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« Reply #15760 on: December 3, 2020, 12:49:07 pm »
The stores will be based there but they'll likely be getting it drop shipped directly from China.

I've ordered a couple of quite large machines from eBay, which came from China, and delivery was pretty quick in both cases. However I imagine there are also plenty of horror stories too. Do either company have feedback for previous sales of that item you can use to judge the risk?

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« Reply #15761 on: December 3, 2020, 12:51:18 pm »
Anybody well versed in the art of ebay?

I'm after an item. £70ish. Christmas present, so ideally needs to arrive in time. It is being sold by two stores, same price and same delivery estimate of the 15th if free or the 9th if using paid courier. One says the item is located in Manchester and the other in Lancashire. But both stores are stated as being based in China and are relatively close together by Chinese standards.

I've sent a message to one of the stores asking if the item really is located in the UK. But do the delivery estimates seem too long for that to be the case? I don't know if I should trust being told they are in Manchester/Lancashire. And if I'm told no, should I risk it for an item of this value? It's also massive in size for what that matters.

Orders from China are so backed up at the moment I personally wouldn't risk it if it categorically has to be a Christmas prezzy. Sound like the sellers are located here and they're ordering direct from China for you.

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« Reply #15762 on: December 3, 2020, 01:26:27 pm »
Anybody well versed in the art of ebay?

I'm after an item. £70ish. Christmas present, so ideally needs to arrive in time. It is being sold by two stores, same price and same delivery estimate of the 15th if free or the 9th if using paid courier. One says the item is located in Manchester and the other in Lancashire. But both stores are stated as being based in China and are relatively close together by Chinese standards.

I've sent a message to one of the stores asking if the item really is located in the UK. But do the delivery estimates seem too long for that to be the case? I don't know if I should trust being told they are in Manchester/Lancashire. And if I'm told no, should I risk it for an item of this value? It's also massive in size for what that matters.

Yes , I sell on ebay and personally wouldn't trust buying from them if you need it before Christmas . Obviously years ago people were just asking for stuff UK based  only in the search engine on ebay so the Chinese sellers started saying they were in Leeds/Manchester or Liverpool so they weren't taken out of the search .
The chances of it being over here are very slim but a few do have dedicated warehouses in this country but not many
The other problem at the moment is that Royal Mail are absolutely clogged up and are between 2 to 7 days so even if it did get over here then you may still not get it

I wouldn't worry about the value though as you will be covered by the ebay money back guarantee

Is it a dildo ?
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« Reply #15763 on: December 3, 2020, 01:47:35 pm »
Is it a dildo ?
A £70 dildo? Just sit on the washing machine.
















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« Reply #15764 on: December 3, 2020, 01:48:52 pm »
A £70 dildo? Just sit on the washing machine.
















Obviously not in a public laundrette

















Unless that's your thing, of course

Might be a selection of dildo's in a nice presentation box  :)
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« Reply #15765 on: December 3, 2020, 01:53:15 pm »
I've now found the item for sale on three other stores, all the same price and delivery estimate again. And all in Manchester/Lancashire again. All five stores opened March-April time. Even the amazon listing is China too. I wish I had noticed before agreeing this is what we would buy. Especially as I talked us round from buying an alternative through wowcher because I thought that would be too much of a faff. I'll have to see how bothered they would be if it turned up after christmas and decide what to do depending on that.

And no, it is not a dildo. Are they sold on ebay?

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« Reply #15766 on: December 3, 2020, 01:57:03 pm »
And no, it is not a dildo. Are they sold on ebay?

Yes , I sell on ebay

Seems so.

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« Reply #15767 on: December 3, 2020, 01:58:53 pm »
I've now found the item for sale on three other stores, all the same price and delivery estimate again. And all in Manchester/Lancashire again. All five stores opened March-April time. Even the amazon listing is China too. I wish I had noticed before agreeing this is what we would buy. Especially as I talked us round from buying an alternative through wowcher because I thought that would be too much of a faff. I'll have to see how bothered they would be if it turned up after christmas and decide what to do depending on that.

And no, it is not a dildo. Are they sold on ebay?

