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LasVegasTiger
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Ebay "Item not as described question"....

I just sold a brand new computer mouse, never been opened. The guy filed a claim saying item wasn't as described. Of course ebay always usually sides with the buyer. They concluded he could get full refund upon return of item.

So they held the payment until he returned it, I just got the box back and it's an empty box. I looked and he had only 5 feedbacks and 3 of those the person leaving feedback are no longer a member.

Anyone else had this happen? Can I counter claim back, so I don't have to refund the $80?

TIA
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TheRig
Auburn Fan
I made parkjas2001 quit.
Member since Aug 2011
29048 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
Wow that's bull shite if its true.


tom
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2007
4054 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
Ebay is just one giant scam these days.


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LasVegasTiger
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Las Vegas/Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Apr 2008
4360 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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Wow that's bull shite if its true.


Unfortunately it is. I just looked online and I guess this happens more than you would think. They have whole pages dedicated to "How to scam ebay sellers" hah

Sucks


rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22724 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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Can I counter claim back, so I don't have to refund the $80?


Does this mouse give happy endings?


LasVegasTiger
LSU Fan
Las Vegas/Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Apr 2008
4360 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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Does this mouse give happy endings?


Would of been nice, probaly would of kept it. It was some Gaming Mouse I won at some raffle. Thought I might get $15 or so for it, was pumped when it sold for $80.


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TheIndulger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
12762 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
I mean, they hold the money until the item is returned. And it sounds like he didn't return the item. So you should get your money back.


nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
5177 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
Did he return it via USPS? Seems like that may be considered federal mail fraud, no?


Sheep
USA Fan
In the beer room at Stein's
Member since Jun 2007
16527 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
You're probably going to be out the money, ESPECIALLY if he used delivery confirmation on returning the empty box.

I used to do $2-3K a year in baseball card sales on eBay, but haven't sold there in almost two years, as this kind of BS became commonplace.

eBay is a cess pool now.


hiltacular
Georgia Tech Fan
FILA
Member since Jan 2011
10015 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
Craigslist is a better way to go these days.


Sheep
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In the beer room at Stein's
Member since Jun 2007
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re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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Craigslist is a better way to go these days.


Agreed. I use Craigslist for my other "areas of expertise." CASH, IN PUBLIC, IN PERSON, no exceptions is the way to go.

There are a couple of places online that I still sell baseball cards. My total sales numbers are 50% of what they were 5 years ago, but my headaches are 99.7% less. For something that is only a hobby for me, it's much smoother sailing than my last year on eBay.


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LasVegasTiger
LSU Fan
Las Vegas/Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Apr 2008
4360 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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You're probably going to be out the money, ESPECIALLY if he used delivery confirmation on returning the empty box.


Yeah, and he actually paid for the shipping at 3 pounds.



LSU1018
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2007
5502 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
I mean I would at least file a complaint with eBay and definitely leave him horrible feedback


Sheep
USA Fan
In the beer room at Stein's
Member since Jun 2007
16527 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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I mean I would at least file a complaint with eBay and definitely leave him horrible feedback


Can't leave a buyer negative feedback anymore.


LasVegasTiger
LSU Fan
Las Vegas/Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Apr 2008
4360 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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Can't leave a buyer negative feedback anymore.



Yeah that sucks.


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Gujam8
Member since Jun 2010
2361 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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Yeah, and he actually paid for the shipping at 3 pounds.


I was about to tell you to check the weight/postage and go from there. Guess the guy covered his tracks.


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foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
31425 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
This is precisely why I would never sell a < $100 item online. There are enough scammers that it just isn't worth the hassle.


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gbftl
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
324 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
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used to do $2-3K a year in baseball card sales on eBay


Hey Sheep what type of baseball card stuff you sell. Might be interested depending on what you got.


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crosswood
LSU Fan
ASCENSION PARISH BOYEEE !!
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
thats jacked up man ........... at least file a complaint or inform customer service


TiGeRTeRRoR
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2003
19594 posts

re: Ebay "Item not as described question"....
Hope you get your money back, but this is good info to have.

I sell stuff all the time on eBay and haven't ever had any problems, so I was completely unaware of this.
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