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    I hate eBay!!

    Do ebay scammers think were stupid? I listed my laptop on ebay after it didnt sell here, within 50 mins it had been brought by someone who had only been a registered member for 15 mins and their contact number is fake! They requested a total and sent the following message -

    Hello,
    I'm glad that am the winning bidder of your eBay item,i would like to know the present condition of the item and get back to me soon with your PayPal e-mail for me to carry out the payment through PayPal as soon as possible today.
    Please reply to my e-mail with the invoice.

    I dont know why i bother with ebay sometimes!!

    17 Comments

    Change your buyer preferences,does away with 99% of all that nonsense

    Original Poster

    boothy

    Change your buyer preferences,does away with 99% of all that nonsense



    Thats the thing as well, my buyer preferences are set so this shouldnt have happened!!

    cool story.

    Banned

    They don't think some people are stupid
    They know some people are stupid, if this sort of thing didn't work they would of moved on long ago

    What's the problem? Lack of feedback?

    Original Poster

    jp11

    cool story.



    You didnt have to read it. Yet another stupid rude newbie.

    Original Poster

    Johnboy_1975

    What's the problem? Lack of feedback?



    Fake contact number, street name without number thats actually part of a industrial estate! lol

    dh058977

    Fake contact number, street name without number thats actually part of a … Fake contact number, street name without number thats actually part of a industrial estate! lol



    Well you could get a genuine contact number for nowt via a free PAYG sim. Street name / location / no number is more of a problem I guess. Think I am missing the scam though - if you send recorded or special delivery and they pay with paypal surely the only scam is to claim non delivery - and you have proof of delivery......

    Original Poster

    Johnboy_1975

    Well you could get a genuine contact number for nowt via a free PAYG sim. … Well you could get a genuine contact number for nowt via a free PAYG sim. Street name / location / no number is more of a problem I guess. Think I am missing the scam though - if you send recorded or special delivery and they pay with paypal surely the only scam is to claim non delivery - and you have proof of delivery......



    But who in their right mind would risk it esp considering the possible hassle with paypal etc. I know i wouldnt

    Banned

    I hate scammers

    Love it when they try and scam you on Gumtree. I love messing them around. Then telling them to f*** off Although it does waste my time

    Anyone thought about sending them a virus?


    Edited by: "speedy1477" 28th Nov 2010

    Original Poster

    I love how it was listed as boxed and sealed very clearly in the listing yet when they requested total the message asks about the condition!!

    brought or bought?

    Original Poster

    the dandy p

    brought or bought?



    Hello spelling police! Nice of you to turn up, is there an officer around that can help with ebay scam artists?

    dh058977

    Hello spelling police! Nice of you to turn up, is there an officer around … Hello spelling police! Nice of you to turn up, is there an officer around that can help with ebay scam artists?



    No sadly, best of luck though.

    Original Poster

    For those more seasoned ebayers - if i relist the item tonight will i get the fees etc back from the first one?

    Original Poster

    Anyone?

    As far as I know, you can only get the fees refunded if you come to a mutual agreement with the buyer no to proceed with the transaction.

    Might be worth ringing eBay up on their contact phone number (or use Live chat). I would have thought they could cancel the transaction and refund your fees manually...
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