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    Apparently it wouldn't matter because they can do this!
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    Admiral: Link isn't working
    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!

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    All Ebay Sellers Be Aware of a new Scam that will leave you high and dry!

    Sorry. I was actually trying to post a pic but the link worked for me. On my phone right now so I will try to fix it at a puter

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    I recently discovered when asking for a higher sell limit that an account representative can be assigned to me? Does anyone know what they mean by that? Does this mean the same person handling what I need on ebay, going through returns, handling fraud or some service they want to tack on for more money? I'm a little put out because how can I have the same concierge 7 days a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    Admiral: Link isn't working
    It worked when I posted it but now the link is gone. It was an article about how goats are the best climbers of all.

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7...in%2BGoats.jpg

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    Buyer fraud happens a lot now-a-days.
    I've stopped selling most items in Ebay after getting burned a few times ...

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    When the credit card I had registered with paypal expired did not renew after receiving the new card. Now I get fear mail from Paypal saying they've noticed unusual activity on my account ha ha, The unusuall activity is that I no longer use my Paypal to sell goods on ebay.

    From a power seller three times to zero sales after being a victimised with buyer fraud on more than one occasion.

    The email is the real deal and not some spoof.


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    Does anyone charge a restocking fee? I realize that you won't be able to cover the entire loss by doing so, in a case of fraud, but at least you would be able to recoup some of it. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude80 View Post
    Does anyone charge a restocking fee? I realize that you won't be able to cover the entire loss by doing so, in a case of fraud, but at least you would be able to recoup some of it. Just a thought.
    You can charge a restocking fee IF the reason the item was returned is do to buyer remorse in one form or another.

    Back to a previous point, if you list an item using Ebay's descriptor "For parts or not working", you will never have to give a refund unless the buyer did not receive it. Also, if you use the Global Shipping Program you're not responsible for damaged or lost goods once it is received in Kentucky by Pitney Bowes who then sends it on. This only applies to international shipments. I'm aware that the global shipping program can be pricey for the buyer but so what? The buyer can not leave negative feedback if their only issue was with shipping through that program. That program is purposely tilted toward the seller. I like it because it makes the point to buyers as to how much crap sellers have to put up with. Also, you don't need TOS that 500-1000 words in length. Likewise, if you familiarize yourself with Ebay's different category descriptors, you no longer need a drawn out description. The definition of the Ebay descriptor "used" speaks to cosmetic condition in addition to function. Therefore, there's nothing to describe. If you've used the wrong descriptor, no amount of your words of description is going to save you.
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    Thats a good tip.
    I'm gonna try it .
    Once I put the classic no returns and the customer stated item not as expected
    Pay pal froze the money
    I got the batch of copper back and it was cherry picked the nerve
    Since then i don't sell on the bay But now i'll give a try
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    Since the prices dropped A new day has dawned
    Time to separate the chaff from the grain

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    I will follow this thread up with some simple advice. Ebay is a professional environment requiring through use, constant care. I will not condone it's use for scrap, resale or anything else that isn't simply casual because if you are not prepared from the first listing you stand to get screwed at every turn. At the level I sell, virtually every day someone is attempting fraud against us. Literally not a day goes by at this point. We go through a stringent processing for this reason, I use high megapixel cameras and webcams to document all my shipping, all my processing...everything. At the same time I am cordial and compromising because shipping is and always will be terrible. When you send your merchandise to an intermediary your affording yourself time to find more of the same and a nice big wall between you and these underhanded tactics, fraud and downright lowball tactics. If you think it was hard a few years ago, it's an escalator to impossibility professional users are riding on.

    I realize I've tooted my own horn a bit but that's a statement I hope is represented by the half dozen or so especially awesome guys working through ebay and other modes that hang out here.

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    AGW- Sorry to hear that its such a battlefield environment for your higher priced electronics (to me at least) you deal with out on ebay. Sounds like you have a good plan to protect yourself but its still sad people can be such a@@holes. Because I deal with lower priced stuff that's not electronics, I haven't dealt with such blatant fraud much. Out of probably 800+ deals, I can count the number of times someone ripped me off on my hands. I guess the more potential cash value in play, the more the sharks smell blood in the water. Keep on keeping on. You're a class act dude.

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    I actually had a case where Ebay protected me as a seller, even though I made a mistake.

    Case:

    I sold a TV part to a man in Puerto Rico. I shipped in a good box, lots of packing.
    The TV part arrived but it was the wrong part. I had shipped him a different part by accident.
    I told the man that he must ship the part back or I wouldn't refund the money.
    He ships the part back but in shoddy packaging. The part had been exposed and banged around during shipping. The board was even sticking out of the packaging because it was soft packaging, not a box.
    The man wants all of his money back. I tell him that the part does not work anymore because of his faulty packaging, but that I will offer to pay him 1/2 of his money and pay for the shipping.
    He refuses.
    Ebay steps in and after seeing the pictures of the packaging that the man sent the part in, they award me all of the money and he got nothing.

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    I've never bought or sold anything on Ebay. These stories are the reason why. Too many scammers on both ends.

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    All Ebay Sellers Be Aware of a new Scam that will leave you high and dry!

    The few bad apples on eBay shouldn't prevent one from transacting business there. I've been a buyer and seller on eBay since 2002. There have been a couple of incidents where I was being scammed, but it was hardly the end of the world. Transacting business on eBay is no different from any other form of business; one will meet losers and scammers everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCRcameron View Post
    I actually had a case where Ebay protected me as a seller, even though I made a mistake.

    Case:

    I sold a TV part to a man in Puerto Rico. I shipped in a good box, lots of packing.
    The TV part arrived but it was the wrong part. I had shipped him a different part by accident.
    I told the man that he must ship the part back or I wouldn't refund the money.
    He ships the part back but in shoddy packaging. The part had been exposed and banged around during shipping. The board was even sticking out of the packaging because it was soft packaging, not a box.
    The man wants all of his money back. I tell him that the part does not work anymore because of his faulty packaging, but that I will offer to pay him 1/2 of his money and pay for the shipping.
    He refuses.
    Ebay steps in and after seeing the pictures of the packaging that the man sent the part in, they award me all of the money and he got nothing.
    As soon you were aware that you had made a mistake should have sent the correct part IMMEDIATELY with out delay, instead you choose to play games.

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    I currently sell everything on Craigslist - prefer to meet face to face and let the buyer "try before you buy" so that there is no misunderstanding. Yes there are alot of cranks on Craigslist and yes I get alot of scam e mails but you learn to deal with those and get good at filtering them out. It really works pretty good for me I can clear on average $100.00 in a weekend consistently many times more than that. I have been considering selling on Ebay for a few years now- with it's larger viewing audience and all- I just can't get myself pull the trigger and finish setting up my sellers account. I know of a few items that I have that would prob sell for good $$$ and fast. When I read stories like this one and some of these posts it worries me and I really don't need the extra aggravation sooo I am still on the fence about Ebay selling.

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    I still sell on Ebay despite the horror stories(even after the ebay seller thing from the begining of the year).

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    I just begun selling on eBay... Wish me luck!

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    We should start sharing scammer addresses and create a blacklist.

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