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    bookwoim2 | Male | 55 years old | Columbus, OH

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"CAVEAT EMPTOR"

990 views • Mar 10, '10 • (3) Comments

O. K.  Have to get this off my chest; the more that I think about the situation, the more angry I get.

On Feb. 25th, I had just won an eBay auction item which consisted of the first 20 issues of What If...V.1, in VG condition.  The result: $10.50 cost; $10.00 S&H. "Seller" resides in California.

Whenever I win an auction, & at the VERY end of that auction, I pay the seller by PayPal immediately, so there are no screw-ups on my end.

Shift to March 4th; I receive an e-mail from eBay stating that the "seller" has JUST NOW shipped the item my way....

It has now been 6 days from that shipping date.  Not a package, not a word.  Methinks I have been played for a fool.....

On eBay, seeing certain sellers overprice their books is one thing, even hilarious; but not to send them at all after being sent payment is, IMHO, "pure evil".  I'm very sure that I can recover my monetary loss through eBay's Buyer Protection Program in short time, but to me, it's the principle.

Have any members here suffered the same fate?  And if so, how was justice dispensed?

  • Mar 11, '10 by joshschr's avatar joshschr
  • Buying through eBay, despite all the protections in place, is still quite a crapshoot. After this much time, if you've tried to contact the vendor and they haven't written back, yeah, they've used up basically all of their good will and deserve a negative and you deserve your money back. It is too much a hassle to expect to have to wait this long for merch you already paid for.
  • Mar 11, '10 by mpkoz75's avatar mpkoz75
  • I have never experienced his issue before but, I want to wish you good luck on getting your money back. It is just wrong that you have go through that. It make you think sometime. I am sorry good luck.
  • Mar 11, '10 by bookwoim2's avatar bookwoim2
  • Thankx for calming me down some, guys. You're comments really helped.

    It just irks me that a phobia that I once had about purchasing comics from eBay has came to fruition, & not just me, but other people who have been taken advantage of by s--theads like the "seller" I ran into. He/She/They have 100% feedback; but you'd never know until the dirty deed has been committed.

    Stay tuned to this post for further updates, folks; justice WILL be served.....

    Reserving a spot for the "Judge Judy" show......
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