- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
So I’ve learned the hard way that sellers in the classified may be taking advantage of the eagerness of trusting brides. I ordered a hanger from a person who offered a competitive price… back in early February. She (although the email address and paypal account has a male name) took my payment in a hurry and then I realized some time had gone by and I hadn’t received any update on progress or shipping. I followed up…. and followed up and followed up. One excuse turned into another (from, “I’m behind, gluing will be done next week” to “our power went out, I’m so sorry” to “my husband will send it on Monday”) and I never received what I paid for. At first I wanted to give the seller the benefit of the doubt but to date I still have not received the hanger.
Also, I asked for tracking and pictures (which the seller said she could send both of these things to me via email) and, of course, the seller never sent them (but sent more excuses about why she couldn’t send them!). It boils down to… there were no pictures, no tracking information because there was no hanger! I BARELY met the timeframe that paypal (which is 45 days) has to dispute a purchase and I am waiting for paypal to refund my money.
FYI the seller’s name was kraftivities (which appears to be disabled now), the name on the paypal account was Ryan Fell and the email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies, just remember we don’t have the safety net of 1,000s of reviews for sellers, and we are trusting the word of others for the things that are being sold on the classifieds. Sadly, some of those words are not honest.
<br /> Make sure to get expectations in writing and know your rights as a buyer on paypal and/or escrow.com. Paypal DOES have a time frame (45 days) that you are allowed to dispute, and I was almost at the end of mine when I finally realized what was going on.
I hope that this message can save someone else the headache I went through.
- This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by daysiee.