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    Angry eBay Annoyances

    Ok, I've been surfing eBay a lot lately and I've noticed some things that sellers do that are really annoying and frankly, they sometimes completely deter me from buying whatever item, if I had the intention of buying it in the first place.

    First off, my biggest pet peeve when it comes to eBay is TALKING LIKE THIS!!!!!! ONE CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH OF THIS CRAP!!!!!!!! IT'S ANNOYING AND SOMETIMES A LITTLE HARD TO READ!!!!!!!!!!!! I've seen many listings where the ENTIRE description is in capitals. I don't really know what they're thinking when they type like this. It's like they're trying to imitate those ANNOYING car salesmans on TV, and no one listens to them. D:< I can understand a little, but not a lot! A few well placed caps sentences is okay, but not the whole freakin' description.

    Second. Making things sound better than they really are.. like say.. "15 FRESH VENUS FLYTRAP SEEDS!!! ULTRA RARE! PAYPAL ONLY!!!!!!!" Is just ridiculous, any CPer knows that venus flytrap seeds are anything but rare. If you can't find someone to GIVE them to you then there's places you can get them for like a dollar. This is false advertising, and I don't like being lied to. I can assume that the intended target is NON-CPers but that just makes it worse. Taking advantage of CP newbies is just cruel.

    Third. Making the shipping cost outrageously high to make up for your super low eye-catching buy it now price is not only frustrating, but just plain ridiculous. It DOES NOT cost 7 dollars to ship seeds to someone. I could do it with under 2 dollars, easily. Probably even under $1.50. A 7 dollar shipping price would be more like for a nice sized healthy nep, not drosera seeds.

    Ahh.. okay I'm done ranting.. unless I think of something else. I'm sure there's others that you guys have noticed. Feel free to rant like me. :P
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    INDEED! THERE IS ALSO SELLERS WITH THEIR 98.4% FEEDBACK, THEIR USERNAME AS "SARRACENE" EVEN THOUGH THEY CAN'T SPELL SARRACENIA RIGHT AND THEIR


    Listing Name: (This was in an actual auction) Carnivorous Plant Seeds Venus Flytrap f. RED ULTRA RARE
    ULTRA RARE





    IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANYWHERE




    AWESOME




    VENUS FLYTRAP 'ALL RED' SEEDS!




    IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND FIRST TIME OFFERED ON THE INTERNET ANYWHERE.




    FIVE SEEDS INCLUDED!!!!!!!11!!!!! GET NOW!!!! BIDDING STARTS AT 5.02$ WITH 10$ SHIPPING!1111!!!!!1! ALSO: CHECK OUT OUR OTHER FIVE SEED EXCLUSIVE OFFERS! DON'T WORRY! THESE SEEDS AREN'T DORMANT, AND NEVER WILL REQUIRE STRATIFICATION. THEY WERE HANDPICKED YESTERDAY.

    My message to the guy: They aren't rare

    Him: dear necifix (dont you love people who cant sign off via a proper username)

    theyh are rare in australia

    btw, there is more than 1 variety

    ~sarracene

    How this guy gets tons of bidders, I will never know, especially on his "ULTRA RARE" 10 (OMG! PREMIUM!) SEED OFFERING of S. purpurea ssp. venosa.

    And, if they are rare in Australia, why is the idiot selling them internationally?
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    I hate it when I see a VFT for sale for like 25 bucks. :glares:

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    Yah, listing a VFT for 25 bucks would be ridiculous. But if it is bidded up to that... What is the seller to do?
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    Good point. I certainly wouldn't swindle myself out of some good money because people on eBay are idiots.
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    What is the deal with putting WOW!!!!!!!!!! in the header? I've never understood why one would waste the finite number of characters alotted on that crap. It is often the auctions that are clearly junk too.

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    Yeah no one cares if the seller thinks it's amazing. He/she could be an idiot for all we know. So the "WOW"s are pretty useless. :P

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    It's worse if you collect Star Wars toys, the CP shenanigans are nothing compared to some of the stuff in the toy auctions- people selling a "MASSIVE LOT OF 100 FIGURES< MANY RARE" will usually post up a few grainy pics of big piles of what looks to be mostly useless junk, with the odd "teaser", a barely visible arm or leg of something SUPER RARE. Usually these auctions are a total scam, the buyer ends up with a box of lousy McDonalds Disney toys or something and maybe the severed arm of a figure that would have maybe been worth something if it had been complete


    OH and does this mean my "SUPER RARE OCTOPUS PLANT SEEDS" are NOT worth the 75$ I paid for them


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