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I was just wondering if anyone is as picky as me when it comes to the condition of a CD? I won an auction a month 1/2 ago with the following description:

 

Stranger- No More Dirty Deals 1991 OOP cd. The cd is in mint condition and the cover is in very good shape. Buyer to pay $4 S&H + insurance in US.

 

FINALLY got it today but that's an entirely different issue. Anyway, the CD definitely was in great shape but did have many small scratches and the artwork was water damaged (not terribly bad but definitely stained and a bit wavy, mostly noticable when you open the booklet since the artwork for the CD is mostly brown).

 

Am I just being to picky about the description above or do I have a right to be a bit ticked off. I did get a good buy on the CD ($19) but the shipping was a bit steep and I definitely wouldn't have bid this high if I knew the artwork was a little water damaged + the CD is not mint even though it is kinda close, I would have waited for a copy in better shape, I'm just picky that way.

 

I'm tempted to leave neutral feedback (negative seems a bit harsh in this instance to me) but don't want to have negative given back in return. What would you guys (and girls) do?

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Did you contact the seller? Obviously, the cosmetic and condition flaws should have been mentioned in the auction ad. This CD definitely does not sound "MINT". I'd try to work out something with the seller first before handing down a neutral or negative decision.

 

Consider the supreme irony of your transaction though... "No More Dirty Deals" ;)

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I can't see how water damaged inserts could be considered mint. The guy should at least kick back a few bucks to you. I think you have to look at the age also when buying cds, a used cd from the late 80's early 90's is going to show some wear and tear. I only ship Priority Mail when I sell cds on EBAY, because if you are pay 25 to 50 dollars for a cd, what is another 5 bucks and I throw in insurance. Having worked in the post office for over 20 years, I wouldn't use media mail, which goes thru the BMC centers and gets combines with tons of catalogs, bulk mailings and all sorts of junk mail. Plus the Post Office only makes about 5cents on each piece of media mail, so that shows you what kind of handling you get for the price.

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I was just wondering if anyone is as picky as me when it comes to the condition of a CD?  I won an auction a month 1/2 ago with the following description:

 

Stranger- No More Dirty Deals 1991 OOP cd.  The cd is in mint condition and the cover is in very good shape.  Buyer to pay $4 S&H + insurance in US.

 

FINALLY got it today but that's an entirely different issue.  Anyway, the CD definitely was in great shape but did have many small scratches and the artwork was water damaged (not terribly bad but definitely stained and a bit wavy, mostly noticable when you open the booklet since the artwork for the CD is mostly brown). 

 

Am I just being to picky about the description above or do I have a right to be a bit ticked off.  I did get a good buy on the CD ($19) but the shipping was a bit steep and I definitely wouldn't have bid this high if I knew the artwork was a little water damaged + the CD is not mint even though it is kinda close, I would have waited for a copy in better shape, I'm just picky that way.

 

I'm tempted to leave neutral feedback (negative seems a bit harsh in this instance to me) but don't want to have negative given back in return.  What would you guys (and girls) do?

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't consider a water-damaged insert 'IN GOOD CONDITION'. IMO, you being picky is not the issue. Its the description about the condition is. Just as koogles suggests, contact the seller first and try to work out something.

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I'm VERY anal about the condition of my cd's (hell, ask my wife...) & as far as I'm concerned, the price you won the cd for should have no affect on how forgiving you should be when it comes to the description of the cd/inserts. I would email the seller & ask for around a 25% refund (in this case $5.00) since the inserts where damaged. To me water damage is the worst "defect" there is, followed closely by cut-out markings & fading. Either that, or suggest to return the cd as long as you get reimbursed the total amount you paid + your shipping costs. Just my 2 cents...

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I usually buy cassettes so the couple dollars I spend on a tape doesn't bother me that much. The more expensive it is the more ticked off I get. I've been burned by sellers who claim stuff is new or in mint condition. I got a Slaughter shirt that said good condition and it was falling apart. All kinds of other messed up stuff too. That is the only bad thing about Ebay. People can make up anything they want to and they don't have to back it up.

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I usually buy cassettes so the couple dollars I spend on a tape doesn't bother me that much. The more expensive it is the more ticked off I get. I've been burned by sellers who claim stuff is new or in mint condition. I got a Slaughter shirt that said good condition and it was falling apart. All kinds of other messed up stuff too. That is the only bad thing about Ebay. People can make up anything they want to and they don't have to back it up.

 

It's a big flaw in the system that people don't give negative feedback for fear of getting it back. That's what allows this to happen. The impression I get is that things are getting worse as E-Bay get's bigger.

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well i would be a little ticked off as well to be honest, if they say its mint and it aint then he obviously lied to get the sale. most users on ebay are pretty legit and like posted, giving neg feedback puts alot of users off incase they give it to you, its easy to get round it, let him give you feedback 1st. then do what you have to :) ebay is getting real bad for dodgy stuff as of late as the users selling no 99.9% if the sale was dodgy they are pretty safe as far as refunds etc are concerned :)

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Right at the moment I am trying to get my "New Frontier - S/T" exchanged for a new one. I bought it on eBay and it arrived all scratched, allthough the description said NEW.

 

I don't intend to take this bull.... ! :angryfire:

 

But the seller sent me an email saying he is basically on his way to Australia for vacation and I should contact him again in mid november.

 

... I don't have a good feeling about my success ! :2up:

 

But this is the first time this happened to me.

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Right at the moment I am trying to get my "New Frontier - S/T" exchanged for a new one. I bought it on eBay and it arrived all scratched, allthough the description said NEW.

 

I don't intend to take this bull.... !  :angryfire:

 

But the seller sent me an email saying he is basically on his way to Australia for vacation and I should contact him again in mid november.

 

... I don't have a good feeling about my success !  :2up:

 

But this is the first time this happened to me.

 

Hahahah,

go ahead and file PayPal dispute! You will be amazed how fast he will swoosh back from down under :)

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Right at the moment I am trying to get my "New Frontier - S/T" exchanged for a new one. I bought it on eBay and it arrived all scratched, allthough the description said NEW.

 

I don't intend to take this bull.... !  :angryfire:

 

But the seller sent me an email saying he is basically on his way to Australia for vacation and I should contact him again in mid november.

 

... I don't have a good feeling about my success !  :2up:

 

But this is the first time this happened to me.

 

Hahahah,

go ahead and file PayPal dispute! You will be amazed how fast he will swoosh back from down under :)

 

That's a good idea !! Thanks ! I will have to work out how this works over here, though.

I will wait until he is back and and then see what happens.

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That's a good idea !! Thanks ! I will have to work out how this works over here, though.

I will wait until he is back and and then see what happens.

 

Go check his eBay profile, I bet he got some new stuff for sale he posted on the wireless connection while on the airplane :angel:

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