Am I being too skeptical and jumping the gun or do you think I have been scammed? I'm not worried as the amount is really small but I would be interested in what some of you make of it.
I haven't ordered anything from overseas for many years but I saw an item recently on Ebay from Hong Kong so decided to purchase. I have bought from China etc. before with no issues but I will admit I'm not up to speed on current "scam" methods. I had an Email from the seller which sounded odd so I thought I'd print the transcript here for peeps to read, digest and perhaps comment on. See what you think...
Dear XXXXXX Thank you for purchasing from us...
New message from: XXXXXX Top Rated Seller(1,220Red Star)
Thank you for purchasing from us .
Your order has been shipped out on time by EDS .
Here is the tracking number : XXXXXX
You could track it at http://track.winit.com.cn/tracking/Index/result
Please don't worry , this shipping way is allowed and recommended by ebay .
But there is something wrong with ebay system , it showed delivered , but it is still on the way to you. I hope you could kindly wait it patiently for more days . You should receive it with 20-35 business days .
PLEASE don't open any return request or not received case to us . This is really very bad to our account .
If any problem or if you don't receive it within 15-40 days when it showed delivered , you could contact me here , we will be always full responsible for it .
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Best regards ,
I blanked out the personal details with X's but I left the tracking address for viewing because I think it looks really basic/amateurish and not legit at all. I did look at their feedback; of course; which is 1000+ and 99.5% positive. Only a handful of negs - mainly just people who didn't quite understand what they were buying, it seems. Not bad ones at all, really.
I'm quite prepared to lose the small amount I paid and am also happy to wait (only ordered 8/5!) to see if I ever receive the item. I was just curious as to whether anyone reading the above would immediately smell a rat and cry scam? I wondered if they were making me wait a certain amount of time for any claim against them to expire or something? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as always.
Kind regards to all, Phsy.