Ongoing Ebay Drama

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  1. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    Once again......you guessed it....another problem with online shopping. I just bought a hoodie off ebay and received it on Saturday. However, it was not what I ordered. It was similar, but made of different material.

    I ordered a Nike "Dri-Fit/Therma fit" Brewers hoodie. I got a cotton one, with obvious differences from the picture. He used a picture from Football Fanatics in his listing to throw people off, and it worked.

    I contacted the seller and said it was not what was pictured/described and would be returning it. His listing said he accepted returns. He replied and said it was. Then he sent this:

    "I will not accept a return. you will pay the 6 dollars i paid to ship this to you or you wont get your money back. its that simple. I dont pay 6 dollars out of pocket so you can return this and I have to sell it again. There is not legitimate reason to return this. sell the damn thing yourself. you will not get a refund from me"

    What, you think I wouldn't notice? Cotton and polyester are 2 different materials.

    I just replied and said I don't want to leave negative feedback and open a case against him, but I will if you don't give me a refund.

    I cannot believe the rudeness of this dbag.
     
  2. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you already figured out your solution.

    Seriously, when are you going to stop buying things online?
     
  3. lakeliving

    lakeliving Member

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    Threaten him/her with a visit from a certain janitor..........that should do it.
     
  4. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I would contact Ebay directly if he doesn't make it right. There are a lot of misrepresented items in apparel: lots of fake jerseys.
     
  5. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    What you get for being a Brewers fan? Just kidding, really like Milwaukee and have no ill will towards the Brewers. If he has a lot of sales (i.e. power seller), take it straight to EBAY. If not, good luck.
     
  6. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    But, are they "high quality"???
     
  7. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    If you paid by credit card just call your company and contest the charge.
     
  8. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    I should have looked closer at his rating 100% BEFORE I bid. He has some negative feedback from a few years ago talking about the same trickery.
     
  9. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    This seems like a guy who cares more about his rating than his customers. So that's why I offered not to just yet, in hopes of getting my money back as soon as possible.
     
  10. F5cy

    F5cy Well-Known Member

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    first of all, for the amount of issues you seem to have buying things online.. do you buy EVERYTHING online? I buy a lot of things online but don't seem to have nearly the % of problems as you do.

    secondly, how did you pay? paypal? How much was the sweatshirt?
     
  11. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    Not a whole lot. Paypal. $50
     
  12. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    You should seriously only conduct business face to face for the foreseeable future.
     
  13. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    For $50 you ought to be able to find one from an online fan apparel store rather than E-bay. More reliability, better service (and shipping). Forget E-bay.
     
  14. F5cy

    F5cy Well-Known Member

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    open a dispute claim via paypal and hope that they determine that the item is "significantly" different than the listing stated.

    Key point there being, sometimes you'll get screwed because the material isn't enough of a "Significant" difference in paypal's eyes.

    https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/security/buyer-protection-resolution
     
  15. theantiAIRBHG

    theantiAIRBHG Well-Known Member

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    At some point, when does this become a "you" problem?
     
  16. Tailg8er

    Tailg8er Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't really worry about it, especially with all the buyer protections eBay & PayPal have in place these days. Sure it's an inconvenience to not get the money back right away, but if you're that hard up for that $50 you probably shouldn't be shopping on eBay to begin with.
     
  17. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Find a store, man. Stores sell sweatshirts.
     
  18. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I always had bad luck myself. Order a computer 12 years back and the company took my money, never shipped it and the number was disconnected months later. They had perfect rating at the time too.
     
  19. mkleve44

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    On the bright side, at least the package got to you!
     
  20. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    Was the sales men's name Lloyd Braun?
     

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