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    I would think, for parts, not working, to mean you can't use them, but you can get "some" usable parts off of them, not that all the parts are usable. "Not working" was completely accurate. "May need cleaned", I presume you will agree, that statement was correct. Seller could have made a list of all the broken parts, stripped threads, & twisted off jets, but surely you wouldn't expect that. Sorry, buyer beware. Seller had 99% positive feedback, go figure.

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    From the sellers listing.
    Inspected to ensure quality 10812
    My gut tells me take your lumps and fix the broken posts or sell them. <<<EDIT

    Broken post I'll give him. Effed up pilot screws he should have caught.

    What MM are the carb bodies?
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    I've eaten a few things because I didn't ask the right question, or didn't question at all. Luckily, it hasn't added up to that much money. I have recouped some of it by just reselling the item. Usually at a loss.

    I'm really getting irritated by buyers that can't leave feedback at all. Even when I ask politely. eBay should have a policy that if someone buys something, doesn't leave feedback or there are no issues after 30 days, that eBay give you a positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172664367834...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Seller stated item condition: For parts or not working “May need cleaned..."

    Upon receipt I found a broken float post and two butchered pilot screws (seized with stripped heads).

    I contacted the seller and they stated "They are listed as parts carbs which is why they were so cheap. You can return them at your cost and I will only refund for the item price."

    Does the seller description justify them selling with a busted float post? In looking at some of this sellers other carbs they typically list the carbs as "used", so I'm thinking they might well have known about the damage before hand. The "may need cleaned" comment suggested to me that the carbs would be useable after cleaning.

    I don't know, maybe I'm expecting too much?
    His current carb auctions-
    -"may need cleaned'...nothing mentioned about parts/not working!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-honda-c...0AAOSwhQhYzwOC
    -another "may need cleaned" only
    -http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-honda-night-hawk-cb550sc-carb-carburetor-/182395380606?hash=item2a779ca37e:g:BLYAAOSwmLlX2Y9 W
    - "seized"
    -http://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-yamaha-midnight-virago-920-carb-carburetor-/172232581193?hash=item2819dca049:g:0loAAOSwtJZXVcv e

    I think they knew due to the wording on that auction. Also agreed that some sellers won't open things up or check things out for you if it requires effort. If you open a dispute with ebay he and they will possibly say the item was listed correctly as for parts and not working and that one should assume as such. It sucks, and you could try to open a dispute - can't hurt your rating and might result in a partial refund...maybe - but if both the seller and the bay say it's fine as it was listed and give you nothing offered for compensation...well, at least you tried.
    I don't always suggest this...but as a last resort a Neg feedback does hurt his rating and I've played that card a handful of times for really bad experiences from sellers { I'm at 580 there for purchase only...soon to be 581 when I get my purchased 1980 GS1000G from there}...it's not kind, but you do have that card up your sleeve to play in the end.
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    Simple question " are there any broken parts?"
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    Sorry Nessism, seems like they sent exactly what they advertised, "for parts", & offered your money back less return shipping, as stated in their add, when you expected everything about the carbs to be good. Sorry, just my opinion.

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    I'm not after a dispute. It's not worth the hassle. The question, as the title of this thread shows, is about what kind of feedback should I give this guy. A very large part of me wants to leave a Neutral because of the carnage in these carbs, but I'm not sure that's entirely fair considering the condition rating the seller put out there.

    BTW, I was able to drill out one of the seized pilot screw. Took me the better part of an hour and a half. Huge pain but I got it. The other carb with the seized screw is in the busted float post body so I'm not going to waste my time. I got lucky and had an extra carb body for that one so all I need now is a couple of good pilot screws.
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    From the description, I would have assumed I was buying junk that had sat out behind the barn corroding for the past ten years and with a little luck, a few parts might be usable.
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    I'd give him a positive, but no praise. Maybe "Item as described", and let it go at that. Chalk it up as a lesson learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ View Post
    I'd give him a positive, but no praise. Maybe "Item as described", and let it go at that. Chalk it up as a lesson learned.
    Item as described? Busted float post. Seized pilot screws. The seller suggested the carbs would be okay after cleaning.

    This guy has had 10 feedbacks in the last year out of 630 that were either negative or neutral. That calcs to a 98.4% which is pretty crap by ebay standards.
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