I was talking with my brother about him wanting to buy a new camera about a month or two ago but him not having the money. I looked at the Fuji Finepix 9100 which is just a slight upgrade from my Fuji Finepix 5600 and I loved it. I looked on eBay only to find that one was listed too expensive for my tastes.
A few weeks later, I url=http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220137983380&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=012found this one./url Little did I know of the hell I had to go through to get it. $80 postage was OK I thought, as long as it arrived within the stated 1-3 days. First of all, contacting the buyer to get the account details. This was a rally of about 6 emails to get all the information needed to transfer to his bank account. This is because I could not transfer money to a Hong Kong bank account using my internet banking provided by CommunityCPS. So, I got all the information and eventually was slugged with a $55 telegraphic transfer fee by my bank. So now it’s cost me $630 for this camera, and it still has to arrive.
I respect the fact there was a weekend between the 27th (when the seller notified me the item was sent off) and today, but the item listing CLEARLY states 1-3 days shipping $80, thus I expect it to be here within 1-3 days (yeah, I’m ignoring the fine print. This is not a peak season like Christmas). It’s now been 5 business days (including the Labor day public holiday) and I really want that camera for Valhalla.
sigh Next time I’m just going to fork out the money and buy it from a retailer so I have it immediately in hand. This experience has turned me off eBay.