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Ebay Trouble: Advice Needed

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by EzBreezy, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. EzBreezy

    EzBreezy Registered Member

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    Ok, I formed a JV with another member here. He was acting as a dropshipper for me for ebay.

    We did a test run, which ran perfectly. I miscalculated some fees and came out in the red, but I ate it and moved on.

    He approached me again with a new product that was selling very well. So I took it and sold all 3 of my stock. After the all was sold Ebay emailed me saying they removed the listing because it was counterfeit.

    Immediately one person wanted a refund, which I granted. Her product had not been shipped as far as I know.

    The second received his and found it to incomplete and none functional and wanted a refund after opening up a dispute. I closed the dispute by granting the refund and sent him money to return the product. Its up in the air on if he follows through on that since I haven't heard a response.

    The third is waiting for his product and I'm not sure if it was even shipped. If it hasn't I want to just refund the money and call a end. If so, I want to email him and tell him if to return it and I'll issue a refund.

    Now, here's my problem. My supplier is threatening legal action I suppsed if I don't pay for the items. I was always upfront and on time with payment owed. I don't plan on screwing anyone. But in this case, I think we both should take the fall. I would be even more in the hole if paypal didn't put a hold on the funds because of the disputes.

    What do you guys think I should do. I'm clueless at the moment. I don't have the funds to pay for too much extra, especially since the rules were not set out before hand on whose responsibility is whose. I got into the agreement saying I would list the items and that's it.

    Edited because I hit the send to soon.
     
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  2. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    Eat the loss and consider it a lesson, and move on ;)

    Be very careful who you deal with. And always do your Due Diligence and research your suppliers from now on.
     
  3. nam6641

    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    if person was shipping counterfit and didnt tell you that up front then tell them to sue you. i doubt they will go to court saying that they supplied counterfit goods.
     
  4. EzBreezy

    EzBreezy Registered Member

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    I was thinking the same. The cost of taking action has to be more that the product. I've already paid ebay and shipping fees to the one person whom I know shipped out already.
     
  5. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    just move on..like hawke said.
     
  6. whiteninja

    whiteninja Regular Member

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    You were probably either selling some high dollar or really crappy knock-offs. Next time you might want to partner with someone that has experience in this game and send them a sample or two to have them check out the quality before you go selling on Egay. Just chalk it up to experience on this one though.
     
  7. suave

    suave Regular Member

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    consult a lawyer depending were you are at most of the time the first consultation is free, I believe most layers will refer you to a specialist in those types of problems and might even do you a favor and sue the other party and have them pay for all legal fees
    Regards
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  8. joxnard562

    joxnard562 Regular Member

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    is the dropshipper in your country of residence? was it high dollar amount ive been in the same situation before, and it was almost about 4 years ago, and nothing ever happened.