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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:48 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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I just received a message from the seller, he has confirmed that he and his colleagues purchase pallet loads of 'Lost Items' from couriers and that my frame was in one of the pallets. He has removed the frame from Ebay and has agreed to give me the frame back for free. I'm going to pick it up today from Nottingham.

As I suspected he is a totally innocent party in this, the guilty party is My Hermes who flogged off my frame and pallets of other lost items within a few weeks of them receiving the items.

Learn your lesson here my friends, do not use My Hermes.

I'll be contacting the original buyer to see if he still wants the frame, if not it will be going up for sale again. Or maybe I'll put it back in my loft for another ten years, where it's safe.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 am 
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Trebz wrote:
I just received a message from the seller, he has confirmed that he and his colleagues purchase pallet loads of 'Lost Items' from couriers and that my frame was in one of the pallets. He has removed the frame from Ebay and has agreed to give me the frame back for free. I'm going to pick it up today from Nottingham.

As I suspected he is a totally innocent party in this, the guilty party is My Hermes who flogged off my frame and pallets of other lost items within a few weeks of them receiving the items.

Learn your lesson here my friends, do not use My Hermes.

I'll be contacting the original buyer to see if he still wants the frame, if not it will be going up for sale again. Or maybe I'll put it back in my loft for another ten years, where it's safe.


Send the lot to the press, whomever it was that was running the story that was posted.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:03 am 
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Trebz wrote:
I just received a message from the seller, he has confirmed that he and his colleagues purchase pallet loads of 'Lost Items' from couriers and that my frame was in one of the pallets. He has removed the frame from Ebay and has agreed to give me the frame back for free. I'm going to pick it up today from Nottingham.

As I suspected he is a totally innocent party in this, the guilty party is My Hermes who flogged off my frame and pallets of other lost items within a few weeks of them receiving the items.

Learn your lesson here my friends, do not use My Hermes.

I'll be contacting the original buyer to see if he still wants the frame, if not it will be going up for sale again. Or maybe I'll put it back in my loft for another ten years, where it's safe.


Great news and good result.

If it was me I’d take him a few beers for being decent with you.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:05 am 
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Shite that you had to go through the prolonged stress of this but great resolution in the end. I’m shocked at the short timeframe this got through the system and Appeared as an eBay listing perceived “lost” by Hermes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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enc wrote:
Shite that you had to go through the prolonged stress of this but great resolution in the end. I’m shocked at the short timeframe this got through the system and Appeared as an eBay listing perceived “lost” by Hermes.


Thats what pisses me off the most, Hermes just throw money at the customer or hide behind tick boxes and then punt everything off to auction houses

Its great that the frame is going to be returned but there has got to be a governing body to report this lot to.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:10 am 
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dail ... -week.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:14 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Well thats Hermes of my christmas list


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:15 am 
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I’m not gonna lie I’ve been googling where the auction is held and that came up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 am 
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I'm more cynical, if he bought from my hermes in good faith then he's out of pocket ? anyway great its being returned.

Interesting legal question about ownership and title passing when have right to sell. So potentially My Hermes sold items that they didn't own and could not pass title and did they make appropriate effort to find owner etc etc. I wonder if they issued a receipt for the crate, exact dates etc, and whether further action is possible against My Hermes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:02 am 
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Did you accept the £20 compensation from Hermes?

That’s the key. If you accepted it , the item is no longer yours as you’ve been paid the level of insurance you choose. Same if a car is stolen recovered and you got less than you thought it was worth. You can’t go to the person who buys it off copart and ask for it back.

I personally think the guy is being decent and probably doesn’t want any hassle.


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