2 August 2006
Ebooks are really popular on the internet, especially with sellers on ebay. Although sellers are completely in their right to sell information, some people get a bit carried away and just look at the picture being sold and not read the actual listing.
I was browsing some examples last night. The actual title said "Save 95% on a PS3 police auction ebook". Automatically my eyes are drawn to the fact that it says ebook. Now, you would think most people would look but obviously not. This particular ebook (seller will remain anon) had reached £108 with 2 hours remaining. All the bidders had below 10 feedback, so all were newbies to ebay.
Obviously their eyes had been drawn to the fact that it said "Save 95% on a PS3" and forgot to look at the ebook bit. The listing did state "This is not a console, but an ebook which will be delievered to your email" - yet people were still bidding!! MADNESS!!
IN EBAY SEARCH - TYPE IN POLICE AUCTIONS AND THEN SORT BY HIGHEST PRICE. - LIKE I SAID "MADNESS"!!!!
Users who dont read the listing and then win the item then leave negative feedback saying "Scammer, fraudster" etc - but the seller has done everything he can - even make the word "EBOOK" appear in red bold highlighted underlined writing. What can he do?
Message to newbies: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ EVERYTHING IN A LISTING BEFORE MAKING A BID. At the end of the day it saves a lot of confusion and bad vibes from the seller by leaving negative feedback.
If you see an electrical item starting at a ridiculously low price then check all the writing. It only takes 10 seconds and avoids a lot of disappointment all round!