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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare on eBay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:11 am 
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Victor Jr
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The "eBay Germany" phenomenon may be caused by my own account, as I copied the link from there. The seller's address (as provided by eBay) is in the town of Bohemia, NY, USA - I do not think he is German, as his "creative" spelling affects certain terms that are spelled identical in German and English ("Cylinder" is "Cylinder" or, in modern orthography, "Zylinder" in German, but definitly not "Clylonder" - not to mention the brand name "Columbia"...).

However, what really makes me sad is not the potential loss of my payment - but the fact that an entire collection of unrestored phonographs may be lost or severely damaged because of an eBay seller not taking care as required.


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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare on eBay
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:50 pm 
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Victor IV
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"A Phonograph in every home..."
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Location: Melbourne, FL (Former New Yorker!)
It lists "Oakdale, NY. That's on Long Island, in New York. I used to live on Long Island for 34 years and I used to work in Oakdale years ago before I moved down here to Melbourne, Florida. You can always fly into Islip, MacArthur Airport, and rent a car and track the buyer down. Oakdale is very close to the airport! You won;t have to drive too far from the airport...!

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Tony K.

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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare on eBay
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:21 am 
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One thing you might consider in the future, if the seller is willing, is to have him take the phonograph to FedEx and pay extra to have FedEx box it. They usually do a pretty good job.


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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:56 pm 
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Victor II
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Location: Peoria, IL
Just got my refund through PayPal. Thank goodness that is over


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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare on eBay
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:57 am 
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Victor Jr
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Received the PayPal refund confirmation today, so it's over in my case, either. However, I really hope that the machine is still located in the seller's kitchen in relative safety (maybe he is still trying to figure out where to fill the coffee beans in before starting to crank) and will find it's way into a collector's hand...


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