(Closed) Ebay question- HELP PLEASE?

posted 8 years ago in Legal
  • poll:
    pay up- you should have inquired about the actual "defect" : (17 votes)
    74 %
    dispute through ebay : (3 votes)
    13 %
    other? : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    you should have asked those questions before bidding!

    ebay can’t just take your money out of paypal, but the seller can file a complaint against you. have you read ebay’s terms closely?

    ask the seller if she will cancel the transaction. if she won’t (and she doesn’t have to) it will go to ebay’s resolution center.

    Post # 4
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @villageidiot:How much is she asking for the dress? That is a major factor.

    Post # 5
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Unfortunately, you didn’t ask for any pictures or a better description before you made the purchase. I think you are stuck with it. TFrom what you have stated, the listing did say the gown has defects, so that would have included the small tear. Also, the tear is probably more noticeable because the seller sent you a close up. Do you have a link to the listing? That would help us decide if you might have any recourse.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ahck, I got into something similar to this a while back. They can not just take the money from your Paypal account, but the seller can open a complaint case with EBay if you don’t pay within 3 days (I think this is the amount of time, but I’m not 100% sure). And you can bet that she will. And then you’re in a bigger mess.

    I hate to say it, but you should have sent her a question asking about the exact defects, because that will be her arguing point. I sympathize with you, but I would pay for the dress. Almost anything is fixable if you find a great seamstress. Could you just call the seamstress now and explain – she should be able to give you an answer over the phone, no?

    Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Is the rip near them hem? If so, it might possible that when/if you get it altered to fit you, there won’t be any issue at all?

    EBay cannot just take $ from your PayPal account, but an auction is a legal contract, and the seller can file a dispute/complaint against your ebay account.

    Post # 9
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    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @villageidiot: I agree with your bestie, haha. You really have no case right now. It was listed as having defects, you didn’t inquire further about them. Sucks, but true.

    I’d do exactly what she said… pay, and inspect it once it gets here. And like a PP said, if you need to get it hemmed, it may not even matter!

    Post # 10
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @villageidiot: You agreed to buy something that was stated to have “defects” and sold “as is”.

    You didn’t ask about the defects prior to buying, then that falls on you.

    You agreed to the sellers terms of “as is” and therefore you owe the seller their money.

    Also the product IS as described, it has “defects” and was sold “as is”. It was on you to ask for the rest of the information as the seller was offering full disclosure.

    Post # 11
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    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    ebay can’t take money, so you can just not pay and have your rating lowered, that’s all that will happen.  If you never used ebay before and your rating is already -1 you may not be able to bit for some items in the future.

    But yeah, sellers hate buyers like you, rightly so.

    Post # 12
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    The seller is in their right to file a complaint for nonpayment, if you don’t pay. Like another poster stated, you entered into a contract when you bid on the item. The seller has to pay fees on that sale and they won’t be happy, if you want them to forfeit those fees, for you not taking the time to ask questions, prior to making your purchase. You can ask the seller to cancel the transaction, but I can’t guarantee that they will. I think your Fiance is wrong in telling you not to pay. If you don’t pay, you will run the risk of being banned from making future purchases on eBay and I am sure the seller will give you bad feedback. Feedback can be disputed, but if the seller just states the facts, it definately won’t be removed. I agree with your bestie that you should pay for it and decide what to do; however, filing an action stating “item not described” probably won’t work because “defects” according to you, were stated in the listing. Again, my question is, do you have a link to the listing?

    Post # 13
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @villageidiot: Pay for it, it’s a good deal. Once you can get it altered and dry cleaned nobody will be able to see it.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I buy and sell a lot on ebay.

    There’s a way for the seller to say that you didn’t pay, nothing is held against you and he can relist it without paying a new relist fee.

    Just ask the seller! It’s pretty common to not buy something after you’ve won an auction. I’ve had lots of sellers bid on the wrong size by accident.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    And by you not paying, it doesn’t give you a negative remark. Just say you weren’t informed before the auction.

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