Post # 1
I am probably one of the most cautious online shoppers ever, I never buy from an ebay seller unless they have 100+ feedback, and 99-100% positive. And yet despite this…I got scammed on a pair of shoes I purchased for my e-pics. 🙁
Ebay is taking good care of me, and ensuring I get a refund…but now I have to find another pair at a reasonable price for my pictures in three weeks. Grrrr…so frustrating. I wish I could even share the seller name for you guys to avoid, but when I went to check on the status of my order, I was told that they were no longer a registered ebay user.
Just had to rant for a minute.
Post # 3
Yeah, ebay is pretty strict about following policy, they have a 1 scam you’re out rule! So yay that ebay is helping you (they’ll probably throw in a $25 gift certificate too). But I hope you can find some cute shoes in time!
Post # 4
I had that happen to me too. The seller said my item was simply lost in the mail!
What kind of shoes are you looking for?
**Zappos is amazing and they have fast shipping and easy returns.
Post # 5
Dont worry, atleast its JUST the shoes.. now you will just have to search and search.
& the gift card sounds good!
Post # 6
So glad Ebay is helping you recoup your money. What a disappointment! Don’t lose faith in Ebay though, there are plenty of dependable sellers out there!
Post # 7
Yeah, I like Zappos, we are doing a couple of different segments of our e-pics. I’m a photographer, so I had some really specific things in mind, and was able to find another photographer (who I love love love to death) who is super creative and game for anything.
Pt. 1 of our engagement shoot is black and red – sort of a retro/vintage vibe, with antique cameras and books, he’s wearing suspenders and a fedora, and I have a black w/white polka dot dress to wear, with a red cardigan.
Pt. 2 is an indie rock themed shoot, with t-shirts from fullbleed, converse shoes, paintbrushes, a bit more grungy and modern, tones of grey with splashes of color.
Pt. 3 is modern and traditional, a lot softer, peaches and brown tones for clothes and such.
The shoes I lost out on were red converse shoes – so…not a tough one to find a replacement for, fortunately. I got the shoes for the other parts of the shoot far enough in advance that I don’t have to worry about them! 🙂
I wouldn’t mind that $25 gift cert. either…
@Miss Pinot Grigio: I am am a huge eBay fan, this incident has just caused me to have more confidence in ebay themselves, that they’re making sure I get my money back. In 4 years on ebay (and my Mother having been on for 10 years…) this is the first scam, so they definitely have a good track record!
Post # 8
Ughhh some people!
I hope everything goes smooth with the refund and you find a pair of shoes asap! Like someone else said, try Zappos, from my experiences they have amazing customer service, free overnight shipping and VERY easy returns.
Post # 9
@ elusivephoto your e-pic shoot sounds great!
Post # 10
Thanks! I’ll post pictures after. I’ve got lots of fun stuff coming up to share – dress shopping in a week and a half, e-pics in two weeks…as well as cake tasting, venue tours. Yippie! 😀