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    Joey Bloggsy
    Are you allowed to tell us his username? (not sure on rules here)

    He may be trying catch sellers out with them not having proof of postage and then fleecing them for moneyback.
    dataload
    post his username, we'll all report him
    joshjw
    Stelious
    I'm not mentioning user names, obviously don't want to break any rules, everything I do would be done legally, the proper way.

    I notice the items he doesn't receive are usually under £10 and obviously wouldn't have been sent recorded. And there is a big problem with eBay and Paypal where you are basically screwed as a seller if you don't have tracking, even a proof of postage isn't enough, they will ALWAYS side with the buyer. He obviously knows this and is exploiting it


    Not trying to offend you but really everything sent should be 1st class recorded. I always do this with my items since about a year ago I was in a situation where I was told the buyer didn't receive his 20 pound item. I told Royal Mail and got a refund for the item "apparently lost". So me and the buyer was happy. Win, Win for both sides.

    Obviously the above isn't what your saying, but when this is sorted make sure you use recorded even the smallest of items as its only about 70p more for small items.

    eBay should really look into the situation thoroughly. Especially if his feedback doesn't add up like you said.
    Chilisauce
    I'd ring ebay CS and keep ringing until you get an irish accent. They seem to care more about the seller and aren't so scripted. Hopefully they'll see whats happening and get rid of the feedback.
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    I'd ring ebay CS and keep ringing until you get an irish accent. They seem to care more about the seller and aren't so scripted. Hopefully they'll see whats happening and get rid of the feedback.


    oi
    dtovey89
    Stelious
    Thanks joshjw, I know exactly what you are talking about, I learnt this lesson a few years back myself and I have a rule to send everything above £8 Recorded delivery. Anything below its not really worth it because in reality, very very few items actually go missing and I've sold nearly 500 items in the past and only about 6 have gone missing (and 3 of those were Recorded, funnily enough).

    Its about 75p now to send Recorded and it adds up if you send many items.

    The item in question only sold for £6. And I know it may sound like small money to some people. Buts the principle and £6 is alot of money to some people and can help out alot


    Charge extra for postage so recorded is covered. If it is going to cost a substantial amount more then state in the listing you will amend the invoice.
    Chilisauce
    I never send anything recorded and in over 1500 sales this year i've had one item go missing and that was to Turkey so wouldn't have been covered anyway.
    Ebay is so competitive these days buyers won't pay the extra postage and i'm damned if i'm going to just in case, 1500 75p's is a lot of money off of your profit in a year.
    Chilisauce
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    I'd ring ebay CS and keep ringing until you get an irish accent. They seem to care more about the seller and aren't so scripted. Hopefully they'll see whats happening and get rid of the feedback.


    oi


    What? That's a good thing :D
    Benjimoron
    Don't send recorded, extra 70 odd pence for each item! Save the money and put the odd claim in, you still end up with the same money, just save youself £70 every 100 items, soon adds up!
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    I'd ring ebay CS and keep ringing until you get an irish accent. They seem to care more about the seller and aren't so scripted. Hopefully they'll see whats happening and get rid of the feedback.


    oi


    What? That's a good thing :D


    I'm not Irish :|

    Chilisauce
    I never send anything recorded and in over 1500 sales this year i've had one item go missing and that was to Turkey so wouldn't have been covered anyway.
    Ebay is so competitive these days buyers won't pay the extra postage and i'm damned if i'm going to just in case, 1500 75p's is a lot of money off of your profit in a year.


    You're forgetting an important factor - you can charge extra postage cost even if it exceeds the set amount. Not doing so is somewhat lazy and welcomes scammers. I got fed up with people mugging me off so always send recorded and charge the amount for doing so.
    dtovey89
    So many people on here who would risk getting scammed instead of charging an extra 75p. Yes charging, not forking out yourself...

    If you're lucky you will be refunded by Royal Mail in stamps lol. For that you need proof of the cost of item and it's original receipt.

