SonOfJango wrote: Grant wrote:
One of my first deals getting back in to the hobby back in like late 2006/ early 2007. I sent some fu*king con artist £1700 in the form of a cheque for what I naively thought was 96/97 *original* carded figures. Looking back *now* with hindsight and knowledge learned they would have all been re-cards. If that isn't bad enough I didn't even get my package. I got a tracking number that couldn't be tracked. Long story short. I lost out on the entire £1700. After some serious words to self I came to the conclusion that it was my fault for sending the money down as a cheque. Iv never payed for anything again by cheque.
What a mug... It was embarrassing writing this but I think lots of people get bumped in the hobby unfortunately. Pretty sure the EBay guys name was Dennis Mayfield or something similar. Its branded on my brain for ever...
Almost put me off the hobby altogether. Fu*king EBay...
That's fucked up. I've been on the receiving end recently as well, nothing to that extent but what I will say is eBay have gotten their shit together protecting buyers. Just a shame not all buyers are good guys.
It certainly is. It protects the buyer a bit TOO much sometimes too. Last August/September I sold an Adidas Leather Jacket. It was in perfect condition. 4/6 weeks pass so i decide to leave positive feedback about my end of the deal. None was left by the buyer. Then within 24 hours of me leaving positive feedback on EBay the buyer opens an EBay dispute saying the item didn't arrive. I was blown away by this because I sent the jacket tracked etc. I even emailed the buyer passing over the tracking via EBay at the time of the sale.
Skip forward I upload the tracking number in the disputed case so case gets closed.
Then the cheeky Fu*ker opens another dispute saying that the item arrived but wasn't as described. At this point I'm well aware that the guy is nothing but a chancing lying MoFo. So reluctantly I ask the buyer to return the jacket for a full refund as long as the jacket is in the same condition as it was when i originally sold it in.
Skip forward another few days I receive something in the mail from the buyer. Its a .... small brown paper envelope containing a fu*king Bus timetable for Cumbria, No jacket... The cheeky ******** uploaded his tracking number on EBay and ended up getting refunded his £250 that he payed me for the jacket. I got nothing but a severe headache.
The buyer was called Seatwavetickets. If you haven't already put this guy on your *block* list. This one still pi$$es me off.