How would you feel in this instance?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Baal:  Per Paypal delaying shipment is an obvious red flag:

Delayed Shipping

This could indicate that a seller isn’t sure when (or if) an item will actually be in stock. Contact them to ask when they think it will be available, and whether it makes sense to put your purchase on backorder.

I would email the seller and tell them that you need to recieve a refund for the speedy delivery if you paid extra and set a date that they must ship by, say tomorrow? If it is not shipped at that point you need to file a complaint with Ebay/Paypal.

Post # 4
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would have filed a complaint with ebay five days ago for this type of thing.  Along with paypal and see if you can get your money back.

Post # 6
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


Write bad reviews about her and she will likely never sell anything again!

Honestly people like that cannot be trusted. 

They are providing a service to you and it should have been handled in a timely manner. There are no excuses. If you post something on ebay and it gets bought, you have to ship it. You’re not buddy buddy with this person. There has to be some kind of professionalism even with ebay.

A lot of people have their own business on Etsy and make a living that way, any person would agree that bad reviews would shut you completely down, bad for business. 

Post # 7
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Baal:  I can show you photos of a ring that I “have” for sale…that doesn’t make me honest or in actual posession of the ring. People lie on the internet, they really do.

Often we see delay tactics like this that postpone the shipping date so that the buyer has missed their window of opportunity to file a complaint. There IS a time limit so please be careful. If you don’t reiceve the item by tomorrow then you should definitely contact Ebay regarding the fradulant purchase.

Also, anyone can create a tracking number by simply entering information into UPS/Fed Ex etc. That doesn’t mean the product is packaged up or actually shipping to you.

I hate to be the debbie downer but at this point this person has run you around for far too long.

Post # 8
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Treejewel19:  +1, this. However, I would have already sent a complaint given I lost a day of work (and I assume pay).

Post # 9
3584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Nobody with half a brain ships a $1000 item to the wrong Ebay buyer.  She’s jerking you around.

Post # 10
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would be contacting Ebay/Paypal/whatever channels you need to go through to dispute this and get your money back. After two weeks, I do not believe the item is coming. This happened to me from a private seller on Amazon. Amazon ended up making it right for me. It was the same type of situation – shipping delayed.

Post # 11
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

If sh doesn’t make up for it, I’d leave bad feedback after I finally got the item.

I’d be skeptical about her story but whether it’s true or not, her personal life should not be the burden of her customers.

Post # 12
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Baal:  Sounds like a scam to me. Contact ebay and file a complaint, ask for a full refund and leave negative feedback. 

Post # 13
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Baal:  did you check her seller feedback history?

Post # 14
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d send her an e-mail stating you want a tracking number by Tuesday or you’ll be demanding a refund. If she fails to comply, do a chargeback on your credit card (if you used one) or open a dispute with Paypal. Paypal gives you 45 days to open a dispute.

Step 1 – Open dispute right away

You can open a disputeA buyer asks for a seller’s help in resolving an issue with a transaction. in the Resolution CenterLocated in My Account, the PayPal resource for resolving issues between buyers and sellers. to contact a seller directly and resolveA buyer and seller come to an agreement and close the case, or PayPal comes to a decision and closes the case. a problematic transaction. You have 45 days from the payment date to open a dispute. Common reasons for opening a dispute include:

  • You paid for an item but haven’t received it and the seller is uncooperative or nonresponsive. (Emphasis mine)
  • You received an item that was significantly different than described.

Click the Report a Problem button in the Resolution Center to open a dispute. Then, provide more information about the issue and post a message to the seller.

Transactions older than 45 days cannot be disputed but should still be reported. PayPal tracks seller performance trends in the event we need to take action to protect other buyers.”

Post # 15
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

@Hyperventilate:  +1  Seriously do not delay get on top of this immediately!!  Something is not right here and that is TOO much money to just throw away!

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