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Hypothetical question

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by jamiet757, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. jamiet757

    jamiet757 Newbie

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    So here is a hypothetical situation I have been pondering, I am not doing it, nor do I plan to, just wondering how it would work.

    Ok, so say you $ell an item on eBay for $100. You don't have the product and don't plan to, so you don't send anything to the buyer. They file a claim, and one of the things you can do as a seller when a buyer files a claim is provide proof of tracking, or provide proof of a previous refund (as far as I can remember.)

    So my question is, what is to stop someone from just refunding, say $50 after a few days when you purchase something. You file a claim, and they show Paypal that they refunded you $50. They could claim it was a restocking fee or whatever.

    What would happen, would the case be closed, and you would end up losing money and not ever receiving anything?




    ANOTHER SITUATION:
    I recently tried to file a claim with Paypal for an item that was "Not as Described" but the claim was immediately closed because they said that the Buyer Protection covers non-receipt of an item, but not "Not as Described"

    So that made me wonder, what is to stop someone from selling you something expensive, say a computer, and sending you an empty box or with something small in it, not worth the value of what you paid, and not what you wanted. They could prove it was delivered, but as for the "Not as Described", are you just SOL?


    I have over 800 feedbacks on eBay, so I have dealt with a lot of situations both as a buyer and a seller, but these two situations I can't seem to remember how it would work, and if the buyer would really just get screwed.
     
  2. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Hypothetically, you're a hypothetical thief.

    Black hat =/= fraud.
     
  3. jamiet757

    jamiet757 Newbie

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    Like I said, I am not doing this, nor am I planning to, I just to know how easy it would be for someone to screw me by doing just that, sending an empty box, or just issuing a partial refund and keeping the rest for themselves.
     
  4. Zeraw08

    Zeraw08 Newbie

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    If the buyer gets scammed for a large amount, he can always fill a lawsuit and sooner or later, you will get caught. If it was that simple, everyone would do it, and nobody would have enough confidence to buy online.