fredgsanford

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About fredgsanford

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  • Location long island
  • Full Name Scott De Angelo

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  1. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Scratch built flat bed wrecker   

    Looks great!
  2. fredgsanford added a post in a topic What is the one (1) station wagon you'd like to see kitted?   

    ive had several wagons over the years 77 pinto 76 malibu 80 fairmont 72 torino and a 78 impala but i think the one wagon id like to see kitted is the 72 vista cruiser
  3. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Animated shows you'd like to see kits from.....   

    did anyone ever kit the wacky racers?
  4. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Cool cars your grandparents owned   

    grandpa had a red and white 66 bronco
  5. fredgsanford added a post in a topic What Do You Think was the Worst Car Made?   

    I have a few friends who work on jaguars , they both have told me to never get one.
  6. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Is Ebay really that evil?   



    The original posters question was why is there so much anti ebay sentiment , I tried to give him some answers

    I do use ebay ,and will continue to use ebay but it does not mean i have to be thrilled about it.
  7. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Is Ebay really that evil?   


    The fees are a good part of the frustration on ebay but no where near the whole issue of why people dislike selling there . And as for the fees if you dont pad your shipping costs the fees can run between 20 and 25 % , a 10 dollar model with a 10$ shipping is going to set the seller back around $2.60 -2.70 in fees. if you do over your 50 fress auctions a month it jumps over $3 if you were only working on a small percentage its time to start thinking about if its worth it at all

    their customer service , while well meaning , leaves a lot to be desired . many calls are routed out of the country and if they put you on hold for more than a minute or 2 it disconnects, every time ive had a problem it usually winds up being over an hour and several calls before i can get a hold of anyone that can help. And then they usually tell me im out of luck

    they are constantly tinkering with the site and glitches pop up often , i recently listed a lot of 200 cds and typed out every single title only to have a glitch in the system erase all my work when i went to change the shipping information

    rule changes , and fundamental unfairness twords the sellers
    sellers cannot leave negatives to buyers
    paypal is pretty much a must use whether you like it or not
    according an email from ebay if you did not opt out and close your account you gave up your right to join in any class action suits against ebay
    ebay now has given itself the right to award partial refunds to customers without asking you , ie you sell something and the charger doesnt work they will ask the customer to get a price on a charger and refund it to them
    If you accept credit cards through paypal you now accept returns whether you like it or not ( In fairness this is with the credit card co's not paypal)
    and finally if you sell something for example a model kit sealed , the customer opens it and the body is warped , he can now file a significantly not as described claim and either get his money back or ship it back to you and leave you on the hook for the shipping costs . (hasnt happened to me yet but it certainly could )

    sorry for the long winded rant
  8. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Is Ebay really that evil?   

    I have been selling on ebay since 2003 , my main gripe is every 6 months to a year they send me an email to tell me they are giving me something i dont want for free and my rates are going up .

    ebay them selves tacks 9% commision on the shipping charges and paypal another 3.9% and they say it is to save the buyers money (yes they , not me said that) Now sellers like myself who didnt charge or charged a nominal handling charge all have to pad their shipping to break even .
  9. fredgsanford added a post in a topic My next build, a 1949 Ford with an attitude.   

    nice !

    pretty sure its old nypd
  10. fredgsanford added a post in a topic '98 Honda Civic Hatchback (JDM SIR)   

    i like the gunmetal ones and the stock honda ones. The honda ones are the only ones that would fit the car in real life (4 lug vs 5 lug )
  11. fredgsanford added a post in a topic - SPLATTER CHEVY -   

    i like it
  12. fredgsanford added a post in a topic American Truck Design As Art--What Is Your Favorite?   

    ive liked the 1958 apaches since the first time i saw one. ive also had a thing for jeep gladiators and scramblers
  13. fredgsanford added a post in a topic the one that got away.....   

    between 1985 and 1990 i must have passed up a dozen early 70s electras , boattail rivs and early 70s skylarks most with big blocks and all cheaper than $300 each
  14. fredgsanford added a post in a topic What's Your Cargo?   

    dont know if any of you have seen this its a vw beetle with a pretty cool camper trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XL0TysIn0
  15. fredgsanford added a post in a topic Stripping Chrome   

    ive used it as well several times with great results