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Ebay dispute, what do I do now?(6 posts)

Ebay dispute, what do I do now?Kristin
Feb 28, 2003 11:34 AM
I purchased a $10 item with buyitnow on 2/13. I goofed and didn't see that they guy only accepts verified Paypal, and payed immediatly with my unverified account. 3 days after the auction I get an email from the guy asking for his money. I noticed that he'd declined my prior payment attempt, but not knowing why I tried to pay him again--of course same method. But this payment wasn't rejected or accepted--didn't even show up on my paypal page. Of course, I want to understand why that was before I made another payment attempt.

Long story short. I have tried to communicate with him in email, but he takes 2-4 days to respond. I have tried to call him, but the number in his contact information is for a fax machine. I have asked for his phone # no less than 3 times. He has never given it. Finally, after nearly 2 weeks of banging my head against a wall I replied to him and told him that I refuse to pay and I will find the item somewhere else--its on its way to me as I write this. But this moron keeps hounding me for his $20. (Yes, $10 shipping on a 1lb, $10 item.)

What can I do to make this guy go away? And to protect my status on ebay--which is almost non-existent?
Why not have your account verified?cdale02
Feb 28, 2003 12:00 PM
You can have your paypal account verified - I think it takes a day, I believe they deposit an amount less than 1.00 to your account and you tell them what that amount is and then you are verified. I think it is something like that.... it's been a while.

Also, I haven't had any "issues" as a result of the account being verified.

Good luck - I only have (5) feedbacks on me, so I can relate. All positive so far at least.
I don't want to go through the hassel of opening another acctKristin
Feb 28, 2003 12:05 PM
There is no way I'm going to tie my primpary checking account to paypal. That's where my paychecks go. That's where my mortgage gets paid. I'm not willing to take any risks with it.
Just take the hitLeroy
Mar 1, 2003 1:09 PM
and chalk it up to the learning curve. I think you can enter your explanation if you get negative feedback. You're better off getting it somewhere else.

I would think twice before using Paypal. I do not use it any more - especially be careful with credit cards. It is not really that secure. We just had a credit card number stolen off paypal and had to cancel the card and go through the forgery affidavit business to delete the bogus charges to our card. There's probably a way to access your bank account through paypal as well.
If it was just negative feedback, I would have no problemKristin
Mar 3, 2003 7:39 AM
But this guy is threatening me with a non-payment warning. That's fine though, I'm going to close my EBay account. Its just too risky out there anymore, and I don't have confidence that the folks at EBay will ever get control of the criminals and morons who "sell" on their site.
If it was just negative feedback, I would have no problemLeroy
Mar 3, 2003 8:51 AM
I wouldn't worry about a non-payment warning. Just enter your version of the facts in response. If necessary go on the offensive and file a complaint against the seller, enter neg. feedback, etc. eBay really just 'enforces' these warnings by moral suasion. That is, they try to get a party do do what they direct by eBay peer/institutional pressure. They really do not have a way to enforce the system otherwise, except exclusion from their trading system. If the seller was wrong, then he was just wrong. Let them know about it at every turn and don't worry about eBay's fancy faux-enforcement techniques. They are not always right, either. Good luck with it; I'd rather take a beating than deal with these types.