A lot of the Chinese stores open March/April every year on ebay  and then shut down in January and rinse and repeat . Mental how much stuff they sell for 99p as well

And the other problem is you may end up paying a hefty customs charge with it being the value it is

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« Reply #15768 on: December 3, 2020, 02:14:04 pm »
I've now found the item for sale on three other stores, all the same price and delivery estimate again. And all in Manchester/Lancashire again. All five stores opened March-April time. Even the amazon listing is China too. I wish I had noticed before agreeing this is what we would buy. Especially as I talked us round from buying an alternative through wowcher because I thought that would be too much of a faff. I'll have to see how bothered they would be if it turned up after christmas and decide what to do depending on that.

And no, it is not a dildo. Are they sold on ebay?

The wowchers one was probably the same seller and from China too. Missus ordered a Sherpa Hoodie for the lad off Amazon, turned out that was coming from China, but they cancelled the order. We then ordered one via a wowcher deal and that ended up coming from China.

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« Reply #15769 on: December 3, 2020, 02:23:38 pm »
A lot of the Chinese stores open March/April every year on ebay  and then shut down in January and rinse and repeat . Mental how much stuff they sell for 99p as well

And the other problem is you may end up paying a hefty customs charge with it being the value it is
Mum is the worst for cheap Chinese tat. I keep telling her. Which is partly why I'm so annoyed at not spotting it myself. Though it doesn't feel like a win having done so before the order was placed rather than afterwards because now I'm stuck for an item again and deciding has already caused a drama. I miss the days when christmas was sorted by circling an Argos catalogue.

Hopefully the mere possibility of a customs charge will help me get them to change their mind again. And I'll just have to take the fallout of suggesting this item in the first place on the chin.

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« Reply #15770 on: December 3, 2020, 03:31:04 pm »
Mum is the worst for cheap Chinese tat. I keep telling her. Which is partly why I'm so annoyed at not spotting it myself. Though it doesn't feel like a win having done so before the order was placed rather than afterwards because now I'm stuck for an item again and deciding has already caused a drama. I miss the days when christmas was sorted by circling an Argos catalogue.

Hopefully the mere possibility of a customs charge will help me get them to change their mind again. And I'll just have to take the fallout of suggesting this item in the first place on the chin.

My Dad buys from China but personally can't be bothered as if we need something we need it straight away. Is it a presentation box of dildo's like some pervert suggested earlier ?

In saying that what does the delivery say from Amazon as they are usually fairly accurate
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« Reply #15771 on: December 3, 2020, 04:08:59 pm »
My Dad buys from China but personally can't be bothered as if we need something we need it straight away. Is it a presentation box of dildo's like some pervert suggested earlier ?

In saying that what does the delivery say from Amazon as they are usually fairly accurate
Free standard delivery is the only option with Amazon; 8th-11th December. eBay was 9th if paying or 15th if not.

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« Reply #15772 on: December 3, 2020, 04:11:40 pm »
Free standard delivery is the only option with Amazon; 8th-11th December. eBay was 9th if paying or 15th if not.

Is it delivered via Amazon or is it coming direct from China do you know as quite a few of the Chinese sellers keep stock at the Amazon warehouses
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« Reply #15773 on: December 3, 2020, 04:39:42 pm »
Free standard delivery is the only option with Amazon; 8th-11th December. eBay was 9th if paying or 15th if not.

With a delivery time like that (next week!) I doubt its coming from China. Ordered a few things from there recently, they take two or more weeks.

Can you contact the sellers and ask? No answer from a seller wouldn't be a good indication.
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« Reply #15774 on: December 3, 2020, 04:40:22 pm »
Is it delivered via Amazon or is it coming direct from China do you know as quite a few of the Chinese sellers keep stock at the Amazon warehouses
Says dispatched from and sold by seller. As opposed to saying dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Both the business address and customer service address is China.

I've sent them a message anyway, see what they come back with. Though if it takes them as long to respond as it takes to get the cheap tat through the post, I might have bought something else by the time I have my answer.

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« Reply #15775 on: December 3, 2020, 04:47:21 pm »
Says dispatched from and sold by seller. As opposed to saying dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Both the business address and customer service address is China.

I've sent them a message anyway, see what they come back with. Though if it takes them as long to respond as it takes to get the cheap tat through the post, I might have bought something else by the time I have my answer.

