Do NOT trust the above seller, TBH I was not going to post about this transaction even though its been a voyage in to hell, as I have been real busy with other things of late & don't seem to be getting the time to get on the forum as I would like to (sorry about that BTW guys).
Anyhow I bought this baggie from the seller -http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120783357004? ... 500wt_1289
Before we go in to the meat & potatoes of the facts, think about this one - postage cost as you see $17, actual postage costs under $4.
Anyhow, he sent me a Rancor Keeper in an ESB-c baggie, so I contacted him & arranged to send it back as he confirmed he still had the other & had sent it by mistake, so with great annoyance due to the postage costs involved (first class signed for international @ £13) I returned the item to the address he had provided.
Weeks later I still had heard nothing & the item was showing as delivery attempted, so I contacted the seller again, he said he would check at the PO, he got back saying there was no card left to show delivery attempted & that there was no parcel at the PO, it was at this point that my spider sense first started kicking in
that I was dealing with one of those sellers, so I contacted RM to see if they had any info for me, they confirmed delivery had been attempted, but that the postage address was not know & did not exist, so I asked what the procedure would be regarding the item & they informed me that the item would be returned to me within 60 days
Phh! as there is no return sender address on the parcel - I always put my return name & address on the label directly under the recipient address & when I got the parcel back there it was on the front plain as day
So not with the wrong item back in hand & now being down the return postage cost I contact the seller again (had already done so to inform them of the situation regarding the wrong address previously) & they wanted me to return it a second time & kept saying they were going to/had sent the replacement, but would not provide me with any tracking info or even a proof of postage number.
Its now exactly 46 days after buying the item & note that I have missed opening a claim by 1 day
so I called ebay to explain & the chap there informed me he can get a claim opened due to the circumstances & tells me in no uncertain terms NOT to return the item again, so claim is opened I I keep hod of the figure awaiting a conformation of sending from the seller.
Seller then contacts me demanding I send the item back a 2nd time but still no conformation of sending the replacement, so for about the tenth time now I request a proof of sending - nada/zip/nichts!.
Eventually a padded envelope arrives with my missing baggie in it
so I now contact the seller & ask if he wants the other incorrect baggie returning, but that I would like the return postage costs covering & would also like the excessive postage costs refunding which they had agreed to in previous correspondence, as I am now down -
$33.99 - cost of item
$13 - excess postage cost
£13 - postage cost to return the figure the first time
& to be another £13 if I return the item a second time
A request I felt was reasonable considering the circumstances right???
NO, or the seller did not think so as the reply from them after ebay had considered the claim & asked me to return the figure was to (wait for it) - demand I send back BOTH figures before he issues me with a refund
At this point the spider sense went out the window as I know I was dealing with a muppet, - both items??, I informed him that I was born in the morning but not this morning! & that if he wanted to extort me he would have to be a little more subtle about it, as if I sent both items back I would be down about £65++ with sod all to show for my efforts, not even the figure I had paid for - resolved??, no not bloody likely, I closed the case my end as ebay wanted me to return the first item, but I knew the seller would not refund anything but the purchase price which would still leave me down to the tune of -
$13 excessive postage
£13 return postage first time
& £13 return postage the 2nd time
Equating to more than the cost of the item.
So I don't hear back from the seller after informing him he is trying to commit fraud & I think its all over & I am only down $13 & £13 but have the extra figure with will if I am lucky cover that cost, anyhow almost a month later i get a further reply from the seller -
"QUOTE" just saw you replied. are you kidding? shame on me? you are STEALING! shame on me? I am out extra shipping and a 2nd figure! Thief! I will be contacting ebay. It's clear as day you opened a case to make a claim, and them when you had both figures, you didn't respond and then you closed the case! you are quite the fraud mastermind! I'm not sure how you are still allowed on ebay. it's people like you who make ebay a terrible place to shop and sell. Send back my figure now! Quit stealing! Ebay clearly stated to send back the figures and then you get a refund!!!!! It was ebay's suggestion to solve this. Did you ship anything back after they said to? NO. terrible, just terrible."END QUOTE".
Now I was going so send a reply, but I have already been through the motions about 20 times with this guy & he simply does not listen, should I send this reply?? -
You & I both know the truth, & the truth is you were trying to extort me!, let’s look at the FACT's shall we -
1. I purchase the figure & pay instantly.
2. you send the wrong item
3. I return the figure at my own expense via premium signed for service as requested for a replacement which never arrives, to an address you provided which is not the correct address.
4. You keep telling me you are going to post the replacement & don't.
5. I have to open a case due to you not sending my replacement item & being evasive.
6. I open a case as you will not send me the replacement within a suitable time frame & the time to open a case is now at 45 days (the last available day to open a case) so you left me no choice in that matter.
7. You then request that I return not one but both items to you - this is FRAUD!! plain & simple - I paid for an item remember?? & ebay requested that I send 1 figure back which I had already done once to the address you provided remember??, not BOTH figures.
Like I said before - I was more than willing to resolve this amicably & did try to by sending the figure back to be replaced, it was you who decided not to do so & started the claim process rolling by your inaction.
So as previously stated - you send me the funds you owe for excessive shipping ($17 dollars to post & actual postage of less than $4), the initial return postage cost via first class signed for service (£13) & then the cost to return the item a second time @ (£13) a total of some almost £40 (more that the purchase cost of the second figure) & I will happily return the item to you. "END REPLY"
Or should I -
A - ignore him.
B - try re reporting him to ebay for harassment & extortion/fraud.
C - send my reply, knowing full well it will fall on deaf ears.
D - Starp explosives to myself & detonate in the nearest McDonalds?