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Got scammed big time on eB*tch.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NewToDress, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. NewToDress

    NewToDress Member

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    Hey guys, I am a new poster here on sf. I have a problem with my buyer recently and I'm currently disputing with this fckin buyer.

    Last week, I listed a few items on ebay and there was one buyer won three of my items. The guy/girl paid via paypal. The order totaled about $3000. There were two pairs of really rare Nikes and one pair of JL (worn twice). I shipped them with signature confirmation and insured the full amount. As soon as this person received the package, he/she opened a case with pp saying that the content was not described. He/she claimed to received 3 used pairs of Adidas. Of course, I sent pp the pics of everything.

    What can I do here? PP said the pics proved that I have the items, not that I shipped them. What's the protection for seller in the case like this? I shipped to a confirmed address, and this scammer has 50+ something feedbacks. He/she lives in New England and I live in San Diego. I lost my faith with the authorities already since they won't even want to hear my story; "Its a civil matter, I'm sorry."

    I've tried the lawyer, but he wanted $1500 retainer fees. I asked him if it's 100% guarantee to recover the money, he said it's hard to prove, but he will try. I never go back again.
     
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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    What does your dispute with Ebay, PayPal and your customer have to do with Styleforum?
     


  3. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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  4. NewToDress

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    I need an advice, and I think that you guys might be able to help.
     


  5. biged781

    biged781 Senior member

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    You have now encountered the most ridiculous and obscenely easy to exploit loophole in ebay's/PayPal's system. If the buyer says that the item is "not as described" there is pretty much jack-all you can do about it. Given, this is coming from testimonials from others and articles I have read, not personal experience. This is the article that I remember being very good at describing the problem: http://codenerdz.com/blog/2012/12/03/think-of-selling-on-ebay-using-paypal-think-again/
     
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  6. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    as much money is at stake, it might be worth flying out to pay him a friendly visit.
     


  7. smflagg

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    For $3,000? Catch a plane and go meet in person to get your items back or solve the problems.
     


  8. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    what are the links to the ebay items you sold?

    :lurk:
     


  9. MyOtherLife

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    ok. I'll learn along with you. :lurk:
     


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