The issue with dates they can literally put anything down and it's not really clamped down on . It's specifically bad on ebay . At the moment when we sell something I send a message saying it will be between 2 to 10 days with Royal Mail as some areas seem shockingly bad in the UK . We have had to move all parcels away from them and use everyone's favourites myhermes who in fairness to them are getting majority to the customer within 2 days
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« Reply #15776 on: December 3, 2020, 05:39:51 pm »
The issue with dates they can literally put anything down and it's not really clamped down on . It's specifically bad on ebay . At the moment when we sell something I send a message saying it will be between 2 to 10 days with Royal Mail as some areas seem shockingly bad in the UK . We have had to move all parcels away from them and use everyone's favourites myhermes who in fairness to them are getting majority to the customer within 2 days
The hermes man who does my area is sound. Never had a problem with that courier myself, even though the person bringing it has changed a couple of times.

Royal Mail turned up with a package last Sunday morning which threw me a bit. But it wasn't until after I had shut the door that it registered as a bit odd.

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« Reply #15777 on: December 4, 2020, 08:10:21 am »
Both the eBay seller and the amazon seller I messaged have replied to say they have a UK warehouse. eBay listing states Manchester and amazon seller say Manchester. If I had to guess, both are in China themselves given they messaged back during the middle of the night here. Might just roll the dice.

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« Reply #15778 on: December 4, 2020, 11:50:41 am »
Both the eBay seller and the amazon seller I messaged have replied to say they have a UK warehouse. eBay listing states Manchester and amazon seller say Manchester. If I had to guess, both are in China themselves given they messaged back during the middle of the night here. Might just roll the dice.

Well at least that's cleared it up for you mate  ;D

There are a few who do have warehouses over here but the majority don't , as when they are in China they can then post the goods at China post prices which is pence and Royal Mail have to foot the bill at this end and deliver it technically free  where as if they buy over here they pay full price
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« Reply #15779 on: December 4, 2020, 12:07:12 pm »
I ordered a few bits from ebay recently, the seller was based in China but the item was dispatched from the UK.

Re the Royal Mail, I noticed we hadn't had any mail in two weeks and also hadn't even seen the postman on our street either so I phoned up to complain. The next day the postman delivers 14 letters to our house! I get that they are under pressure but no deliveries for a fortnight is a bit much.

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« Reply #15780 on: December 4, 2020, 12:09:50 pm »
I ordered a few bits from ebay recently, the seller was based in China but the item was dispatched from the UK.

Re the Royal Mail, I noticed we hadn't had any mail in two weeks and also hadn't even seen the postman on our street either so I phoned up to complain. The next day the postman delivers 14 letters to our house! I get that they are under pressure but no deliveries for a fortnight is a bit much.

Yeah that's ridiculous. If they're short staffed due to whatever reasons then there are plenty of people out there who would accept even a short term role.

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« Reply #15781 on: December 4, 2020, 12:35:32 pm »
I ordered a few bits from ebay recently, the seller was based in China but the item was dispatched from the UK.

Re the Royal Mail, I noticed we hadn't had any mail in two weeks and also hadn't even seen the postman on our street either so I phoned up to complain. The next day the postman delivers 14 letters to our house! I get that they are under pressure but no deliveries for a fortnight is a bit much.


It's mental and  the lady in the post office where i go everyday say's the influx of post over the last 8 months is crazy  . She say's it's literally like a constant Christmas rush everyday . I tend to go first thing but as I pass the post office on the way to pick my daughter up there is always a queue of 10 plus people outside
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« Reply #15782 on: December 4, 2020, 04:55:48 pm »
Yeah that's ridiculous. If they're short staffed due to whatever reasons then there are plenty of people out there who would accept even a short term role.

I used to be mates with a postie based in Ormskirk. He told me some right tales about the temp staff, mainly students from Edge Hill, who'd walk out with the post and just dump it somewhere. They only found out when a fella brought a bag into the post office to complain.

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« Reply #15783 on: December 7, 2020, 10:59:58 am »
Anyone got any good recommendation for a Christmas hamper?

