The dark side of Ebay

    The dark side of Ebay

    post #1 of 42
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    What's worse than winning something and finding it to be fake? I have one.

    I recently won a bottle of something for a very low price. I snagged it for under $11, and it goes on ebay in that size for about $60.

    What happens next is the seller.......gets angry that it went for cheap, and decides, I'll just tell him it broke when I was packing and give him a refund.

    Yes, this happened to me this week. I have no options. If I give negative feedback, I'm sure he'll give me one right back. I'll be staying away from ebay for a long time. 80% of the time, it's lose-lose in my opinion.

    post #2 of 42

    It could be true. I've broken 2 bottles just as I wanted to put them on Ebay.

    He can't give you negative feedback. Only buyers can these days.

    post #3 of 42
    Accidents do happen. It would look less like an accident if that same item went immediately back up for sale though.

    Since you're in Girard can you ship me some JibJab chilli dogs?
    post #4 of 42
    Not cool. These are the type of things that makes me stay away from E-Bay. Never used it, never will. ' ll stick with Fragrancenet/ X and the likes. Never had any problems there. Peace of mind is worth a little extra $ to me.
    post #5 of 42
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RusselView Post

    It could be true. I've broken 2 bottles just as I wanted to put them on Ebay.

    He can't give you negative feedback. Only buyers can these days.

    You're right, I could be being super paranoid.......but I would definitely bet a paycheck, possibly two paychecks that I'm right. I'll hold off on the negative feedback unless I see it turn up again.

    post #6 of 42
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rev320View Post

    Accidents do happen. It would look less like an accident if that same item went immediately back up for sale though.

    Since you're in Girard can you ship me some JibJab chilli dogs?

    I just had some for dinner last night. Did you used to live here? I'll tell you this, they're definitely not as good as they were in the 70s and 80s. The sauce has gotten blander and thicker.

    post #7 of 42
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-jView Post

    Not cool. These are the type of things that makes me stay away from E-Bay. Never used it, never will. ' ll stick with Fragrancenet/ X and the likes. Never had any problems there. Peace of mind is worth a little extra $ to me.

    I agree completely. It just completely sucks that I got so very lucky getting it at that low price, and I end up losing. It's like having someone dangle your favorite food in your face, while sitting in a prison cell. At least that's what I think it would feel like hahaha

    post #8 of 42

    Accidents happen, but I can't say I'd be happy.

    I think . . . though I'm not positive . . . that Ebay now forbids sellers from leaving feedback like you've described, which is deemed retaliatory. If you're a buyer you pretty much just have to pay for the item, and once you do the seller can't complain.

    I don't think, though, that I'd leave bad feedback unless I knew the seller did what you think it did. I believe in over 1,000 Ebay transactions, I've left negative feedback less than five times.

    post #9 of 42

    This has happened to me more than once, it's frustrating.I don't reallycare aboutthe item, but I don't like being blatantly lied to. Why do sellers listitems with low (or no) reserve price, if they're not willing to sell it that cheaply? It baffles me.

    post #10 of 42
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    Agreed. Like I said, I don't know 100% for sure that it didn't break as he was packing it. However, I'd say I'm 98% sure. The problem is I'm 98% sure he's a swindler and if I don't leave negative feedback, that means he'll likely have a future victim. Even still, I probably won't unless I see he relists it on there. It'd be funny if he listed it here. I'd get medeival on him and get kicked off here probably.

    post #11 of 42

    leave the negative feedback, don't think too much about it. Go

    post #12 of 42

    I'm pretty sure he can't leave retaliating feedback. I would rate it a negative. On the 2% chance it DID break, you, the customer, are still left with a negative experience, and that is what feedback is asking: did you have a positive or negative experience. If he continually does this he's probably savvy enough to not immediately put it right back up for sale.

    post #13 of 42

    I'd probably leave a neutral. Even if he broke the bottle, he did waste your time and you didn't get the item.

    post #14 of 42
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by markcView Post

    I just had some for dinner last night. Did you used to live here? I'll tell you this, they're definitely not as good as they were in the 70s and 80s. The sauce has gotten blander and thicker.

    I lived in Youngstown for many years. So I miss all my old favorites Jay's Famous Hotdogs, Wedgewood Pizza, JibJab, Handels ice cream, and Albella's Pizza.
    post #15 of 42
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vince23heatView Post

    leave the negative feedback, don't think too much about it. Go
    If you have waited the required 7 days, leave the negative feedback.
    post #16 of 42

    That situation does sound like a huge disappointment. I'm not sure that I would go as far as leaving negative feedback though, just in case he was telling the truth even though it is unlikely. My philosophy is to always treat people with kindness, even if they do not return the favor and good things will always happen to you. You might even find something better to put the money into. However, if the seller goes through the purchase and sends out a fake product, acts really rude, or takes forever to ship I would always recommend leaving feedback to warn others. Sorry about your misfortune though.

    Did he sound very apologetic by the way?

    post #17 of 42
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RusselView Post

    It could be true. I've broken 2 bottles just as I wanted to put them on Ebay.

    He can't give you negative feedback. Only buyers can these days.


    I have found this to be true as well. Any feedback from the seller is categorized as positive regardless on what he writes.

    post #18 of 42
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