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Posted: 10/14/2004 4:27:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 4:36:43 PM EDT by ARDOC]
So I buy this item from a dude on Ebay. Its about $200. I pay the guy and nothing but promises. So I file a claim and I get a check from ebay for $175. Minus $25 filing fee. So a month a half passes and there is a box on the porch. Its the previously mentioned item. So now I have what I bought and a check from ebay. Now what do I do?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:29:16 PM EDT
Does ebay have a procedure for rescinding a claim?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:29:55 PM EDT
Hookers and Blow!!??
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:31:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 4:32:11 PM EDT by ARDOC]
I guess I just dont cash it. But due to the actual company it came from I am very tempted to cash it and donate the money to the NRA.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:32:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
So a month a half passes

Perhaps a partial refund is in order....but to give back the full boat? Unless of course you paid for inconvience. When I go to a restaurant and get my food an HOUR after I ordered it...I may eat it, but I am not going to pay full price.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:32:10 PM EDT
Return the check to Ebay.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:32:11 PM EDT
Send back the $175 and explain that the item showed up. I'd also follow up on the feedback forum if possible. Stuff gets lost in the mail. It has happened to me a couple of times with things purchased off of ebay. I had one item show up last month that I purchased in June, along with some extra stuff the post office thought went with my package and a note saying that they damaged the package...duh...must have damaged someone else's as well.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:32:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 4:34:23 PM EDT by Stormtrooper]
You either return the product or return his money. He may be slow and stupid but he is honest in the fact that he sent you the product. This warrants a negative feedback at most stating his tardiness, but does not warrant ripping him off which is what it amounts to. alot of these sellers are dumb as a rock, but they count on every sale and I am sure that $200 hits him pretty hard. So I would return the $175 to him, and explain where the other $25 went.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:34:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 4:35:20 PM EDT by ARDOC]
I also got emails from other ebay people asking if I got my stuff because they didnt. I am usually a very honest person but I think the NRA deserves a donation from ebay.

The money isnt the guys money its from ebays underwriting safeharbor service.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:40:45 PM EDT
tell ebay the story and see what they want. If they find out you kept the money they can charge you with fraud.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:43:04 PM EDT
F__k them and consider it payment for their anti-gun stance.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:45:55 PM EDT
cash it and donate it to President George W Bush.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:48:06 PM EDT
I consider myself a shady character ---
and I wouldn't even keep that check.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:48:57 PM EDT
Does Spike Lee have to tell you???

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:49:23 PM EDT
I like that idea too! I made the mistake of giving $200 to the RNC. Now I get junk mail from them like you dont believe. They must spent $200 just on me. I do have a nice PIC of W and Laura for my donation.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:50:19 PM EDT
Cash it, take a $25 dollar "hassle fee", and return the remainder to either Ebay or the person who you bought the item from!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:50:28 PM EDT
I also believe in Karma and what goes around usually comes back to bite you in the ass!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:52:04 PM EDT
Don't be a thief.
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