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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-24-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to jn.networkingsolutions

I sure know that feeling a man bought from me put in a claim got his money back and still has my item. i cant claim an insurance loss due to his not cooperating and letting ups inspect the item. to many scammers out there. the saddest part is ebay has given them a legal easy way to rip you off. what a joke i will never buy or sell on ebay agian.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-24-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to esell-resell
I am just a young college student trying to get some change. They charged me two dollars for two separate Michael Kors items I didn't even sell. I DIDN'T EVEN SELL! I am am observant person and I see that hardly anybody sells or buys anymore. My feedback has been frozen at 95 for months now and I used to buy almost once a week. My husband is still trying and buyers see only concerned about getting a deal. It's tough on there. Luckily I went on eBay Facebook page and publically have them a piece of my mind on their page.
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-15-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to dshearer33

I have had a growing problem with people buying my vintage, damaging it by wearing it and returning it in horrible packing.  On the other hand, I buy, too.  There are lots and lots of dishonest sellers who send shoddy merchandise and pretend they didn't see glaring defects....  So in those cases I am grateful for buyer protection.  Scammers are not the majority of my customers as a seller....  Knock on wood....

Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-11-2013

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to wizard788

Ebay is digging its own grave. They can't keep this up and survive. All of the small sellers who offer cool, vintage and unique items will be gone. All that will be left is the huge retailers who have nothing but imported junk that anyone can get at Walmart. Its almost there now. An online Dollar Store is what ebay has become. They rob the small, honest seller and stand behind dishonest buyers. I quit today after 15 years. I'm tired of getting shafted. I encourage all of you to do the same. There are alternatives available. Google them! Try them! Anything is better than being ripped off by ebay again and again. Ebay will eventually go under and I can't wait for that day. What goes around comes around and ebay has got a big dose coming.

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-12-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to greyviolet

Amen, brother. same experience here, only "buyer's" poor return packaging dameged our item

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-12-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to hawley7702
Totally flawed. I do want protection as a buyer, but also want unscrupulous "buyers" held accoountable
Community Member
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-25-2008

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to esell-resell

So sad lose only . Syste  should verify   since put bid  !!!

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-23-2007

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to hawley7702
Organize it. Get confirmation. I'm in!!
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-03-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to hawley7702

eBay's approach to purchase resolution is highly flawed and clearly opens up a large window of opportunity for a new auction site. If there's one thing we've all learned in the Internet age is nothing is permanent. Remember MySpace? There are many more. For some reason eBay has a hubris that is unexplainable. As the saying goes, "Pride comes before the fall."

 

As more and more sellers get ripped off, the selection of really cool items starts to dwindle and as we all know then eBay just becomes another retail outlet based on price.

 

Only time will tell.

Community Member
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎03-05-2008

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to esell-resell
I agree. I'd like to see all sellers (honest ones that get shafted - like ourselves) completely stop selling for a week! eBay does not give sellers any rights. It's all for the buyers..not a decent way to do business, is it?
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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎03-05-2008

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to esell-resell
Yup, EBay wouldn't understand the complexity of the situation, and never does because they source out work to people in third-world countries. Meaning that representatives working their call center and (I'm sure), the resolution dept. are people that an barely speak English, so anything with complexity won't be understood. Only once you take hours of your time to contact eBay, will you get an American to respond to you. (But it'll take huge amounts of effort, time, & work). I've found that it simply takes a person to put in any kind of a claim, and buyer gets rewarded. Dis-honest people have figured this out, and now ruin it for sellers on eBay. I've stopped selling on eBay for now, & have found other sites that are much more fun & rewarding to sell on (luckily, I was mostly selling women's fashion), and there's loads of those apps out there. (Mercari, Poshmark, Tradesy). There's some seller fees on Posh, but Merc is free for now. eBay is a buyers market & I'm shocked that there aren't more lawsuits regarding unfair practices. Bottom line-eBay needs to make a change in that area. Sellers need to dispute these erroneous claims that buyers make.
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to esell-resell

A fellow ebay seller bought a music equipment item that did not work with his system he did not research if this would work on his system he did not contact us at all just started a defect item with ebay he would not contact us because my husband was wanting to ask him if it was compatiable with his system which it stated all that information in our ad finally he had to answer us through all the emails it was determined it did not work with his system. Defect item case went through anyways. I assumed he did not want to pay to ship back item to us in other words not pay for his mistake in anyway. We disputed the defect charge against us with all the emails showing that the person ordered something that did not work with his system he won his defect item award anyways . We would had let him return the item and him pay the shipping (WHICH HE SHOULD HAD DONE THE RIGHT THING IN THE FIRST PLACE) he sent item back not packed good at all package was busted open when it got to us and my husband checked the item and it was working great. He knew exactly what he was doing not caring that it bumped our rating down. I am just a small seller people like this are trying to put us out of business I guess.    Well I believe what goes around comes around.  Sure takes the fun out of selling on ebay.  

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-03-2007

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

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in reply to 360private

... Tried to rip me off but luckily eBay went in my favor as far as allowing him to return the item or get a refund. But, with the policy that sellers cant leave negative feedback it results in you getting a negative if you dont play by their game.  

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-19-2009

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to esell-resell
The only way for any action to take place is to get EBay/PayPal where it'll hurt most, their wallet. If 100's or 1,000's of sellers like ourselves were to stop selling things on here for a few weeks they'd surely pay attention then! As individuals we hardly have any power, but together we'd make them listen! I can remember a time when EBay cared about both the seller and buyer, but that time is over. Now buyers can and do easily get the item they ordered, plus their money back. Since EBay doesn't even require the buyer to send back your item before you refund the money, oh and did I mention they freeze your PayPal account in the process.. I for one will not sell another item on EBay until something is done about this one sided buyer "free for all"
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-17-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to trashydiamonds
well said brother.
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-15-2015

Re: Ripped off by buyer...Update!

in reply to kdaggs47
Same boat I'm doing the same thing!
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-15-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to sjello

I'm with you! We need to permanently delete them off eBay somehow.
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-15-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to 360private
I agree messed up!
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-15-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to beachgirlbaby01
Tried that it didn't work.
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-15-2015

Re: Ripped off by yet another buyer! Ebay's Buyer Wins no matter what policy.

in reply to trashydiamonds
I'm leaving eBay too it's messed up!!