Sellers, please use the word "MINT" carefully.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Alex Law, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Alex Law

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    I recieved an item from a forum member yesterday described as "MINT!", and look at this? Not cool. Sent them a PM, no response. Shipped the item back and opened a PayPal dispute, and PayPal auto-closed it because apparently they won't help with items not as described.

    Please, sellers, understand that mint implies like new - I'm out $130. And because I was fool enough to ship the item back, I'm completely out of luck.

    Missing thumbscrews and paint chip are not mint. Please be nice to your fellow forum members.

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    :confused:Maybe they meant that it tastes like Mint???... Did you lick it?
     
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    That sucks......I sell on ebay a lot and i ALWAYS describe accurately.....

    That is not mint and the seller owes you a refund.....good luck
     
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    Totally not cool. Based on the photos and your description of the transaction, this is not a case of someone "being careless" with the word "mint". This is flat-out deception.

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    Yeah, I agree completely.
     
  8. Alex Law

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    OK, thanks for the comments, folks. Glad it's not just me being over-picky.
     
  9. dbx

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    Did you get pics before the deal? That's not mint in any definition I hold, the phillips head screw is the kicker...really poor form for the TGP member. It's one peeve of mine with the emporiums where an item of interest is for sale without any images. Why not put some up or a link to some at the same time you post the ad copy? Sorry for your hassle...even here "caveat emptor"...(perhaps the mods can help you arbitrate)
     
  10. guitarpkr67

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    That sucks. Sounds like a liar to me.
     
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    Wow, that's low. Not even close to mint.
     
  12. Guitar Josh

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    I'd say it was an outright lie.
     
  13. Alex Law

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    Contributing member with 800+ posts, too.

    There was a photo in the ad, but it was of the pedal in it's box with the lid off - the angle of which masked the phillips head screw and the paint chips.
     
  14. guitarpkr67

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    800 posts? That's scary. From he way you describe the pic it sounds like he knew what he was doing by puting it in the box.
     
  15. dbx

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    I call BS, however a lesson learned. BTW, did he describe it as a "metal screw" version? Pics, pics, pics...I make a point of asking for various angles so I can see what I'm getting. Resistance on the part of the seller makes me reconsider. He's still holding your $130, got his pedal back and you have zip for it...he needs to go on my "do not fly list"...
     
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    Looks like the for sale thread is gone. I can't find it.
     
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    Are you saying you are now out the money AND the pedal?
    If so, that is not at all right. I would only use the term "mint" for something that had not been gigged with and not been on a board.
    I prefer terms like Good Condition, Fair, Very Good etc.
    I do hope the seller will make it good to you or at least you can get the pedal back and maybe resell it fairly.
     
  18. Alex Law

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    Didn't describe as "metal screw". That would have been a more interesting twist. ;)

    I've had so many successful transactions here that I do just tend to trust regular members. I'm always *very* careful to describe items I sell in such a way that if I were to recieve the described item, there would be no surprises.
     
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    Even if he did get it back, he wouldn't be able to sell it for the $130 as "mint" like he paid for it. The paint chips and wrong screw are going to be points off the selling price...
     
  20. fuzzinator

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    The word "mint" should only be used when there isn't a shadow of a doubt in your mind. I would be exceedingly cautious to use it were I selling something.
     

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