About three weeks ago I was looking on ebay for a Wii Remote, hoping to get one for cheaper than in the shops. I came across a Wii Remote/Nunchuck combo from a Hong Kong seller. Now I've always been wary of these fellas but his feedback for Wii/PS3 controllers is pretty impressive so I decided to go for it. I ended up winning the item for £31.50 (£12.51 + £18.99 p+p - I know this is excessive p+p but it's still cheaper than the shops and avoids customs charges). The delivery is estimated at 5-12 business days and last Friday (29th) was the 12th business day so I emailed the seller to say that it hadn't arrived. The next day I checked my email to find two emails: one from him to say that it must have been held at customs, he would refund me the full amount and that if the product arrived would I be so kind and honest to send the money back to him, also begging me not to leave bad feedback. The other email was a reciept from Paypal to say that the full amount had been refunded and was on it's way back to my credit card. At first I was delighted and suprised by his honesty but after thinking about it I'm very suspicious of his original intentions. Similar items normally sell for about £20.00 + same p+p so I think that he had no intention on selling me the items at this price and took my money with the intention of using some excuse to refund me and make him appear as a good and honest seller.
Obviously this is purely suspicion but his actions support my belief. Has anyone else encountered anything like this before? Should I leave negative feedback? Also, I used a Euro credit card to pay with so I had to pay to transfer from EUR to GPB and then automatically charged for the refund back to EUR, it's not a lot but I'm still technically out of pocket. I'm just interested what other peoples' take on this is and whether anyone thinks I should take any further steps.