Canada is just our northern territory

Irrational behaviour and incomprehensible decisions 101 - this is the place. If they're really silly, you could win a chocolate fish.* (* Highly unlikely and they're only virtual chocolate fish)

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Canada is just our northern territory

Post by marika3 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:44 am

Now I've seen it all in TradeMe land...

A week ago sold small 80c lot to "John" from Nelson.
A few days later he advised me that he is Fergus from Canada, and can pay by international bank draft by mail, for which he needs my postal address.
He did not ask questions before bidding. My first thought was that he is Kiwi on overseas holiday, but then, reading his feedback, I found that he trades from Canada for many YEARS.
I said that would post to Canada, if he arranges bank deposit - the only payment method I accept on these lots - through his relatives or friends in NZ.
He then sent me numerous emails with sorrow stories of his life, on how bank draft "as good as cash", and even with names and email addresses of other TM sellers who would certify he is good reliable buyer.

Link to auction
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... 1122306785

Buyer's feedback
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Feedba ... er=1468696
norton500 (134 positive feedback)
Name: John
Location: Nelson
Member Since: February-2006

385 positive feedbacks. 135 are from individual members, and count towards the final rating.
0 neutral feedbacks.
1 negative feedback, which is from a single member and counts towards the final rating.

Last logged in: 24 July 2016
Member since: February 2006
Listings in the last two months: 0
Final rating: 135 - 1 = 134
Is an authenticated member
Quotes from his feedback - check the dates:
fyndem (844) 11/2/07
norton500 was the buyer
(#84462268)
Another good