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Worst Ebay buyer EVAR

post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 
So, I sell this guy a pair of AE's for 30 bucks. He wins the auction in the middle of a weekday and sends me this message:

I've paid for the item. Please ship it today and provide me with a tracking # and carrier.

Right then and there, I knew this was not going to be a smooth transaction.

Five days later this series of messages is exchanged:

]2/29 Buyer: Hi, received my shoes today. There are more wrinkles than the pictures indicate in natural light. In addition, the way they were packaged has permanently created a depression in the leather upper of the shoes. I'd like a fee reduction or reimbursement of some sort because of the damage due to the packaging

2/29 me: Please send me a picture of said damage. The shoes were packed in a USPS priority mail shoe box, and inside of a plastic bag to prevent water damage

2/29 buyer: Here are the pictures:
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/P1100907.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/P1100906.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/P1100905.jpg

As you can see, both shoes have depressions - due to packaging - where the shoe naturally will develop creases. These depressions were not present in the listing's pictures, which I've saved


2/29 me: The difference in creasing is due the shoes being photographed with trees inserted. I'm sorry that you're unhappy with them. I am willing to offer you a full refund if you return them to me, however I will not offer any sort of price reduction.

4/25 I apologize for getting back to you so late - I've been stationed out of state for a while. I just got the chance to examine the shoes again and would like to opt for the refund. I brought it to the most reputable leather/boot shop in Santa Clara and the owner said that he cannot completely remove the wrinkles(or mostly anyways) and that I should get them recrafted completely. I did not expect to need to do this based on the pictures and have been informed the process is about 5x what I paid for the shoes, so I would like to return them to you

Did I mention the fact that he ahs yet to leave me feedback?
post #2 of 65
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post #3 of 65
At this rate, I'd just give him his $30 back and wait for positive feedback then provide a link to this page here
post #4 of 65
Thread Starter 
Those shoes are cursed. I previously sold them for signicantly more, and that buyer never sent payment. The second highest bidder didn't take the 2nd chance offer. I re-list it and get this guy.
Edited by gladhands - 4/27/12 at 12:35pm
post #5 of 65
frown.gif this guys is a moron.
post #6 of 65
He took them to have creases removed? Lol! Tell him to put shoe trees in, then he will prob say ohhhhhh I'll keep them now
post #7 of 65

shoe tree will cost more than the shoe..

post #8 of 65

What size are those shoes? 

post #9 of 65
He obviously expected them to never wrinkle/wear/stretch like good leather does. Tell him to go to Kmart to get shoes like those
post #10 of 65
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

What size are those shoes? 

If they're 10.5's I may have a buyer.
post #11 of 65
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Originally Posted by Nerkg View Post

He took them to have creases removed? Lol! Tell him to put shoe trees in, then he will prob say ohhhhhh I'll keep them now

that^^
post #12 of 65
....unfreakin believable what kind of unreasonable expectations for a $30 AE. imo, that's a great deal, given the condition of the item. is the person a member here?
anyways....
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

frown.gif this guys is a moron.
post #13 of 65

Since you decided to publicly air this:


The right shoe also has a sticky residue all over it.  It smells like pureed sweet potatoes.

post #14 of 65
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Originally Posted by connoisSHOEr View Post

Since you decided to publicly air this:


The right shoe also has a sticky residue all over it.  It smells like pureed sweet potatoes.

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post #15 of 65
Haha. My experience is that 90%of ebay buyers are complete idiots, especially when your item targets lower income individuals.
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