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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMCB wrote:
Anyone else got any up to date user id's for Darius? I'm about to list more kit on ebay. 13002010 seems to be inactive now.


I had given up on ebay after an apparantly fruitless appeal to have negative feedback removed, however today I recieved the following message from them, just goes to show IT IS worth letting them know.



"Thank you for being a valued seller on eBay. As you know, Feedback is an essential part of what makes eBay a successful marketplace. We know that Feedback left by buyers for you is important to your reputation. This is why we will remove Feedback left for you when we know a buyer did not adhere to eBay policies. We wanted you to know that in the last 1 month, we took the following actions to benefit your seller performance record:
Removed 1 neutral/negative Feedback
Removed low detailed seller ratings
Communication: 1
Note that these removals were the result of patterns identified by eBay's detection systems and/or cumulative reports from you and other sellers. They may be related to transactions that occurred any time over the past several months.


Learn more about the reasons eBay will remove Feedback and cases on your behalf. If you encounter a questionable situation with a buyer, we encourage you to report it to eBay. While one report may not be sufficient for us to take action, it could help us identify a pattern of behaviour so we can take action for your benefit and the benefit of the marketplace."


PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

be aware of

xxveryberryxx

i won a Zeiss 1.4 85mm ZF2 for a very good price and he sent me 30 sec after the auction endet a mail that unfortunately he dropped the lens and he cannot ship it anymore. This is bs for shure


PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

56 DIN wrote:
be aware of

xxveryberryxx

i won a Zeiss 1.4 85mm ZF2 for a very good price and he sent me 30 sec after the auction endet a mail that unfortunately he dropped the lens and he cannot ship it anymore. This is bs for shure


Of course and ebay will do nothing, but if you don't pay for other auctions ebay will open a dispute and give you a bad rating.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like to do this, but this seller, Trevor Allen had the audacity to bully my partner into leaving him positive feedback. Trevor operates under two ebay accounts.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/thephotographystore
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/thunderstorm22

EDIT: I just noticed that my only other bad dealing on ebay has been recently talked about. Yes I too ordered M42 rear caps but alas it was not delayed in the China postal system, as nothing ever arrived and I lost my money. I did find another trader from Hong Kong who I did buy the rear caps from and the service he/she provides is faultless, so much so that I have since bought well over 500 caps from him.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject: I can't believe "Big_Is" out of Hong-Kong is not m Reply with quote

First ordered 8 Tamron-EOS adapters with smart chips. All good.

Then I order 2 smart AFC chips. Only 1 arrives. So I sent him a message. He returned message saying he will include it in the next shipment, or give a refund. I responded that since I liked the Adapter rings, I'd like to get the missing chip along with two more that I paid for at that time. That way it would not even cost him anything in shipping since it could come in the same packet. As he suggested I included a note reminding me that I was paying for two, but was to get a third one for free as a replacement.

Before long I get a package. Once again, only two chips in the package. This time I am pretty angry because it is two mistakes in a row and implies that he just not have any idea what he is doing. It's hard to believe he is trying to cheat me. I paid a total of $208 for the eight rings, and about $32 (including $3 for postage) for the 4 chips (only three of which I got). So that's $240 I paid, and without having to pay shipping the cost of the missing chip was just $7.50. I'm sure his cost must be much less on his end. And I pay instantly when I order. So I start a complaint with eBay because even if he does eventually send a replacement, I have been waiting weeks, simply because he can't count.

Well what should happen? I get another package about I week later. Then silly me, I think, what the heck, he made good and drop my complaint. Then I decide I'd like to try a different kind of adapter he carries. He has me blocked!

Like I say, I pay for my items instantly. I do expect the full number to arrive. The fact that he made the mistake twice in a row was the only problem we had. So, my question.

What kind of vendor blocks a buyer who pays instantly and withdrew his complaint and even gave good feedback after being shorted twice in a row. Well, I'm going to suggest an answer. The type of seller that intentionally cheats people and doesn't sell to people who stand up for themselves.

To add insult to injury only 1 of the 4 chips even worked, and that one failed after about a week.

Big_Is has some cool products. It's too bad he is either incompetent, a thief or both!


PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I searched for this threat for guidance with a current eBay transaction.

I bought a lens listed as Mint in the original box, from a seller claiming to be a photographer who purchased the lens from a famous professional photographer.

I paid a premium price thru Buy it Now.

I received the lens and realized the aperture ring was frozen. This was a preset lens, and the focusing aperture ring works, but the aperture set ring is frozen. So, no great expertise was exhibited to back up the seller's lens description. Clearly, he may have made an honest mistake, but it wasn't based on expertise.

I went to the original transaction and tried to send a message to the seller. I said I received the lens and it was a beauty, but it had a problem. I proposed that I get a repair estimate and we split the expense, as I liked the lens. As an alternate, I'd return the lens for a refund.

1st response from seller offered no apology but immediately castigated me for opening a case, which would hurt his rating, if he issued a refund. He asked me to close the case and he'd "work" with me. He lectured me on eBay etiquette.

