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Weird EBAY stuff...am I getting scammed?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by civicious, May 4, 2005.

  1. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    So I bought some AEM rear brake pads off Ebay last week (mine are just about dead, and I don't feel like spending $60 for some axxis or somethin). I emailed the seller yesterday to see if they had been shipped yet, and he gave me a fedex tracking number. He also said this:



    :huh: Remove the transaction from Ebay? Only time that's ever happened to me was when I bought my Skunk2 intake manifold a while back, and the guy I bought it from got his account suspended....

    I pm'd the guy on Aim....




    WTF is going on?
     
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    that dont sound right at all
     
  3. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    hes asking to remove it so ebay refunds him the seller fees.

    I sell on ebay all the time

    Like now I have these crappy perfumes on there.

    Listing Fee: $6.80
    Final Vaue is like 5% of the ending price so $1 for each auction ending for 19.95.

    I'm getting charged $6.80 + $50 (I have one of those BIN only for 19.95, if they all sell too, they don't charge for items that don't sell). So I'm paying ebay 5.68 % for using their service.

    At least that's what I'm making of it...Either that or you have some seriously bad luck.
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, basically, once you get them, he's going to remove the item, basically, making it appear that you never paid for the item. this will allow them to re-list it free of charge.

    i say fuck them. say no.
    and report them to ebay if they do it anyway. ebay will kick their ass.

    but don't do shit until you get your pads and clear your paypal account :D
     
  5. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    werd...

    Ebay is a gamble, you win some, you lose some.
     
  6. civicious

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    Yeah, that's kinda what I was thinking. As soon as I get the brake pads (which according to the FedEx tracking number, I should get them tomorrow), I'm going to forward their email to Ebay.
     
  7. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why would that seller post new brake pads at a cost lower than what they paid for them?

    doesnt make sense. i know every now and again ill lose money selling something i bought for either too much or noone wants it... but ...

    oh. AEM brake pads. wow.
     
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    How do you go about getting back re-listing fees, I had to re-list my PS2 twice after paying a % of 300.00 becuasde scumbags don't pay.
     
  9. pissedoffsol

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    in your control panel, you have the option to relist for non-paying bidders.
     
  10. civicious

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    Yup. The brake pads were only like $20 or something...

    Unfortunately I missed the '$30 for shipping' thing...wtf...who's this guy use for his shipping company? GoldStar EMS or somethin??
     
  11. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I do that too. Its a way to trick buyers like you into paying more. A LOT of people go overboard though.

    I might charge like $2-3 more.
     
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    I used the relist option that way, but on my invoice, it still says they are charging me.
     
  13. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    you have to file the claim for non paying bidder. Then I think the option becomes available. It's kinda hard to navigate their site to find any kind of reimbursments. Just use their help section...it's there somewhere.
     
  14. civicious

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    Update: I got the brake pads, they've been on my car a little over a month. Today I get a Non Paying Bidder notification from Ebay:


    So I responded to Ebay, in the 'Dispute Resolution' thing...


    Fucking Ebay lowlife assholes.
     
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    I would have to say that the worst Ebay transaction 3VAR had to be suffered by one of our own here. An Ebay tragedy so heinous that whenever someone goes SLIGHTLY out of line with a transaction, I cancel out.
     
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    more info?
     
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    Eh, if he wants to come out with it, he will. It's too evil and heartwrenching for me to blurt out. I actually felt bad about the loss. It was a Mugen steering wheel shipped to a buyer in Australia - Then the funds yanked back by federal fraud investigators because the paying credit card was stolen. Real Mugen wheel, false funds. Now both are gone. And I can't touch a real Mugen anything for below $800 now.

    That was enough of a scam to make me fear ebay forever.

    -> Steve
     
  19. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I refuse to sell to international buyer anymore.

    3 of my recent transactions had a similar case.

    $90 Yashica Camera to a guy in Taiwan. Paypal refunded him

    $70 Books to a guy in Italy. Paypal refunded him

    $900 Deer Taxidermy. Wasn't mine but, same situation.
     
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    that was me. :( got the wheel from airjockie, it was SWEET too. bought a momo hub from baker precision. when i totalled my hatch, the wheel and hub went for $400 to the phillipines. not only did i have to eat the aution fees, but i had to reimburse paypal for the $425.

    after having that wheel, i needed a ralli///art one from an evo in my mirage. momo wheels are just so beautiful.

    [​IMG]
     
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