there are some wackos on there! <br><br>While selling an item on there, I got an email from 2 people. One was offering $100 and the other was offering $25. ($100 offer was first)<br><br>I told the first guy that if he wanted it, to pay me immediately and I'd cancel the auction. I emailed the 2nd guy and told him that he got outbidded but if he was willing, he could outbid the other guy.<br><br>After sending that email, the first guy paid the amount and I got an email from the second guy that said:<br>"[color:blue]Sir, I was the first person to contact you and I explained the reason I cannot bid on your item, did you not understand, do you think I would be so dumb to pay more for an item if I could wait and bid and buy it for less, My son just got back from Iraq and we as a family are having a special birthday party for him this weekend and it will be too late to wait and bid for the auction to end, I wanted this gift or set because he missed a chance to buy one of these just before he left, he collects toys , he has risked his life for you and I Sir and all I wanted to do was give him a litte something back, is that asking too much from you. I did not break any rules or policy because E-bay allows you to sell to the high bidder at anytime, all I wanted was to buy your item early, I even had other family members who wanted to see if you had any other cars or hats. But if you don't want to help another E-bayer or just help a person with a special gift, then I am really dissappointed and sadden, if you want 100.00, we will give you 100.00, but all we asked was you to help us with this one favor this onetime, I am sure if you needed this favor for your son or daughter, it would seem more clear and understanding, this is a very sad World when people won't even help family , because they are too worried about money, may God Bless you sir and I just hope you don't need a favor one day!! God Bless our troops! </font color=blue>"<br><br><br><br>oh boy...that was weird...but I reply with this:<br>"[color:red]Please don't give me the sob story of a son in Iraq. I was there back in 1990 and my nephew is currently serving in Iraq. The item is no longer for sale. Sorry. We will have more items up for sale (action figures and die-cast cars) soon. Tell your son thanks for his duty to our country and yes, God bless our troops. I was grateful to those who prayed for me and now am thankful for those who pray for my nephew. <br>It's NOT all about the money. My son, actually step-son, is getting all this money for his future education since his father passed away 2 years ago.</font color=red>"<br><br>and then I get THIS reply from him:<br>[color:blue]"How dare you Sir tell me about some sob story, I don't know who you think you are, but we are not people who make up or tell story, I gave you the truth, if you are that mean and insensitive, you will get what you deserve, the good lord will see to that, and as far as your other items, I will make a point to never bid, buy or look at your auctions again, and I am going to notify any other E-bayers I know and tell them to make a note of your E-bay id and I am going to contact E-bay and the State Attortney office for your comments.This is no longer about an item now,this is very serious with your comments, you Sir have said a bad thing about my family, if you were fighting their today , you would not make that comment, but since you think you are so tough and want to be mean, you will get what you deserve one day, and its people like you that make this world a sick place, just to think, my family is risking their lives for people like you, watch yourself Mr, and you won't last long on E-bay if I have anything to say about it."</font color=blue><br><br>Needless to say I just ignored him after that and so far no more emails. Talk about crazy! <br><br>
LOL... that's priceless. It's obviously a scam artist, but the route they chose to go with the "son in Iraq" thing is just hilarious. Do they think everyone on eBay is stupid???<br><br>I would print that one out and frame it... that's a keeper!<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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Yep a little bit wacky he was out bid and then try to only match the bid and play story on your sympathy <br><br>He did take offense to the "sob story" Perhaps a soft No would have been better.<br><br>Like - I too Sir have served in Iraq in 1990 and my nephew serves in Iraq today. Tell your son thanks for his duty to our country and yes, God bless our troops. I was grateful to those who prayed for me and now am thankful for those who pray for my nephew. <br><br>However I have made a commitment to the other bidder, perhaps future items will interest you. Good Luck<br><br>
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I wouldn't have even spent as much time as you did with this guy...<br><br>My answer would have been simple and direct: "Your situation is unfortunate, but this is not 'eCharity', it's 'eBay', and another bidder has offered me $100. If you'd like to pay more, please do so. If not, then this is officially the end of our business transaction- best wishes to you and yours..."<br><br>And then of course insert this sound clip:<br><br><embed src="http://www.dailywav.com/0602/getnothing.wav" width=320 height=25 controller=true autoplay=false type=video/quicktime><br><br><br>Back in Black...
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