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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by mattjames
If you're really annoyed by him, make a point of following his future auctions and contacting his bidders to warn them off. That is something I would do, but I have no need as of yet. I have had a remarkably good time with eBayer even after almost 300 transactions.

That is against Ebay's rules and they can kick you off if someone reports you.
post #32 of 42
I only buy on Ebay, never sell.

When I find the time, I'm going to offer on Ebay several Anderson and Sheppard suits I never liked enought to wear.

As a first-time seller, will my history as a good buyer not show up or count?
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by auto90403
I only buy on Ebay, never sell.

When I find the time, I'm going to offer on Ebay several Anderson and Sheppard suits I never liked enought to wear.

As a first-time seller, will my history as a good buyer not show up or count?

You have a 100% feedback rate I presume? That's all most buyers care about. The assumption is, if you pay on time, there's no reason to believe you won't ship on time.
post #34 of 42
tell him it's a deal, then string him along for awhile
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by well-kept
Scores of eBay transactions and not one unpleasant experience. Quite the opposite. I gauge a seller by the nature of their response to a question. Never fails me.

Exactly right, same gauge I use and it works perfectly.
post #36 of 42
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tell him it's a deal, then string him along for awhile

Just like those Nigerian con artists you crack me up Lance.

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Scores of eBay transactions and not one unpleasant experience. Quite the opposite. I gauge a seller by the nature of their response to a question. Never fails me.

This is not a bad approach, though I know a number of good sellers that are somewhat terse when it comes to answering questions, or may take a while to write back. I fall into that category sometimes when things are really crazy. You have to remember that a lot of good sellers are one-man operations that are working way too hard, and sometimes are too overwhelmed to answer emails twice daily, or even once daily.
post #37 of 42
Self Deleted,

Shouldnt even be dignified with a comment

K
post #38 of 42
I've been selling on ebay for 10 years.......I'd report him to ebay letting them know
he's trying to extort more money from you. I wouldn't wait to post on feedback.

Perhaps you could give him a chance and state that what's he's doing is wrong and he has to honor the auction...


if he wants to sell in the future this would definitely kill that.....

I would send a copy of his email requesting the $100 to ebay




Sal
post #39 of 42
Like others have said, report him to ebay. That is a violation of policies and would get him kicked off.

I just dealt with a seller (zikster_ii) this last week who after the auction ended sent me an invoice that included sales tax. Now I live in Oregon and we don't have sales tax so I sent him a message letting him know that and asking them to revise the invoice appropriately. They responded back saying that while they don't like paying taxes either but they have to and won't change the invoice. After going back and forth a couple of times (all on the ebay system) with the seller refusing to change the invoice, I contacted Ebay. The Ebay rep did a quick search and found that I was indeed correct and said that I could just pay it then follow up with a dispute or I could send a message to the seller asking them to cancel the sale. I said I would ask for them to cancel it since they weren't listening to me and I no longer trusted them. I sent the seller a message saying that I had contacted Ebay and with their permission, I was asking the seller to cancel the transaction. The next day the seller sent me a new invoice using google checkout and sent me a message outside of Ebay's system saying that they would this 1 time take the hit on the taxes to get this resolved (they still wouldn't check and see that Oregon residents don't have to pay sales tax). They added that if I didn't pay that was they would report me to Ebay. I responded back saying very directly that since they had not listened to me about the taxes I was not going to pay and that I had already spoken to Ebay and it was their suggestion that I asked the seller to cancel the auction. I then copied their message and my response into another message from the Ebay system so that there would be a record that Ebay could see as necessary. The seller's response was very nasty saying a number of rude things about me...again outside Ebay's system. I contacted Ebay again and showed them the latest message. They filled a personal complaint against the seller for me due to the last message. They also had me reported the listing for not following listing guidelines (due to it just saying "follow local tax laws" when the seller wasn't following them), and they had me forward the original invoice received to them at spoof@ebay.com. The department responded back and said that invoice was indeed a fake because one submitted through there system would have not had any sales tax for Oregon.

This was not a brand new seller. This person currently has 81 feedback items with a 96.6% rating and has been a member since September of 2010 (I am at 440 with 100%, a member since 1999). There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself while still using the system effectively. First, be leery of new sellers. That doesn't mean never use them but certainly be careful. Second, read auction completely. Check for condition of items, size, etc. 2 big things to verify are payment methods and shipping. Sometimes you'll see a price really low but then find they are asking for $50 for shipping. Also, verify they accept Paypal. If you pay that way, you will have some protection if you don't receive the item. Third, correspond only through Ebay's messaging system. That way if there is a dispute, the Ebay folks can easily review the correspondence. In my case here they could see that I made every attempt to work with the seller in a straight forward and diplomatic manner and that helped my case. And lastly, go through Ebay to see the listing and pay the item. I made that mistake here and clicked on the link through the Ebay invoice the seller first sent me because it "looked legit". Luckily I saw the sales tax error and didn't do anymore than that. I shudder to think what would have happened if I had attempted to log into Paypal from that fake page. Keep in mind that I work in software for a security company. I checked URL's and look for the lock icons and the like (those verify you are in secure mode). This was a really good fake in a situation where you wouldn't expect one. The only way to completely protect yourself is to go through Ebay's system for things which includes Paypal.
post #40 of 42
All good points (ok tl;dr) but this was 6 years ago. The item has sold, been worn, sent to the thrift store, bought for a buck, reflipped and been redonated by now.
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by salavanti View Post

I've been selling on ebay for 10 years.......I'd report him to ebay letting them know
he's trying to extort more money from you. I wouldn't wait to post on feedback.

Perhaps you could give him a chance and state that what's he's doing is wrong and he has to honor the auction...


if he wants to sell in the future this would definitely kill that.....

I would send a copy of his email requesting the $100 to ebay




Sal



This thread is 5 years old? What is going on?
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post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

This thread is 5 years old? What is going on?
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wtf.. i just realized that after reading all the posts. DAMnbaldy[1].gif

 

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