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(vanity) If you've had a bad experience on eBay, tell me about it
3/14/11 | marty

Posted on 03/08/2011 9:50:21 AM PST by martin_fierro

If you've had a bad experience on eBay, please tell me about:



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KEYWORDS: ebay

In exchange, this.

1 posted on 03/08/2011 9:50:24 AM PST by martin_fierro
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Had one bad experience in about 700. Ordered a CD and never received it.

Filed a complaint with Square Trade and received my money back and an apology within a few days.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 9:55:06 AM PST by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Slings and Arrows; SunkenCiv

You wisenheimers are welcome to stay off my thread.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 9:56:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Bought a Dutch Auction on Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones.

New these are $300 each, the Dutch Auction stated he had 20 for sale. The winner gets to buy ‘x’ at his price, then the next guy buys ‘y’ at his price - and down the line.

I used PayPal (HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU DO THIS) and paid $180 for mine. The guy was a scammer - who had a 2 year record of actually selling slot-car tracks and cars to collectors. Over 2,000 sales with a 97% rating.

I guess he wanted a big haul.

I got my money back (thanks, PayPal) and got email from Paypal stating this man’s trial date, charges (interstate mail fraud, ect) and a phone number to call with a case number - so I could see what he got.

He got 7 years on 3 different Felony convictions, I got my money back - and a lot of faith in Paypal. The only down-side was that it took almost 3 weeks for me to get my money back. PayPal allows the Seller time to respond, before they intercede - then the actions are swift and harsh.

I have no complaints. I got my cash, and this jerk is getting some tender loving care from Bubba for the next several years.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 10:01:17 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: martin_fierro

I hate PayPal. I always try to make sure I buy stuff from a non-smoking environment. I once got a used computer that was an ash tray. It was horrible.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 10:01:34 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: martin_fierro

I’ve had 3 things not show up, 1 reimbursed by the seller and 2 by paypal. Other than that its been good.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 10:01:50 AM PST by waynesa98
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To: martin_fierro
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7 posted on 03/08/2011 10:01:54 AM PST by mnehring
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To: martin_fierro
I only rarely buy through ebay, but my first experience wasn't a good one. I bought a pair of tickets to a practice round at the US Open at Bethpage back in 2002. The tickets didn't arrive by the day before. The seller apologized and told me he would get the tickets to me by early on the morning the tickets were to be used and then he would GIVE me a pair for another day.

He LIED. The tickets arrived did arrive around 8:30 AM. (Usually, I like to get to the course by 8 AM.) Then I had about an hour and a half trip to get to the course. He never gave me anything. (He said I misunderstood "give." He really meant sell.)

But the other half dozen times or so I've used ebay, it has worked just the way it is supposed to.

ML/NJ

8 posted on 03/08/2011 10:02:22 AM PST by ml/nj
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9 posted on 03/08/2011 10:04:03 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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Out of thousands (3200) of auctions I only had two bad ones.One was actually Fed Ex’s fault as they lost it but I recieved it a month later.The other was a $5.00 pair of motorcycle gloves that the guy sent the wrong size and wouldnt correct it.

I even bought a 96 porsche 350 miles from my house unseen and it was a great deal.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 10:05:05 AM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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I'll let you know in a couple of hours, a package is overdue and the seller isn't responding.

Yesterday I finally got a package which the Jacksonville Florida post office liked so much they sat on it for 9 days, looks like I'm going to have 2 in a row.

I registered on Ebay in 2004, good luck until lately, maybe it's just a passing spell.

I'm pround of my 100% feedback, buying and selling, but some people just don't care. You have to sort them out.

11 posted on 03/08/2011 10:05:51 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: martin_fierro

12 posted on 03/08/2011 10:06:42 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: martin_fierro

I’ve had a number of problems. Packages arriving split open without mdse, packages just not arriving. New items that are clearly used.

As a seller I’ve had none paying buyers who become irritated.

Some get solved and some do not.

Worst was buying a pricy old item from China. What arrived was a pile of junk. Ebay did not help at all. Early eBay was harder to deal with.

I now run everything through PayPal linked to my credit card. The credit card company just yanks the money back from a bad seller. eBay dithers.


13 posted on 03/08/2011 10:08:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: martin_fierro

All my experiences have been terrible. three so far.

It never works. The seller, no matter how good the rating never sends it, and each time I had to get money back from Paypal.

Problem is that whole process takes about 6 weeks total.

So basically I will never use this POS site ever again, and I can firmly state that buying on something on ebay accomplishes is locking up money for 6 weeks.

total garbage site.

the three items tried to purchase:

2008: Asus eepce
2009: Michael Jordan 1980’s original Air Jordan t-shirt.
2011: used Iphone 3g


14 posted on 03/08/2011 10:12:01 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: martin_fierro

“A Picture of ME! A Condom! A Spanish Disk! A KAZOO!”

