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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

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    Well, I am constantly searching for a good deal on flea bay for my favourite road. Sometimes I come across a great deal and other times I sit back and either say no not today or just laugh. Heres another laughable one. This Seller I think has been mentioned before. From Germany, describes the item in French, and is listed in Canadian dollars. Same crazy situation.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vie-Like-7...996560?hash=item593b8a1d50:g:YMQAAOSw4xlcy2Pf
     
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    Whoever it is must be trying to reach an international market, but failing badly in translation skills.
     
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    Even in the Euro currency is not in the same sense. IF the are using the comma for the separation between the cents and euro/cad these prices are still way off. Maybe to the buyers advantage.
     
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    I just got a response back from the seller and they stated this. "Unfortunately, the international prices are wrong due to a database synchronization error. You can find the correct prices in our eBay.de shop:" I did venture their flea bay shop and the prices are the norm. Though they don't reflect the other flea bay sites.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Nice that you received a decent response. So many times they do not answer, or if they do it is not very polite.
     
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    Yes it was nice of them to reply nicely, since I wasn't rude about the postings. Typical nature from any other European I talk with on a daily basis. Believe me a lot easier chatting with them than someone from the USA for the most part. Since it was in French I replied in French and they replied to me in German and English, no problem there. Yes their German flea bay site has the prices in Euro. I don't know why they tried to adjust the price to "Canadian dollar" since the site will automatically do this for them.
     
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    When I was actively using that site, (registered there for well more than twenty years now), I always approached them politely. Tried to present some facts, with brief explanation. And hoped they would act or respond. But some are simply touchy folks by nature, or for reasons unknown just do not take it well.
     
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    Geez you got me beat! I've been only registered since 2001.
     
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    It has been years since I logged in but I just did to check my history to see when I joined. It was Jun 21, 2001. As I recall, my daughter wanted me to bid on something for her. She was in class during high school at the time and wanted me to get the last bid in to win the auction. I won. I think I only bought something else once and it was for a friend. I did sell a bunch of stuff about 15 years ago when I was liquidating a train buddy's estate after he passed away.
     
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    July 6, 1997.
     
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    2nd place with Boxcab being the winner
     
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    I see it's not just me then! Another "feature" that has popped up. "More choices to show you irrelevant stuff-- oops, to serve you better!"

    (BTW: August 20, 1997.)
     
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