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    Trade me disappointments

    Just wondering if anyone here has lost out on any gun city auctions. Mate of mine has a few times then realised he was being bid up by the same person and the same person has “won” literally hundreds of their auctions. Looking through the feedback history shows the same person has done similar purchases in the hundreds with a couple of other sellers. Have you lost out to stevie68 too?

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    Maybe 'stevie68' is an in house 'bidder' to get retail up.
    Click on his name (in blue print), and check out their details.
    Just a thought mate.

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    Cant say I have noticed (try not to look at firearms on trade me the forum is bad enough....) but sounds a bit dodgy from your summary

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    All I can say is to the prick that swooped on the buy now I was offered after not even a minute after it was offered 'go f yaself'!! I hope that little pink bicycle seat goes up ya bum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    All I can say is to the prick that swooped on the buy now I was offered after not even a minute after it was offered 'go f yaself'!! I hope that little pink bicycle seat goes up ya bum!
    you sound mildly disappointed there mate @Gibo is that where you were going to park it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    Maybe 'stevie68' is an in house 'bidder' to get retail up.
    Click on his name (in blue print), and check out their details.
    Just a thought mate.
    That’s how we found the info I summarised.

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    He got a better deal anyway, unless he was looking for another for himself?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Would anyone really expect anything different from gun city?

    It's not as if they would ever let anything go at a loss. And trademe won't to anything to upset a seller with 37000 trades.
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    I've seen this occur with a few different websites... not specifically with that particular person but definitely where people have purposefully manipulated the prices to ensure items don't sell below cost. I always believed it to be illegal and TM have in the past been interested to hear from people with these issues... but this may have changed.

    If it's a problem, report it. I doubt TM will care much about how many sales the seller has... you'll probably find TM is now more important to the seller than the seller is to TM. On the other hand even if TM slaps them on the wrist chances are they won't stop... they'll just get smarter and spread the load over several accounts.
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    i asked them a question once after similar to this, was this bidder one of your staff? never got an answer, i believe they do it often.Bidder normally lives in Christchurch or close.

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    All that will happen if you do that is get black listed by GC and a warning message from TM.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Just don't deal with the cunts, ever. Have some principles and stick to them
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    I am pretty sure I have never spent a cent at Gay city.

    Went in the chch shop.... geez... maybe 30 years ago.

    Run into a fella behind the counter was either the greatest hunter, shot and bushman that ever walked our hills or was as I highly suspected, completely full of shit.
    Put me off the place for good... big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Run into a fella behind the counter was either the greatest hunter, shot and bushman that ever walked our hills or was as I highly suspected, completely full of shit.
    I think that covers a fair few guys who have worked in gun shops from the day they existed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    I think that covers a fair few guys who have worked in gun shops from the day they existed.
    I can't remember his name....It was 30 yrs ago and I haven't placed a foot in any GC store since.
    But the fact I remember this plonker, maybe points to the probability that he was worse than your average stool warmer.

    I know a few excellent people that work in the industry. They're not all bad.





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