Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] EBay Paypal Scam - a Reprise - Off Topic
From: montoid at (Montie Talbert)
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:56:36 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

Thanks Howard, good lesson here!  SHIP CONUS ONLY (Unless you
know buyer personally).


>>Hi Luggers,

Thought you might like to know the follow up and conclusion to my  
posting about the experience with the Paypal / Ebay scam I reported on  
last week.

My Ebay buyer in France acknowledged receipt of his package on Monday,  
demanded a discount for late delivery (even though he had paid for sea  
shipment which can take up to two months and in fact he received the  
parcel in just over 6 weeks) and promised me he would reverse my  
negative feedback if I have him one. You have to admire his chutzpah.

Faced with this extortion (and sadly, inexplicably, lacking  
confirmation from the tracking number that the parcel had been  
delivered) I offered $10 off and requested the negative feedback be  
reversed.  He paid the reduced invoice this morning and reversed the  
feedback so I am back to 100%, slightly older, out $10, and much wiser.

In sum, neither Ebay nor Paypal were at all helpful to me as a seller  
and the buyer could have gotten away with the goods and without paying  
if he was so inclined.

Needless to say I have put him on my ?do not do business with? list. I  
was pleased to see that recently someone left him negative feedback.  
Couldn?t have happened to a more deserving guy IMHO.



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