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Trying to decide if I'm being paranoid or scammed.  

 


 

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Bid and won a Breville Barista BES860XL Monday morning in a 24 hour auction.  Immediately paid.  As the seller and I are both in the same city, I offered to meet for local pickup to save them some shipping costs (auction was free shipping).  Monday afternoon, the seller put up another auction for the same item, which sold for $100 more than mine did.  Got kind of suspicious, so I started looking through his closed auctions.  The seller hadn't been selling kitchen appliances until May 23rd - between then and June 3rd, he listed 13 various appliances, almost all using stock photos, and made almost $8800 in 12 days. And none of these recent auctions has left feedback, so theres no way for me to know if he shipped nay of these items.

 

So here's the paranoid part.  It's Thursday, I've messaged the seller twice and heard nothing.  No shipping notification.  I can't open a case until 10 days after auction close, and the seller then has 10 days to respond.  Any chance this guy has run a big scam, built up some feedback and then run a bunch of sham auctions?  Here's a link to his prior sales activity.  So, am I totally nuts, or is there something here?  Also, since I can't open a case yet, is there any point in calling ebay?

 

 

So, looks like this guy was pulling quite the scam.  4 negative feedback in the last three days.  Thank goodness for ebay buyer protection.

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So, looks like this guy was pulling quite the scam.  4 negative feedback in the last three days.  Thank goodness for ebay buyer protection.


I wonder if these people actually somehow keep the money. Your account is linked and I assume they'll just forcibly take the money back?

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I have to keep reminding myself that for every asshole you sell something to, there's hundreds of perfectly reasonable people.  After just getting this last neg overturned because, luckily, the buyer made a super dick move, I'm walking on eggshells when anyone contacts me with the slightest issue/question with a sale.  Not going to bother with the details, but I'm def. rolling over a lot quicker than I used to, thankfully I have the volume to justify it, as well as an ever growing blocked list.

That is all...

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I wonder if these people actually somehow keep the money. Your account is linked and I assume they'll just forcibly take the money back?

Withdraw money, close account, cancel credit card...before cases start opening.

He'll get his tho - karma is a bitch.
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Withdraw money, close account, cancel credit card...before cases start opening.

He'll get his tho - karma is a bitch.


I always assumed PayPal worked with the credit bureau and would fuck up your shit for stuff like that.

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I always assumed PayPal worked with the credit bureau and would fuck up your shit for stuff like that.

Dude's shit was probably already on the way to being fucked up. And depending on the amount of the scam could see felony charges if caught. As OP said, thank goodness for buyer protection.
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Dude's shit was probably already on the way to being fucked up. And depending on the amount of the scam could see felony charges if caught. As OP said, thank goodness for buyer protection.

 

Assuming all of the auctions over the 10 day period in question were fraudulent, the seller scammed almost $8,800.  Sounds like grand theft to me.

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DUDE! Quickest BIN ever for me. Thanks!!
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Charvet...how I love thee


http://www.ebay.com/itm/251553808424?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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Charvet...how I love thee


http://www.ebay.com/itm/251553808424?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Not sure I would describe that as "pristine" with the damage to the tip and the corner. Hopefully they don't ding you with a defect.

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Not sure I would describe that as "pristine" with the damage to the tip and the corner. Hopefully they don't ding you with a defect.

Oops. That's the one thing about most Charvet ties, their silk is so damn fragile.

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Not sure I would describe that as "pristine" with the damage to the tip and the corner. Hopefully they don't ding you with a defect.

9/10 condition. maybe 8/10 i guess? im fairly new to this. we'll see. it has worked out so far
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Not sure I would describe that as "pristine" with the damage to the tip and the corner. Hopefully they don't ding you with a defect.


Ouch

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9/10 condition. maybe 8/10 i guess? im fairly new to this. we'll see. it has worked out so far


The literal definition of pristine is unspoiled, original condition.

 

On my own personal ratings guide, I'd put that at a 7 or so - little nicks like that are noticeable when wearing.

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PSA, don't forget, Q2 estimated taxes need to be sent by next Monday.

 

On that note.....Suck it IRS!

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PSA, don't forget, Q2 estimated taxes need to be sent by next Monday.

 

On that note.....Suck it IRS!

+1 sitting on my kitchen counter :censored:

 

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9/10 condition. maybe 8/10 i guess? im fairly new to this. we'll see. it has worked out so far


The literal definition of pristine is unspoiled, original condition.

 

On my own personal ratings guide, I'd put that at a 7 or so - little nicks like that are noticeable when wearing.

+1 This is why ebay sellers get a bad rep. Call out "Absolutely excellent condition!" for a pre-owned used tie that was donated to a thrift store because of wear mostly likely. IMO if I received a tie like that you would be getting it back and not the best feedback to boot. The only way LONG TERM to be a good seller is to only sell really nice stuff or call out issues. You might get away with it on a few items because you are lucky but its going to bite you in the ass in the long run and then you'll be here complaining of the buyers who are "stupid" or "idiots" when you get returns or neg feedback.

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