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ebay buyer wantes to return fake disks---what should I do?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by The Giant Midget, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. The Giant Midget

    The Giant Midget Junior Member

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    Hi,
    I used to sell fake MS office disks on ebay and one of the buyers found out that the 8 CDs he bought are fake. He says his business gets evaluated by Microsoft often. He wants to return the cds and get a full refund.
    I have absolutely no problem in giving him refund, but I am not sure if I should give him my home address to return the CDs.

    What should I do? Should I give him my address ? I really wanna give him full refund and cancel the transaction so as to avoid any ebay claims but dont know if giving him address will be safe.

    Please help me out here guys. Quick help will be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Laser

    Laser Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    With what method did he pay you?

    Tell him to keep them and send a refund.


    Are you in the USA?
    If you are in the USA things could get hot for you.

    How do you know it's just "some guy" ?
     
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  3. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    Give him a refund and tell him he can just through away the disks, that shouldn't be a problem, easier for him. edit-laser beat me to it whatev
     
  4. bambi

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    Just give him a refund ASAP. Who cares if he returns them or not. That's some serious copyright infringement.
     
  5. The Giant Midget

    The Giant Midget Junior Member

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    Thanks for the quick help guys.
    @laser - yes i am in US. What do you mean by "just some guy"? The buyer was from New Zealeand. He gave me his US address so I could ship it there. He know for sure that he is a reputable business owner.

    Additional information will be appreciated laser.

    Thanks again guys
     
  6. The Giant Midget

    The Giant Midget Junior Member

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    @ laser -- he paid me via paypal but I refunded the money. So i will have to refund him from my CC. Is that a problem?
     
  7. Laser

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    as opposed to a Microsoft investigator or worse.
    Microsoft has there own police force of investigators, and an army of attorneys.

    How long ago did the transaction take place?
    I wish you the best,,, but Microsoft would most definitely use a fake address in another part of the world as part of a sting operation to pinpoint software pirates.

    I was sued by Microsoft for spam a few years back.
    They are hardcore.
    Software piracy is the equivalent of raping their 14 year old daughter.
    If it's Microsoft behind this transaction,,, they're coming after you.

    Please tell me he didn't pay with PayPal because PayPal will turn all of your information over in a heartbeat.

    And if you're a minor under 18,, they'll sue your parents.
    This is some dangerous ground you have stumbled into to make some money.

    There is no "strategic move" here.
    Other than hope and pray the guy in New Zealand is just some guy.
    If you send him your address he could forward that to Microsoft himself and get you into trouble.

    Sorry to be so dark and gloomy.
    But I have known guys that have lost everything to Microsoft for spamming Hotmail.
    They lost their homes, cars, everything.
     
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  8. Laser

    Laser Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Unless you have a fake paypal account and used some kind of Pre-Paid credit card all that financial stuff can be tracked back to you and your home address.
     
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    refund,

    tell him no need to return. If he insists on returning them, just tell him you were not aware they are fake, if so you do not want them as you would not knowingly sell fakes.
     
  10. RichUser

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    Fuck dude, give him a refund, and hope he then burns the dics because software privacy so bluntly is one of the STUPIDEST things you could do. It's so fucking easy to get caught, and it's so heavily monitored. I personally know a friend who got himself into hot shit with Adobe that landing him over a million dollar fine.
     
  11. superbspurs

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    So have you refunded the money or not? Just do what the others here say and give the money back, while not admitting anything. Move on and stop peddling fake discs.
     
  12. superbspurs

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    We dont know enough about the buyer to make these sort of assumptions. Also, if the discs are advertised as genuine and they're cheap then why shouldnt a buyer purchase from ebay. yes its probably niave to think they're real but if they're advertised as genuine its not the buyer at fault.
     
  13. stouthearted

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    People will often times say anything to get a refund.. You don't need the disks back as they are already opened and worthless to you.
     
  14. Therookie

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    Just say your not the original Ebay account owner as Ebay accounts can be bought and sold if you have not revealed that to him say you bought the account and dont know where the person is who sold them him originally.
     
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    How would you pencil in that happens to have the same IP matching the one placing the ad?
     
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    Tell him OMFG! the dropshipper you were using assured you they were genuine.
     
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    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    No idea
    say you work in same office block but the person had left for a new job
     
  18. The Giant Midget

    The Giant Midget Junior Member

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    I gave him the refund and asked him to keep the disks.
    I am out of the fake business :p

    Thanks a lot guys
     
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    I like this part best ---> "I used to sell fake..."

    What was that like last Tuesday?

    LOL
     
  20. turnhardtoeasy

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    Good that you are out of it now...
    stay away from future conversations with that guy....
    block him... change your email id and paypal id if required

    now just hope that everything gets back to normal