Was looking for my parents as they’re going to be in their own. They don’t want anything overly fancy and I saw M&S and John Lewis had really nice stuff for around £100. Typically, didn’t order when I saw them and now they’re out of stock so don’t know how likely they are to come available again.

Any other suggestions or recommendations gratefully received!

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« Reply #15784 on: December 7, 2020, 11:38:02 am »
Anyone got any good recommendation for a Christmas hamper?

Was looking for my parents as they’re going to be in their own. They don’t want anything overly fancy and I saw M&S and John Lewis had really nice stuff for around £100. Typically, didn’t order when I saw them and now they’re out of stock so don’t know how likely they are to come available again.

Any other suggestions or recommendations gratefully received!

Might be a bit late now or you might not be arsed with the hassle but the wife always does one herself for her parents .Ends up picking stuff up from all over for it when we are out and about ( Been more problematic this year mind)  Works out a lot cheaper and seems more personal
She priced a M&S one up about 3 or 4 years ago then decided she can do one a lot cheaper ( I didn't complain )
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« Reply #15785 on: December 7, 2020, 12:07:16 pm »
Anyone with Banking/Section 75's/ Chargeback knowledge would be massively appreciated!

When original lockdown ended and restrictions were lifted, some friends and I (probably a bit too hasty) booked a house on Anglesey for New Years. 12 of us, it came to around £2500, little over £200 each.

Obviously another lockdown rolled around after and the tiered restrictions came in. Now, because of this, members of the group got cold feet and started to ask could we cancel. AirBnB, who we booked with, have some shitty 'no cancel due to covid unless the host has covid' style small print.

I paid for all this on my credit card and people paid me back. After deliberation, we decided to do a chargeback last week, even though there was still a remote possibility of us going (chance of 12 people, unrelated and from 11 separate households I believe - with only myself and my girlfriend living together - going seemed wildly remote).

The host was unresponsive and it did seem that cancelling via him would lose 50% of our money. So I initiated a chargeback with my credit card, and within 4 days, the £2500 was in my account. I was happy at how easy this had been. I then got an email from AirBnB stating they'd cancelled my holiday and issued a refund (clearly in reference to the chargeback). They then sent an email saying they could see we'd initiated the chargeback and wanted to 'touch base' about this, but asked for no information. I've not responded to this as of yet, unsure what to do.

My bank then this morning send me what looks like a stock email saying they've temporarily given me the funds but may have to take them back. If it stays in my account until 20/02/2021 it can then be assumed the funds can be kept.

Now I've already sent the money back to everyone and am worried that the bank will try and take the money back out of my account - money I can scarcely afford to lose whilst saving for a house. I'm sure my friends will foot their part should it come to that, but it's not a nice situation to have to ask them for it again.

Anyone have any experience of this and can offer advice?

My position is that they would be unable to offer what was advertised so would in essence be in breach of contract - a house sleeping 12 people, unrelated, not from a bubble, not living together prior to the trip and with restrictions on crossing the Welsh border for holidays etc. Both our area and the area of the house are currently Tier 2, but we have some of the group coming from Tier 3. I'm hoping it's seen as cut and dry and it gets sorted with no hassle.
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« Reply #15786 on: December 7, 2020, 12:30:29 pm »
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I think the issue here is that you've initiated the cancellation when you should have waited for them to cancel (went through this with EasyJet fr Tenerife in Oct, missus contacted them about cancelling and got an extortionate figure, I spoke to the travel insurance and they said to wait and if they cancel the holiday then we were covered - easyjet gave us a full refund anyway).

A section 75 is for when you've not received what you ordered or where there is an issue with the goods/services/whatever (made a claim on a faulty laptop outside of the companies warranty period and got a full refund). You need to speak to your bank/card issuer first and see what they say, but I have a strong feeling they will want a refund as, as of now, AirBnB haven't yet not provided the service you've paid for.


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« Reply #15787 on: December 7, 2020, 12:45:45 pm »
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I think the issue here is that you've initiated the cancellation when you should have waited for them to cancel (went through this with EasyJet fr Tenerife in Oct, missus contacted them about cancelling and got an extortionate figure, I spoke to the travel insurance and they said to wait and if they cancel the holiday then we were covered - easyjet gave us a full refund anyway).

