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Fleabay and its sellers who won't send after being paid.

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by jantar, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. jantar

    jantar Donator

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    :confused: Its happened again.....3rd time in as many weeks! I bid on the items, won them fair and square and then paid immediately as I always do only to then find out days later after many unanswered messages asking where the item is after the 'expected delivery date was exceeded' to be told that the seller was (so they explain) selling it on behalf of a family member who had decided not to sell it after all.
    The real reason I suspect was that the items I won did not reach the price they expected them to and so they tried to pull a fast one with that poor excuse.
    Still, it worries me not because I have got all of the payments refunded (thanks to the new rules of Paypal) and the only thing the sellers now have is a very negative feedback from me which destroys their 100% feedback records.
    Still, as there is no way you can have foresight of this type of action you rely on the feedback record they have. Even though I did that, all were 100% at the time of paying, it was still no guarantee that the items would be sent!
    Anyone else had this experience?
     
  2. gunsnlandies

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    Won a pistol scope last year for £16 + p&p. Didn't arrive by estimated date, so informed seller. He gave me the tracking number. Eventually it was delivered. But to someone else forty miles away. Offered to pick it up as he reckoned he sent it to the wrong buyer. Funny that.... I didn't get the other buyers goods. Got no more messages from him and my money was returned. Three weeks later same seller re-listed the scope and got £26 for it. I didn't bid.
    I would imagine you are right in your assumption of not getting a high enough bid first time round.
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I don't understand some sellers, if you have an item that you know or want a certain price for,

    use a reserve, or buy it now!!
     
  4. Kenbarcon

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    This is the correct way of doing it, however those services cost more so people don't have the sense to add a little to cover those costs, they would rather just pull the item from sale or risk negative feedback.
     
  5. SteveO

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    Putting a reserve is a very expensive way of selling, Buy it Now or start the auction at the lowest price you are willing to accept are the best ways!

    Jantar - Don't forget to report the seller as a 'non performing seller', I believe it's three strikes and you're out now!

    If you leave negative feedback, don't make any reference to an eBay or PayPal 'case', swearing, name calling and certain other criteria can allow the seller to get the feedback removed!
     
  6. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Forum Hopscotch Champion

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    I bought a set of HW77 rear sights of fleabay contacted the seller today they were posted a week ago to the wrong buyer. He's trying to get them sent on to me Hummm think I will be getting my money back. Anyone got a set then guys.
     
  7. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    So he only coughed when you contacted him a week later Kev?

    What is wrong with people these days, they appear to be getting more stupid by the day... something in the water? :confused:
     
  8. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Forum Hopscotch Champion

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    Yes he "DIDN'T" relies it had been sent to wrong address and he says it's "NEVER" happend before.
     
  9. jantar

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    I ain't that daft Steve.....Not so daft as to make any direct references anyway and I do that so there is no reason they can request its removal, even if they dispute it I will stand my ground. 3 strikles and off....it should be dropped to 1 to get rid of the parasites who spoil it for every decent seller and buyer.
     
  10. jantar

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    If I buy an item and the postage marked on the parcel is very much lower than what I was charged I then open a dispute and keep the wrapping as proof. A few quid for the packing materials is ok but when it gaets to 11.00 for a post cost of 1.35 that is taking the pee.....I was refunded the extra by Ebay via PayPal and the seller was given a warning for future conduct.
     
  11. Kenbarcon

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    I know a guy who adds everything up when packing items (secondhand items) and in that price he charges £10 an hour as thats what his time is worth. :eek:
     
  12. eagle1980

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    I gave up with Ebay many years ago when they introduced the stupid rule that sellers couldn't leave negative feedback, never been back since so not sure if its changed I know its ALOT more restrictive that it used to be.
     
  13. jantar

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    If that is what he thinks is the right thing to do then he does not deserve any buyers, ah.... and if that buyer was me then I would definitely dispute it and win becxause that practice is definitely not allowed under the Ebay rules.
     
  14. jantar

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    Sorry to hear you no longer use it but that rule was changed after many complaints about unjustified negatives after all the rules had been followed by the buyer. Same now applies when they demand feedback from the buyer before the seller leaves theirs to ensure they get a 5 star rating.
    Its hardly any wonder that they stepped in and applied the restrictions because if the sellers and buyers had all acted fairly then the rules would not have needed to have been changed.
    That said I agree with what they have done because it has stopped that form of action by unscrupulous sellers.
     
  15. kal el

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    i won a tiga headlight locally and paid seconds after. i then got a message saying" dont dare pay your not getting it at that ******* price!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    had to open a dispute and get my money back
     
  16. Kenbarcon

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    If i am buying something then i won't leave feedback till the seller has, i always pay immediately after the auction ends and so there is no reason for them not to leave good feedback, it annoys me when you read the comments in some of the sellers terms and conditions that you should contact them first before leaving negative feedback and they haven't even left feedback for you in the first place.
     
  17. rynner

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    a bit late but there was one seller that also thought it was ok to charge £10 p/h to go to and que in the post office for EACH item when he posted a few at the same time,
     
  18. ratman60

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    hello, if you pay by paypal are not all your details there? i have had a few buys go wrong as i believe they did not have in stock although it stated IN STOCK waited for post, never came, got refund, did not bother putting feed back just wont buy from this company again. note i said company!!!!!
     
  19. arn066

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    eBay is simple. As a buyer check feedback, read the descriptions and always listen to your gut instinct. Pay within an hour or two and wait for your goods.

    As a seller, be honest, ask for the price you realistically want and post next day.

    These are the " rules " I use when buying or selling.

    If if a seller wants to charge £10 postage that's up to them, you can see post charges before you bid, if you don't like it don't buy!
     
  20. Barni

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    As a buyer on ebay i never leave feedback until the seller does. Many a time i message the seller to remind them. If then they dont leave it then i sure as hell wont :)

    Also you sometimes get the " my feedback is on automatic i am too busy with my ebay shop " they still get no feedback from me. If they had time to reply and say that im damn sure they had time to leave me feedback.

    Oh and thanks for pointing out about disputing overpricing on postage ...... i will keep an eye on that as im sure ive overpaid on that before :mad:

    Atb
     

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