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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Phobias...
« on: March 29, 2004, 01:30 PM »
For me its Dragonflies....  don't know why but it always has been.  Jumped out of a boat once!

Now for spiders, here is horrific stuff.  The after affects of a bite from a brown recluse spider.






People who read e-mails or PMs and don't reply....

Drives me nuts!!  

I know you read it...  just a simple note is all I ask.


After reading this, some info on the website, and researching some more info on my own... I agree with quite a few people...

Paypal is very convienient, but it also has some major flaws, and I think one of them is their TOS or Terms of Service gives them too much access, and power.

All of this is with little or no accountability or oversight.

It really was discouraging.  

One of the things that really struck me was they could freeze your account, but would still continue to accept funds into it.  Meaning you have no access to your money, but they will allow more to be depositied if you don't get to people in time.  If its frozen, you can't even access it in order to shut it down.

This sounds very illegal to me.

Long story short ( too late I guess ), I closed my paypal account yesterday, I just don't trust them.


Episode 1 / Re: EP 1 Bootleg
« on: March 9, 2004, 12:04 PM »
There is a whole series of those...

Check it out here:

You might be able to turn a tidy profit as the website owner seems to be interested in adding to his collection.

Just don't tell him you got it for $1 ;)


Dale you gotta read the whole thread dude.....



The fact that the TRU near my office has no new Star Wars stuff, and to make matters worse they are still trying to sell those stupid EP1 dis cast watches for $14!!

Secondly, I was walking through the local Wal Mart, which has had no new SW in months and I spot some of the new packaging (remember I am in Canada) excited I run over to see its Obi-Won Corusant chase!!


: sigh :  what else should I expect for Canada, the waste land of Star Wars!


Thanks, I feel better.....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Teen Wolf
« on: March 3, 2004, 11:56 AM »
That is a great movie.  What ever happened to Michael J. Fox?  Last I heard he was sick with something?  Does anyone know how he is doing?

He has be diagnosed with Parkinson's...  he is apparantly fighting hard, but that disease is a loosing battle. :(

I think I saw him on a recent episode of Scrubs though...  just caught the end so I am not sure if it was indeed him or not.

Teen Wolf was a cool movie!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: February 13, 2004, 04:15 PM »
Hi guys,

Thanks for listening to my inane ramblings...

I just sent him an e-mail stating in polite terms that his winning bid is a contract and I expected him to honour it.

I belive his crap about a trip and a broken phone is a lie.  The beginning of his trip would have put him leaving on the second business day after the auction, no way to ship a parcel across Canada in time, Express Post or not.

I also advised him if he has special needs he should email the seller before bidding, not after he wins!

Long story short.. tough luck pal.  Pay or don't pay. And if it is not I will follow all the eBay methods, even if it does get me a retaliatory neg.!!

We'll see what happens...  I guess.



Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: February 13, 2004, 10:32 AM »
OK, so here is the deal.  I really need your help on this one.

I get an e-mail from the guy late last night...  here is the jist of it.  Bold face is the buyer's comments...

1. - Sorry for the delay, I have been away. - OK

2. - I am not happy with the way this transaction went.  I damaged my phone (I was selling a cell phone)  and needed a repalcement quickly. - Never told me this... until now.  If I was in his shoes, my e-mail would have read like this.  Hi, I just won your auction.  Here is my shipping information.  Can you get me a total, asap as I broke my phone, and need a replacement for a trip I am leaving on in two days....

3. - I took you almost a week to get me the final value. - Well actually it was three business days.  He seems to want to count Saturday and Sunday.  He is Canadian and should know the PO is closed those days.

4. - If I were a seller, there is no way I would have waited six days for payment from the buyer. I would have re-listed the item. - Well I guess I am just a nicer guy than he is.

5. - Additionally, this experience has raised concerns about your ability to ship this parcel after receiving payment. - No real response here, but in now way do I promise a time frame for shipping, but IMO shipping within 48 - 72 hours is OK.  So far I have shipped the next day after reciving payment...  Sounds like an excuse to me.

