eBay Listings – The Fun Way!

Last week we all had a laugh at the funny eBay feedback replies that one seller had left for all of the negative feedbacks left on their account.  If you missed it you can see it here.  This week I’m sharing with you some funny eBay listings.

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To carry on this trend on the run up to Christmas and the end of 2012, to avoid any hard reading or over serious topics I am going to keep this post lighthearted too.  As the title suggests I am going to share with you some fantastic eBay listings Read more

Replying to eBay Feedback – The Fun Way!

I know that for you online sellers chances are this is the busiest time for you, stress levels may be running high as you strive to keep everything ticking over to the high demand.  Which is why I thought I would share with you something to hopefully make you smile.  We all know what a pain eBay feedback can be sometimes.  Unfortunately eBay feedback is a necessary evil to keep sellers in line with desired service levels.

Selling on eBay comes with its challenges which I and many others have well documented over the years.  Unfortunately there are some “crazies/serial neggers” about which no matter how good your listing is, your item won’t meet their high expectations and as such you will get a neg left.  Now there have been a lot of different things said about whether you should or shouldn’t bother replying to negative feedback.  If you can’t get it revised then I personally think you should reply and be humble and apologise and give a reason as long as it is valid and not just a poor excuse.

Now what I am going to show you is hilarious. Read more

Wikipedia is down so fictional facts run wild

As most of you will of been aware this week Wikipedia and a number of other sites held a ‘blackout’ and stopped access to their sites in protest against some American legislation known as SOPA and PIPA.

Wikipedia BlackoutMe discussing would be both boring and pointless as I’m sure there are many more places on the web covering the importance of this. Instead I’m going to give you a list of ‘facts’ that got posted on Twitter taking advantage of Wikipedia being down. Some of these were fantastically witty so m going to share them here. I am on twitter so if you use it feel free to follow me @dave_furness

Just think….without websites like Wikipedia some poor people may actually believe the ‘facts’ below.  If you came across any good ones, leave them in the comments below.

1. Stonehenge is the scaffolding for a project which lost funding in a Bronze Age recession.
2. The speed of light is slower at night
3. The plate was invented by Plato
4. When a Cat purrs, he is actually pretending to be a helicopter
5. The Volkswagen Beetle was names after The Beatles
6. Before Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity in the 17th century, everything had to be nailed down.
7. International Credit Crunch is an imported breakfast cereal
8. France has lost its AAA rating and can no longer sell small batteries
9. Hot Dogs were names after a British Earl of the same name
10. Star Wars is based on a lesser known Shakespeare work “Thy Force Be Stronge”
11. Michael Jackson taught both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin how to moonwalk.
12. In 1971 the Labour government came within days of calling in the troops to remove the Wombles from Wimbledon Common
13. Pluto is no longer a planet due to a copyright infringement by Disney

Funny But Disallowed eBay Feedback

This is a really short post, but sometimes the Internet gives you these little gifts and I logged onto an eBay account this morning and got treated to this little beauty in the eBay Feedback.  See below:

funny ebay feedback, SlagNow as you can tell by the predominant positive feedback they are a good seller but every now and again one lunatic slips through the net.  I was speaking to the manager mentioned above today about this, it turns out the buyer was upset because he failed to follow some basic instructions regarding his TV.  Which he signed a form stating he understood, and then decided to do the exact thing we had told him not to do and in the process he broke his new 50″ TV.  Disgruntled at his own stupidity, any psychologist will tell you pride is a powerful thing, and as such this poor gentleman decided that he was not at fault and as such it was the sellers fault he broke his TV.

A quick call to the brilliant eBay Account Manager soon got this removed as it breaches eBay’s feedback policy, which you can see here.  So this would be my top tip.  Keep an eye on your feedback, and know the eBay rules regarding this.  Any feedback which is inaccurate, abusive or has been left in error, let eBay know and get it removed.  You don’t want to risk losing any seller privileges through something that would have been avoidable.

Dave

The Brilliance of The iPhone Autocorrect (Top 10)

It’s Friday afternoon as I am writing this, the weather is ridiculously good for the last day of September and everyone has that Friday feeling.  Especially my best mate who we warmly welcome back to civvy street today after he has spent the last 8+ years defending queen and country, Welcome back matey.  Because of all these things, I felt a lighthearted amusing article was in order today,  Read more