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Got scammed big time on eB*tch.

post #1 of 9
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Hey guys, I am a new poster here on sf. I have a problem with my buyer recently and I'm currently disputing with this fckin buyer.

Last week, I listed a few items on ebay and there was one buyer won three of my items. The guy/girl paid via paypal. The order totaled about $3000. There were two pairs of really rare Nikes and one pair of JL (worn twice). I shipped them with signature confirmation and insured the full amount. As soon as this person received the package, he/she opened a case with pp saying that the content was not described. He/she claimed to received 3 used pairs of Adidas. Of course, I sent pp the pics of everything.

What can I do here? PP said the pics proved that I have the items, not that I shipped them. What's the protection for seller in the case like this? I shipped to a confirmed address, and this scammer has 50+ something feedbacks. He/she lives in New England and I live in San Diego. I lost my faith with the authorities already since they won't even want to hear my story; "Its a civil matter, I'm sorry."

I've tried the lawyer, but he wanted $1500 retainer fees. I asked him if it's 100% guarantee to recover the money, he said it's hard to prove, but he will try. I never go back again.
Edited by NewToDress - 4/3/13 at 4:55pm
post #2 of 9
What does your dispute with Ebay, PayPal and your customer have to do with Styleforum?
post #3 of 9
There are a lot of experienced eBay sellers hanging out in this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions

Try asking there.

(Many of them only read threads they subscribe to, so they won't notice this one.)
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

What does your dispute with Ebay, PayPal and your customer have to do with Styleforum?

I need an advice, and I think that you guys might be able to help.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by NewToDress View Post
 
As soon as this person received the package, he/she opened a case with pp saying that the content was not described. 

 

You have now encountered the most ridiculous and obscenely easy to exploit loophole in ebay's/PayPal's system.  If the buyer says that the item is "not as described" there is pretty much jack-all you can do about it.  Given, this is coming from testimonials from others and articles I have read, not personal experience.  This is the article that I remember being very good at describing the problem: http://codenerdz.com/blog/2012/12/03/think-of-selling-on-ebay-using-paypal-think-again/

post #6 of 9
as much money is at stake, it might be worth flying out to pay him a friendly visit.
post #7 of 9
For $3,000? Catch a plane and go meet in person to get your items back or solve the problems.
post #8 of 9
what are the links to the ebay items you sold?

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

What does your dispute with Ebay, PayPal and your customer have to do with Styleforum?

I need an advice, and I think that you guys might be able to help.

ok. I'll learn along with you. lurker[1].gif
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