Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ebay stuff

Having previously bought some DVDs successfully on Ebay at a
large saving on the market price, I decided to go for the 3rd series
of the addictive American TV series 'The Shield'.

The DVD was listed on Ebay UK with a UK '15' rating
I bid and was pleased that mine was the highest bid. Unfortunately
when the DVD arrived it was incompatible with the UK DVD system.

On checking through other Ebay listings, it became apparent that
UK compatible DVDs, like those of Europe, are 'Region 2'. My seller left the
region blank but not being wise to the technicalities of DVD
compatibilities I failed to interpret his later
cagey response to another bidder, from Portugal, as a not usuable in UK/Europe
warning, so am a few £s out of pocket pending the outcome of
the free Paypal arbitration.

Ebay when it works well is like an efficient re-cycling machine
but like all machines needs watching.

I'll try to remember to post some thoughts on Paypal arbitration
process when the outcome is known

1 comment:

  1. Amazingly the Paypal arbitration scheme seems to work. They decided I should receive a refund after returning the DVD. The main condition is that the DVD should be returned at my expense using a tracked postal service like Royal Mail recored delivery


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