    Edited By: dtovey89 on Dec 29, 2011 19:41
    tjack01
    You can't legally do anything has all he has done is waste your time, you can report him to ebay and then it's up to them to watch him and ban him if they want. Since ebay stopped sellers leaving neg feedback it's been power to the buyers and sometimes it goes to their heads.
    Put it as a lesson learnt or
    dataload - Dec 29, 2011 19:17post his username, we'll all report him
    Benjimoron
    dtovey89
    So many people on here who would risk getting scammed instead of charging an extra 75p. Yes charging, not forking out yourself...


    You don't lose anything though, RM may be getting scammed, but not us!!!
    Benjimoron
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    I'd ring ebay CS and keep ringing until you get an irish accent. They seem to care more about the seller and aren't so scripted. Hopefully they'll see whats happening and get rid of the feedback.


    oi


    What? That's a good thing :D


    I'm not Irish :|

    Chilisauce
    I never send anything recorded and in over 1500 sales this year i've had one item go missing and that was to Turkey so wouldn't have been covered anyway.
    Ebay is so competitive these days buyers won't pay the extra postage and i'm damned if i'm going to just in case, 1500 75p's is a lot of money off of your profit in a year.


    You're forgetting an important factor - you can charge extra postage cost even if it exceeds the set amount. Not doing so is somewhat lazy and welcomes scammers. I got fed up with people mugging me off so always send recorded and charge the amount for doing so.


    But charging extra puts people off, so you lose sales. I know I wouldn't be happy if the seller told me I had to pay extra once the auction had finished.
    CrazyHorses
    If you accept paypal you must abide by the rules and ensure proof of the buyer receiving the item in the event of any dispute.

    Some unscrupulous people will target sellers that do not offer postage by trackable means, ie recorded or special delivery.

    If you believe the person is genuine in not receiving their post on a regular basis then you can report to royal mail. Ebay and paypal will do nothing unless you sent by trackable means.

    I now incorporate the higher postage cost to send trackable by upping my auction price. Annoying but necessary.
    shauneco
    You have his/her address, Send a pigs head around.
    Chilisauce
    dtovey89


    You're forgetting an important factor - you can charge extra postage cost even if it exceeds the set amount. Not doing so is somewhat lazy and welcomes scammers. I got fed up with people mugging me off so always send recorded and charge the amount for doing so.


    I don't think i'm being lazy buy not sending absolutely everything recorded. I do however think I wouldn't have sold a lot of items this year if the postage had been £1.50 for a large letter rather than 75p for a large letter on a sub £5 item.
    You decide which you'd rather have, buyers, or no "scammers" (which i've had none of anyway.)
    dtovey89
    funny.onion
    If you accept paypal you must abide by the rules and ensure proof of the buyer receiving the item in the event of any dispute.

    Some unscrupulous people will target sellers that do not offer postage by trackable means, ie recorded or special delivery.

    If you believe the person is genuine in not receiving their post on a regular basis then you can report to royal mail. Ebay and paypal will do nothing unless you sent by trackable means.

    I now incorporate the higher postage cost to send trackable by upping my auction price. Annoying but necessary.


    QFT
    dtovey89
    Chilisauce
    dtovey89


    You're forgetting an important factor - you can charge extra postage cost even if it exceeds the set amount. Not doing so is somewhat lazy and welcomes scammers. I got fed up with people mugging me off so always send recorded and charge the amount for doing so.


    I don't think i'm being lazy buy not sending absolutely everything recorded. I do however think I wouldn't have sold a lot of items this year if the postage had been £1.50 for a large letter rather than 75p for a large letter on a sub £5 item.
    You decide which you'd rather have, buyers, or no "scammers" (which i've had none of anyway.)


    It will happen.

    I had 200+ sales without a problem then within the next 50 sales I had over 5 people file non received claims. Royal Mail refunded me 1 out of the 5. Like I said you're protecting yourself by charging recorded with no extra hassle. If the buyer doesn't want to pay it and you have to keep on re-listing then it is probably tat and worth throwing in the bin.
    dtovey89
    Stelious
    look, I'm not allowed to tell you all that is username is prentis1980. Ok I'm not allowed to tell you that


    Cheers mate. Added to block list.

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