said the item would fit my truck based on year but seller didn't mention you had to have a certain trim level for it to fit. Otherwise you have to cut a section of your valence for it to fit.

I returned item no problem but it cost me $25 in shipping back on forth on an item that cost $40. So I'm done with eBay...Amazon for me.
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Originally Posted by Lunchmoney View Post
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Quit Ebay a few years ago. I took felt like every single seller was some Asian person pretending to be from the US somewhere.
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Have NEVER seen a product I wanted on Amazon I couldn't find cheaper with a simple google search.
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Amazon isn't the greatest either. For one, their website search format isn't as good as Ebay. I've actually had just as many problems with Amazon and slow shipping too, waiting on someone to "fulfill" an order. Just last week I ordered a tow hitch and it came without the receiver. I did get a replacement next day but still was a hassle since I had the car up on the lift ready to be worked on.
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I use Prime and have rarely had a problem with shipping, as long as I am careful to choose Prime Eligible. Sometimes such items are a bit more costly, but not very much. Even my time is worth something.

I started using Prime/Amazon after going to two or three stores..not finding what I wanted...and looking at Amazon while I was standing in the store aisles. I can't tell you the number of times that I ordered the item that I wanted and got it at home in two days. Sometimes, I pay extra for one-day shipping.

A few weeks ago, I ordered a $110.00 electric winch. It was listed as One Day Free Shipping. I ordered it at ten in the morning and it was delivered to my door at 6:00 p.m. that evening. Works for me.
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E Bay has sucked for years now. The seller can bid you up now
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Originally Posted by rusty spoke View Post
ebay is flooded with sellers lying
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I buy a ton of stuff from Ebay. Never had a problem yet and shipping is usually really fast. I tend to only buy from those with a well recorded history and lots of positive feedback though, so that probably eliminates alot of risk.

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