Something strikes me as wrong about this whole situation, and I don't think your gloating is helping me either.
I'm not gloating about having the shoes and the money. I'm pointing out the irony that he tried to act like a jerk and ended up hurting himself. Life doesn't always work out quite so neatly.
Quote:I'm not saying that the seller treated you fairly, but it seems like you are being kind of unfair, by either ripping off the seller or paypal. You've got both the goods and the money. There's just something a little ethically off about that. First, I don't think it's that weird for you to have to pay return shipping.
I have not ripped off the seller or paypal. The seller misrepresented the shoes. I tried to return them and he would not return my email or VM. Then, after he agreed to take the return, I tried to return the shoes to him and he marked them return to sender. I guess I don't understand your analysis at all around ethics.
I don't think its weird that I had to pay return shipping. I made the offer to do so.
Quote:Next, I'd give the seller one last chance to get his goods back. It's just not right for you to have both. It's either unfair to him, if his paypal account was actually deducted. Or unfair to paypal, if you keep both. Just send him an email, explain the situation, tell him he should be pay return shipping and reimburse you for your earlier costs/annoyances. If he doesn't agree to that, then keep the shoes.
I did send the seller a note asking how he would like to proceed as soon as I saw the shoes had been returned. I don't expect to hear from him.