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post #16 of 37
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Thank you guys...

It really sucks b/c we are talking about a pair of Lanvin sneakers...it is not the cheapest item around.

Anyway, I will try and stop shipment tomorrow until they buyer or paypal respond.

I am just hoping that it is just a glitch from the otherwise perfect system called paypal.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by harryx2 View Post
I just noticed that they have not reversed the total amount, the kind people at paypal have actually kept their fee!!!.

It costs money to reverse payments and write inexplicable emails. Somebody has to pay for it.
post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
It costs money to reverse payments and write inexplicable emails. Somebody has to pay for it.

Lol!!!

I got an email from the buyer. He says he is in Vegas and he has no idea of this. He is going to contact the good and smart people over paypal. I hope that the, eh, girls in Vegas did not take over his paypal account and started doing their thing...
post #19 of 37
take care to ship only to confirmed addresses with paypal. i've been stiffed on ebay by buyers with unconfirmed addresses. lots of scammers out there.
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by 11211 View Post
take care to ship only to confirmed addresses with paypal. i've been stiffed on ebay by buyers with unconfirmed addresses. lots of scammers out there.

His account is verified. The thing is that he did not open any dispute. I just received this absurd email and my money (without their fee) were back to his account. No contact prior to this from paypal. I had withdrawn the money and it is just a neg in the account.
post #21 of 37
A similar incident happened to me a couple of weeks ago. In order to take advantage of M$ live cash back, I registered a new ebay account since my existing account had exhausted the limits. I purchased a ~$400 gift card with this new account and paid immediately using a new paypal account with confirmed shipping address.

Shortly after, I got a email message from eBay informing me the listing had been canceled and the transaction had been reversed. The message even told me that I did not have to pay. Very frustrating...the seller looked very legit, and more importantly, I had paid already.

Even thought the message said the transaction was canceled. The money did not return to my paypal account automatically. So I opened up a live chat session trying to get some help from ebay custom service.

That was a real nightmare...an ebay customer rep insisted on that I could do a REFUND on my paypal account to get my money back despite I told her repeatedly that I was a buyer. Half hour later, she told me that I have to talk to paypal to get my money back. I called paypal and was told there was no quick way to get funds back. The only option is to file a paypal dispute, wait 10 days then to escalate it to a paypal claim.

I didn't bother to deal with paypal. I filed a charge back with my CC.
post #22 of 37
same thing happened to me a few years ago. shipped out of the US to a verified paypal acct, confirmed address, etc...ebay seller with lots of positive feedback. A few weeks after i had shipped items Paypal reversed the charges saying it was a stolen credit card.

i fought against having to eat the loss and they stopped responding to my emails and than froze my account.

Paypal sucks.

Now of course, i've learned that despite my years of buying and selling on eBay, i can no longer sell anything because i do not have feedback over 100 yet or use Paypal. Didnt eBay say when they bought Paypal that they would not force people to use their payment service? Very aggravating!
post #23 of 37
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I went to the post office and I am not able to stop the parcel

I gave a ring to the guy who said is going to check with his bank and paypal ofc claims that it did what the bank told them to do. And i am not covered by their seller protection shit. Did you know it even existed?
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
I really hate paypal. Their service is the biggest crock of Sh!T

+1
post #25 of 37
No more ebay for me as paypal is soon to be the only method of payment allowed for ebay transactions.

E-pal sucks!
post #26 of 37
Unfortunately fraud is a part of doing business. We've lost over $6,000 year to date to fraud (and Paypal actually handles our credit card payments on our website), and over $7,000 last year. Paypal has reversed charges on us without any warning as well - apparently some reverses are simply indisputable - and they are very vague about it even when speaking with them on the phone. While Paypal does generally seem to be unhelpful and sub-par in their services, it would be the same with any other service. The credit card companies are ALWAYS in favor of the consumer. We've provided all the documentation including tracking numbers, addresses, and even email correspondence - all to no avail.

Good luck.
post #27 of 37
^ Wow, that sucks to hear. Have you looked into doing basic fraud checks on orders?
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
^ Wow, that sucks to hear. Have you looked into doing basic fraud checks on orders?

Certainly - now whenever someone has an order shipped to a different address we request the customer to add that address as a verified address associated with the credit card used. The billing address does go through security checks automatically, and we do require the 3 digit code on the back of CC's.
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher View Post
Certainly - now whenever someone has an order shipped to a different address we request the customer to add that address as a verified address associated with the credit card used. The billing address does go through security checks automatically, and we do require the 3 digit code on the back of CC's.

Oh wow...so basically, if a buyer want to screw with you he could easily do so. Paypal insists that the reversal is due to reasons of fraudulence or the owner not having the funds in his account. They also claim that the do not cover my ass b/c i have shipped to an unverified address. Thing is that he is verified. Also, the tracking number I provided does not show the exact address until the item is delivered. Which means that they concluded i shipped to an unverified address without even checking.

I am going to contact the internet crime force webpage? Has anyone tried that?

But the way i see it, unless it is a misunderstanding with a legit seller (which i doubt) i wont be getting any money back.
post #30 of 37
I actually had a buyer call their bank and dispute the transaction. Paypal took the money from me, and told me "they would represent me in the chargeback." HA! They wouldn't give me any of the banking information to put up my own fight. In my transaction, Paypal had $15 on the line and I have $400. I didn't trust that they would put the same effort into the dispute as I would, so I ended up suing the ebayer... Ended up getting my money back, no thanks to paypal. OH YEAH. Took 3 months to resolve. Paypal tried to charge me $50 for the "chargeback." A little yelling on the phone took care of that. I have a very sour taste from PayPayl. If I had $5million, I would start an ebay/PayPal company.
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