Ok so my purchase of a laptop for my other halfs 40th has this morning turned a little bit sour. I purchased off ebay (200151318889) what was described as a Dell 1300 with 512meg of ram and a 15.4 widescreen display. He msg'd me a couple of times on Tuesday and said would send the item special delivery and it was an excellent buy, in brilliant condition like new. Anyway this morning it turned up and i feel a little bit peeved !
What i have in front of me is a Dell 1300... but with 256ram and a 14" widescreen display. To be honest the display is so faint that in a miniscule but of sun i cant make out what is on screen and its soo bloody grubby that i can tell what the guy had for dinner over the past year, even after a clean. So i am not a happy bunny.
Ok i am going to email him about selling the item that was not correctly described and try to reclaim my money. He sent it special delivery and it totalled £20 and it had buyer protection for £150 but i paid £170. What then would be the best course of action. I have yet to leave feedback, yet to post a dispute claim, yet to do anything really until i know what im getting into. The missus's birthday is on 11/10 and i really could do with the cash before then... if any !
How long does it usually take with something like this for ebay to sort out if he gets funny. Also in regards to sending it back to him... will i get lumbered with the £20 return postage or do paypal sort this out aswell.
Gawd i wish i got a new one now, but money is tight atm and i could really do without this before a 40th birthday :-(
Any1 got any advice that could in some ways cheer me up ?