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Bloody Dot versus Comma = Euro/$ bugger!!!!.....

Have you been caught out also!

Wanting to bid Euro 12.50 (read twelve and a half Euros) as an autobid on German ebay, I actually autobid bid Euro 1250.00 all through their bloody stupid Comma/Dot system.

As a consequence, some turdy German ebayer (who had the hots for the same item) has caused me - as inevitable top bidder - to buy at waaaaay over (x4!!)
market value!

But it's my dickhead fault - though a genuine error, and I'll accordingly bite the bullet this time.


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you know you can retract that bid if it isnt too late

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I tried...
but damned if I could 'Babblefish' work through all the German ebay 'what do I do now that I've fucked up' stuff.
The auction ended at my local time this morning at about 2.30am.
I slept confidently knowing that no-one in living free sanity world could outbid me [:(]
I've emailed the seller - he's probably still trying to 'debubblefudge' my message as he has not responded.
I'll be happy if he gives a typical US sellers response of 'Get fucked - only citizens living within the 48 coagulated states can buy my shit' (- but in German equivalent of course).
So over there (Euroland), 50cents(half a Euro) is: ',50' and one thousand and fifty is '1.050'
No wonder they're fucked - there again, so have I been.
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Why were you fucking around with Eurocents?-Wouldn't a bid of '13' have been within your budget and less likely to be confused?


"As a consequence, some turdy German ebayer (who had the hots for the same item) has caused me - as inevitable top bidder - to buy at waaaaay over (x4!!)
market value!"

I don't see how a 'turdy German' is at fault?



"No wonder they're fucked - there again, so have I been."

In which way are 'they' fucked?
You haven't been fucked-you have been stupid,careless and racist.That makes you a 'fucker' not a 'fuckee'


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Simply contact Ebay's home office and inform them that due to mental illness, you are not responsible for your actions. Include any one of your Benzworld posts as evidence.

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Simply contact Ebay's home office and inform them that due to mental illness, you are not responsible for your actions. Include any one of your Benzworld posts as evidence.
Hey I will sign a paper vouching that you are mathematically challenged, they will belive me. Just show them a grade I will give you after you take an online test from me; that would do it. I will pick a conversion and notation problem just for you.

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Simply contact Ebay's home office and inform them that due to mental illness, you are not responsible for your actions. Include any one of your Benzworld posts as evidence.

That's the second genuine LOL I've had in the last couple of days.I need to get out more.[8D]


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Simply contact Ebay's home office and inform them that due to mental illness, you are not responsible for your actions. Include any one of your Benzworld posts as evidence.
Hey I will sign a paper vouching that you are mathematically challenged, they will belive me. Just show them a grade I will give you after you take an online test from me; that would do it. I will pick a conversion and notation problem just for you.

"Wanting to bid Euro 12.50 (read twelve and a half Euros) as an autobid on German ebay, I actually autobid bid Euro 1250.00 all through their bloody stupid Comma/Dot system.

As a consequence, some turdy German ebayer (who had the hots for the same item) has caused me - as inevitable top bidder - to buy at waaaaay over (x4!!)
market value!"

^^^^^
You don't need to set a special test Professor.He bid e1250 instead of e12,50,which means he ended up paying 100x the intended price,not 4x as he states.
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Settle children..
..my purchase was merely at top bidder price - not at my dopey maximum autobid value.
I am paying fair auction price - but was hoping to sneak a bargain.
So have you genuises never been similarly caught out?
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I've either been way lucky or it's not as dangerous as they say. 47 transactions and only 1 no ship which Paypal reimbursed me for. Best buy was a pair of new H&R hubcemtric spacers ($160) that I got for $40. the guy listed it under "Mecredes Parts",lol. Best sale was my 92 p.o.s. Corolla for $1740.

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