Originally Posted by Achilles_
Nope. Nataku did that with a bear sweater, POS buyer did a charge back and got her money back and kept the sweater. Then sold the sweater for $1500. Still makes me ticked to this day.
Originally Posted by horse's_ass
Seconded wrt making my blood boil.
Tell me about it - I have her account saved because I intend to "remedy" this situation someday (when I can afford it). Every Sunday when I look through all my saved sellers listings to see what new items are put up, I accidentally open hers and it makes me
every time. Instant bad mood for at least 20 minutes.
Originally Posted by Brianpore
The point of a personal payment is that your personally paying for something already done (a service) or that you own money. Your not suppose to use it for merchandise (sale of goods) which is why there is no address associated with personal payments as there is no need to ship anything....would love to hear from Nataku what exactly happened as the link to the org thread is "gone". Was personal payment used?
I'll try to make a long story short, but even the short version is a bit lengthy.
I put the cashmere Polo bear sweater on eBay. Got 8 messages asking me to end it early within the first hour. Responded to the highest offer ($800). I sent her my PP address and asked her to send it via Personal Payment (to avoid fees and possibly a scam) and she did with no fuss. Sent the sweater in a tyvek envelope inside a USPS Priority Mail box. Sent with Signature Confirmation. About a week later, she claims she got a t-shirt instead of a sweater and said the package appeared to be tampered with when she received it. She implied that USPS did something with it as she said it went between two different post offices (seen in the tracking info) in NYC (where she lives) and she had never seen that before. I filed a case with the Postal Inspectors. They said the package went back and forth because she gave me the wrong zip code. They also got in touch with the carrier who delivered the package and he said the package didn't have any damage that was out of the ordinary.
I drain my bank account fearing the worst, get home and see that my fear was correct. She filed a charge-back the day after our messages were exchanged. Put my PP at -$800. Fought with Paypal and everyone there told me something different. I have no chance, I have a great chance, they don't know, they do know, etc. Ridiculous. Even the supervisors were of no help. They said they had some information that they could not disclose but to let them know what I got back. If it was what the supervisor said he hoped I got back, they'd refund me the money no questions asked. Needless to say, it wasn't what they thought and now I'm out the sweater and $800. The way they worded it implied she had pulled similar things in the past.
She sent the sweater to a friend(also in NYC) who listed it for her about 2 weeks later. Sold for $1500.
The said friend's eBay moniker had feedback with them complaining that they were scammed the same way I was. Coincidence?
Anyway, almost 2 months have past, the thread was blackholed because some ass-clown was starting drama and I'm trying to get over it. Still pisses me off that she got away with it. Paypal/eBay are a horrible, corrupt corporation but until someone gives them some competition, we can just plan to see them get worse.....