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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:44 pm 


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:45 am 


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People (particularly my in-laws) buying alkalines and heavy duty batteries when rechargeables are cheaper in the long run and can be recycled with greater ease, which means less pollution.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:50 am 


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I randomly played some video with Ryan Reynolds that popped up on my Facebook feed, out of boredom.

And apparently Facebook now thinks I'm absolutely crazy about Ryan Reynolds and won't stop giving me videos about him.

yeah, algorithms have exactly 0 chill when they aren't just throwing the most absolute random nonsense at you
its to the point that whenever I go to watch a video outside my usual, or clicking a YT link without really knowing what it is, I feel tempted to do it in a private tab or a different browser altogether just to avoid this nonsense


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 pm 


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Holy crap. ebay's listing interface is utterly terrible these days. I want to sell something. I get dumped on some page with a search box. WTF is this? No explanation whatsoever. Try an alternate route, get dumped on that same page again. Fine, I'll enter some shit. Now I've made it to the real listing page, except it's full of random selections and wrong info. I have to go through and correct it, but at the same time I'm doing that the settings are changing on their own! I even have to enter the same info multiple times because it reverted. How do I change the category? Oh, I can't. W. T. F.

I listed four items. They were all the same thing, but the listing page came up with different options barfed all over it each time. Different shipping method. Some box under the "details" heading is marked "required" one time, and the next time is missing entirely.

At least now I'll know not to rely too much on the categories when searching for something, if the category is ultimately determined by ebay's random number generator.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:36 pm 


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Wild guess, this complicated setup is introduced to help categorize their products, making it easier for buyers to search for them?


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:37 pm 


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Holy crap. ebay's listing interface is utterly terrible these days. I want to sell something. I get dumped on some page with a search box. WTF is this? No explanation whatsoever. Try an alternate route, get dumped on that same page again. Fine, I'll enter some shit. Now I've made it to the real listing page, except it's full of random selections and wrong info. I have to go through and correct it, but at the same time I'm doing that the settings are changing on their own! I even have to enter the same info multiple times because it reverted. How do I change the category? Oh, I can't. W. T. F.

I listed four items. They were all the same thing, but the listing page came up with different options barfed all over it each time. Different shipping method. Some box under the "details" heading is marked "required" one time, and the next time is missing entirely.

At least now I'll know not to rely too much on the categories when searching for something, if the category is ultimately determined by ebay's random number generator.


Yepppppp. It used to be they had a pretty good catalog and you could enter the item UPC and it would come right up. Nowadays who really knows what will happen.

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Wild guess, this complicated setup is introduced to help categorize their products, making it easier for buyers to search for them?


Eh, people still fudge listings all the time. For example you can't do "New (Other)" condition for video games so people list video games in other categories to get around this. I think collectibles is the main one. These listings also pop right up when you search typically. When I am looking to buy something unless it's a really common search term I never select a category to search in, because I know I'll miss some listings.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:45 am 


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I've probably posted complaining about it in this very thread, but it still just fucking sucks. The main SSD just started locking up outta nowhere and not showing up to boot.

I had backed up most of the important stuff, so now I've just gotta wait for the new disk to arrive.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:14 am 


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When I am looking to buy something unless it's a really common search term I never select a category to search in, because I know I'll miss some listings.

Man that really sucks when you are searching for something with a name that could be a lot of non-video game things. I always select the Video Game category in this situation.
I'm not sure I understand why you wouldn't pick that category when selling a video game?


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:38 pm 


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Buying an expensive game for full price.

The very next day it goes on sale for 60% off.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:07 pm 


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Sumez wrote:
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When I am looking to buy something unless it's a really common search term I never select a category to search in, because I know I'll miss some listings.

Man that really sucks when you are searching for something with a name that could be a lot of non-video game things. I always select the Video Game category in this situation.
I'm not sure I understand why you wouldn't pick that category when selling a video game?


I think the main reason is what I brought up, getting around category restrictions.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:13 am 


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That's really vague though :P


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:58 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:17 am 


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Sumez wrote:
That's really vague though :P


People will do w/e they think will help an item sell.

SPEAKING OF WHICH: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shadow-of-Dest ... SwuIVculwA


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Putting up stuff for sale on ebay and receiving a deluge of questions from some clueless newcomer to the RGB gaming hobby and having to explain him the basics twice and still suspecting he didn't undestand shit. Worse, having to actually conclude the sale with him, who now also appears to not know how to use paypal and - let's be honest - doesn't actually need your item at all because he's clearly a 14yo kid who's trying to look cool and alternative and is now also asking for your phone number to send even more stupid messages at a faster pace. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:12 am 


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The delay on the Switch Ages games coming out over here. Seriously, where's my Virtua Racing? I'd but the JPN version, but after conversion and sites adding on their bit it works out at nearly double price. Still reasonable for a port of this quality, but recent events have left me watching the pennies unfortunately.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:23 am 


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The delay on the Switch Ages games coming out over here. Seriously, where's my Virtua Racing? I'd but the JPN version, but after conversion and sites adding on their bit it works out at nearly double price. Still reasonable for a port of this quality, but recent events have left me watching the pennies unfortunately.

