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So I recently was ordering stuff for a Christmas gift and had some
things occur that really pushed me over the top with bricklink and I'm
wondering how common/accepted this type of stuff is when it occurs to
other people. As someone who is also a seller on ebay I always try and
to be understanding because sellers are just people that will make
mistakes. However up until recently these mistakes haven't been an
First how common is it for sellers to miss items? I have
never made medium size or larger order from 3 or more stores and not had
parts missing. Some times the sellers refund me in advance and
sometimes they don't. Usually I'm not going to haggle over $0.20, I
order often enough that it's not an issue I'll just get it the next
time. Since the orders I recently made were for something I needed done
by Christmas when the seller missed parts I now have to go back and make
another order for $1.20 in parts which leads to my next issue.
is with the absolutely absurd nickle and dime (but more than just a
couple of cents) fees? It took me almost twenty minutes to find a seller
than didn't have random bull fees. As a seller I never tack-on fees
just calculate it into pricing but the fees here were ridiculous.
Anwyhere from$1.00-$3.00 in 'packaging' or 'handling' fees. Handling is
part of selling the item you shouldn't be charging extra for it and
packing shouldn't be more than $0.25 which should just be added onto
shipping. Setting minimum lot averages on the terms page instead of
using the system the prevents buyers from checking out without meeting
the average. Setting minimum lot averages on the terms page rather than
setting it through the system so it will show up when buying want lists.
Charging anything more than $0.50 above first class? The sellers on
bricklink are absolutely horrible with this and they abuse the system
which will take you from buying a want list straight to checking out
which allows sellers to catch unsuspecting buyers with these ridiculous
fees and bricklink has no customer service so the seller gets off with
no repercussions. I am trying to order around a dollar in parts and it's
going to cost me $6?
So in the end sellers won't pull parts
until you pay, and if you don't pay you get marked as a non-paying
buyer, yet if you pay and they dont have certain parts they simply
refund you the price of the parts they missed? Why is this OK? Shouldn't
you be able to ask for a full refund, or a refund equal the price it
would cost you to replace the parts or just cancel the order because of
the sellers ineptitude?
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