More bloody ebay scams

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dave12345, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. dave12345 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    Hey - I sold an item on ebay 2 weeks ago - it was only a hard drive enclosure for £10 so not too much to worry about - I sent it royal mail 1st class so there was no tracking and the buyer didn't have to sign for it. 2 weeks later and I get a paypal compliant from the buyer claiming that he never received the item and he wants a refund :mad: I checked his feedback and it seems that he's left about 5 negative feedbacks in the last 6 months because he never received the items he won. Is the postman in his area loosing mail or is this a scam ?

    Its given me an idea though - I'm going to buy loads of stuff off ebay that ships using a postal service that doesn't have tracking and just claim I never received it - At least to get my £10 back ! :eek:
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Keep watch, if he resells the items, buy it and do the same thing to him. ;)
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    Why didn't you check his feedback before you shipped the item? And, to take it one step further, you can specify that the buyer must have a certain feedback rating before you sell to him. I think you should re-evaluate your selling practices to better protect yourself.
  4. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    the guy has 100% feedback (at least since ebay has changed how your feedback score is displayed:mad: he has bad feedback from a few years ago and has left alot of bad feedback) I will send using a signed for service from now on. It just seems stupid to charge £6 for postage on an item that is only £10
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Do you have a way to track any packages you send? I always send it with a tracking number. I charge the buyer a little more just to make sure it covers the cost of shipping.

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