How to get an ebay buyer who reneged to pay up

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    Dec 17, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/em01h/how_i_got_an_uncooperative_ebay_buyer_to_pay_for/
    Another reason I've never, EVER used ebay.
    Breaks all kinds of rules by Kant but what poetic justice.icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 17, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
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    Dec 17, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    STUPID LYING TRAMP!...ONLY $5000!....Hope the IRS and the State Attorney General get hold of her ......
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    Dec 17, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Dealing on ebay is just a form of gambling. I've lost a few hundred over the years, on stuff that turned out to be junk. Most of the transactions have been OK. Seems crazy to risk more than a few bucks (whatever "a few" is to you) on risky transactions.

    One thing that does drive me crazy is I've sold a few items that people pay for, but then they get returned as undeliverable or unclaimed. UPS charges the sender (me) the return shipping fee, which is often more than the purchase price. There were a couple of items like that which I tried to refund the remainder of what I'd been paid, but now PayPal has never heard of the buyer. Come to think of it, those unopened boxes are still out in the shed, as I haven't figured out any ethical thing to do with them.
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    Dec 17, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    That's why you only purchase from people with a high rating.... don't people read the feedback? icon_neutral.gif
  • Karnage

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    Dec 17, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    Yeah, I've fallen for something like that as a seller before. I sold a textbook on half.com, and the buyer requested that I ship it express (to Puerto Rico), and not to worry about quoting him a price. So I did, but then realized I had no way to get him to pay me the extra. Of course Half can't do anything since it was unofficial, and you can't even rate a buyer to leave a negative comment. The shipping ended up being more than what I was paid for the book, so I actually lost a few dollars on that transaction. It's pretty much my fault though.
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 17, 2010 10:20 AM GMT
    Sporty_g saidSTUPID LYING TRAMP!...ONLY $5000!....Hope the IRS and the State Attorney General get hold of her ......



    $5000 is the maximum award in a small claims court, which is what Judge Judy presides over.
  • MarvelClimber

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    Dec 17, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    To the OP, yes, he scammed her. Even though the woman set value to the item, the tickets' actual value is only what the seller paid for them. eBay's Terms of Service do not set a binding legal contract between buyer and seller, so she was not under any legal obligation. Yes, she was a rude buyer who backed out. To get her to pay he could have attempted to sue in small claims court. Maybe the threat of that would have gotten results. It sucks that there wasn't time to resell and the seller was nasty about it, but the two negatives of being unethical to get justice on someone who was unethical don't cancel out. Both were in the wrong.

    That being said, I love a good scheme icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 17, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    HeartRobb said


    that's almost as wack as me circle jerking with 5 pandas.. just sayin'