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Issues on ebay...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rawdog, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. rawdog

    rawdog Newbie

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    Hello I am a new member, although I've browsed for years.

    So I recently purchased a used Xbox on ebay. The bundle included a few controllers and some games. Despite its description "in perfect working condition" I played the console once, turned it off and upon turning it back on it was broken. (the disc drive broke and it doesn't read discs) So I contacted the seller and attempted to convince him to refund me. Long story short I opened a case and am awaiting the next step in returning this item. Assuming things will work in my favor. (They should right?)

    Anyway, my question is: What if when I return the item, I "forget" to include the 2 controllers. He's been jerking me around for 3 weeks. Consider it an inconvenience tax. Is this a bad idea?
     
  2. eBayStealths

    eBayStealths Regular Member

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    Yes I feel that this a really bad idea because overall you have the power completely as a "Buyer", and all you have to do is file a claim against him/her. Let eBay know, and make sure you send it back with tracking. You will get your money back. However stealing controllers or anything is never a good thing, and this isn't a eye for an eye type of deal. I hope you do what is right, and I hope I helped a little!
     
  3. rawdog

    rawdog Newbie

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    Anybody with weaker morals want to chime in?
    I know its wrong, but what comes around goes around. I'm just not entire sure how this whole process works. I don't need the controllers. But this dudes not getting off that easy after 3 weeks of bs'ing me. I just dont want to have to be responsible for his controllers. I planned on simply ignoring him afterwards.
     
  4. TheeAriGrande

    TheeAriGrande Regular Member

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    Here's what I would do:

    See how the case goes. If the case goes really smooth and it's as simple as Ebay telling you to send back the items then send back all the items.

    However, if the seller fights the case, it's not really smooth, he refuses to refund, etc etc AND... Ebay tells you to send it back then go ahead and do what you please with the items.

    It all the depends on how the seller handles himself and handles the case.

    Keep in mind, I'm not telling you to do anything wrong or to scam him back. I'm totally against scamming and all that, but what I just said above was said with a moral-less mentality.
     
  5. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    Keep the other guy's side of the story in mind...
    He sells his xbox to some random guy on the internet - presumably in working condition - and as soon as the buyer gets the item he says it broke and wants a refund.
    If you were that guy you'd be pretty aggravated as well.

    If you're getting a full refund count your blessings and move on. Especially if you 'don't need the controllers.'
    Buy another xbox from somebody else and forget about the whole thing.
    Good karma comes back around.
     
  6. rawdog

    rawdog Newbie

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    Lol, I posted the same question in 4 chan and got completely opposite suggestions. I was advised to send an empty box and keep everything. But I've decided, I will keep one controller. I think thats fair considering the 3 weeks of unnecessary stress and the shipping i will be responsible for.