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FS: MP3/MP4 Player - possibly free

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month agoFeedback:86 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative
Hi, I just bought an MP3/MP4 player from eBay and got seriously burned by the Chinese scammers who sell a 1gb product, falsify the data and pass it off as 4gb. As a result, I'm £22.10 out for a 1gb MP4 player when I needed 4gb. As a result, first off, this 1gb MP3 player is up for sale. It does work fine, has a mains plug, USB cable, black silicon case CD, manual, yada yada but it isn't 4gb as it said!

So yeah, the 1gb is for sale. In an ideal world I'd like to recoup £22.10 for it but I'm well aware that this won't happen. Any offers are welcome. Hell, if anyone can offer me cost price for it I'll throw shipping in for free. AND if I can get some money back from PayPal, I promise to give you that too (minus what it cost me to post it out for).

So basically, this could be an MP3 player for free (just postage costs). I just want to break even on this deal so I swear to pay out anything PayPal give me, you have my word.

It's still brand new, has the plastic seal and is FIXED so that the 1gb is now working perfectly, no errors that the 1gb gave. Did this with some partitioning.

Pictures of the player (taken from eBay, it is this one though) are below.

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month agoFeedback:86 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative

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You will need to keep this as paypal may well want you to track and send it back if they do find in your favour
lol sorry
My complaint with PayPal was filed ages ago (almost completed now) because the seller claimed to be in the UK, yet was in Hong Kong which made my warranty problem havoc. However, the seller is not cooperating so I can see PayPal trying to recover funds for me but really don't expect to return this (haven't ever done so before). If they do, I'm going to post a damn empty box - all I need to prove is the tracking number - this seller has disgusted me with this scam so I have no sympathy.

JohnCenaFan, read my post properly.
JohnCenaFan, read my post properly.

Must say, i keep reading your post and still don't understand how much you're asking for it.
'cost price'?
Also a photo of the one you actually have is required to prove you are in posession of the item.

Sounds like you've had a rough time with the ebay seller, you have my sympathy.
He Wants 22.10p For It So Basically If The Claim Goes Through He Will Refund You So Effectively You Have A Free Mp34 Player If It Goes Through.
In an ideal world I'd like to recoup £22.10
Thanks, yeah this seller has annoyed me.

The price I've stated is cost price but:
a) I'm open to offers
b) If PayPal refund me anything (I'm hopeful) I will give every penny (minus my own postage cost to you) to the seller, hand on heart. I don't want to make a profit on this player.

So sorry, I'm looking for £22.10.

I can get pictures but to be honest, I've spent hours worrying about this eBay problem and I'm tired. If anyone is genuinely interested, I'll take some pictures, but my back hurts and I'm sleepy right now I don't wanna!
Basically, whatever someone takes this from me for, I will keep any PayPal refund up to the amount of £22.10 (plus my postage cost) and send the rest of it to you. All I want to do is break even.

As it stands, I still expect a PayPal refund and will hope to then keep this player free but to be totally honest, this scam has left a bad taste in my mouth to the extent that I wouldn't even want it for free myself.
i got conned also with these stupid fake ipod im chinese an i must say the chinese are to blame for this
The chances of you getting anything from the paypal claim is very slim I am afraid. Unless your claim is regarding a non delivery they won't fall on the side of the customer. Even if you do get a result they just empty their account and open a new one, meaning you get the standard paypal have agreed with your claim but was unable to recover any funds, blah blah blah.
I'm not interested in the item but I do sympathise with you mate. Surely if the item is not as described then you can get your money back some way?
Gotta say, PayPal have usually been good to me in getting refunds but I'm not confident here due to the nature of this scam.

In fact, three days after buying this the seller became "no longer registered" which prompted my claim. I claimed even before this scam came to light!

It's a toughie, I do expect to get the money back but it's unnecessary hassle.

This is still open to offer. If nothing else, it's a brand new 1gb MP4 player with tons of accessories which isn't bad, it's just bitter sweet due to this scam.

On a side note, TheMafia, thanks for that olive branch, I hope that ends our "feud".
i got two of these threw the post after canceling my order with the seller on ebay, even tho i had paid for the item and got it refunded to my paypal 5 days later the fake pods arrived, it was the 2gb edition that i bought for 15 each but i got both refunded. and as soon as i got that i emptied my paypal account. not heard nothing since, still waiting for a non payment invoice to suddenly appear but hears hoping there wont be one
for me a few times the item hasnt arrived afta a long time so i tell them next day 1 comes and a week later another this has happened 3-4 times.
Does anyone want to take this off my hands? My offer still stands for the PayPal reimbursement, but won't last forever.


I'm sorry to drag this slightly off-topic, but I have just bought one of those on ebay, and I'm wondering if you could explain a bit more about the "Chinese scammers who sell a 1gb product, falsify the data and pass it off as 4gb"? What do you mean with falsify the data? Cos I'm starting to get worried now :(
to my knowledge they basically overclock its memory so that it become a 4gb but after a while (can be days or months) it will go back to its true size of 1gb, I think there are ways to test it but i dont know them
Billy, you said £15 plus delivery (before edit). Yes, I can accept that, PM has been sent.
I noticed you had said delivery would be added in the original post if less than asking price. That's no problem at all.


Thanks, as far as I'm concerned me and Billy have come to an agreement on this. Also when PayPal refund me I will give Billy all but £7.10 to break myself even. I know I said I'll only refund if I get asking price but to be honest, I'm more than happy to simply break even here.
Cheers mate.
Still not received the money yet mate.
Can a mod close this please, payment has been made for this and item dispatched.
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Billy, remember that MP3 player you bought from me? Well, PayPal have just refunded me. As a man of my word, if you would like a partial refund, let me know. I figure that:

Made a £7.10 loss on the player when I sold it.
Cost me £5ish to post to Hong Kong.
PayPal refunded me £22.10.

So if you would like a £10 refund, please PM me (note, I have also PMed Billy but I wanted to emphasise that I wasn't lying all those months ago).
Rep left for being honest! Well done!
As above, fair play to you mate
Rep Added AV1985
Rep'd. Fair play mate, well done :)
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Payment sent :-)
Your rep has jumped a bit tonight ;-)
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Yeah lol, seems honesty does pay somewhat!

Is there any way of seeing who has left rep? I see the comments, just wondering if I can find out who posted each...
Yeah lol, seems honesty does pay somewhat!

Is there any way of seeing who has left rep? I see the comments, just wondering if I can find out who posted each...

Nope, not unless they leave their name in the comment.
Refund processed as promised. Can't say enough about AV - highly recommended.

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