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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

dad2bandm

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well, I offer returns, so no excuse is necessary. But if he tries any scams to get free return shipping, he sent this message before the jacket was delivered.
Maybe the "one you sent him" will have fire marks and reek of smoke. :)
 

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Bought a NWT pair of Peter Millar Pants 38x36. Said they arrived damaged.

Returned a Used pair of Peter Millar Pants 38x35. No tags, two finger-sized holes, bleach stains, missing two buttons, spider nests built in folds from poor storage.

Apparently, I can still only withhold 50% of his payment, even though it's not the same item I sent him. i'm gonna have to call back on that one.
Now the truth comes out, sounds like this guy needs laundry lessons. Four calls with ebay and they still tell me 50/50 is the best I can do. But they assure me that the buyer gets a warning letter and a magical strike against them.

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Anyone having issues with ebay this morning? A lot of pages failing to load for me and I can't get my labels printed off.
 

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Now the truth comes out, sounds like this guy needs laundry lessons. Four calls with ebay and they still tell me 50/50 is the best I can do. But they assure me that the buyer gets a warning letter and a magical strike against them.

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Sounds to me like he could have returned you a shit-stained rug and 50/50 is the best you'd be able to do. As a buyer it is great, you can get away with nearly anything based on stuff you read here. As someone that only sells items every once in a while, having little to no protection causes me to check for months after transactions for chargebacks, etc. Thankfully I haven't had this happen, yet.
 

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No kidding. I wonder if this thread is hidden from google searches; I’d hate for more people to learn how to become scammers.
 

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they for sure read these threads...or there is some weird scammer forum because the language a lot of them use is almost exactly the same.

I can smell their BS on the first message because of this.
 

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there are far too many prospective buyers to put up with any margin of nonsense from any single one nobody is special
 

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Anyone having issues with ebay this morning? A lot of pages failing to load for me and I can't get my labels printed off.
I tried two different browsers in order to print labels. Both failed, but a minute later the first, ie my normal browser, worked.
 

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I tried two different browsers in order to print labels. Both failed, but a minute later the first, ie my normal browser, worked.
I also eventually got it to go through, but I had to reload many times to do so.
 

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Sounds to me like he could have returned you a shit-stained rug and 50/50 is the best you'd be able to do. As a buyer it is great, you can get away with nearly anything based on stuff you read here. As someone that only sells items every once in a while, having little to no protection causes me to check for months after transactions for chargebacks, etc. Thankfully I haven't had this happen, yet.
Update. eBay closed the case, no fault of seller, yet refunded buyer in full. So I called back to see if I could be refunded in full in light of all the new information (my 6th call).
Nope. The rep told me I needed to get the buyer to admit to washing, shrinking, bleaching, damaging, tailoring the item before accepting the return in order to appeal.

Note. I’m not worried about the $60 item, or the $40 loss. It’s the $1000 item I sell next week that concerns me.
 
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Update. eBay closed the case, no fault of seller, yet refunded buyer in full. So I called back to see if I could be refunded in full in light of all the new information (my 6th call).
Nope. The rep told me I needed to get the buyer to admit to washing, shrinking, bleaching, damaging, tailoring the item before accepting the return in order to appeal.
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ace13x

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Update. eBay closed the case, no fault of seller, yet refunded buyer in full. So I called back to see if I could be refunded in full in light of all the new information (my 6th call).
Nope. The rep told me I needed to get the buyer to admit to washing, shrinking, bleaching, damaging, tailoring the item before accepting the return in order to appeal.

Note. I’m not worried about the $60 item, or the $40 loss. It’s the $1000 item I sell next week that concerns me.
How were you supposed to know the item was washed, shrunk, bleached,... etc. before you got the item back?
 

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