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Ebay fraud alert...I got screwed(13 posts)

Ebay fraud alert...I got screwedtronracer
Apr 22, 2003 5:27 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7298&item=2716489059

This guy has a suspended paypal account, so I couldn't pay. So he says he will send COD. It never came. Then he stopped answering my emails. So I leave bad feedback after a month goes by, and he retaliates with bad feedback claiming I didn't pay (which is a total lie). At least I didn't lose any money, but what can I do about the feedback?
write EbayBergMann
Apr 22, 2003 6:21 AM
Paypal is now owned by Ebay, so it should be easy enough for them to check into your story.
Send them a mail with a record of your correspondence with this joker and that should get the ball rolling.
U can also rspnd 2 the cmplnt on ur fdbk pg.Kristin
Apr 22, 2003 6:27 AM
You need to be creative with abbreviations. But you can put something there about what the guy did so people can read it.
Leave it alonefiltersweep
Apr 22, 2003 6:48 AM
Your feedback has been great otherwise, no sense starting any more of a peeing contest. These days, a few negatives aren't a huge deal. Encounter the "wrong" buyer or seller and it is bound to happen.

There are plenty of ebayers bent on destroying people's perfect feedback.

My bet is the seller didn't want to give away the store... and thought he'd slip it by you.
I once was the winning bidder on...ClydeTri
Apr 22, 2003 7:26 AM
a fairly expensive mtbike....very shortly after winning it I had a financial setback. I contacted the seller,explained to them, and, I sent them a check for the total amount they were charged by ebay for the transaction...it was around $35 or so....no negative feedback..what does this have to do with this? nothing really, except, when people are really honest usually both parties can figure it out and not get in a pissing contest...
reason # 101 of why I don't do EBAY (NM)ColnagoFE
Apr 22, 2003 7:09 AM
Was this set at no reserve?DINOSAUR
Apr 22, 2003 7:39 AM
I've purchased a couple of low price items via ebay. Unless I am mistaken the seller has an option to back out if he does not want to sell the item at the winning bid.
But he should have stated that his reserve was not reached and the item will be posted again for bidding. If it was set at no reserve, then you got the short end...
Did you look at the auction?tronracer
Apr 22, 2003 8:09 AM
If there was a reserve it would say "reserve met" or if not it would say in red "reserve not yet met". You are correct... if the reserve is not met the seller may back out. He has not yet relisted the item.
looks like the seller had a starting price of $1,500tarwheel
Apr 22, 2003 8:11 AM
Even though you were the high bidder, the bidding never reached his starting price. So it looks like the seller was justified in not completing the transaction. Sellers have the right to start bidding at particular price. He could have settled for less, but apparently didn't want to sell that low.
Look again...oh and a requesttronracer
Apr 22, 2003 8:22 AM
The starting price was $950 and I won with $1503. The seller claims he has an email of me backing out of the deal and he would forward it to anyone. Would someone email him and request to see it? You can claim you are bidding on one of my current auctions. Then post his reply here.

Thanks all
my mistaketarwheel
Apr 22, 2003 8:37 AM
The seller probably found someone willing to pay more than your bid, or changed his mind about selling. Too bad, but not much you can do. I spent a year looking for a nice used Merckx frame and finally found one in my size last summer. After corresponding with the seller for a week, mainly trying to nail down the size and get some photos, he backed out of the deal. I was willing to pay his asking price, but when push came to shove, he decided not to sell the frame. One of the hazards of buying used.
re: Ebay fraud alert...I got screwedjtolleson
Apr 22, 2003 7:23 PM
Forget the feedback fight... what about that you had gotten a very sweet deal indeed on a great bike and he didn't deliver? THAT part would tick me off a lot more than my feedback rating.
Of course, the feedback is just the icing on the cake NMtronracer
Apr 22, 2003 11:30 PM