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    Aghhh Being Scammed On Ebay!

    What a wind up, I'm usually more careful but this loser snipered the auction at the last minute.

    This guy (link below) bought a motherboard and CPU off me on Sunday, I clocked the feedback he had left for others so went overboard on the bubble wrap and sent it special next day delivery, you could of thrown it off a block of flats and it would of been safe.

    Surprise surprise he emailed me this morning saying the sound port on the motherboard has been damaged on route? and he will have to buy a sound card! obviously fishing for a partial refund. He went on to say he would test the rest tomorrow and get back to me to tell me what else wasn't working!

    Definitely a scammer look at the feedback he has left for others. (link below)

    I'm tempted to contact the other ebayers he's ripped off and contact the police I've worked hard to keep my 100% feedback trading fairly and honestly and scum like this should be brought to rights.

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    Link?

    "Oh my package has arrived"
    *Opens package*
    "Wow, this is packaged VERY well and isn't damaged in the slightest.... WAIT A MINUTE!"
    *SMASH*
    "Oh dear, looks like I'll have to get in contact with the seller"

    Terrible.

    Perfect example of "buyer protection" - members like that make it so hard to do business with.. i find it hard to believe all them items are faulty.

    Looks like he knows the "paypal" system and "could" be scamming.

    OUCH, If i had seen his feedback I would have just told him it had been damaged and no longer available. Getting negged either way so may as well keep the item yourself and not get double burned

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    pwnd

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    RickT

    Perfect example of "buyer protection" - members like that make it so hard … Perfect example of "buyer protection" - members like that make it so hard to do business with.. i find it hard to believe all them items are faulty.Looks like he knows the "paypal" system and "could" be scamming.



    I'm determined not to get scammed by this guy i've closed my paypal account, I told him I will come and collect it in person but he hasn't replied yet.

    can't believe how many negatives they have left idiot!!

    Some cheap people right there, surprise he has that much feedback.

    If I were you I would just take the neg feedback and tell him to F off.. Or tell him to return the product, at his own cost, PP resolution will ask him to return it to you anyway. And also stated that you will pass this on to the police to report this scammer if the returned product turned out to be damaged (by him)

    Or tell him that you will file a claim for damage with Royal Mail, he would need to sign the damage form, if he doesn't sign, that is not your problem anymore.

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    harlzter

    OUCH, If i had seen his feedback I would have just told him it had been … OUCH, If i had seen his feedback I would have just told him it had been damaged and no longer available. Getting negged either way so may as well keep the item yourself and not get double burned



    He left those last two negs the day after I posted if I'd of seen them I definitley would have canceled and took the neg.

    If needd be I would leave a comment in the line of ' Sorry the Item was lost / damaged in the post' REFUND given. just to let others know of the situation with him, plus I would phone ebay up and mention that this guy seems to be trying it on with everything he buys.

    Ebay may have buyer protection but they do in rare situations protect the seller too, especially when a buyer has left as many Negs as this guy
    Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 11th Aug 2010

    Looks as if the other side of his letterbox is a 1000ft drop!!
    Edited by: "RickT" 11th Aug 2010

    "worst person I have dealt with in 6 years"

    "worst person I have dealt with in 7 years"

    "worst person I have dealt with in 8 years"

    what a twonk-tell him to do one!

    Original Poster

    heovang

    Or tell him that you will file a claim for damage with Royal Mail, he … Or tell him that you will file a claim for damage with Royal Mail, he would need to sign the damage form, if he doesn't sign, that is not your problem anymore.



    Yeah that's an idea, I'm fully prepared to take the negative it's just so frustrating, he's got a pc case for sale that finishes tomorrow i'm tempted to buy it

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    danmc

    He left those last two negs the day after I posted if I'd of seen them I … He left those last two negs the day after I posted if I'd of seen them I definitley would have canceled and took the neg.



    can't you start the dispute or report him to ebay? surely there is a process to stop scammers?

    just ask for item return and refund.

    danmc

    Yeah that's an idea, I'm fully prepared to take the negative it's just so … Yeah that's an idea, I'm fully prepared to take the negative it's just so frustrating, he's got a pc case for sale that finishes tomorrow i'm tempted to buy it



    get someone you know to buy it then report it as damaged in transit

    Chances are he's been scared off by the fact you've said you'd come and collect the item. If that doesn't deter him pull out threats of police & courts - even if you don't plan on following through, they should scare the scammer off. Has worked for me when I've been caught out by dishonest sellers, at least.

    omg thats aweful

    bykergrove

    can't you start the dispute or report him to ebay? surely there is a … can't you start the dispute or report him to ebay? surely there is a process to stop scammers?



    ebay is THE scammers paradise.

