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Something I have noticed of late that is becoming more and more common, sellers listing used cds as NEW/SEALED. I had this happen at least 3 times within the last few months through both Amazon and Half.com but I'm sure it's going on elsewhere.

 

They simply do a half assed plastic seal, not even close to a factory seal, and it's supposed to be new. The responses I've gotten is playing dumb on all levels, "Sorry, it was sealed when we got it so we assumed that it was new". Anyone else with have this problem?

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Cant say I have seen it. I've been surprised to get CDs listed as used that turned out to be brand new, still sealed in the original plastic, but never a used CD instead of a new one.

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Cant say I have seen it. I've been surprised to get CDs listed as used that turned out to be brand new, still sealed in the original plastic, but never a used CD instead of a new one.

 

Now that's a trend that I welcome! :lol:

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Even worse is the seller (such as SwedenRules) who has a resealing machine and reseales used cd's that way. Most peeple don't catch it but I sure as hell did...

 

SwedenRules is a tosser. I won 3 auctions and he combined postage which was cool and offered a discount to ship without cases. Before I accepted I sent him a message about whether he protects the CDs in anyway or just throws them in the padded bag. He never replied so I paid him a 4-5 days later not knowing as the buyer I have all the power and pretty much just wanting to do the right thing. Then I get this nasty email of him accusing me of wanting it shipped for free and who do I think I am questioning him about his shipping costs and methods etc. Anyway, after a few heated emails he bans me coz I pretty much tell him to stop messaging me, the dude was nasty, arrogant... I could almost see the spit coming from his mouth and I honestly just asked a question.

The CDs arrive a week or so later and sure enough there is a loose digipak and 2 loose CDs and inserts in the padded bag. The digipak is quite badly damaged (Journey's Revelation Best Buy edition), one insert is stuck to the bubble wrap and tears a little, another insert is torn at the fold. I would have paid a couple of extra bucks for the shipping.

 

Anyway, we all have different experiences. A year later he bought a couple of CDs from me and obviously forgot everything. He questioned me about shipping prices and I pointed him to the Aus Post site so he could see that all I added was the cost of a envelope and in a pleasant way over numerous emails he told me how to do it cheaper if you're sending from the US, Germany or somewhere else.... I forget, not that I was paying much attention.

 

You can make your own mind up about him but worth a second glance if buying a 'new' CD or having something shipped without cases. Have fun!

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Even worse is the seller (such as SwedenRules) who has a resealing machine and reseales used cd's that way. Most peeple don't catch it but I sure as hell did...

 

SwedenRules is a tosser. I won 3 auctions and he combined postage which was cool and offered a discount to ship without cases. Before I accepted I sent him a message about whether he protects the CDs in anyway or just throws them in the padded bag. He never replied so I paid him a 4-5 days later not knowing as the buyer I have all the power and pretty much just wanting to do the right thing. Then I get this nasty email of him accusing me of wanting it shipped for free and who do I think I am questioning him about his shipping costs and methods etc. Anyway, after a few heated emails he bans me coz I pretty much tell him to stop messaging me, the dude was nasty, arrogant... I could almost see the spit coming from his mouth and I honestly just asked a question.

The CDs arrive a week or so later and sure enough there is a loose digipak and 2 loose CDs and inserts in the padded bag. The digipak is quite badly damaged (Journey's Revelation Best Buy edition), one insert is stuck to the bubble wrap and tears a little, another insert is torn at the fold. I would have paid a couple of extra bucks for the shipping.

 

Anyway, we all have different experiences. A year later he bought a couple of CDs from me and obviously forgot everything. He questioned me about shipping prices and I pointed him to the Aus Post site so he could see that all I added was the cost of a envelope and in a pleasant way over numerous emails he told me how to do it cheaper if you're sending from the US, Germany or somewhere else.... I forget, not that I was paying much attention.

 

You can make your own mind up about him but worth a second glance if buying a 'new' CD or having something shipped without cases. Have fun!

 

 

Sweedenrules is a complete ASSHOLE! I won some cds from him last year and he offered to send them without cases to save me some money but I said NO and paid the extra shipping and guess how my cds arrived?? Yeah without cases,packed by a three year old (no they would have done better) and the booklets and OBI strip's were bent up. Responded to my emails like it was my fault and said he was gonna block me forever. Avoid this loser! They way he rants he must have gotten beat up a lot as a child or he should have beaten up!

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I actually just got a dvd in the mail from Amazon. It was sealed, but when I opened it, the dvd had scuffs on the surface. :angry2:

 

I know a record store that seals their used c.d.s. It gets quite annoying.. :doh:

 

Exactly what I'm talking about!

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Even worse is the seller (such as SwedenRules) who has a resealing machine and reseales used cd's that way. Most peeple don't catch it but I sure as hell did...

 

Yeah, I take it as an insult that people think they can pass on this crap as new without anyone paying attention or caring.

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