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Damn evil bay sellers!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jasonanderson, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. jasonanderson

    jasonanderson Engaging Member

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    Annoyed now so going to have a rant! Recently purchased a hawke sidewinder 4.5-14x42 mil dot scope off the bay description read 'no marks or scratches'
    took the day off work today to receive. I took delivery of this around 30 mins ago and couldn't wait to get it out of its packaging and have a look at it. Here's where it all went wrong! I took it out of the box and looked at its nice case for a moment, then noticed it said sr6 with a nice pic of the reticule next to it. Hhhmm I thought in the listing it said half mil dot? Checked the listing and there it was, half mil dot. Took it out the case and sure enough sr6! I also noticed the objective lens looked quite small. It was. What the seller has actually sent me was a 4.5-14x38 sr6 sidewinder! And just to top it off there are a few minor scratches and marks on the turrets! Now this is a used item so it's not like he had sent me the wrong one by mistake. So all in all a waste of my time money and patients!
    ok rant over! Mods feel free to move or remove if you think I'm out of line!
     
  2. MossyNW

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    Contact the seller (politely, even though you are miffed) and ask he accepts the return on the basis it's not as advertised! And ask him to refund your money and postage costs
     
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    open up a dispute,your covered under ebay buyer protection "item not as described" and you WILL get your money back
     
  4. tintin

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    You don't ask him. you tell him that you have been sent something different and require an immediate refund. also tell him you have opened a dispute.
     
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    If you lodge a complaint with EBay, item not as described, generally the first thing they do is freeze his PayPal account which will get his attention...
     
  6. jasonanderson

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    I have contacted him and kindly in a word asked what the crack is but haven't had any reply as yet. I'll give him until the end of the day and if it's not sorted I'll contact eBay. Don't get me wrong it's a lovely bit of kit and had it been the model he had advertised I'd be able to overlook the minor scratches and marks but it's not so that's irrelevant. Just don't understand some people. Do they think that you would just not notice these things???!!!!!
     
  7. Trampilot

    Trampilot Keyboard Hero

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    That is bad luck. I've generally only had very good service from other ebayers and I've only mis-sold something once which was an easy mistake to make - it was a book and I put down the wrong edition! Buyer didn't complain though - just on the feedback.
     
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    Not defending the seller but did u check his other listings some one some where may have your scope and you have theres easy mistake to make if your having a clear out ??
     
  9. Stevie Darling

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    Give the seller a chance to reply first, and take it from there!!

    as above it could be a simple mistake:)
     
  10. jasonanderson

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    Yes this was the only item he had listed
     
  11. Chris.allum

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    open a dispute whatever , ebay then need to give him 7 days to sort for you .... agree some kind of resolution , if youre not happy the bay will chase him ..... if they cannot resolve with him theyll freeze his paypal ... and potentially gain access to him one way or another down that route .... best thing to do is open case , tell him you have and let him take it back and refund you .. 9 times out of 10 people forget to uncheck that they take refunds which means theyve advertised that they DO take refunds .. id have thought he'll sort it anyway ... then you leave the case alone for a week or so and itll close itself if you dont follow up
     
  12. Truckcab79

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    Most people are decent. I've bought hundreds of bits off eBay with no issues. Most people are honest to a fault as they don't want a bad rep. Almost certainly a genuine mistake. What's the advantage to him in listing it wrongly. He would know full well it will only cause an issue when received. Contact him, and allow him to sort it out before starting disputes with eBay. You'll get your money back regardless if you paid with PayPal. Annoying nonetheless I appreciate.
     
  13. Cymru-Dave

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    Ebay is actually a really good place to buy, as you've discovered it's down to how the seller interprets the condition, when it says excellent condition I always follow it up with a message asking are there any marks or signs of wear on the item, if they say no I do the money thing, if it arrives and it's not as the description says or the follow up message I send then ebay have a good system for sorting it out, nothing wrong with contacting the person in question first, they may offer a resolution without going through ebay, so although it's hassle to do get it sorted through the proper channels and you'll get a result one way or another.
     
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    If it is not a mistake and he has knowingly sent you the wrong scope. Sort it out with the seller that he refunds you a decent amount of money because the item is not as described then whack it on Ebay yourself, another option maybe.
    Lee.
     
  15. Stew

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    I sell quite a few things on the bay myself and think the seller has either sent you the wrong item or they have listed the scope inaccurately.

    I would contact the seller first to see if you can get it resolved to your satisfaction. If this doesn't happen raise a dispute on the grounds of it not being as described and you will get your money back, the bay always sides with the seller... which isn't always the best but in your case you have a legitimate reason to complain
     
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    You say they always side with the seller, it's like me advertising a blue automatic fiesta and you turning up and it's a red manual! There's no arguement, the description is only correct in that it is a hawke sidewinder, every other part of the discription is incorrect!
     
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    I thought the buyer was now always assured of getting the product they ordered or their money back.
    Not sure is that is only from business sellers
     
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    Have you spoken to the seller before contacting Ebay?
     
  19. jasonanderson

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    yes bud I contacted him as soon as I noticed this morning when it arrived, I have not yet contacted eBay I'll give him until the end of the day to contact me to resolve it
     
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    just out of curiosity how much did you pay? also have you tried it out? sometimes you can find these things work out better,

    i love the sr rets, not to everyones taste, but give it a good try before your haste, because sometimes mistakes can surprise you.

    disapointing you didnt get what you paid for but could work out better
     

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