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G*d damn it! I think i got taken on ebay

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by tonlilaz, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    sh!t, sh!t, sh!t

    so, i decided it would be a great idea to buy an 'established website' on ebay

    yeah, yeah, i know they are crap sites....but they are sites that are already up that i can send traffic to and make money with....

    well, this one site i bought just now, the verbage was really confusing. it said that the auction included the website + domain name.

    ok, so i've been in the website/domain industry now for over a decade. the auction clearly stated that the auction included the domain name..

    now don't get me wrong, i know that 'web development, html' was bullshit....i mean it's a cheap blog site + affiliate banners....but hell, it was a semi established blog...i could spruce up the template and make it look really nice...

    anyway, so when i saw this

    i naturally assumed that that was the transfer fee...i'm thinking, hell...i could get the name transfered to my fabulous account for 1/2 that..as for the hosting, i didn't mind paying for 1 month of hosting so i could transfer the site myself to my own registrar...

    so, i purchased the site.

    damn, damn, damn, damn.......stupid me.

    so, after i pay for the auction, i get a separate invoice for the domain name for 15 dollars. i email the guy saying that i'd like the name transfered to my fabulous account. he responded:

    i'm thinking...i've got a godaddy account, he can just push the name....

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    then he replies...

    i'm thinking that pushing a domain is free, there is no extra cost involved....

    so then i email him saying i'll just have the name transfered to my fabulous account, to just unlock the name so i can innitiate the transfer on my end....

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    then he emailed me back

    so now i'm getting it....he wants an extra fucking 15 dollars for the name...i've never heard of this before.

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    no response...
    crap crap crap crap

    i start to realize that this guy's going to ignore me now....so i emailed him back with a generous resolution

    still no response.

    is there anything i can do? or did i just throw away 20 something dollars?

    i figure i can wait a week and then report the guy to ebay as item undelivered...but if somebody has any suggestions i'd be more than happy to listen.
     
  2. ForeverNever

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    Leave him negative feedback, and if necessary, report him to ebay for giving you false information.
     
  3. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    see, neg feedbacking him isnt enough.....it's just a matter of he said/she said....
     
  4. bhnoobz

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    lol

    experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

    eat the 27$ or whatever it was, don't buy bullshit from ebay.

    Or you could pull a bitch move and report him to ebay for selling shit outside of ebay.. the additional 15$ on top of the bid would mean he's selling items outside of ebay, violating their policies... Be sure to forward all those emails to egay. :D
     
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    Exactly. If he wants to play hardball... nail his ass to the wall. He's obviously trying to circumvent ebays fees and I don't think they take to kindly to that.
     
  6. valwardon

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    True because what will happen is they will respond with cleary stated in auction terms . He will make you look very bad . So my advise is just report him to ebay .

    OHHHH wait a minute that is my site hey where is my 15.00 you owe me !!*breaks knee caps*
     
  7. spidermike

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    Report him to ebay. He is just trying to rip you for 15.00 No need to let anyone take advantage of you.
     
  8. megabump

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    If I read that auction I would assume it was even worse and he was attempting to lease me the domain name at $15 per year.

    That being said, you might be able to convince ebay he is trying to avoid paying ebay final value fees on that $15. Either way, your choices are pretty much limited to reporting him and leaving feedback.

    Unless he is selling so many sites that the negative is quickly pushed off the first page,
    I disagree that negative feedback won't hurt him. There are so many crappy sites for sale on ebay, there's no reason to buy one from someone with bad feedback. I'm not saying you'll shut down his business, but his average sale will definitely decline for as long as that negative is on the first page of his feedback profile.
     
  9. xplicit

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    This is exactly what I would do. Ebay is cracking down hard on this matter. He clearly stated in the auction about the domain name being included, you could get him for trying to sell you extras out side of ebay and they dont like losing money. No matter if it is a little $15.

    eGay is really a bad bad place to buy websites. I would never buy any kind of "business" from there.
     
  10. DrJekyll

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    This is common selling practice, the goal is to get the monthly hosting to get paid for their work.

    The problem is when you dont want their hosting. They just lost their paycheck. [people are making 1000's a month just on hosting doing this]

    You are going to find almost all your turnkey websites set up like this. And when you want out of the hosting they want to charge you. I did a turnkey at 1 time for 7.95 a month but if I wanted to move it they wanted $200. [I was buyer]
     
  11. niche1

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    I say play HARDBALL!

    You did NOT misunderstand what was to be included!

    Negative feedback is NOT good and he or she deserves it...

    They are clearly getting you on an upsell of 15 per year (I assume) and that is NOT part of what you paid for!

    Keep this guy/gal honest and report them!

    Better yet what is the ebay sellers "handle"?

    We all need to avoid them for any auction they may run....
     
  12. justthinking

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    Unfortunately, I think you were just scammed. If your like most people (me included), you didn't read the entire auction until after you started feeling scammed. But I agree with you. He claimed the domain was included and it wasn't. You could possibly get your money back for this reason.

    Report him to egay. It might help?
     
  13. cparainmaker

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    Uh why would you buy a site off ebay, there just freebie templates or template monster templates wtih astores in them and adsense with a few rss feeds, takes about 20 minutes to make.
     
  14. GreenGoblin

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    give me his S/N and ill buy from him and neg him to hell
     
  15. irancrude

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    Too bad for you!
    I saved my ass so many tmes on auctions by simply making all my Questions until I am fully satisfied and no dark holes around that I can see, then and only then I bid or buy anything online, specially on ebay.

    Leaving Neg Feedback will not help it will just take you money far away.
    Ebay is not helpful anymore, they are too busy so if your auction is not over 150 or so do not bother to follow, try with paypal team they think less and act more! LOL :D

    A two sides knive I know. :)

    Maurice
     
  16. bizcredit

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    Its a scam, but the auction price was only 20 something dollars....
     
  17. hogatoga

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    spoonfeed him carpenter nails and nail glue
     
  18. SteamyMcSteam

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    I build some quick estores and sell them on ebay sometimes. To the original poster, can you please PM me his name? I have a lot of these guys bookmarked to "spy" on them.

    Please give people the benefit of the doubt for not responding within a day. Maybe his kid was sick, maybe his internet was down, but it's nothing to sweat because:

    Your the buyer, ebays new policy is "the buyer will win". Simply ask for a FULL refund, and if he doesn't give you one in a few days, just file a complaint with Paypal. THEY WILL WORK IN FAVOR OF YOU, THE BUYER! He CANNOT leave you a negative, so just wait at least few days before negging him.

    I do agree the $15 charge for pushing the domain is BS. Domain transfer from account to account is FREE , WHAT THE FUDGE!?
     
  19. agkfal

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    Just file a dispute for a refund on what you paid.. Paypal will credit you in 21 days since they dotn offer seller protection on virtual items. *unless he shipped you a CD with the website contents*
     
  20. MiLiTARYiV

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    I agree, report his name here so we can take him down