- 6 years ago
I am writing on here because I need as much help as I can get! I recently started this buying/selling of diamond engagement ring business because I absolutely love looking at them and figured it might be a nice little way to make some extra money while im in school and finishing up my Master’s degree.
So far, I have sold about 2 rings… (not many lol but enough to make some extra money for the holidays).
So I decided to take a risk and on Nov. 15 I decided to purchase a ring on ebay from a seller who had about 1,050 in positive ratings (almost all items were juicy couture charms that cost around $35 each; nothing of the value of the ring I purchased)–the ring was a $7000 2.75 carat diamond engagement ring (2 carat center), but I had emailed a jeweler in manhattan before I purchased it (showed him pictures of it) who said I would have to come to his location in NYC for any offers over $10,000. I purchased it because (a) I thought I could make a nice chunk of money, (b) the seller [personal info removed] had 1,050 in positive reviews AND (c) a 14 day return policy, so that I could always get my money back since the ring had no appraisal or anything.
OKAY SO, now is where my NIGHTMARE begins. I purchased the ring on the 15th, the seller said she wanted to wait to ship the item until funds cleared through paypal and she would expedite shipment on Thursday–I PAID $30 in SHIPPING. I accidentally had the item shipped to an old address that was still in the ebay system and had emailed the seller immediately after payment as obviously I was mortified to have done such a thing with the most expensive purchase of my entire life. Long story short, she didnt feel comfortable sending it to any other address, so I drove into NYC to pick the ring up this past monday, at my old apartment.
I wait around all day for the damn package to come, I OPEN IT UP AND THERE IS NOTHING INSIDE BUT TISSUE PAPER. TISSUE PAPER. $7000 TISSUE PAPER. The package was not damaged in any way.
I am furious and obviosly start crying. I opened the package in front of my doorman AND the USPS delivery person, both who saw there was nothing inside. I emailed the seller immediately afterwards, her response is “I am consulting with counsel on this matter. I will be responding by the 28TH. thank you,” ARE YOU KIDDING ME !? I called ebay immediately, opened a case, filed a police report the next day, went to the post office and had the package reweighed where it weighs EXACTLY the same as what it weighed when that bitch (excuse the language) shipped the package. THE PACKAGE COST $4.16 to ship, she did not expedite it. Her return address was not accurate, she didn’t put the correct city or zipcode! She lives in Wilkes-Barre, PA and she put Wilkes with a 4 digit zip. The other thing is that there is no [personal information removed].
This entire thing has been such a nightmare. Currently, the case is still being worked on through ebay’s buyer protection policy. I am furious paypal released my funds to her, but because she had so many sales within the past year they were able to do so..I did get a statement from my doorman stating that he saw me open the package with nothing in it–he even helped me look through the fucking tissue paper (turned out to be a good thing the package was shipped to my old address which is an apartment building, as I now live in a house and nobody would have seen me open the package otherwise).
I am including a link to the post so if anybody can dig something up on her let me know. I don’t even think the ring ever belonged to her…I think she stole photo’s of someones ring or something, maybe someone can do a background check? Thanks for your help…just really needed to vent, I am SO UPSET and am trying to do anything and everything I can to get my money back!!!!
By The Way, I called Juicy Couture and they said she is not an authorized distributor of juicy products, I even found out her tissue paper wasn’t authentic!
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