Bought a Kindle from eBay UK - turns out "lost or stolen"

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  1. paperwhite macrumors newbie

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    Bought a Kindle from eBay UK - turns out "lost or stolen" - seller has been made aware, have reported to Police and to PayPal - am going to open PayPal dispute when time has elapsed enough (7 days from purchase).

    I live in the UK, and I hate to think that someone, somewhere is without their Kindle. Police have advised I keep hold of it for now and do not return to seller... does anyone think PayPal will cover this and refund me? Seller has said they will wait for PayPal to decide, but PayPal say they will almost positively refund me and debit the refund from the seller anyway... talk about long winded, LOL.

    Any advice, based on experience? Many thanks :)
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Sounds like it is time to sit tight for a bit. I can't think if much else you might do for the moment.
     
  3. paperwhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As I thought. Brill, thanks :)
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I hope you can get your money back OP.
     
  5. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    eBay and PayPal are very buyer friendly, you should have no trouble getting a refund.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well, he is banned now so ...
     
  7. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Every time I see someone in an innocent thread who got banned I always want to know the story. Shame there's no drama forum here :p
     
  8. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Same here!
     
  9. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Could be a variety of reasons that mods can see that you can't.

    One could be the use of an IP address where someone had been banned before.
     
  10. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I tend to assume they did a big no-no in another part of the forum but it got deleted when the user was banned. If I was a mod I'd archive the juicy ones in a special locked section of the forum for us to see :D
     
  11. Huntn macrumors G5

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    eBay and Paypal have strong buyer protection. If it's categorized as lost or stolen, I believe you'll get your refund.
     

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