In my best Carson “What Obama is sending as a wedding gift to William and Kate.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 10:13:00 AM PST by vipervomit (Some days you're the dog........some days you're the hydrant!)
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To: martin_fierro

ORDERED

RECEIVED


16 posted on 03/08/2011 10:13:40 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: martin_fierro
Had one bad experience : A seller that had people go through his separate checkout system, and who then stole my debit card info. The same day I discovered this, I went to the bank , canceled my card , and requested a new card with a different number . The next day, after I threatened the seller with police involvement , the funds were returned to my bank account. So it was aggravating, but no loss to me at all (and I *did* get the item I bought-in fact, I had left positive feedback for him.)

When I purchased the item from the seller, he had a 100% positive feedback, albeit for less than 30 transactions. And numerous times before and after that transaction , I used non ebay checkout systems with no problems whatsoever.

My biggest mistake was in e mailing the ^&*$#% a few times : I should have filed a complaint with ebay immediately. But I thought his re charging of my card a month after the sale and the initial debiting was a mistake. It was a while before I looked at his current auctions and discovered he now had numerous negs against him, and in fact he was suspended not long after.

Incidentally, it looks like ebay is going to ban non ebay checkout systems by June , so this thing won't happen to anyone else.

I have been on ebay since 1999. I have a100% positive feedback for about 3000 transactions. I used to sell, but no longer; now I just buy (too damn much! :-) )

17 posted on 03/08/2011 10:15:30 AM PST by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: martin_fierro

Martin he borrow me soap and no return it


18 posted on 03/08/2011 10:22:51 AM PST by RBIEL2
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To: Frantzie
I hate PayPal.

You hate (nearly) everything.

19 posted on 03/08/2011 10:25:57 AM PST by TankerKC (Confucius say, he who rushes to vote on bill before reading, might forget severability clause.)
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To: martin_fierro

I ordered some Converse hi tops.

When they arrived they were from a Korean address and were obviously fake knock offs.

I complained to EBay or Paypal, I forget which. They had already shut the guy down. My money was refunded.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 10:26:51 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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Bought a diesel injector pump. I specified the part number that I wanted. Finally the wrong pump shows up after the magic 30 day date. I call the seller and he says no returns. I said you did not ship what I ordered.

I demand my money back and he says ship the pump back and I will ship you the right one.

I shipped it back and so he refuses to refund my money or ship me what I ordered.

Paypal did nothing.

Ebay killed his account (like he can’t just start a new one)after I kept after them.

Anyone around Pomeroy OH want to break some knees? -s?-


21 posted on 03/08/2011 10:27:09 AM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: martin_fierro
Out of the many times I bought off of eBay, I can recall only one slightly bad experience. Bought a bunch of knick knacks from a couple of guys who owned a pawn shop. I sent them a money order. A few weeks go by and I receive nothing. I send them an email asking about my stuff. They replied that they sent it (UPS). Please give me another week or so to see if it will arrive. A couple weeks go by and nothing. I email them again. They say they will file a claim with UPS about the missing shipment. About 4 weeks go by and I hear nothing. So I email them again, and this time, I get a response from the guys partner who asks: "Missing shipment? UPS? Filed claim? What are you talking about?". I remind him that I bought something from them over eBay. Shipment got lost. They were supposed to file a claim with UPS. I get a response saying that they didnt make the claim. They found the claim form in a drawer somewhere. But this time they'll be sure to fill it out and send it. A few more weeks go by and I get an email from them saying that they got back from UPS one of the several boxes they were supposed to send to me. Apparently it got damaged in shipment. They say if they get back the other boxes, they re-package it and re-send it. I just tell them I want my money back. They reply: "sure, well refund part of your money because we are assuming that you got part of the shipment". I tell them they assumed wrong because I got NOTHING and insist on FULL refund, including the money for shipping.

Finally, after 6 months of this going back and forth, they FINALLY sent me my full refund in the form of a personal check. I was worried that it would bounce, but it didnt.

22 posted on 03/08/2011 10:27:45 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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Over 100 transactions, all buying. Bought one laptop which wouldn’t load my hard drive - long story - but seller took it back no questions asked, and I got all my $$ back in good time. I’m totally satisfied with eBay as a buyer. Sure, there are some scumbags - I won’t buy from somebody with less than 99% approval rating.


23 posted on 03/08/2011 10:28:36 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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Never had a problem (so far) and I’ve bought for years. Got a really nice Disney World Paris Minny Mouse coat for my (then) 8 year old and it needed dry cleaning from the house having smokers in it. Other than that, everything fine.

Matter of fact, I order Gameboy games from China all the time. If you order from the same seller, and they will combine shipping, it can work out to $11 per game opposed to $30 to $40 per game here at Walmart. All my kids’ friends think we are rich and we most certainly aren’t. Just mom is a big ebay buyer.

Oh, and I got a Bible printed ‘upon order of Queen Victoria” from Scotland for my aunt’s church. Pretty nifty!


