Ebay - i think someones trying to scam me

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Found 30th Oct 2009
i bought a projector on ebay on auction last wednesday.

I paid via paypal, and the seller told me he'll post it on friday as he has work. Now iv been continuly sent him messages asking if i could get the tracking number but he didnt reply till last night.

Which said 'just got bk from holls and had a load of reterns forms from post man so will resend the projector 2moro and will send u the traking number '

Even tho on ebay he already had it marked as dispatched.
Anyway i replied pretty much straight away within minutes asking if he can send it via next day courier or if i can come and collect.

im still waitng for his reply.

i just cant help be abit supisious about this!

Oh i checked his feedback and saw that hes bought the exact same projector from someone else in auction for £15 but that was without a bulb - the one i purchased stated it was from his work place which they didnt need more, which had only 16hours useage.

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you paid by pp so hopefully should be fine

give them a bit more time :thumbsup:

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phatboy123;6733321

you paid by pp so hopefully should be finegive them a bit more time … you paid by pp so hopefully should be finegive them a bit more time :thumbsup:



that was i was thinking, but im alittle worried still as everything seems really dodgy - such as he has a user name with 2009 at the end as if he has a fair few accounts, if that makes sense.
Also his email addresse is diffrent from paypal to ebay. i dunno i just dont think this guy is right..

gs-rai;6733378

that was i was thinking, but im alittle worried still as everything seems … that was i was thinking, but im alittle worried still as everything seems really dodgy - such as he has a user name with 2009 at the end as if he has a fair few accounts, if that makes sense.Also his email addresse is diffrent from paypal to ebay. i dunno i just dont think this guy is right..




Ive got 2009 at the end of my username and have been an ebay member since 2003. Id give him a bit more time, its not as if he isnt replying to you to say whats happening

gs-rai;6733378

that was i was thinking, but im alittle worried still as everything seems … that was i was thinking, but im alittle worried still as everything seems really dodgy - such as he has a user name with 2009 at the end as if he has a fair few accounts, if that makes sense.Also his email addresse is diffrent from paypal to ebay. i dunno i just dont think this guy is right..


should check all of the above before buying an item on ebay.

My general rule is never spend on Ebay (or on here) any amount you can't afford to 'gamble'. That being said I think you may be worried about nothing. He won't want to send by courier if that wasn't the original listing details. He may not want you to go to his house for collection as that can be a worry for some people and it really hasn't been a long time yet. The fact that you've paid by Paypal means you will no doubt be covered and if after a month you still haven't received your item you can take it up in the resolution centre which will find in the buyers favour if the seller has no proof of posting

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cheers for input. STILL no email or tracking number from him! iv sent 2 messages asking for it but yet still waiting.
checked his feedback and looks like hes sold the exact same projector to someone else and they gave positive feedback which sold on the 25th oct, mine ended 21st. I hate how theres nothing i can do!
About the courier thing - he had postage at £15
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