I responded that I wasn't intending to hurt his rating, and didn't appreciate being accused of bad intentions when his item was the problem, and I had made, what I thought, was a generous solution.

I then offered to just keep the lens, repair it myself, and just rate the transaction. That's 3 suggested solutions from me - zero from the seller.

2nd response from seller, said he would work with me, as long as I remained civil.

I responded that his definition of civil was strange, as he was again attacking me. Said my offer to split repair costs, with no demand for full refund was more than civil.

To this point, seller has offered no solution - only accusations over concern for his seller's rating.

Sorry to vent, but sellers like this need to be avoided.

I'll update this with a final conclusion.

Texsport


PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never open a case immediately. This is not a good thing to do as he may have made an honest mistake. Opening a case takes your payment back off him. No wonder he was miffed.

You don't say the name of the seller, it is useful and un-googleable in this forum so what you say is private to this community.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EBay opened a file automatically when I sent a message to the seller, answering the questions posed by eBay. Could be because he has some previous negative feedback. I simply went to the sale and hit the Contact The Seller button.

I did not do that intentionally, and eBay doesn't open an arbitration until the seller has a chance to respond.

BTW - a pretty serious mistake - a ring on the lens is frozen - hard to miss if you even looked.

Additionally, I have no responsibility to protect his rating when he sends out falsely advertised goods after demanding a premium price - and particularly when additionally insulted behind the barrier of anonymity offered by the internet.

Texsport


PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philslizzy wrote:
Never open a case immediately.


The way it's done on e-bay nowadays case is opened almost every time you contact a seller. You really need to know what you are doing to avoid opening a case and hardly any casual buyer knows how to do it. The funny thing is - it is completely counterproductive - once a case is opened, seller's rating is dinged in any case, so it does not really matter for him any more how it all plays out.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What lens is it? Some preset lenses have mechanisms which aren't always easy to fathom, for instance Pentacon 135.
Maybe we can help.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think soon we will require a list of nasty buyers. I understand Ebay cannot deal with every case individually but there should be lower limit to extortion attempts.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gardener wrote:
philslizzy wrote:
Never open a case immediately.


The way it's done on e-bay nowadays case is opened almost every time you contact a seller. You really need to know what you are doing to avoid opening a case and hardly any casual buyer knows how to do it. The funny thing is - it is completely counterproductive - once a case is opened, seller's rating is dinged in any case, so it does not really matter for him any more how it all plays out.


That's what apparently happened, as I am certainly no eBay expert who might study every rule and technique out of necessity from frequent use or to run a business.

EBay should be encouraged to fix the automatic actions if thought to be detrimental to sellers.

In this case, common sense should have prevailed. I offered 3 options. The first was over generous on my part and offered on a friendly basis. The other two will cost the seller money in the long run - either by having to refund and then have the lens repaired at his expense, or, by having a negative response posted by me, the buyer.

I was so mad yesterday, I was just deciding which of the second two I'd execute, and see how that worked out for the seller.

Sorry for his rating concerns, but I was innocent of initially attempting to hurt him.

Today I'm rethinking the whole matter.

Another possibility is just keeping the lens, repairing it myself, and never posting a transaction rating.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterqd wrote:
What lens is it? Some preset lenses have mechanisms which aren't always easy to fathom, for instance Pentacon 135.
Maybe we can help.


I have another copy of the same lens, so I know how it works.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pancolart wrote:
I think soon we will require a list of nasty buyers. I understand Ebay cannot deal with every case individually but there should be lower limit to extortion attempts.


Really!

Did you read the post?

You characterize as nasty, and attempting to extort the seller, my offer to pay for half of the repairs on a broken lens sold at a premium price?

My exact first communication with the seller...

" Hi, I received your lens and it's a beauty! There is a problem however - the aperture preset ring is stuck. I like the lens and would like to keep it. I have another copy of the identical lens, and when I got it, it had the same problem. Last time it cost me $109 to have it fixed, but I can't be sure of exact repairs required this time. If I get a repair estimate, would you be willing to split the repair costs with me? If that isn't satisfactory, I'll have to ask to return the lens for a refund."

Sellers first response...

" Hello, First of all, why did you open a case against me? This hurts my sellers rating! close the case immediately, and I'll work it out..........

No offer or solution has yet been offered by the seller.

Astounding comment by you!

I'm sure you mean nasty seller.

Texsport


PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to contact the seller and avoid opening a case, view the original listing and 'ask the seller a question' or do a search for his ebay name and PM him.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the lens fixed myself. Cost was $88.85.

Dropped the case I didn't open.

Will not rate the transaction except in self defense.

Life's too short to deal with these kind of people unnecessarily!

Nearly 1,000 eBay transactions with no cases filed or a single problem until this for me. Seller has two really nasty negative reports, which I wont add to - but probably should!

Texsport


PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philslizzy wrote:
If you want to contact the seller and avoid opening a case, view the original listing and 'ask the seller a question' or do a search for his ebay name and PM him.


That's exactly what I did, but EBAY opened a case - not me.

