warning about dealing with Government Liquidation
bobalan at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 15 17:17:58 CDT 2007
Al Kossow <aek at spies.com> wrote: Apparently, G L sells items that in fact weren't supposed to be sold,
forcing the buyers to return them!
It only reimburses you for the cost of the item, not the shipping.
Be VERY careful about what you buy through them!
Read the fine print on the government as well as GL sales site agreement.
This is the second incident like this I've heard about in the past week.
This has happened to me three times now. Twice, they asked for
the items back before I picked them up and once after.
They do pay 40 cents/mile for you to return them to the nearest
location, not necessarily where you bought them from, but
won't pay any original shipping cost you may have incurred.
The other thing to watch out for is the valuation they give the items. If they only want one item back out of a lot, the refund is based on the original valuation in the auction for that item. They
take all of the item's valuation and figure out the percentage of the winning bid that applies to each item. I bought a lot of weather instruments for my airstrip. One item was of the most value to me and I based my bid on that. When they took it back,
the refund was only a very small amount because it had a low valuation in the auction (much lower than it's real purchase price, many item valuations are just guesses or made up as far as I can tell). So I ended up paying quite a bit for the rest of the lot which was mostly junk. Buyer beware!
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