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I've had one instance where a buyer didn't get his item and filed a case. PayPal temporarily deducted the money from my account (which is expected) and then later refunded it out of their expense. I had got an invoice later about needing to pay them but it looked bogus. I had then forwarded it to PayPal's spoof email whom told me to be cautious of such emails. Then I later found it out it was real and that if I didn't pay them that eBay would suspend my account.
It would have been so much easier if they simply took the money from my account and paid the buyer. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I had something like that. Except eBay had charged me fees for postings I never listed in a certain month. I owned them 7.22 for months on end. I never payed em, screw that I never used the service for that time period. For months they would call and continuously try to access my PayPal without my permission. mad.gif
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I had something like that. Except eBay had charged me fees for postings I never listed in a certain month. I owned them 7.22 for months on end. I never payed em, screw that I never used the service for that time period. For months they would call and continuously try to access my PayPal without my permission. mad.gif

I really don't sell on ebay anymore unless I have no other option. There is just so many things wrong with them that I don't want to do business with them. Them = ebay + PayPal.
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I've had one instance where a buyer didn't get his item and filed a case. PayPal temporarily deducted the money from my account (which is expected) and then later refunded it out of their expense. I had got an invoice later about needing to pay them but it looked bogus. I had then forwarded it to PayPal's spoof email whom told me to be cautious of such emails. Then I later found it out it was real and that if I didn't pay them that eBay would suspend my account.
It would have been so much easier if they simply took the money from my account and paid the buyer. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

So I guess that means the scammers get away with ebay's money because they're "disposable" ebay accounts? Way to do business ebay, legit sellers have to pay premium fees and these fake sellers get the money.
    
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I also got my HDD today! tongue.gif
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I only got a lousy shredded piece of cardboard.... lol.
I was hoping for a coin, too.
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Best surprise ever! Reminds me of those Disney's Wonder Balls.
    
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So does ebay have to pull money out of their pocket to refund or do they make the sellers do a refund? I sell stuff some stuff on ebay but they always let me withdraw money right after each transaction, I don't know if they have different policies for these "usual" chinese sellers.

Going off of paypal... the seller was the one that sent the money back, not ebay. but maybe they did it on the sellers behalf? I have no idea. lol. Don't really care, got it back.
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Wow noob that is a 3TB external. Where you have been?
I think that's authentic Chinese silk though lachen.gif

I don't think it is...lol. It's rough.
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I also got my HDD today! tongue.gif
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I only got a lousy shredded piece of cardboard.... lol.
I was hoping for a coin, too.

Agreed...I was hoping for a coin. lol. But at least I didn't get a piece of cardboard. lol
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Best surprise ever! Reminds me of those Disney's Wonder Balls.

lol. It was actually kind of a fun experience.
 
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only once been scammed on ebay it was when i first started using it paid for a version off vista ultimate it turned up a copied disk without activation code he wanted further £50 for activation code i told him to f*** off and complained to ebay never got my money back but it learnt me a lesson so now i check the rep off the seller and dont bye off sellers if they got less than 99% rep in last year or they are a recognised store
    
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only once been scammed on ebay it was when i first started using it paid for a version off vista ultimate it turned up a copied disk without activation code he wanted further £50 for activation code i told him to f*** off and complained to ebay never got my money back but it learnt me a lesson so now i check the rep off the seller and dont bye off sellers if they got less than 99% rep in last year or they are a recognised store

The seller did have 99% positive rep, however it was for selling silk ties and underwear. They get their rating up to 100 stars with small sales under ten dollars, then they perpetrate a scam like this. The important thing is to also investigate what the rep is for, not just how much they have. Fortunately, in the end I have my money back, and it wasn't that big of a deal. Plus, I got a free piece of cardboard. thumb.gif
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post #79 of 82
It's going again.........


http://www.ebay.com/itm/251161152499?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

many people have already fallen for it too...I see at least 40 sold i didn't care to check how many on several items.
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It's going again.........
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251161152499?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
many people have already fallen for it too...I see at least 40 sold i didn't care to check how many on several items.

is that the same seller?
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