OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

Dragging up a ten year old thread and a seven year old post just to have a minor whinge... hmmm... From anyone else that would be considered spamming! ;)
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Post by Mike Stranks »

Well, as it's been dragged... :)

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place

No. It.Isn't.

I use it for buying and selling all the time and almost always deal with perfectly reasonable sellers and buyers. I'd say in my 16 years of using EBay and a 'score' of approaching 900, I've had no more than 5 or 6 bad experiences.

And I'll say it again to the EBay naysayers... If you're using a service that gives you access to a vast constituency as a seller isn't it reasonable to pay fees? If you advertised in a newspaper you'd have to pay.

A couple of weeks ago I sold a classy and rare mic at a bargain price. Response from 'Readers' Ads' here? Zilch. Meanwhile at EBay the watchers and bidders were clustering around...
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

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Mike Stranks wrote:Well, as it's been dragged... :)

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place

No. It.Isn't..

And I'll second that.

I've had pretty much 100% good experiences, and I was in at the start. I had one item I sold go missing but that's not an eBay issue.

Maybe I'm just very careful in checking on people I'm buying from/selling to.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Post by Sam Spoons »

I have had vastly more good experiences than bad using ebay (both as a buyer and a seller). I'd say it's still the best place to sell stuff, the trade off is that you are competing with lots more buyers for that elusive bargain :( The bargains still turn up if you're patient :D
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Post by Kwackman »

The Elf wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:Well, as it's been dragged... :)

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place

No. It.Isn't..

And I'll second that..

I'm with Mike too. I've been on it for 20 years, mostly as a buyer, and still buy from it regularly. I've only once needed a refund from PayPal, which was instant.
Over the 2 decades I got bits for my Apple mac from US back when they weren't so popular here (Performa machines era), I still get bits for my 82 motorcycle on it which are unobtainable elsewhere. It's good for OOP CDs too.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

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Good to know thanks! :o
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

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:thumbdown: its basicly samething as cracked software.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Post by shufflebeat »

Kwackman wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:10 pm I still get bits for my 82 motorcycle on it which are unobtainable elsewhere.

Misread as, "82 motorcycles, which I thought would be quite a lot, even for KM.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

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shufflebeat wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:00 am
Kwackman wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:10 pm I still get bits for my 82 motorcycle on it which are unobtainable elsewhere.

Misread as, "82 motorcycles, which I thought would be quite a lot, even for KM.

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