(Closed) Has Anyone NOT gotten what they paid for here in Classifieds?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh no! That’s terrible.  I have never sold, just bought, and have had no issues.

Good luck! I hope it is resolved soon!

Post # 4
Member
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would only buy something from an established member. When you send them a PM, they get an email notification, so they can’t use the excuse that they haven’t logged into the bee.

Do you know if she went on her honeymoon after the wedding or if they were moving?

Post # 5
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3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I just sold my shoes to a member, and her not being active made me worry. BUT she came through for me and she really loved the shoes I sent her! Glad we could help one another out!

Have you tried contacting them? Exchanged any phone numbers for better contact since you already paid her money?

Post # 6
Member
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes i have and i have still yet to recieve it. 🙁

Post # 8
Member
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@nccatim: I wonder if weddingbee has any recourse for something like this? It would be bad if these cases kept popping up because of the weddingbee classifieds.

Post # 9
Member
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I notice a huge issue is that there are millions of “pre sales” and i think this makes it difficult for people to recieve thier items. I mean who pays 4 months in advance for some of your wedding items that have not even been used yet at your wedding.

 

This would stop alot of people from buying items that are not yet ready and risk getting overlooked when the wedding is done.

No presales would save alot of drama

Post # 11
Member
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

YES! And I’m still steamed!! I bought chargers from pinkcoach79–paid for half of them because it was before the wedding…and was going to pay for the other half afterwards…Her wedding was in June, and I haven’t heard from her since the middle of May! I sent a msg to weddingbee, they couldn’t do anything but monitor to see if other brides were being scammed, and paypal said it was past the time period to open a dispute! I think these scammers are total bitches and I hope that karma bites them in the ass…HARD!

Post # 12
Member
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If you have reason to believe someone is inappropriately using the site, please flag their posts or open a support request at support.weddingbee.com and provide as many details as you can. We’ll definitely look into it and do what we can to make sure they don’t take advantage of anyone else.

Unfortunately though, Weddingbee doesn’t operate as a marketplace, so we can’t do anything to help you recoup lost money or products. We do strongly recommend using a third party payment system, like Paypal, and understanding before you purchase the details of how to dispute a sale, etc., as well as clear terms of sale with the other party (in writing) in case you need to dispute the transaction.

Buying from a classified ad anywhere on the internet always carries some inherent risk and it is definitely wise to be cautious. It’s just unfortunate, because there are a lot of genuinely good people out there too, who aren’t looking to rip anyone off and just want a good deal.

@Miss Tattoo: Unfortunately a lot of people use their “junk” email accounts, ones they don’t check or don’t check closely, when they sign up for sites like Weddingbee. I can’t say that I blame them, considering how much spam a lot of the other wedding sites send out (we don’t do that that I’m aware of!)

Post # 13
Member
197 posts
Blushing bee

Yes, I paid over $100 for a whole box of smashed milk glass because the seller couldn’t be bothered to pack it with even 1 piece of bubble wrap. And obviously when I tried to contact her I never heard a word back. 

Post # 14
Member
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@soccerball: Omg, I would have been livid!

I’ve personally never had a bad experience with WB classifieds but I’ve also only made a handful of purchases. If at all possible, I’d much rather buy from an established member than someone who doesn’t have any kind of board activity. I know that there are good people out there but it would always make me feel better if I knew I was buying from someone who I already have an online relationship with. Besides, I’d rather give them my money than some “stranger” anyway. 

I agree with the PP’s who touched on the “pre-sale” topic. There’s no way of knowing that the votive candle holders or aisle runner that you’re putting a deposit down on will still be intact and functioning the way they should after the sellers wedding. We all assume that nothing will happen to our stuff but anything can happen. I think it’s wise to wait until after the event is over to both list items for sale and make those purchases. 

Post # 15
Member
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

im glad i read this.. was looking at making my first purchase.. perhaps a few things to think about now..

Post # 16
Member
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with the ‘pre-sale’ comment.

If you pay with PayPal, you only have something like 45 days to dispute the transaction. If you purchase it before the wedding, you have no real chance of getting your money back if they never contact you again. I think that works pretty well for the scammers out there. I wouldn’t buy anything from anyone until after the wedding.

PayPal is pretty fair and if you dispute the transaction within the alotted timeframe, you are likely to get your money back.

Also, something to be aware of is having the shipping costs in with the original invoice and not done seperately. If it is not included in the payment, you can’t get it back.

 

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