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What would you do? – EBay mishap.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JeffsWood, May 28, 2009.

  1. JohnD356

    JohnD356 Well-Known Member

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    ^ Go for it. Just be prepared to get a nasty response (in which case it will make your decision quite easy). And be sure to save all the emails in case he decides down the line to pick a fight about the PayPal refund. Some (many?) people on eBay are just plain crazy.
     
  2. SlamMan

    SlamMan Well-Known Member

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    How about I send this email:

    I am disappointed this is not resolved yet. I have no interest in keeping these shoes and I would like to return them to you. But as I am sure you can I understand I do not wish to pay (for a second time) the return shipping costs out of my own pocket. If you are willing to pay for the cost of shipping, including insurance and delivery confirmation I will ship these shoes to your PayPal address.
    If I do not hear back from you in 7 days I will assume you are not interested in the offer.


    As far as I'm concerned, after returning them once on your own dime, you've done more than you're ethically obligated to already. Especially considering the nasty response you received.

    It's good that you want to do the right thing but no reasonable person would fault you for dropping the issue as is.
     
  3. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm concerned, after returning them once on your own dime, you've done more than you're ethically obligated to already. Especially considering the nasty response you received.

    It's good that you want to do the right thing but no reasonable person would fault you for dropping the issue as is.


    The guy is a jerk - but i will give him a pass for that. What if the package got delivered to the wrong house for what ever reason. Then he thinks I trying to rip him off. He was a jerk when I tried to resolve it, but what the hell I decided to him a second chance. As of yet no response to my email.
     
  4. phillyesq

    phillyesq Well-Known Member

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    If you want to, I'd send him an e-mail letting him know that you will return the shoes if you first receive the $18 you have already paid plus advance shipping costs to re-send the shoes. If he is not interested, I'd put them in B&S, recoup the out of pocket expenses as well as a little bit for your time and trouble.
     
  5. doublebucklemonk

    doublebucklemonk Well-Known Member

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    I would call Paypal (they do have a customer service number if you look around the site). Explain to them that he shipped the wrong shoes, issued a prompt refund, you shipped the shoes back and they were refused, and the seller sent an email saying he doesn't want to be contacted again regarding this. They can put a note in your account with the info so if he ever does try something he won't get his money back.
     
  6. pikutata

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    u can always send it to me.
     
  7. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    I would call Paypal (they do have a customer service number if you look around the site). Explain to them that he shipped the wrong shoes, issued a prompt refund, you shipped the shoes back and they were refused, and the seller sent an email saying he doesn't want to be contacted again regarding this. They can put a note in your account with the info so if he ever does try something he won't get his money back.

    Thanks, good advice. I did send an email to the seller, but no response yet>
     
  8. deanayer

    deanayer Well-Known Member

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    Sell them on EBAY but this time with an accurate picture of the actual item.
     
  9. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Well-Known Member

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    Well I gave it a few weeks and no response from the seller. So I am unloading these for $35 shipped to recoup my costs.
     
  10. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    I dont think there is any way for paypal to reverse the refund.

    In any event, the seller should have opened an ebay dispute if there was a problem. I issue the refund once I get the returned item so there is no issue.

    It seems to me the seller pretty clearly told you to take a hike and forget about the shoes. I'd forget about it.
     
  11. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Well-Known Member

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    I am still waiting for a thread to pop up titled "Guy Asks for a Refund, Then Keeps My Shoes, What Should I Do?"

    In all seriousness, sounds to me like you've tried to do the right thing. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     

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