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 Grr... got taken on PayPal

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SumYunGai
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I should have known better. Guy in Minnesota (ostensibly) posts a hockey goalie facemask for sale. I bid, and then a brand new bidder bumps my bid up. I win the item, get the tracking number, and wait. And wait. Tracking information still just says "Billing Information Received". Then I notice that my seller has noted the weight of the package as 1 lb, meaning he paid $5.50 for the shipping label and is sitting on $115 of my money. I open a dispute and quickly find that my seller's PayPal account is inactive. Standard "list, collect and run" scam Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

PayPal's sorting it out now. I'm pretty sure I'll get my money back given all the fishy stuff about this transaction; I just wish I'd seen it sooner.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That's #%$^%^#, I hope they refund you. Even experienced people are victims, you donít happen to have his addy do you Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nothing you can do about that. Paypal insurance will cover this (do they charge a handling fee / excess?)

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SumYunGai
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

bill2 wrote:
you donít happen to have his addy do you Twisted Evil


The one tied to the PayPal account is . His address is:



It's probably either been dumped or was phished.

Anyway, I reviewed PayPal's Buyer Protection and for such a relatively small amount, from an eBay transaction paid with PayPal, I should be good. The program covers practically all eBay transactions for tangible items (except for contraband) for at least $200. It's just an inconvenience not to have that money available while they sort this out.

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SumYunGai
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, PayPal decided in my favor. They got the $115 back and it'll go back into my account sometime this week.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Good for you, Sum Yun Gai!

You can't be too careful nowadays with some of the slithering, slippery eels who abound.

Your friend,

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Under a different name, I had a scammer who wanted to buy a "Red Baron" fly swatter from me. The better half and I laughed ourselves almost senseless.

"The Red Baron" is an ordinary fly swatter, and I offered it up to my pal for what I considered to be a very reasonable $5.99, making sure that I stressed it was worth more and that he was getting a deal on it.

I knocked up a photo of "The Red Baron" and included a verbose description of it.

He wrote back. "I need one of your flying swatters. How do I pay for it?"
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