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If you sell to me on ebay, your Grandmother might die
stuff-o-rama
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2007-08-10 3:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-07-31 20:57, stuff-o-rama wrote:
Once again, the death in the family has appeared.

I sold an item to someone last week, today I got this notice

Quote:
I have not forgotten about the doll. I had a death in the funeral my mother passed from cancer she had for 12 yrs I will send payment out money order on thursday let me know if its ok Again i am sorry. Chris please send me your address so i can make sure i have the correct address



The funny thing is my name is not Chris, nor did he buy a doll from me. However he does owe me a big chunk of change. Is it wrong for me not to be sympathetic when it appears to be a form letter? I noticed on his eBay feedback that he has purchased around 20 items in the past two days... hmmmmm...



So I extended the time to pay twice with this guy. I turned him into eBay, after waiting nearly a month, I canceled the auction and turned him in. He retaliated by leaving me negative feedback. The first negative feedback I've ever gotten in 8 years. I'm so pissed off at this guy. Seems he can pay other people no problem, but somehow I'm the bad guy? He kept stringing me along, then he blasts me. I just don't get it. The auction says payment must be received within 14 days, no exceptions. I extended it twice for him anyway because I didn't want to be a bitch about it. Now this. My perfect score is marred for no reason. I'm gutted.

** edit ** I just found out this same guy claimed he sent another seller $3K which he never received. Hopefully eBay will boot this bastard and my negative will be erased. As Earl would say, Karma is a mo fo!

[ This Message was edited by: stuff-o-rama 2007-08-10 15:30 ]


 
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Mai Tai
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From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2007-08-13 02:18 am   Permalink

Yeah, good ol' ebay feedback. I won an auction for a cool Dual turntable that could play 78 speed records. The turntable, although from the early 1970's, was never opened or used, and was still new in the box - I think it was leftover inventory from an old stereo store or something. Immediately upon winning the auction, I started getting weird e-mails from someone claiming to be the owner of the auction items, and he was claiming that he was unsure of what the auction items actually contained. I responded to the e-mails, asking if he could please tell me what was included in the auction. He responded that he couldn't, because he was selling the items for someone else, and didn't actually have possession of the items. I immediately forwarded the e-mails to ebay's safe harbour department, where they assured me that they would work something out.

Well, they sat on their asses for longer than a week. When the guy responded back wanting payment, I told him that I had forwarded our e-mails and my complaint to ebay safe harbour. He then strangely told me that we had no prior conversation, and didn't know what I was talking about. I re-forwarded all of the e-mails to him, re-stating that I forwarded all of these to ebay safe harbour as well. He again replied that he didn't know what I was talking about, and threatened to give me negative feedback.

At this point, the good folks at ebay were still leaving me out there alone to hang high and dry. There was no response from them - it was around Thanksgiving weekend, so I assume everyone was on vacation. Ebay did nothing, despite my numerous e-mails asking for help, and the guy actually zapped me with negative feedback for non-payment, even though I told him repeatedly that I had contacted ebay safe harbour, and that he should consider this auction null and void. The kicker was that in his negative feedback he said something to the effect of "After 3 weeks I got no payment and absolutely no response from this guy - a total flake!!!"

Thanks ebay weirdo psycho, for ruining my perfect feedback rating.

Oh, and did I ever hear back from ebay? Yeah, like two weeks later they sent me a bullshit e-mail that said something to the effect of "So you received negative feedback. We hope this doesn't sour your ebay experience and that you will continue to shop on ebay." Uh, yeah, thanks for all of your help.

Yeah, for the most part, I'm pretty much done with ebay.
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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2007-08-13 08:49 am   Permalink

The first set of emails most likely wasn't the same guy, but someone spoofing his email. This is also a part of the phoney "second chance offer" scam.


Apparently the scam got so crazy that they went on Oprah, of someplace, to talk about it. It's why EBay no longer posts bidder info for auctions.
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stuff-o-rama
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2007-08-17 5:28 pm   Permalink

So I relisted the item, it ended today. There was less than two minutes left on the auction when I got this e-mail:

Quote:
Hi there, i'm so sorry to have to email you but is there anyway you can cancel my bid, ebay won't allow me, i have had recent personal issues. I hope you can help before the auction ends



I write back that I had no way to cancel the bid on my end.

He writes:

Quote:
Hi there, it's getting near to my highest bid, if i do win, would it be possible to offer it to the next highest bidder, if they refuse, as mentioned before i will honour the sale, once again i am so sorry to mess you around, and wish i could explain as you would understand if you knew the situation.



Hmmmmm... sound familiar? Whatever could the situation be?

Quote:
There has been a death in the family that I must attend to



Are you freaking kidding me? Is it possible that this item is cursed? I think eBay should offer death insurance. I am seriously tired of this BS. This item is a f*n albatross.


 
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