Disreputable Ebay seller....

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Cara, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I bought some eggs from an Ebay seller (who will remain anonymous) last month. They had a couple of negative feedback comments, but I put that down to buyers who were not aware of the risks of hatching shipped eggs.

    I can't say I was in awe of the packaging job, but the eggs were intact. After a week I candled them. 0 were developing. I contacted the seller, just to give them a heads-up. Their response was to give them another week, as brown eggs are hard to candle. I humoured them. They are due to hatch tomorrow. Every one is as clear as the day it was laid, and all but one has a lose air cell.

    Out of curiosity, I contacted everyone else who had bought this breed from this seller. I've yet to hear back from one of them. Out of 91 eggs shipped, we have a grand total of one chick and one embryo.

    The seller denies that there is a problem, as they have hatched out well at home. Funnily enough, they've told more than one of us that nobody else has reported a problem, even though it's there to see in their feedback [​IMG] Maybe they are fertile at their end, but if they apparently cannot survive shipping in a viable state, they truly have no business selling them unless the matter is addressed. And yes, they are still offering them for sale [​IMG]
     
  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cara

    Can you tell us what breed so the rest of us can be careful?
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    They're the only seller that has that breed, but i'll PM you.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yikes! 1 chick out of 91 eggs is pretty sad.
     
  5. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a discrete hint on who the seller is?[​IMG] I've always felt that the Ebay feedback system was too limiting for egg sales and that a fair and objective place to post about an egg buyers Ebay experience was needed. Is there an unwritten rule about not talking openly about it?
     
  6. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow you mean that even people like me who don't have a rooster can earn money selling hatching eggs?! That's brilliant!

    Just kidding.
    Sorry you're out the money and time on empty eggs.
     
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    LOL the thought did cross my mind until I heard that someone hatched one! [​IMG] That is one expensive chick!

    I filed a Paypal claim, not something i'd usually do with eggs, but this is ridiculous.
     
  8. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Was it chick eggs or quail???
    I just did bid on some buff rock hatching eggs tonite. The guy has 100% feedback though.
    You really need to leave these people some lousy feedback [​IMG]. Maybe contact ebay too, could be a scam [​IMG].
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Unfortunately I got bitten in the ass by the feedback system. I left them good feedback once the eggs arrived intact, as did most of the other buyers I contacted. Once you've left good feedback, you can't open a dispute against a seller. You can open a Paypal dispute though.

    They are chicken eggs, I threw them all out today.
     
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Cara,

    I was looking at eggs today on Ebay, I swear I saw an ad that actually stated that their negative feedback was a mistake, and that their eggs are in fact fertile. Is this them?

    I am sorry to hear about the bad eggs (people and chicken.)
     

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