(Closed) $7000 ENGAGEMENT RING-SCAMMED ON EBAY -LONG! HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oh thank goodness!

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am soo glad you got your money back!!!

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s doubtful that she will get caught. Unless she’s done this to alot of people where it would be worth the police department’s time.

Regardless of how  many positive feedback a seller has, it’s usually a red flag when most of the items they sell are under say $100 or a lower a amount and then have one item for thousands $$.

I occasionally sell on ebay and the most expensive thing i sold there was $4,000 piece of art. I had certs of authenticity AND told the buyer he’s welcome to contact the auction gallery which had my purchase and appraisal on file. It wasn’t until i became a seller that i realized how easy it would be to “con”a buyer. Fortunately for my buyers i am not that kind of person, but it certainly has made me more cautious also as a buyer on ebay.

I have a completely separate bank account on file with ebay/pay pal dedicated to online purchases only. I never keep more than $300.00 in it so if they hack my paypal account they won’t get much. I always advise others to do the same.

I hope you catch the person that did this and you get your money back. You may have to consider suing paypal if they didn’t handle transaction properly.

Post # 50
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good for you, girl!!!!

Post # 51
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Bumble bee

@smiles731:  YIPPEE it is time for the happy dance!  Congratulations on getting your money back, it must be a HUGE sigh of relief!

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am glad you got your money back. I just went on ebay to read your negative feedback 5 minutes ago, and Ebay removed your comment. How dare them!!! All buyers have the right to read the truth about  what happened to you. If I read that, I would never purchase from that person, and I don’t know why Ebay is allowing her to continue to be a seller. Anyhow, glad that ordeal is over for you.

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ive been following this and Ebay removed your negative review!! I’m mad becasue now no one will know what she did!!!

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Luckygal5571:

I know right!!! how dare they remove the comment. Pissed me off too!!!

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

So glad that you got your $$ back. What an ordeal. She sounds shaaaaady. 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Glad that you ended up getting your money back!! I used to buy so much off of ebay but I got scammed once and am now really cautious. It sucks that it takes one bad seed, but I’m glad that you didn’t get screwed out of 7k!

Post # 57
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Helper bee

I’m so glad you got your money back!  What a horrible ordeal to have to go through!  But, I’m wondering if anyone else noticed that in the posting she said it was a 3 ct diamond ring, then went on to say that it had a 2 ct center stone with .75 ct on the setting.  I found it odd that she would lie about the carat weight when she clearly states how big the stone and setting is.   

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m glad it was resolved and that you got your money back.  As far as the negative feedback being removed, it’s because you mentioned the case (that’s against Ebay policy).  I would maybe contact Ebay and ask if you can still leave a negative but that you will revise it and not mention the case being opened up – that way other buyers will know she’s a scammer.

Something else, it looks like you use the same Ebay account to buy and sell.  It is recommended that you have a separate selling user ID.  This situation is exactly why – this seller could now turn around and buy something of yours (or have a friend of theirs on a different user ID buy something of yours) and claim it wasn’t as described or not delivered and it could potentially cause a lot of problems for you.  Or they could buy something of yours and then leave negative feedback (and if you know much about the  “new” Ebay, one negative can really bring down your feedback score and put a small time seller out of business).  I would put this seller on your blocked bidders list and also set up a new selling ID.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Glad you got your money back! This Nichole woman needs a slap in the face.

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yay! I’m glad you got the money back 😀

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