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How do I this item on Egay without getting screwed?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by dmaster555, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. dmaster555

    dmaster555 Newbie

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    I am se lling an item on egay that is worth about $3,000. It is a very popular item, and it will sell guaranteed.

    However, about 2 years ago I had an issue where I sent the item, the buyer chargedback, and sent me a box full of bricks with a tracking number to win the dispute. I ended up owing pay pal money.

    How on earth do I s e l l safely being able to sleep at night knowing this wont happen?

    There are SO many egay scams. Including unathorized transaction claims which seems like the new popular thing to do now.
     
  2. RMX

    RMX Power Member

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    Box full of bricks? Makes me wonder how much the shipping cost him on that? :D

    Phone up eGay/GayPal and tell them about this. You're probably not the only one in the world and they've had to deal with such situations in the past.

    They'll at least tell you what to do - show them some proof or to f*ck off ;]
     
  3. goodguy

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    Don't ship to a PO Box. Ship to a physical address. Just in case buyer tries to scam you. You will have a name in which you can take them to court.
     
  4. evicktd

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    Sure this happens from time to time, but it does NOT happen often. I feel you pain and I have the same anxiety when I ship overseas a high ticket product. Trust me, most people on eBay are honest. If a buyer has a lot of feedback, take a look at "Feedback left for others" tab. Usually, if the buyer is a scammer, he will have given many negative feedbacks. That's a red flag for me. Other than that, either suck it up or sell elsewhere.
     
  5. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    If its such a high value item why not use Craigslist or something where you can do a face to face meeting? Make them send you certified copy of their ID and send where they have to show ID to pick up the items. That way if they screw you, you have all their personal information to go after them.
     
  6. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Buyers haven't been able to get negative feedback for years.

    How did they do a chargeback, you refund, and then they send a box of bricks? That makes no sense. If a buyer does a chargeback, they don't have to return anything. If they tell you you have to refund, then don't refund until you've received the item.

    At any rate, I have had some screwy cases with ebay/paypal. As long as you have a tracking number, you should be ok.
     
  7. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    He maybe didn't explain all of the steps in the correct order, but its actually a pretty common little scam (or used to be anyways). If you have a return policy listed on your Ebay account, then the person receives the item, unpacks it, repacks with something of a similar weight, and ships it back.

    They then contact Ebay saying you haven't refunded them and they adhered to your return policy and shipped it back within several days. They show the tracking number to Ebay/Paypal, and they get their refund because your Refund policy is stated publicy.
     
  8. miahdog

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    Easy, I do this all the time. Tell perspective buyer to email you at your private email. Offer them a deal to buy through paypal only. Invoice them directly through paypal as a non ebay purchase. Make sure you ship item with signature confirmation.

    The only way they can getvthere money back is through there personal bank or if item was not delivered.
     
  9. boom1

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    if it is a $3000+ item just state in the auction that because of the high value a deposit of 10% will be taken on paypal with the remainder either Bank Transfer or escrow, that way you are in control
     
  10. terrywalters

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    That sucks bigtime. i would suggest having the auction cash on delivery only for something of that worth
     
  11. Besti3uy

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    box full of bricks. I be pissed off to a whole new level
     
  12. Melis

    Melis Registered Member

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    Wow sorry but im laughting very hard at this what a person should that scammer be trololol