    I've added him to my blocked buyers

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    danmc

    I might try ebay hopefully they will see sense here's MY FEEDBACK surely … I might try ebay hopefully they will see sense here's MY FEEDBACK surely ebay can see sense (not holding breath)



    dude seriously report him

    If i'd have had as many bad purchases s that guy supposedly had I would have given up on e-bay a loooong time ago!!

    Report him to eBay, it is blatantly obvious the buyer is a scammer after freebies.
    Get eBay to look into the buyer, eBay are not incompetent all the time, people like your buyer are bad for eBay and their reputation so if you contact eBay as soon as possible (ie before the buyer starts a SNAD) so that it doesn't look like a retaliation then I seriously hope that they listen and help sort it out for you. Maybe also contact Paypal and explain the situation, they will probably want to get this buyer banned as well.

    You can try reporting to Ebay as they do look at cases where buyers seem to leave excessive Neg feedback.

    Banned

    Would love to hear the other guy's side of the story.

    Banned

    harlzter

    I've added him to my blocked buyers



    thanks for the idea, i've just done the same

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    harlzter

    another scammer here



    that link takes me back to your post - you trying to tell us something

    Maybe he's regististered blind and when he goes to pick up his mail in the morning he stands on EVERYTHING!! (_;)

    I like Foxy102's comment but Bolton to Bradford is a bit of a drive. Just sign the guy up to some gay porn / Thai Bride / mail order sites and get the catalogues mis delivered to his neighbour in his name. That'll embarass him. (do at your own peril)

    On another boring twist you may want to look at your account as it seems you are buying items to resell for profit, judging by the regular sales of Advent home plugs, which legally places you as a business and you need to declare your earnings and comply with trading regulations. Same goes for your buyer. In before ebay mention it when you call.

    colinsunderland

    that link takes me back to your post - you trying to tell us something




    damn my game is up, nah I just meant that thread, hotukdeals.com/mis…090

    colinsunderland

    that link takes me back to your post - you trying to tell us something



    Yeah, I'd stay well clear of that harlzter guy, he's a proper scammer, LOL!

    threaten him with the police, tell him to make a claim himself with RM.

    he is a cowboy, feel your pain OP.

    or post his address

    Original Poster

    I've just contacted the other people that have been scammed and sent them this :-

    Hello I am contacting you regarding your recent transaction with the ebay member mali3k in which he left you negative feedback claiming the item had been "damaged in transit". I myself have fell foul of this blatant fraudster and am in the process of building a case to take to ebay, possibly even the police.

    I am contacting you to see if you would be willing to describe your experience with mali3k i.e. the accusations where made against you and generally any information that you think will add to our case.

    If you can help you can contact me either via ebay or through my email address
    me@gmail.com

    Regards
    Dan

    Original Poster

    simplyjimbo

    On another boring twist you may want to look at your account as it seems … On another boring twist you may want to look at your account as it seems you are buying items to resell for profit, judging by the regular sales of Advent home plugs, which legally places you as a business and you need to declare your earnings and comply with trading regulations. Same goes for your buyer. In before ebay mention it when you call.



    I don't think I sell enough to count as a business do I? everything I sell is bought for me then sold on when that project is over, I did luck across those homeplugs though thats true.

    Cheers for the heads up though.
    Edited by: "danmc" 11th Aug 2010

    HI Dan unfortunately it doesn't matter how much you sell, if you are buying / making / acquiring items for resale, especially multiple of the same items, to make profit you are classified as a business. Judging by what you have sold yes you do have to register yourself as a business with ebay and HMRC, even if it is only a part time thing.

    Pain in the neck I know as sometimes we only sell occasionally but we all have to play by the rules. You can see on ebay many items that probably originate from HUKD deals and its members. Take a gander at the E585 sellers most of them claim to be private sellers and avoid their DSR obligations, in time Paypal will pass their money transactions, like many high sales accounts, over to HMRC, as part of money laundering procedures, and bam they'll get hit for investigated for tax issues and anything else that they haven't complied with. Possibly benefit fraud for those on the fiddle.

    Here is the ebay link that may explain more: pages.ebay.co.uk/bus…tml.

    Ebay = The only place where you can "Legally" rob people.
    I'm so glad that i stopped using Ebay, worst place in the world for sellers.

    DarkKnight

    Ebay = The only place where you can "Legally" rob people.



    True

    I don't condone violence but people like this deserve a smack!

    Does he run a shop as he seems to have bought about a thousand pc components.
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