While Googling for something eBay related came across this post from 2013. Shows nothing has changed in all that time.
I had someone put a case against me after buying a yummy mummy bag, It was signed for but the seller said she didnt sigh for it it was her neighbour and she was never given the bag, Ebay sided with her and I was told to give her a full refund of £65 plus £5 P&P I told them I wasnt going to pay and to stuff it! I closed my paypal account and my ebay account and set up another ebay account using my OH name and a new paypal using our joint account!
A seller actually won a eBay case item not as described (INAD dispute) that’s very shocking considering eBay’s treatment of sellers. So thought it was worthy of a post. eBay decided to pay the buyer and protect the seller which is odd.
More chance of this witch getting the Lottery numbers…
Bit of a strange story this, a seller gets scammed and laughed at by a typical eBay scammer, he and his friend through a series of events manage to scam the scammer for far more than they got scammed, if all that even makes sense 🙂
Not had a update in a very long time, so time to start. Here are a few comments from a few random eBay sellers about eBay. One comment in particular stands out and thats eBay not following their own terms & conditions.
From todays Daily Mail. The classic bid on item, win it for stupid low price, get sent a photo of the item. This scam is older than eBay, yet still manages to work very well, popping up from time to time. A bad seller will put a tiny disclaimer somewhere in the listing that it is really for a picture/photo/artist rendition of the item. Way back it used to be hidden using clever HTML and Java to cover it up when eBay used to allow scripts and things in ads.
Same old, same old, the never ending story this one. eBay buyer, buys a item claims it is “not as described” opens a dispute, the seller loses. Why you ask? because the seller clearly put in his listing what the item was for and the buyer bought it for a incompatible (in this case a phone add on). eBay says thats ok though and sides with the buyer. From the amount of these stories you would think no one on eBay could actually read.
Heres a story about a seller, and 1 of the few that screwed eBay up by going that bit too far. In this case we have a buyer who purchased something, never got it, started a case up, the seller then sends the item (they did AFTER the case), eBay sides with the buyer in the case and refunds the buyer, the seller then threatens to go to the buyers house and get his money. The seller did actually send the item as the buyer noticed the date on the postmarked stamp was after the case was closed. 3 weeks to ship the item. Total mess this.
A scam that happens all too over, you think your buying a item but get a photo of that item, happens all the time Apple stuff, high end phones, electronics don’t really matter its just a photo. Buried somewhere in the title, description will be “photo” and the hope is that someone will bid up and buy it without thinking which is the very nature of eBay buyers they never read the listings (legitimate or not) he will get his money back via the buyer protection, but it goes to show that buyers need to be more aware. The item used in this scam is a Xbox One console.
Quite a strange one but I can see how it could happen, a seller listed in this case some baseball cards which had not yet been released, when the buyer won the item they would get it when it was released, however the time frame between the buyer winning the item and the item actually being released and then add in the suspended seller pushed the buyer over the time limit for a dispute. I am sure eBay has controls in place for this, I have seen warnings when new games consoles came out and Apple gadgets so I assume theirs something.
Found this strange eBay buyer, who actually wants to return a shirt to a seller because it “makes him sweat too much” I can’t figure out how the shirt does this. His had if for 60 days at this point too so there is that, and I am not sure sweating in it is a reason for a dispute but you know eBay buyers…
Here’s what the buyer has to say :
“I know it’s been some time since I bought this but would you consider allowing me to return this shirt. I break out into a sweat when wearing this & this is not good for my health since I do have a heart problem. Thank you.”
Found this post from 2012 about a seller who has won a dispute that a buyer opened against him for a item that he did not receive because it ended up in some kind of mail depot, anyhow the seller wins the case as they was able to show the mail company screwed up and have the item… however the buyer can still leave the seller negative feedback even after getting a full refund and it being shown the sellers not at fault.
Yes as the title says, here is a really odd PayPal dispute/chargeback/robbed seller story. Basically in some countries PayPal have a temporary credit facility called “Pay me later” 30/90 day credit I think it is anyhow… someone bought a sellers laptop paid for it using this PayPal issued credit (using a fake ID of course), when the real person disputed it PayPal reversed the funds from… PayPal! now PayPal vowed to work with the buyers credit card company to get it sorted who are…. PayPal in this case! now PayPal also decided to issue the seller a chargeback fee from PayPal for PayPal! getting good this. Go read up and get confused.
Here’s a slightly confusing bit of scamming involving every scammers seemingly favorite brand Apple and one of there favorite items the iPhone. In this case a woman was selling her iPhone (don’t say how or where) and she got a mail from PayPal (which was fake) telling her it had been sold and paid for, somewhere in all this she contacted (?) PayPal and was told that the 1st so called PayPal mail was a fake, anyhow she decided to ship out a box of condoms instead. Updated corrected story below
Here was the deal -> I received and email saying I received a payment so I processed the parcel to be sent. Went to the post office and they said there is a new law and she had to check if any courier would send a phone as far as it needed to go. The courier said he recognised the area it was going to and that this week alone there has been a staggering amount of scams from uk to other countries on phones so I phoned paypal and she said they have never contacted me and I have never received money into my account before as this was my first time using it for this purpose. She also detailed to me what an email should say and the one I received was so close apart from one detail I noticed straight away. If it hadn’t been for the girl explaining the new law and what an email contains id be £400 down
Found this post, seems a buyer was trying to plot some kind of scam and was caught out mid scam, seems simply enough thought just demanding a refund without returning the item… fairly typical eBay behavior, if its true they follow through with the return if its not well then… the item in question a Nintendo James Bond game that’s barely worth a few £… theirs some weirdness involving 3 names which I don’t understand also in this.
Stumbled across this and had to post it because I cannot believe there is actually a help book on the subject of how to deal with bad buyers. Has the problem really got that bad? has it really come to this? I think eBay need to listen and listen hard as it has got this bad. I’m sure the book is fine and all (the reviews are all good 4/5 out of 5), I’m just blown away that we actually need it! I bet if you look hard enough you can find this fine piece of work on a CD as a PDF possible even with digital delivery on your favorite auction site.. then you can dispute it and get it for free all for 99p!
The usual tale here, bidder buys something, then won’t pay. The seller is a little angry and to be fair that’s ok, so he types up his experience which we have all had multiple times per week some of us, the none-paying bidder is the bidder of 2013, you can’t expect buyers on eBay to give a crap when eBay has them backed as they do, its just the way it is now it seems so get used to it I guess, eBay won’t help they don’t give a toss. I do recall eBay actually blaming me for a high number of none paying bidders buying my items… now how can that possible be my fault?
Found this document on how buyers were abusing the SNAD (Significantly as not described) part of the buyer protection program from 2009, nothings changed it just goes on even more blatant, more out of control and easier now then it did then. The fact that theirs documents out there acting as guides makes you think…
Another user scammed out of a favorite item for item scammers/abusers a Blackberry phone, high end electronics are always a favorite. This scam involved a PayPal dispute for “not as described” a mail forwarding company and the return of a cheap watch instead of the phone.
A article from April 2012 detailing one guys sad and common “I got a empty box” via eBay case, amazingly the buyer had admitted receiving the item but still got his money back, due to PayPals “the buyer is always right”. Mirrored below also.
A mirror of the “Screw-PayPal” toolkit updated for 2012, its free any how over there but the more we mirror it the more people get it and they really do need it. We have also linked to where you can sign up for it, FREE!.