- Nov 14, 2009
- Reaction score
- Devon uk
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- More than a hundred...Langstroth Jumbo
On e-bay you buy a product you haven't seen from someone you have never met. That's fine if you have a genuine seller but how can you ever be 100% certain?Spotted this on Ebay....
no connection to me ....
AND too far away.....
any news on the name of the chap who's died? Going to leave a hell of a honey gap round here.
Its sort of how the internet works, I get most things this way, have spent thousands over the years with people and never met them nor see the need to, have also sold many things to people and never met them.On e-bay you buy a product you haven't seen from someone you have never met. That's fine if you have a genuine seller but how can you ever be 100% certain?
For that reason I only spend on e-bay money I am prepared to loose and more importantly that I can afford to write off if it all goes pear shaped.
(Forget the e-bay and Paypal fraud guarantee's, I have been there and seen that. It's not worth the imaginary paper its written on.)
Sounds like something real nasty. Shame. Lot of equipment and I must have been one of the last people that rung up about it.
I understand that the stock belonged to John Benson, until about a year ago chair of Boston BKA. I suspect that the branch was closed down due to his illness ( yes I know that it has been subsequently revived - good luck to its new sec/chair etc). A neighbour of mine is the local vet in Orby and he was given a hive and a captured swarm by John last summer and more recently some more Nationals. John had a large out apiary outside Orby and I suspect that the photo in the Ebay ad was of that site.
I saw the neighbour in question yesterday when we went to the YBKA conference in Beverley and he told me that John had died last week. I did'nt know him personally but have heard him mentioned and it's sad to see an old-timer go.
If I had been aware of the sale earlier I would have been happy to buy some Langstroths at that price as I'm thiniing about changing to them from Nationals.