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@xkonk

Sales tax avoidance makes the most sense. Being in Florida I don't have to ever pay tax for some reason when I buy stuff off ebay.....
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@Bronte the only time I get buyers asking to go off eBay is because they want a discount. Avoiding sales tax is probably on the list now for some folks who have to pay it. I tend to ignore messages that ask me to go off eBay when it is sent through eBay's message system.
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@Studley_Dudley

This one guy messaged me. My book was not taking offers. I decided to listen and ended up haggling with him. We negotiated on a price and when I sent him the offer we agreed in he said I want to do it off ebay.

I told him I wasn't interested...
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@Studley_Dudley

This one guy messaged me. My book was not taking offers. I decided to listen and ended up haggling with him. We negotiated on a price and when I sent him the offer we agreed in he said I want to do it off ebay.

I told him I wasn't interested...


So I've had that happen before and then was immediately hit by eBay with a warning when we went off eBay.
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@Studley_Dudley

Wow. A sting operation on a comic... you'd think they had better things to do...
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@Studley_Dudley

Wow. A sting operation on a comic... you'd think they had better things to do...


If they feel a good chunk of their income is being lost to their rules being broken, why wouldn't they? People agree not to do it when they sign up.
@Studley_Dudley Did you get the impression they were actively involved in the deal you were making, or that perhaps they were somehow monitoring your discussion with the buyer?
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Ebay has every right to protect their interests. I guess it's just an odd way to police their site. I guess you have to keep up with those that try to skirt the system any way you can.
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@Studley_Dudley

Wow. A sting operation on a comic... you'd think they had better things to do...


It's not a sting operation, they monitor the language in the messaging, most likely through a program looking for certain words and looking for phone numbers or email addresses.
With most sellers if you can buy off-Ebay you should save about 10% (selling and payment fees) plus the sales tax, so more like 20%. That's why most sellers who post Ebay listings here offer 10% less for sales through the forum.
@Bronte I'm pretty sure your customer was going to try to hit you up for a 10% discount once he got the conversation off the Ebay platform.
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I don't think it was a sting operation or anything. It just happened that I made the sale to some guy in Hawaii, sent the books there, then a day or two later I got a warning. I just assumed that someone at ebay was monitoring the message traffic. Maybe something flagged their system.
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@EbaySeller

We already agreed on the price. I went down, he went up. Met in the middle. There wasn't anything else to discuss except payment. Trying to discount on top of what we agreed would have just pissed off everyone.

Pretty sure tax had to be the mitigating factor.
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@EbaySeller

We already agreed on the price. I went down, he went up. Met in the middle. There wasn't anything else to discuss except payment. Trying to discount on top of what we agreed would have just pissed off everyone.

Pretty sure tax had to be the mitigating factor.


I think you're right. But some buyers are pretty thick-skinned, they're not afraid of pissing everyone off.
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listing

Looks like CBCS got really lax in the grading.
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listing

Looks like CBCS got really lax in the grading.
when I see trash like this; I take the minute to report the listing. I doubt it would ever sell, but seriously?
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listing

Looks like CBCS got really lax in the grading.
when I see trash like this; I take the minute to report the listing. I doubt it would ever sell, but seriously?


This looks to me like someone did a "sell similar item" from someone else's listing without knowing the "lingo".
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Or they're just keyword spamming. It's against eBay rules but people do it constantly.
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Welllll.....I know CGC will slab a page..but it just gets the "PG" - no grade.

What if I wanted to know the "grade" of the page that was ripped/cut from a book..what would I do???

So....some CPA grading (Comic Page Authentications)...just seems off to me.
Looks like they have only been around since late October 2020 and this link is to an ebay listing from the same town that the company is from.....nothing odd there

Couldn't possibly be that someone just got a heat sealer and a laser printer to make their own product and then call it something official sounding and proceed to sell items they themselves "graded"

I think I might jump on this bandwagon....gonna start buying cheap coverless copies of key books and then sell them off page by page in what looks like a mylite or one of those 8X10 holders for autographed photos, that has been laminated.


Could I crack this, press and re-submit to get a 8.5???

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I just got an email saying that the book was damaged and he is DEMANDING 45$ to resubmit, to cgc reholder. I did buy insurance on the book. I honestly don't see how it got damaged, the way I pack the book it would be impossible to have damage he took pictures of.

Any suggestions on how to deal with this?

I'm thinking just submit to post office to use insurance I already paid for.
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@Bronte I would ask photos of the box, whenever I have had issues with ebay and something damaged usually the box is damaged as well. But that seems an odd place to have damage.
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So....some CPA grading (Comic Page Authentications)...just seems off to me.
Looks like they have only been around since late October 2020 and this link is to an ebay listing from the same town that the company is from.....nothing odd there


Ok so I can see maybe having like one book that is loose and maybe having the pages from that but having so many key pages from so many key issues that is just raising my suspicion but part of me wants to buy one of his cheap pages and take it to one of my experts to see if they can determine what it is printed on exactly.
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Thank you. I told him to keep box for the claim and send me pix so I can avoid having this happen to future order.


for some reason, ebay doesnt want to allow me to submit claim until Feb. 1st.....



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So to damage the book, it would have had to pierce outer box and the priority box the book was in as well.



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His response.

New message from: edmxxcxccc 

ok
can you just do the $45 refund so I can get the comic in
the condition that is needed
your claim with the shipping company should not involved me
I provided you pictures of the damaged case/comic already
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His response.

New message from: edmxxcxccc 

ok
can you just do the $45 refund so I can get the comic in
the condition that is needed
your claim with the shipping company should not involved me
I provided you pictures of the damaged case/comic already


What a dick. It does involve the buyer %100; it is at the fault of the shipping company and requires steps taken on both sides (including pic of damaged product and packing you asked for) to provide the correct information to to make a valid claim.

I’m curious why the buyer is so antsy; it not like you used shoddy packaging. Yes it sucks; why hassle you when you ARE getting the issue resolved?
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Honestly I think he wants to resubmit to CGC for press and regrade.

The outer box is barely nicked. I purposely ship with the book in a USPS priority box and leave space so that if a hit were to occur, the box would shift vs take brunt of impact.

I'm tempted to just give him 15$ and tell him to ship book back to me.

Edit.


Even in his original mail he said it was packed well

Hi
Unfortunately the case was damaged in delivery
Super surprised that happen since you boxed it up very well
I can resubmit it to cgc to be reholder.
Please refund me $45 to do that
$30 for shipping each way and $15 for the reholder
Please email me back on what you like to do
thank you
Edward
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I'd tell him to return it, then I would submit for the reholder. You know, give that little bit extra of customer service.
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@Studley_Dudley

I just send him email. Return book and I'll refund money after I get book back.


Edit.

His response.

I still would like the book. I can get it reholder
It's no big deal to me
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I told him I want to make things right. Please return for full refund. I don't want a negative feedback.

His response...

I will not give you negative feedback
Again I prefer to keep the comic and get it fix
just need the $45 refund to fix it


I told him to please just return the book.
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I'm getting negative feedback for issuing refund. Plus I'm paying return postage.
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I'm getting negative feedback for issuing refund. Plus I'm paying return postage.


@Bronte You're doing the right thing telling him to either send the book back or keep it as is. If he is threatening negative feedback to force you into giving him money, that is basically what extortion is. I would first take it up with Ebay as such. Tell them the buyer is using feedback to try to extort a resolution that you do not offer. Hopefully they will take care of the feedback and maybe even warn the buyer.
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