24 posted on 03/08/2011 10:28:57 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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I've had about 50 eBay purchases and had one item not show up. The seller sent me a new one without much trouble. I didn't have to get eBay or Paypal involved.
25 posted on 03/08/2011 10:30:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: JoeProBono
Man, some people have all the luck.

Wanna trade the Jesus and Elvis painting for this?:


26 posted on 03/08/2011 10:33:46 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: martin_fierro

Never had a bad experience as buyer on ebay....my only bad experiences have been as a seller. Buyers are KING on Ebay. If you are not satisfied after dealing with the Seller you can lodge a complaint with ebay and they pay you back. If you’re a seller and are having a hard time with a buyer...tough luck.


27 posted on 03/08/2011 10:45:05 AM PST by happilymarriedmom
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I have had some odd happenings but nothing that was not resolved in my favor. I have had worse luck with big box stores refusing to take back something that was DOA or died within a couple of weeks. Even had an item I sold lost in mail told her to wait a couple more days then email me again and she never did so I assume it got there. I did have one guy that I think was running a scam on his shippers insurance but I got what I ordered after it was supposedly returned to him broken into with some of the coins missing. The only tip is do not let anyone string you along file the complaint they are easy to close if you are satisfied.


28 posted on 03/08/2011 10:55:01 AM PST by scottteng (Proud parent of a Life scout)
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To: martin_fierro

I used to buy a lot of gun parts off e-bay until they banned most of that stuff. Never had any problems. Now it’s my wife that does most of the e-bay shopping. She buys mostly clothes and has had a few items that were not as advertised. E-bay refunded her money for all of them so no complaints, other than I wish they’d bring back the guns parts, can’t find them nearly as cheap on other sites as e-bay had them :)


29 posted on 03/08/2011 11:03:15 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: lowbridge


30 posted on 03/08/2011 11:07:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TankerKC
You hate (nearly) everything.

Hey now, what makes you think 17,157 anecdotal posts to that affect are grounds for rendering that opinion?

31 posted on 03/08/2011 11:10:14 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: martin_fierro
I have had 1 so-so experience and one BAD experience. This is the bad one. An item I needed was sold by Walmart.com but was on backorder. I found the item on eBay and did a "buy it now." The seller implied that she had the item in hand in the item description. It turned out that she was a drop shipper. She ordered the item from Walmart.com and they shipped it to me. It took WEEKS for it to arrive. I complained to her and in turn she left me the only negative feedback I have ever gotten on eBay, which was complete crap as I had already met the terms of the transaction as a buyer by paying immediately after I clicked the "buy it now" button.

The bottom line is that according to eBay's current terms, a seller does NOT have to inform you that they are a drop shipper. You have to specifically ask if they have the item IN HAND and ready to ship.

32 posted on 03/08/2011 11:31:38 AM PST by RoseyT
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To: GreenAccord
Hey now, what makes you think 17,157 anecdotal posts to that affect are grounds for rendering that opinion?

You are right. And, I know he will hate that I was hasty in my judgement...

33 posted on 03/08/2011 11:42:04 AM PST by TankerKC (Confucius say, he who rushes to vote on bill before reading, might forget severability clause.)
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To: martin_fierro
You wisenheimers are welcome to stay off my thread.

Don't make me come after your red stapler, pal.

34 posted on 03/08/2011 12:07:11 PM PST by Constitution Day
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I once had a screwed up transaction, I dont even remember what it was anymore. Paypal got involved. End result, Paypal suspends my account and basically took my money, a few hundred. There was no convincing them of my innocence, etc, etc...


35 posted on 03/08/2011 12:38:05 PM PST by Paradox (Matthews has the emotional equilibrium of a pregnant, gambling chihuahua on meth.)
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To: martin_fierro
While selling my friend’s audio equipment I forgot to check the [U.S. bidders only box], but luckily remembered to check the [ We do not ship outside the U.S.] box. I got some Canadian DEMANDING I accept payment and ship to him in Ontario. This included flaming me to E-bay. E-Bay said their hands were tied, fight amongst yourselves. Resolve: I wrote him and said I would accept payment and ship as soon as he furnished a U.S. shipping address. Either that or court. He relented.
36 posted on 03/08/2011 2:58:38 PM PST by clbiel (Hey Islam! Satan's on the line- says he's not giving back your religion without a fight.)
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Dang.


37 posted on 03/08/2011 5:35:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: martin_fierro

I’ve had an ebay account since 1998. 13 years. keepsakevideoct

I learned along time ago that a good way to reduce my chances of fraud was to be sure to have a direct email address from the seller before sending money.

I am now being told by a seller that that violates new ebay rules. So the seller expects me ‘to trust’ them and only have an ebay email address (one on the inside @members.ebay.com)

I cancelled the purchases and don’t expect to go back and buy anymore from ebay.

Ebay is not my god.


38 posted on 03/23/2011 11:10:13 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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