6. - Please understand that it is not my intention to have negative feedback exchanged on this transaction ....  I would therefore like to be released from any responsibility you feel that I have to honour my original bid amount - OK, so here is the truth.. he doesn't want to pay.

Now, the other interesting item I should mention regarding his "need for a phone"..  he just sold 2 (two) brand new cell phones himself.  One ended about a day before mine, the other about 7 days.  He seems to have no problem accessing cell phones...

If I were to let him out of it, would I not have to file a non paying bidder in order to get my fees back, or would the simple action of relisting it do that.

Part of me doesn't have a problem relisting it since it barely went for my reserve price, but I want to make sure I get my fees credited back.

Please help!!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: February 11, 2004, 11:24 AM »
Thanks all,

I am pretty sure he didn't mail the payment as he doesn't have my address.  I know you can get it from eBay but I would have recieved an e-mail stating so right?

I am also pretty sure he is recieving my e-mails because one of his e-mails is a reply to the first one I sent.

For the second chance offer...  this guy barely met my reserve price, and he bid about 15 times in a row in order to do so.  The other bidder would be way too low for me to offer it.  If this doesn't work I am going to have to relist it.

I am thinking he is either pissed that, in his world,  it took too long for me to get him a shipping quote and is making me wait as "payback", or he was actually hoping NOT to win the auction, and was just trying to find my reserve hoping to get out-bid.

I am really confused over this guy, he has really good feedback.  Not a ton (34) but all really positive comments...

Maybe he is away or something...  I noticed he hasn't bid on anything on eBay since my auction, nor has he left feedback for anyone since before my auction ended.

I send hima  polite e-mail asking if he got my total, and if he could contact me.

We shall see, I'll give him the benifit of the doubt for a wehile longer.  Just would have been nice to have this thing completed.

Oh well.   Thanks for the advice everyone.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: February 10, 2004, 01:12 PM »
OK, so I am a newbie at selling on eBay, and have a question for the eBay veterans here.

How long do you wait for someone to pay, or at least contact you before you consider all is lost...

Here is the deal.

Auction ends, late on a Thursday.  I contact buyer on Friday, and ask address, preferred shipping method and method of payment.  

Responds same day with info....

Saturday he sends an email asking for total with shipping.
Sunday he sends another email, same info, AND sends an email through eBay same thing.

Note: By Sunday the emails were kinda "demanding"  along the lines of "Wheres my total so I can pay and get this transaction done!"

He wants to pay VIA Paypal (even though its not listed as a payment option on my auction, but I make an exception)

I read all these on Sunday and respond I will get the total including shipping on Monday.

Now Monday was kinda busy so on Tuesday I e-mail him with total including shipping, and payment information.

Wednesday ... nothing
Thursday ... nothing
Friday ... nothing
Saturday I send an eBay "Invoice" through eBay ... nothing
Sunday ... nothing

Now it is Tuesday and I still haven't been paid, and haven't heard back at all.

What do I do?  How long should I wait before I make the next step?  What would be my next step anyway?

I am a pretty patient guy.. A) I work in support , and B) I have two little kids!  Have to be patient for those things!

But this is over $200 we are talking about!

Please, throw out your $0.02



EDIT: Clarity and spelling

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ice cream
« on: January 30, 2004, 05:40 PM »
Mint chocolate chip and it must be green

Put me down for Mint Chocolate Chip too!!!


EDIT: My 100th post is about Ice Cream.. that's kinda sad.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: 25th Anniversary Clonetrooper
« on: January 29, 2004, 10:50 PM »
Anyone know if this will be aviliable in Canada, or are us Canucks getting screwed again like the Silver R2??


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How often do you go to the Dentist?
« on: January 28, 2004, 10:54 PM »
Haven't been for over 10 years.  My dentist was an ....  well I won't say.  It seemed to me he actually liked inflicting pain!

Unless I am in agony I WILL NEVER GO BACK!  No worries I keep a pair of figure skates (a la Castaway) around for home dental work.


Vintage Kenner / Re: Rocket Fett for Sale
« on: January 28, 2004, 10:49 PM »
Things that make you go hmmmm  ;)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Rocket Fett for Sale
« on: January 28, 2004, 09:56 PM »
The link is non-op???

What gives??


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