Got AW on ebay, recieved & seller refunded $

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ballislife2, Sep 21, 2016.

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What should I do?

  1. Keep the money and the watch

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  2. Do the right thing and pay the invoice

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  1. ballislife2 Suspended

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    Hi,

    I purchased an AW on ebay a couple of weeks ago from a reputable store seller. they accidentally refunded me the full amount after we agreed on a partial refund because the watch was a little more scratched then what they noted and i wanted to keep the watch. What's my stand here? Should i keep it and run or do the right thing? They sent an invoice via paypal for the watch (minus the partial refund). Am I obligated to pay or since it was their error, they're at my mercy?

    thanks all.

    BTW, new member but lurked around as a guest for a while.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It sounds to me like you know what the right thing is since you mention it. Whether you do that or not is up to you...
     
  3. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    I guess that depends on your own moral barometer. The seller may notice the mistake and put in a claim stating that he only meant to send you a partial refund instead of full as evidenced by written emails. Now I don't know what would happen after that with Paypal (if you used Paypal) or with your credit card company, but I wouldn't want to explore that route.
     
  4. ballislife2 thread starter Suspended

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    original funds were paid via paypal balance.
     
  5. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Keeping the money is theft. So, are you asking if it is OK to be a thief or if you would think you would get caught in theft and what would happen if you do?
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You must be pretty naive for asking that question in the first place.
     
  7. cariacou macrumors 6502a

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    It's easy to get sidelined with online purchases.
    In cases like that, I always put the situation in context with an equivalent physical sale:
    I go to the store, buy a product, come back to exchange it because of scratches, and the store employee hands me the money & the new product.
    It's the employee's mistake. If I leave, he would be in troubles and could get fired or have to pay for it out of pocket.
    If I hand it back, the employee will keep his faith in humanity.

    I think option 2 is the best.
     
  8. spades1412, Sep 21, 2016
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    Sounds like he refunded your money and sent a new invoice with an updated price to reflect the difference. Why wouldn't you pay the new invoice. The seller did the right thing, why wouldn't you?
     
  9. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Pay for your purchase. This is going to catch up with you eventually. Besides.... bad karma, man.
     
  10. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Depends if that money means a lot for you. There's no right or wrong.
     
  11. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I am in agreement -put some coins in the karma bank.
    That said, I can understand why someone may make either decision.
     
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    I really can't. I can understand someone returning the merchandise since their money was refunded and doing without if they really cannot afford to purchase the item.

    I cannot understand STEALING the item, though. And, this is what the OP would be doing.
     
  14. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, and I get that. I'd return it.
    Not every wears a halo though, and some people simply take advantage of the situation.
     
  15. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the seller didn't know how to issue a partial refund so issued a full one followed by a new invoice for the newly agreed amount?

    Personally your quids in anyway as you've got the item 1/2 price when you were prepared to pay the full asking price, I say pay the second invoice as all that's going to happen is the seller will log an unpaid invoice against you, followed by PayPal siding with the seller and debating your account for the £££
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    False. The OP received an invoice for the correct amount so he's obligated to pay it. Failure to do so would be just like refusing to pay any other bill.
     
  17. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure why people insist on quoting me. I agree the OP should reconcile the difference and ensure the correct amount is due back to the seller. I've said this twice.

    HOWEVER not everyone will do this whether it is RIGHT or WRONG.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Perhaps you shouldn't have said "I can understand why someone may make either decision" because that carries a certain implication/sympathy from you.
     
  19. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm saying not everyone is an angel.
    I acknowledge that.
    Everyone's on a high horse around here.
     
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