That sucks! Seeing how much items cost can help a person figure out the cost of solution or parts replacement. People would still have to use PayPal or other way to send money via the net, and those services guarantee money back, plus you could always use eBay to see how much things cost. Oh well, this is just my opinion, and then again, I was the only person who listed anything.
Further information regarding Cisco Equipment Transactions.
is an excellent resource for buying & selling Cisco Equipment.
As an example lets use the Catalyst 6000 Series Category:
Under Seller Information you will notice the PayPal Buyer Protection "icon" prominently displayed ( observe that many eBay sellers do not display this, if they do NOT Buyer's can't use this protection ) .
If you paid for an item and never received it or received an item that was significantly not as described, your transaction must meet each of the following requirements to be eligible for PayPal Buyer Protection:
The PayPal Buyer Protection icon must be displayed in the Seller Information box on eBay.
You may not file a claim if you are simply disappointed with the item you have received. Items must be significantly not as described or never received ( this seems to heavily "favor" the seller ).
Top Cisco Broker/Dealers can "verify" the "transaction satisfaction creditials" of other Cisco Broker/Dealers through their business contacts ( again, "Non-Trusted" Sources, i.e. not known to them or their business contacts need to be carefully managed ).
What controversy? The interested party wasted my time, I was willing to do escrow/PayPal, even supplied my phone number (interested party didn't even call), then he says why should he pay for the item if he doesn't know me! What did u want, a copy of my SSN and my driver's license? I supplied my eBay user id which can show my feedback, and you can send me an email to verify that it's me. No problems mate, you wanna save $$$, you buy from me, otherwise deal with SBC DataComm or CDW, and pay retail, which is at least twice more expensive.
I put the PA- in front because it stands for port adapter, plus that's the way it's labeled on the box. No need to school me on this, I've installed a bunch of these modules in 7200s. The module does look like the picture, I did not feel the need to take it out and photograph the PCB and the front cover, if I say it's SA-VAM2, it's a VAM2, not VAM. The picture on eBay was supposed to show that it's brand spanking new in a box. I can provide S/N, it is eligible for SmartNET cause it's NEW. It's an extra unit we do not need, and I could've let it go for $3K, but as any good businessman, I'd ask for more money as my first offer, and then negotiate with the buyer. As far as PayPal protection, I've actually contacted them to see why it's not displaying that on the auction, but I'm not out to screw anyone. The sale is final, that's what I mean as far as no refunds, I do not need the item, and do not wish to enter into any long-term dealings with anyone who buys and then decides that he doesn't need it, breaks it, decides that he no longer has use for it, etc. It's just like a final sale at a designer clothing store, the sale items are final, buy shipping insurance, and you're good to go.
It just sounds like BradReeseCom's not comfirtable with your product. If he's not that's fine. There are other customers out there that will not have the same issues as he does. If BradReeseCom doesn't like your as is no refunds policy then it's his right and your right just to find another customer. I don't think you can achieve "warm & fuzzy" feelings through a debate with BradReeseCom.