You can access the japanese store any time by changing the region setting of your Nintendo account.

What's worse is that they haven't announced any physical collection release for these yet.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:15 pm 


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Putting up stuff for sale on ebay and receiving a deluge of questions from some clueless newcomer to the RGB gaming hobby and having to explain him the basics twice and still suspecting he didn't undestand shit. Worse, having to actually conclude the sale with him, who now also appears to not know how to use paypal and - let's be honest - doesn't actually need your item at all because he's clearly a 14yo kid who's trying to look cool and alternative and is now also asking for your phone number to send even more stupid messages at a faster pace. :roll:


i think you can just ban someone from buying stuff from you. that's generally what i do immediately if i get shitty questions because it's more than likely going to be even worse after a sale


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Putting up stuff for sale on ebay and receiving a deluge of questions from some clueless newcomer to the RGB gaming hobby and having to explain him the basics twice and still suspecting he didn't undestand shit. Worse, having to actually conclude the sale with him, who now also appears to not know how to use paypal and - let's be honest - doesn't actually need your item at all because he's clearly a 14yo kid who's trying to look cool and alternative and is now also asking for your phone number to send even more stupid messages at a faster pace. :roll:


i think you can just ban someone from buying stuff from you. that's generally what i do immediately if i get shitty questions because it's more than likely going to be even worse after a sale


You can, but eBay makes it kinda hard to navigate to. I have the page bookmarked for that reason. Just google block ebay bidder to get right to the page if you can't find it.

eBay is a huge site with so many users I do it at just about the drop of a hat. Too many people to deal with problematic and/or crazy buyers.


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People asking for additional pictures of an item for sale on Facebook, when the most important angles have been shown (Front, back of a PS4 system), or when there's not much else to see (a iron skillet).
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Touch controls on appliances. Samsung is really, really fucking bad about this. They've got some of the worst UI design I've seen for a physical object.
These aren't touch screens either, they're just touch-sensitive labels instead of nice, tactile buttons.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Agree with the above.

Got one I just remembered about recently... People who blast music in their vehicle on their shitty speakers they think are good. Have fun going deaf. I even once had someone flip me off for doing nothing but roll up my window as they drove by blasting rap. :roll:


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I even once had someone flip me off for doing nothing but roll up my window as they drove by blasting rap. :roll:


How dare you roll up your window as someone blares the musical equivalent of nails on a blackboard.
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I even once had someone flip me off for doing nothing but roll up my window as they drove by blasting rap. :roll:


How dare you roll up your window as someone blares the musical equivalent of nails on a blackboard.


Honestly any music as loud as it was and I would have done it. The crazy part is I didn't say anything, I didn't shoot them a nasty look, I literally just rolled up the windows to hear less of it.


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eBay trying suggest prices to me. I don't need help figuring out what my gear is worth.

If they want to save some bandwidth, maybe eBay should pull down the hundreds of worthless old (480i out) scan converters listed on the site for hundreds and thousands of euros/dollars.

Nobody is ever going to buy any of that useless shit.
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Walking through a crosswalk with the traffic, but some jerk decides to drive around me. Yeah, can't wait that couple of seconds to get that red light? Been happening more and more to me this year. Though the worst was going through a crosswalk years ago. Two cars turning to go down the same street, while I had the light in my favor. Didn't stop them from nearly running me over though. One step in either direction and I'd have had a hospital visit for sure.
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Agree with the above.

Got one I just remembered about recently... People who blast music in their vehicle on their shitty speakers they think are good. Have fun going deaf. I even once had someone flip me off for doing nothing but roll up my window as they drove by blasting rap. :roll:


I still dunno how they can even sit in the car with how loud their shit gets. I've stepped out of the car with music playing to see how loud mine is, you usually can't really hear it once you step out.
and then you hear somebody absolutely BLASTING bass that you can feel and you're nearly three cars away from the guy and you're not even sure if that guy has ears anymore :lol:
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All the pcbs listed on ebay for 2 to 5 times their going rate from hoarder/resellers in Japan. Search "Cave pcb" or "Raizing pcb" for maximum annoyance.


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I forgot region locking was a thing.

Ordered Strange Journey Redux from US as it was a lot cheaper.
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