Texsport


PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had also more trouble with sellers than buyers , I purchase and sell lot of items after test. Sad to hear your story , important to keep Ebay safe to both party buyers and sellers.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject: Rubivantis (avoid) Reply with quote

Having a bit of trouble on ebay with this seller Rubivantis http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/rubivantis?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 . A new seller with only 3 positive feedback transactions. He was selling a Helios 40 and Jupiter 9, knowing the Helios would rise out of my price range I focused on the Jupiter 9 which I won. He stated delivery would be 1st class signed for posted 1 day after payment. well 1 week later I still don't have the lens (internal uk delivery) I've contacted the seller 4 times with no reply.

the Helios sold also and I now notice he has recieved negative feedback, he has turned all feedback to private so I cant see what the other buyers issue was. Doing a bit more research the images he was using for both lenses are taken from the internet and not his own.

I still want the lens, so opened up a case due to having no comms from the seller telling him if the lens is not here by Monday I'll expect a full refund.

I suspect he'll just close this account make a new one and do this again.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had exactly the same problem, same 2 or 3 rating. Same no reply and same negs piling up. Ebay refunded me no problem.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was that recently mate? I wonder if the same person is just recycling accounts, I managed to get his name and email address from the paypal transaction, it was henri vartiainen and the delivery was from woking surrey, I cant find him anywhere online so I'm assuming a false ID?


PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

espunkt89, pretty sleazy cheater for a German, sold as used, reality was wreck, no communication, no good Ebay support whatsoever, ended up with my nasty feedback to seller, ended up robbed

I recommend to avoid the guy/madam for miles

Sent the item back before opening the case by mistake, the seller rejected the item but Ebay support claimed the tracking number is not trackable any more and recommended to re-send the item back to my sneaky dumb "business partner" once again which I couldnt fulfill because the case deadline ended before the item returned back to me

So if any of you know how to get my damn money back even after this shitty case progress, I will warmly invite a PM on this theme


PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Darius Gholipour the Con-Man of Smethwick Reply with quote

After all this time it seems that the above person - now trading as letmeihelpyou on eBay is still a nasty thief.

Recently he bought a camera and lens off me. I posted it off but next day realised I had sent off the wrong camera and lens, one I was going to sell next.

I made the mistake of contacting him beforehand to warn him that I had sent out the wrong one and asked politely if he would send it back to me and I would of course re-imburse or pay up front for the postage etc.

He told me in no uncertain terms that I was stupid, illiterate and a con man and accused me of giving him an incorrect tracking number because there was no information on it??? It hadn't even been yet delivered !!! All this just for me being honest with the person.

Anyway, after this disgusting reply, I stood my ground and told him that as per eBay rules, he would now have to receive the package and take out an incorrect item received case against me, send the wrong one back and I would refund him.

WELL - what he actually did was, managed to get the camera I had sent him, keep it - and then take out an item not received case against me!!! Of course Paypal refunded his money. So now he gets twice what he originally bargained for. Somehow he managed to get the parcel without signing for it. Royal Mail are investigating but I don't hold out much hope.

I would urge you all not to do business with this person. He is arrogant, rude, unfeeling and downright positively evil with no moral scruples whatsoever. He will do absolutely anything to make quick buck. And to put it mildly, he can't even understand basic English and actually accused me of being racist! Same old.

Knock knock!
Who's there?
It's me Darius Gollypour


PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surfcity25

Based in Germany.

Has feedback around 100% after hundreds of deals but absolutely lacks customer support if anything happens. Packs heavy items like an idiot.

This seller is like an overgrown child, not having a clue what selling responsibilities are.

Sells many lenses, definitely NOT recommended. And communication with him sucks.


PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had an interesting interaction with "photosniper" from ebay.

They stole a picture I posted here on mflenses taken with a Jupiter 11A and Sony a850 for the "samples" section in their Jupiter 11 listing. Not even the same lens Rolling Eyes
I asked them to remove it and they responded by demanding proof that it was mine (asking me to send the RAW to their email...yeah, right) and asking why they should? I basically said if they had asked my permission beforehand and credited me I would have no issue with them using it but since they had done neither I would like it taken down. Again they demanded proof and said they didn't steal it, they downloaded it from "yandex" which is just a Russian search engine so it doesn't really absolve them. I felt it was unreasonable to need to prove it's my work to them but I would happily prove it to VeRo. Why would I really care otherwise? So I said that and they called me a "crazy man" and that "yo[u] need to go to doctor." A little time past and they said they removed my picture and asked if I'm satisfied. I thanked them and said, that's all I wanted from the beginning. I guess I should have checked cause they didn't remove it at all. That was just a lie.

I finally called ebay. VeRO is garbage. They do nothing. Ebay was more interested in the crazy man comment (which honestly, who cares?) but I let that happen. I doubt they'll get more than a message about inappropriate communications though.

The seller uses a lot of sample images in their listings. I have to assume a lot of them are being used without the photographer's consent. Anyways, I would probably avoid them. And if you recognize any of the sample photos they're using I encourage you to contact the original photographer.