Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ebay Buyer SCUM and SCAM

I enjoy selling something on EBAY. I enjoy selling sportscards on EBAY. I like taking the time to do everything just right for the customer and clearly stating the requirements in the item description so their is no confusion on the buyers end. By the way.... DOES ANYONE READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTIONS ANYMORE? Then when it comes time for the payment to be due you send out notices and email the winners so they can have the invoice right away. What's that??? I have not heard back from you in 5 days so I'll send out another casual reminder. What's that??? It's been 14 days? Finally after filing a NPB you all of a sudden have contact from the buyer and then you begin having to hear all of the excuses as to why they forgot to pay. Here are some quotes that I received lately:

"Very sorry about that. Payment in full will be received by Friday if that is ok. Had an unexpected auto repair that has drained the wallet. I will not welch on this - I have over 1000 feedback (100%) so I can be trusted." THE GUY NEVER PAID!!!

"hello I have place the wrong click.. i was going to make a counteroffer hit the wrong bottom.. can you cancel this please I will make another offer.. thanks hope to hear from you soon.. I really apoligies for this inconvenience."

"Hello,I thought I had paid for this card as part of a larger payment that I made for several items more than a week ago. Then we left for vacation and I had very limited email access. We got back last night and I am now catching up with emails and discovered that something had gone wrong. I just paid for the other two items for which the original payment had not gone through, but I can't pay for this one because it has been cancelled on account of the unpaid strike that you filed against me.I apologize for the mixup, it was an honest error, though I'm still not certain of what went wrong. If you check my feedback you'll see that I always pay for my auctions and I do so in a timely basis.What can I do about this? Naturally, I still want the card.Please let me know.Again, my apologies for the delay in making payment, it certainly was not intentional." EDITORS NOTE: This JERKOFF then filed a item not received against me three weeks later and I had the last laugh as I produced his signature acceptance and delivery confirmation. He was left speechless when I called him and asked why he filed the "item not sent" complaint when I called his bluff and he didn't say anything for about 5 seconds and then began stating that his wife had picked up the package and took it to his desk and he didn't see it on his desk when I heard his wife in the background hollar that he already got the card. I called him a liar and hung up. ONCE AGAIN BULLSHIT LIES!!!

My favorite part is when you ship the product out and then 3 weeks later you get a claim of the item was not delivered. Here's where I like to stick it to the buyer so I don't get screwed over: I don't charge for delivery confirmation or signature required nor do I describe it in the auction listing. Then when I have the proof that it was delivered and signed for I just simply hand it in to Paypal and I email the buyer the confirmation information and then watch all of the excuses come pouring out again as to how they misplaced it or the signifigant other picked up the card or some other bullcrap excuse of trying to cover their ass cause they were going to rip me off. Then after all the dust has finally settled and another few days has passed I begin to fill out the feedback forms. I do not leave feedback unless it's left for me as I see that's only fair. The feedback the seller left for after attemtping to rip me off left was simply this statement, "thanks".

This is where EBAY needs to allow the sellers the opportunity to leave negative feedback for when the buyers pull this crap. But then again EBAY doesn't care about me, you, the BP oil spill, the gum on your shoe, the dead bird on the front of your car's grill, or how your Mom is making extra money on the side teaching a pole dancing class in your Dad's garage while soliciting Amish men. The fact is once EBAY has "their" money .....YOU ARE A PILE OF STEAMY, SQUISHY, "CORN VISIBLE IN THE PILE" OF SHIT TO THEM OTHERWISE. Prove me wrong!

9 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

That's part of the reason I don't sell on EBAY anymore.

dogfacedgremlin said...

I think they were Mennonite, not Amish.

the sewingmachineguy said...

Hey Dude, what do you charge for shipping and handling?

Captain Canuck said...

there's nothing worse than hitting the wrong bottom......

Tim said...

I charge 2.25 for shipping. That includes if you bought 10 things off of me you total would only be 2.25 and not a penny more. I ALWAYS use bubble mailers and extra protection when necessary. Then to figure in the cost of shipping plus delivery confirmation/signature confirmation I do not make anything on shipping like half of the guys try to do on EBAY.

Tim said...

Nah....at least the Mennonites pay.

Anonymous said...

electronicsuperhub is an ebay seller that gives everyone a bad name. They sell fake mini laptops. they promised to send a return label and give a refund. they waited until the grace period was up and ebay and paypal will not help.

firstngoal said...

I have been very lucky so far in this department. Signature confirmation isn't a bad idea. I may have to start doing that on top of normal delivery confirmation to help cover my ass.

Joe S. said...

I just state that DC is included with shipping, hoping that it squashes any attempt to scam me from the outset. So far, so good. It sucks that it's becoming such a shady place to do business, though. And it's incredibly lame that you can't leave negative feedback for buyers, it makes no sense! The buyers have nothing to lose for pulling their scams.