Worst Ebay buyer EVAR

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gladhands, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    So, I sell this guy a pair of AE's for 30 bucks. He wins the auction in the middle of a weekday and sends me this message:

    I've paid for the item. Please ship it today and provide me with a tracking # and carrier.

    Right then and there, I knew this was not going to be a smooth transaction.

    Five days later this series of messages is exchanged:

    ]2/29 Buyer: Hi, received my shoes today. There are more wrinkles than the pictures indicate in natural light. In addition, the way they were packaged has permanently created a depression in the leather upper of the shoes. I'd like a fee reduction or reimbursement of some sort because of the damage due to the packaging

    2/29 me: Please send me a picture of said damage. The shoes were packed in a USPS priority mail shoe box, and inside of a plastic bag to prevent water damage

    2/29 buyer: Here are the pictures:
    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/P1100907.jpg

    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/P1100906.jpg

    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/P1100905.jpg

    As you can see, both shoes have depressions - due to packaging - where the shoe naturally will develop creases. These depressions were not present in the listing's pictures, which I've saved


    2/29 me: The difference in creasing is due the shoes being photographed with trees inserted. I'm sorry that you're unhappy with them. I am willing to offer you a full refund if you return them to me, however I will not offer any sort of price reduction.

    4/25 I apologize for getting back to you so late - I've been stationed out of state for a while. I just got the chance to examine the shoes again and would like to opt for the refund. I brought it to the most reputable leather/boot shop in Santa Clara and the owner said that he cannot completely remove the wrinkles(or mostly anyways) and that I should get them recrafted completely. I did not expect to need to do this based on the pictures and have been informed the process is about 5x what I paid for the shoes, so I would like to return them to you

    Did I mention the fact that he ahs yet to leave me feedback?
     


  2. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    At this rate, I'd just give him his $30 back and wait for positive feedback then provide a link to this page here
     
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  4. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    Those shoes are cursed. I previously sold them for signicantly more, and that buyer never sent payment. The second highest bidder didn't take the 2nd chance offer. I re-list it and get this guy.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :( this guys is a moron.
     


  6. Nerkg

    Nerkg Senior member

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    He took them to have creases removed? Lol! Tell him to put shoe trees in, then he will prob say ohhhhhh I'll keep them now
     


  7. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    shoe tree will cost more than the shoe..
     


  8. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    What size are those shoes?
     


  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    He obviously expected them to never wrinkle/wear/stretch like good leather does. Tell him to go to Kmart to get shoes like those
     


  10. satorstyle

    satorstyle Senior member

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    If they're 10.5's I may have a buyer.
     


  11. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    that^^
     


  12. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    ....unfreakin believable what kind of unreasonable expectations for a $30 AE. imo, that's a great deal, given the condition of the item. is the person a member here?
    anyways....
     


  13. connoisSHOEr

    connoisSHOEr New Member

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    Since you decided to publicly air this:

    The right shoe also has a sticky residue all over it. It smells like pureed sweet potatoes.
     


  14. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    :slapfight:
     


  15. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    Haha. My experience is that 90%of ebay buyers are complete idiots, especially when your item targets lower income individuals.
     


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