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Old 20th December 2008, 01:39 AM   #21
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IMO, there's a serious problem somewhere in the USPS.
There is bound to be human error that leads to lost packages in every shipping company.

I have always had much better experience with the USPS than any other shipping company. I have shipped >100 packages overseas via first class mail and I have never had one not show up.
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Old 20th December 2008, 02:17 AM   #22
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IMO, there's a serious problem somewhere in the USPS.
Well, maybe some P.S. I'm not so sure that it's the USPS. I somehow suspect that the postal services in Spain and Italy don't work quite as well as those in (for instance) Germany or Sweden. USPS is probably in the upper-middle of performers.

Arne... I got some things from Audiotek168 pretty quickly. He has a 99.5% feedback record. Given the amount of overseas sales he has, I think that's pretty good. I doubt that he just doesn't ship stuff. Not responding though.... I don't know what to make of that. I'm surprised. I've had that a couple of times with ebay sellers. Sort of blows my mind. How can anybody do any kind of business like that? Sorry to hear of your problem. I'd say keep emailing him; keep it civil. It's your best bet.
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Old 20th December 2008, 03:09 AM   #23
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IMO, there's a serious problem somewhere in the USPS.
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Well, maybe some P.S. I'm not so sure that it's the USPS. I somehow suspect that the postal services in Spain and Italy don't work quite as well as those in (for instance) Germany or Sweden. USPS is probably in the upper-middle of performers.
Exactly my thoughts!
Spain`s postal service but definitively the Italian seem to be among the worst in Europe.
About USPS I can`t say anything negative. A few years ago when I still bought lots of stuff from US, I always got everything and in due time through them (even via uninsured surface parcel post). However, how they do today I don`t know.
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Old 20th December 2008, 07:24 AM   #24
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3 times asked (by ebbby-mail) over a 2+ week period, still no answer 3 weeks later.
There is no excuse for lack of communication. Sorry. I think I'm fairly patient as it is.

(first asked after 1 month, second q. after 2 months...)

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Old 20th December 2008, 03:51 PM   #25
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i also ordered a number of times from audiotek168.. some orders arrived in 1-2 weeks time.. but some of the bigger order didnt arrived on time or didnt arrive at all.. I'm still waiting for my OCT 9 order which they said, they have shipped the replacement last monday. hope its true....


about their feedbacks.. many of them are FAKES...

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...tems=25&page=7

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Old 20th December 2008, 07:48 PM   #26
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I've written about that to ebay customer service, but I never heard back


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Old 20th December 2008, 08:21 PM   #27
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about their feedbacks.. many of them are FAKES...
They even got nailed by the SCC before for fake accounts used for pumping up items and feedback.

It seems they just don't care anymore.
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Old 20th December 2008, 09:27 PM   #28
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eBay is a djungle of bad crooks

glad I do not buy from there ..
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Old 21st December 2008, 10:10 AM   #29
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-and I now have to add audiotek168 on fleabay as a no-good seller, I have been waiting (too long) for lots of parts, and when asked a couple of times after a month and more, I was assured it was sent.
Now, two+ months later, I can not get any answer.
(and ofcourse no help from ebay).

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I had similar feelings about this seller. I had waited about 2 months on 2 sets of PGA2310 chips and assumed it was a scam. But I followed it up via email just in case. I recieved a reply saying they had been lost in post and had been re-sent and just a week or so later they are here! I have not tested the chips yet (may be fakes?) but they carry authentic looking markings. Will report back after trying them but the point is that something arrived!
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Old 21st December 2008, 11:18 AM   #30
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To be honest, I think eBay is a safe place to buy when used properly. No doubt eBay provides guidelines to avoid being ripped off, but fwiw I'll list the steps I stick to here as they have never led me astray.

Always use paypal. If you havent received the item after 59 days always file a paypal dispute (60 days is the limit), even if the seller has sent you a tracking number and you are in good communication, do it anyway. You can always email the seller letting them know you have only filed it as a precaution.
Once the dispute is open, you can always close it when the item turns up and no negative mark is left against the sellers name. If you dont open within 60 days, you have no way of getting your money back.
Always insist on a trackable delivery method especially when buying from abroad. For cheap items where the cost of trackable delivery is not worth it, you should at least be able to get proof of postage.

Of course sellers can still cause you a headache, but this way at least they should only be able to take your time, not your money
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