Global Administrator wrote:
Your profile says you are from Hong Kong.
Has it gone back to Britain from being part of CHINA, and no-one told us?
Where did he ship it?
You do not show scans or indicate value of the lot.
It might have been a few stamps in a 99c lot, in which case a bad perf or tear is no big deal.
Glen, if you cannot tell the difference between Hongkong and China, you are welcome to visit more.
Politically yes, the city is in Beijing's hand; socially no, Hongkong is not run by China in the way you think, still two separated entities. Both the Chinese Customs and the Hongkong Customs are present at the border, you need travel documents to get through, and the Chinese currency is not
legal tender of Hongkong. Things stay much the same as in the colonial era, except the Queen's portrait is replaced by some stars, and of course, the Commies are sneakily trying to eliminate the separation.
Hongkong and China is not the same as NSW and Tassie. You don't need a passport to go from NSW to Tassie, do you?
And you are reminded that if your mail to Hongkong has the word "China" on it, there is a fair chance it is sent to Shanghai instead of Hongkong, no kidding.
btw, other than HKG my profile here says CBR as well, that is Canberra. I do not use my ACT GPO box for eBay.
Back to stamps.
Glen, you have to understand that, when I bought the lot, I have taken stamp duplication into consideration. You look closer, one dup is stained (4f), one dup has missing corner (20f). So I am not buying 9 stamps, they are just 7 stamps, and 2 pieces of rubbish.
Out of the 7 stamps, now 2 are damaged, one has a 5mm torn which is not visible both on front and back, you only know it when you hold it with your tongs. The other has an about-to-fall-off corner, again, it isn't shown in the scan.
I bought the lot primarily for 3 particular stamps, one of them is the orange 8f, it is very hard to find it even in VF condition, and this one is torn. So ended up I paid 16 USD for so called 9 stamps, which in fact only 2 stamps in my collection and 3 unwanted stamps to re-sell (not in full set), and 4 damaged down the bin.
I ask for partial refund as I want the seller to know he is not doing his job, it is his responsibility to describe the items accurately
. It is not about how much I bought the lot, this is a free bidding, it could have ended up at 12euro, 24 euro, or 60 euro or any amount we don't know, my proxy bid was definitely way more than 12 euro, I assure you. Please do not use the outcome to judge the cause.
If dealers think they can cheat buyers to purchase defects and use the price to justify dishonesty, they are very wrong, and they should be sanctioned.
Since you seem to have empathy for apache2011, maybe you can explain why he said about my transaction:
"always trouble with Chinese bidders except very few ! late or no payment etc.
Should my payment made within 3 days be considered "late" or "no payment"? And how should I put it when he sent the stuffs 22 days after payment made? What about his "no reply" attitude?
I know a few people from Hong Kong - and they hate people saying that they are from China.