Dave Beans

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    Dave Beans reacted to Austin Allegro in Brexit betrayal thread - Part 6   
    People seem to think there is such a thing as a completely 'clean' Brexit. It's becoming clear to me that no such thing could ever exist. A WTO Brexit, even if it happens, will not result in a total escape from EU influence because for the forseeable future, our political activity as a nation will be dominated by our relationship, or lack of, with the EU. Think of it as a divorce with children involved. Even if the husband leaves his wife with no legal constraints on his future actions, he is still going to have to negotiate things with her for the next few years at least over the common future of their children. 
    The point for me is how easily can we negotiate once we leave. That's why the Backstop was non-negotiable because it was basically an open-ended treaty keeping us tied to the EU. As I understand the New Deal, everything will be negotiable after we go and that is when Nigel and the BP will come into their own, putting pressure on to severe as many links with the EU as possible; the Tories will be somewhere in the middle and the Lib Dems/Labour/SNP etc will be agitating for closer links to the EU or will be part of a Rejoin movement. 
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from snaga in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from gibbon in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Wahoo in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from wherebee in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from The Grey Man in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from UmBongo in Selling stuff on EBay   
    I've been a member of ebay since 2001/02.  I've had the odd person cocking about, but on the whole, it hasn't been too bad.  That is until March of this year.  I listed an iPad, and it was eventually sold to someone in France through the global seller programme.  An item is typically shipped to ebay's centre (which is run by a third party), where is it often repacked and then sent on to the recipient.  I packaged it all up, and sent it off.
    A couple of weeks later, I then got an email from the person, saying that it wasn't charging.  I thought that was odd, as it was fully working when I sent it off.  I said OK, make a claim through paypal as I suspected it was broken in transit.  They then sent it back to me - well I got a box - an empty box back.  Paypal then decided to refund them the whole amount without checking with me whether I had actually received it or not.
    What then ensued was a merry-go-round with paypal and with the person in France.  They said they had definitely sent it off, and it must have been stolen in transit (which was bollocks) - paypal said that this happens all the time.  Communications with the recipient immediately ceased, no matter how many times I emailed them.  Several calls to paypal later, they initially tried to palm me off.  They then they suggested that I had to get a crime number, so that they could process my claim for a refund.  I got that, and it was all in hand, and that they'd get back to me.  Yeah right.  I then had to do more chasing.  It took three months for buggering about before I got my money back.  What a faff overall.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from DTMark in 2019   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Gordie Lastchance in Greta   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JFK in Greta   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Greta   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from crashmonitor in Greta   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Mihnjeeta in 2019   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Mihnjeeta in 2019   
    Sort of end of last year, beginning of this...
     
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JackieO in Most car for your money   
    You get a lot of XK8 for your dosh...
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201909202433057
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-05-JAGUAR-XK8-4-2-S-2DR-COUPE/153647549595
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Craig in Most car for your money   
    You get a lot of XK8 for your dosh...
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201909202433057
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-05-JAGUAR-XK8-4-2-S-2DR-COUPE/153647549595
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from The XYY Man in Hartlepool match almost abandoned for crowd racism   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-7489763/Fresh-race-storm-mars-National-League-tie-Hartlepool-Dover-clash-fans.html
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Hartlepool match almost abandoned for crowd racism   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-7489763/Fresh-race-storm-mars-National-League-tie-Hartlepool-Dover-clash-fans.html
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Most car for your money   
    Less than two grand for a Brera...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-brera-2-2-jts-petrol-px-welcome/153626228116
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    Dave Beans reacted to Long time lurking in Most car for your money   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bus Stop Boxer in Most car for your money   
    You get a lot of XK8 for your dosh...
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201909202433057
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-05-JAGUAR-XK8-4-2-S-2DR-COUPE/153647549595
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Heart's Ease in Interesting Facts thread   
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    Dave Beans reacted to The XYY Man in Friday's burning question   
    XYY