1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

eBay question (no I haven't been scammed... Yet!)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Acme, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Vexr

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2018

    Posts: 590

    Lies. I provided anecdotal evidence, except in favour of going ahead with the transaction :p

    Well amusing watching OCUK'ers get in a huff about 'posted asking for advice, then ignored advice!!!111!!!;@@!'. Usually the person asking for advice is researching elsewhere, and there is often a minority who provide alternative viewpoints against what the OCUK majority has decided is righteous, true, just, and wise. Actually it's up to each OP asking these sorts of questions to weigh that up in the balance.
     
  2. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,700

    Location: Stamford

    With ebay you can 100pc lose money if you are selling to a person determined enough to get it. But it's unlikely to happen.

    It is up to you to accept this risk or not
     
  3. Teknobry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 1, 2007

    Posts: 1,613

    Location: Manchester. UK

    What you need to remember is in the vast majority of times, ebay/paypal will side with the buyer.

    Wheels arrive, he claims 'not as described/damaged' etc you have to refund him and pay return postage. You get back his knackered set that he swapped your good set for (or a set of steelies). Good luck convincing paypal that you were the victim.
     
  4. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    I know where he lives. :p
     
  5. Teknobry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 1, 2007

    Posts: 1,613

    Location: Manchester. UK

    Yeah good luck with that...lol
     
  6. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    :D
     
  7. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    Right then, theyre all packed and ready.

    I have found a picture of the chap I'm sending them to, in the church <10 miles away from the address he gave. :p

    #prostalker
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  8. Adam

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,756

    Is it really appropriate to post the picture of someone buying an item from you on eBay? Very strange :confused:

    Would you like it if you found out someone had done the same to you?
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  9. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    Its in the public domain... I literally found it by Googling his name and the farm he works on. :p

    But I'll remove the link lol. (you'll need to take it out of your quote though)

    I also found out his wifes name, his ex business partners name (standing next to him in the picture) and other bits and pieces... Its actually quite scary how easy it was to be honest.
     
  10. subbytna

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,386

    Location: Belfast

    We're not all shady over here :p
     
  11. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,601

    Location: Home

    Wow Acme - you're starting to worry me now! How much do you know about all of us?! :s
     
  12. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    I know everything about you, you are not Saif. ;)

    (geddit)
     
  13. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,601

    Location: Home

    :o *has momentary heart attack - then realises Trust is active*

    Yeah whatever Tom

    I geddit, never heard that one before!
     
  14. MonkeyMan

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 9, 2003

    Posts: 5,752

    Probably be fine, I've found most buyers on eBay to be genuine but get the occasional scam.

    Last one claimed that the PayPal payment was unauthorised but I'd sent it with tracking to a seller eligible address so got the money back after a few weeks (annoying how they just take it out straight away).
    I've noticed some recently not showing any mention of seller protection so best double check that you are covered.

    Take plenty of pics of packaging as well in case of a courier claim.
     
  15. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    :D
     
  16. Semple

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 4,838

    Just make sure you take the funds out of your paypal account, and remove your card from paypal. That way if he does try and scam you and paypal side with the buyer (which is normally the case), they'll only put your account into a negative balance. As it's a fair sum of money, they'll probably threaten court action, but at least you've got more chance of convincing a judge with all your evidence than trying to convince paypal.
     
  17. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,605

    Location: Back in Blighty

    @Acme are you the new Tefal then?!
     
  18. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    I don't follow sempai Maccy :(
     
  19. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,605

    Location: Back in Blighty

    Haha I meant in terms of detective skills, man that guy could find anything
     
  20. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,142

    Location: Acme's chair

    Ah I see. :p