Ebay pooched my Auctions!

As a seller and occasional buyer on eBay since 1998 I am proud of my 100%
positive FB rating. I leave FB when I ship my items, which I do on the
first business day after getting paid, (when possible) I then inform the
buyer of the tracking numbers from UPS ground.
Having said that, I will add that some categories will naturally be more
prone to attract more scams and flakes both bidding and selling than
others, and result in more neg/neutral feedback.
One downside of sniping is that the seller has no opportunity to review the
buyer's history untill after the auction has ended...And personally, I like
to see if an item is going to sell, but that's jsut me.

Hypothetical situation...
Seller ships UPS and doesn't take Paypal and says so in his/her auction.
Newbie buyer (ya gotta love 'em) with sniping program sees auction, wants
item really, really bad but doesn't read the entire auction, wins item and
pays with Paypal, has a PO box for his/her shipping address.
What is the seller to do..?
Side note about UPS shipping.
I sent an item out around Sept 6th. 2001 to an address in NYC via UPS
ground, left the feedback, and sent the notification of being shipped.
I never heard anything back, so just after the 9-11 disaster I tracked the
package and found that it had been delivered on 9-12!.. Well that piqued my
curiosity so I looked up a map of the address and found that it was within
2 blocks of ground zero!
...granpaw
"I'd druther be scalped by a blackfoot as skun by a dam nabob!"..
D.Sommers 1835
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granpaw
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...and your point is?
I saw nothing related to the subject line in your post. Did I miss it?
granpaw wrote:
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Rex B
Rex B wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@corp.supernews.com:
snip Well s'cuse me, my bad...I was putting in my two cents about the feedback rating system that this thread had degenerated into previously, and being as how it is already way off topic for this NG I thought I'd add some of my own without throwing flames...oops..did too flame someone dam nabobs!
granpaw
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granpaw
Anecdotes. Experiences. Caveats.
You on drugs?
Steve
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Steve B
No, but the subject line was changed like it was a new thread. I had not read the prior thread.
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Rex B
Please notice that there is no one here appointed to keep track of such things. This is not a moderated group where a moderator prereads everything, and decides what is worthy of publishing. It's a free for all. You can't jump in on the middle of something and expect to know what's going on. And you will just step on your own dick if you start correcting people. It's called NetCop, NetNazi or Netnanny, and is resented by most. It's good to lurk a bit and get the gist.
Steve
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Steve B
Look, I've been on this NG for years, don't lecture me about etiquette. Speaking of which, it's customary to include enough of the original post so that people coming along later know what your are talking about. And You don't start a new thread with a snippet from an old one. End of "discussion"
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Uh, you forgot to sign your name.
Steve ;-)
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