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Something fishy happened with ebay/paypal order

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by oatmeal, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

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    Yesterday I noticed I got a payment received in my paypal account for an item I was selling on ebay.
    The payment was completed and had the buyers mailing address and everything like normal.

    But oddly, I didn't get a "sold item" notification from ebay. I checked my ebay and there was nothing sold to that order/buyer. So I'm not sure how that person even paid me if they didn't buy it off me from ebay.

    I was thinking of shipping out that item to them anyways since I got paid, but luckily I decided to wait a few hours just in case maybe ebay was under maintenance and hadn't updated the sold item.

    Well a few hours later, I checked my paypal and that money was refunded back to the buyer! I didn't give a refund, I didn't send a refund or send any money back. It just automatically refunded the payment back! I was like, WTH?

    So thankfullly I didn't and will not ever ship an item until I see it's confirmed in ebay as sold item. Somehow, this person was able to pay me money and then refund it automatically. Now, I don't know for sure if the refund was done by paypal or by the buyer. There was no notification or message by either paypal or the buyer that a refund was requested or that refund would be given. It just appeared as "got paid" and then "sent refund" hours later without me doing a THING.

    Today, I noticed that same person paid me AGAIN for the exact same amount and the exact same item. But still no sold notification on ebay's end....I have been getting other sold notifications in the meantime so I know it's not some issue with ebay. I contacted the buyer via email just asking them if they were trying to buy something from me and why it kept getting refunded to them and gave them the link to my actual ebay listing of the item so they can try it again. But no response since.


    I contacted paypal to find out what happened and I haven't gotten a response back from them yet.
    It happened twice! Yesterday and today. I'll see if it happens again tomorrow. Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
     
  2. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

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    Update: Well, it never happened again after those two times. The buyer never replied to my message and paypal didn't either LOL. I guess I'll never know why and how some guy paid for my ebay item but ebay never showed any sold item, and then it was automatically refunded to the buyer.....all of this with no messages, no notifications, or anything! strangeeeee