A section 75 is for when you've not received what you ordered or where there is an issue with the goods/services/whatever (made a claim on a faulty laptop outside of the companies warranty period and got a full refund). You need to speak to your bank/card issuer first and see what they say, but I have a strong feeling they will want a refund as, as of now, AirBnB haven't yet not provided the service you've paid for.
Thanks for letting us know. Sounds ominous from this position. However, surely it can be argued that they would never justifiably be able to offer it, and their unfair small print regarding Covid cancellations is a deterrent to fair trading?

The issue is, we feared leaving it in anticipation of the date and just losing all the money with AirBnB turning around and saying 'you could've used the property.' I'm hoping that as AirBnB cancelled it following the chargeback and 'issued a full refund' that this will suffice as an end to the matter.

It's difficult to judge, because currently, they haven't yet failed to provide the service, as stated. But it does seem currently and reasonably that they're absolutely not going to be able to. 12 English people, from separate households, not from a bubble together, socialising and sharing an indoor space having all come from separate houses in the days before. Maybe I'm clutching at straws. Essentially I don't want to have to ask for my friends to submit the money to me again just to lose it, it would be shit for me to lose £210 odd (and the risk some friends will be reticent to pay knowing they're losing it) but there's a few couples to whom that £210 could be crucial currently.
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« Reply #15788 on: December 8, 2020, 04:43:48 pm »
I know all of you were absolutely riveted by my ebay predicament, so I thought I would return to the thread to let everyone know the massive dildo arrived today at 16:09.

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« Reply #15789 on: December 8, 2020, 04:47:54 pm »
I know all of you were absolutely riveted by my ebay predicament, so I thought I would return to the thread to let everyone know the massive dildo arrived today at 16:09.

Have you used it yet
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« Reply #15790 on: December 8, 2020, 06:06:36 pm »
I know all of you were absolutely riveted by my ebay predicament, so I thought I would return to the thread to let everyone know the massive dildo arrived today at 16:09.

Isn't a dildo something you'd rather buy in person and not on ebay, to make sure it fits and feels good?

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« Reply #15791 on: December 8, 2020, 06:09:08 pm »
Isn't a dildo something you'd rather buy in person and not on ebay, to make sure it fits and feels good?

Not sure sex stores have a try before you buy policy  ::)

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« Reply #15792 on: December 8, 2020, 06:29:59 pm »
I know all of you were absolutely riveted by my ebay predicament, so I thought I would return to the thread to let everyone know the massive dildo arrived today at 16:09.

Why on earth have you ordered a Harry Kane?

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« Reply #15793 on: December 8, 2020, 06:57:50 pm »
Need recommendations and recipes for some cocktails please pissheads of rawk


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« Reply #15794 on: December 8, 2020, 06:59:31 pm »
Need recommendations and recipes for some cocktails please pissheads of rawk



Mix Jack Daniels with Jack Daniels cider and drink.

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« Reply #15795 on: December 8, 2020, 07:11:00 pm »
Mix Jack Daniels with Jack Daniels cider and drink.
Jack Daniels cider?  Not seen that Rob will have to have a sken next time I'm shopping.

We've just been and spent the best part of £150 on all sorts of weird and wonderful cocktaily sounding liqueurs, syrups etc just need to know what to put them with

 

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« Reply #15796 on: December 8, 2020, 07:14:17 pm »
Jack Daniels cider?  Not seen that Rob will have to have a sken next time I'm shopping.

We've just been and spent the best part of £150 on all sorts of weird and wonderful cocktaily sounding liqueurs, syrups etc just need to know what to put them with



Its cider mixed with JD, I use it as a mixer rather than coke  :)

I'd just experiment with mixing things together, until I passed out.

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« Reply #15797 on: December 8, 2020, 07:51:24 pm »


Its cider mixed with JD, I use it as a mixer rather than coke  :)

I'd just experiment with mixing things together, until I passed out.
Sounds like a plan mate I'll let you know how ill I get

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« Reply #15798 on: December 8, 2020, 08:52:49 pm »
JD Cider isn't available anywhere?

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« Reply #15799 on: December 8, 2020, 09:03:18 pm »
JD Cider isn't available anywhere?

Been discontinued  :o :(

Not been drinking much this year so didn't even realise.