I know everyone loves to read a good rant post, and so I figure I would share one with you. Several months ago I purchased a Gateway tablet notebook PC from a friend as a side project for a new Linux notebook and getting Linux to work with the tablet. However, the machine sat around as I was far too busy with school and work to play with it. Instead I decided to turn around and sell the notebook on eBay. Since the notebook had not fully been testing (other than booting into the BIOS) I sold the machine as untested and as is. Due to the unknown condition I wasn't able to get the original $500 that I was asking for but one buyer offered be $300+ $25 shipping. I took the offer as I needed to pay pills. I shipped the item promptly upon receipt of payment. However, a week later I notice that I claim had been filed against me on PayPal saying that the item was "Not As Described". Now mind you before this claim was filed the buyer made no effort to contact me asking for a refund or trying to explain to me that there were problems with the machine. Problems that I didn't know about when I sold it, hence the reason I stated in the auction that the machine was untested. The buyer only left feedback on eBay after the claim was filed accusing me of fraud and sent an email to me stating that he knew I knew the machine was broken and I was scamming him and he knew he would win the claim on PayPal. I spoke with paypal and the two people I spoke with said that it didn't matter that I sold the machine as is because with Buyer Protection the buyer still has rights. Another lady even said that his definition of untested may be different than mine. Regardless of all that it makes me angry that they have already taken the $325 out of my bank account (putting me in overdraft with my bank) before I even received the machine back. Apparently he has till the 1st of August and then if the machine isn't shipped than I will get my money refunded. The claim he doesn't have the money yet, that it is on hold. I guess the bottom line though is less about the money and more about the principle here. By PayPal favoring the buyers claim they have effectively called me a liar and a fraud. The buyer claims that the hard drive and CD-ROM drive are bad, two claims that I have yet to verify because the machine hasn't been sent back to me yet. I will probably re list the item on eBay and specify it for parts. I may even throw in a 250GB notebook drive that I bought that is just sitting around right now (though I really want to get a USB casing for that drive and use it as an external drive). Life goes on, this just puts me in a bad situation.