Need help with a botched eBay return

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  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    I bought a cell on eBay. I won the case. Like an idiot, I shipped the phone out on the deadline date eBay gave me. One problem - I forgot to input the tracking number and the case closed at midnight before I realized it.

    I emailed the seller after I confirmed he got it - no response. Texted him -no response.

    Is there any way I can get my money back? What he's doing is morally wrong (and maybe illegal?) - he can't have the phone AND my money.

    Would contacting his local police department get me anywhere?
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Wow eBay requires you to ship even with a deadbeat buyer?

    That wasn't the case last time I used eBay. If that's a new thing, it's much worse than I thought.
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I'm confused, were you the buyer or the seller? You talk like you bought and returned it, but you refer to him as the buyer.
     
  4. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Sorry, I'm the buyer. The seller now has my phone and my money.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm still confused, if you're the buyer why did you ship the cell phone?
     
  6. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    He returned it, but did so without providing the tracking number to the ebay system.
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm just stupid but this is the most confusing thread ever.
     
  8. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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