Thought I was safe!!! Ebay feedback ratings

Well, i'm fuming, absolutely fuming!:viking:

I have been using Ebay for a number of years. Most times, I'm happy with things I've bought.There have obviously been a few hiccups but nothing to really moan about.......until now!

Can I stress, I ALWAYS check the sellers feedback rating as this gives a very good indication of whether to buy off that person.As usual I did this and was over the moon to find hot pink GHD straighteners at a total price of £95.He was selling about 20 of them, positive feedback score was huge so I thought this was a big seller with a joblot to sell. I bought the straighteners via Paypal and waited for them to arrive.2 days later I receive this from Ebay!!

We'd like to let you know that eBay has ended an item you were bidding on because the item appears to have been listed without the account holder's permission. We are now restoring the account to its original owner. For privacy reasons, we can't share any further details regarding this member's account.

As eBay removed the item, you are not obliged to send payment for it. Please don't send money or respond to any further emails regarding this listing:

Item Number - 260188291144
Item Title - ***BRAND NEW GHD 2007 model MK4 STRAIGHTENERS sealed***


I was floored!! I have always been to careful.I'd already paid for them!

I've put in a dispute with Paypal (hope i've done it right as I've never had to do it before) so hopefully I will get my money back.

The following day, there was another batch for sale at a great price.Before I bought any, I mailed the seller telling him I wanted to buy some and told him of my dilema - 5 days later, I have no reply! Another dodgy dealer???

So people, please check by mailing the seller first if something seems a bit to good an offer.I would hate this to happen to anyone on HUKD

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My missus dad got stung over the same item and recieved the same email. dont worry paypal very (sometimes too much) sympathetic to the buyer

Similar has happened to me a few times.

I list something for bidding/BIN.

It gets bought, ebay tell me the listing is removed, as the winning ebuyer had hijacked the account to make the bid, obviously in the hope of receiving the item and not paying via fraud.

eBay is fast becoming very fraudulent and unreliable, I stick to classifieds mostly now, gumtree being my fave.

Unless eBay bring in new measures to stop this ****, they'll be going the way of the dot-com boom.

A claim with Paypal is only any good if the account has any money in it.I would be very surprised if there will be any in if this person has hiijacked an Ebay account i doubt very much that they will leave any funds in the account.Sorry to sound negative but this happened to me a while back and Ebay and Paypal are pretty useless really.

Original Poster

Not good!!! :x Does this mean I am not going to get my money back methinks???

kAREN-ANGEL

Not good!!! :x Does this mean I am not going to get my money back … Not good!!! :x Does this mean I am not going to get my money back methinks???



Just contact the card company.

Original Poster

Card company? Sorry am I being thick, what do you mean?:oops:

kAREN-ANGEL

Card company? Sorry am I being thick, what do you mean?:oops:



the credit card company, assuming you paid with one

Original Poster

I paid via Paypal. I have got a dispute lodged so I don't think there is much more I can do really.

kAREN-ANGEL

I paid via Paypal. I have got a dispute lodged so I don't think there is … I paid via Paypal. I have got a dispute lodged so I don't think there is much more I can do really.



WHere did the money come from?

Original Poster

Well Paypal is linked to my building society account but I tend to keep a bit in my paypal so I can buy and sell from it. I don't tend to transfer it back and forth accounts, it just stays in Paypal. This transaction was done entirely through Paypal, it wouldn't have included dipping into my building society account. Maybe I shouldn't do it this way:thinking:

Karen this was obviously a hijacked account. Did the sellers account have Paypals buyer protection logo on the auction page ?

Original Poster

That's one thing I didn't look at, just homed in on the great feedback! If I click on the link to take a look at it, it's all been removed now!

But you will have the sellers ebay name somewhere ?

Original Poster

Let me go and look. I know the Paypal name the money went to - it was a chinese name

No you need the ebay id of the seller . Should be on one of the emails Ebay send you at the end of the auction or the BIN .

Original Poster

No, not there - when I click on items I won, it is not there. Maybe it's because the seller has been protected by Ebay because his account was infiltrated??? They don't want people giving him a hard time??? I added it to my watch list too but its also gone from there.

That's a pain ! Was it a BIN or an auction ?

The seller id should be in an email somewhere.

Original Poster

Yes, yes, yes!!!! I have found the e mail with the sellers name and address. What shall I do now? He was innocent in all too wasn't he or am I just asking him if he has buyer protection?

No don't contact him !
Do an advanced search with his ebay ID.
If you want to pm me the id I'll do it for you

Original Poster

Really apreciate this! Just pm'ed you hottoshop.

Karen this doesn't add up right ?
You said your seller had loads of feedback, all good ?

The ebay id linked to the ghd straighteners you purchased only has feedback of 28 and 1 of them is negative giving him 96.7%

Im going to PM you a link to the ebay seller. Have a look and see if you recognise the name etc. Also look at the other items they have to sell and see if you recognise any.

Original Poster

This is very weird!

You will get your money back regardless. eBay now have a minimum £150 protection on all Paypal transactions through their site.

Syzable

You will get your money back regardless. eBay now have a minimum £150 … You will get your money back regardless. eBay now have a minimum £150 protection on all Paypal transactions through their site.



Thanks Sy, I'm not too clued up on recent changes , haven't been selling for a while.
That's good news for the Op :thumbsup:

Original Poster

You guys are so helpful on this site! Is it right that I have just put in a dispute then? They will do the rest will they?

No probs.

It's made using eBay and paypal a lot safer as you are at least offered a pretty decent sum of money in protection now. Nice to see eBay foot the bill for their poor security nowdays and not pass the buck on hijacke accounts.

To the OP, you're refund will be through in no more than 10 days from escalating the claim.

kAREN-ANGEL

You guys are so helpful on this site! Is it right that I have just put in … You guys are so helpful on this site! Is it right that I have just put in a dispute then? They will do the rest will they?



Yes, raise a dispute and escalate it straight away. And they will do the rest.

Karen check your PM's again

Have you read what Syzable has written ? Good news for you


oops, too slow in posting lol

Original Poster

Giving you rep - well deserved!

Thank you. Any problems then just shout.

Karen here's the Tesco's link

They're temp out of stock but you can ask for an email when back in

direct.tesco.com/sea…y=7

abacus

A claim with Paypal is only any good if the account has any money in it.I … A claim with Paypal is only any good if the account has any money in it.I would be very surprised if there will be any in if this person has hiijacked an Ebay account i doubt very much that they will leave any funds in the account.Sorry to sound negative but this happened to me a while back and Ebvay and Paypal are pretty useless really.



Surely that's not the case for a Paypal guaranteed auction?

Hijacked accounts have been a problem for a while now, whenever I buy an item from an ebay seller I check to see what else they've been selling. If they don't match up then generally I won't buy it if it's a more specialist item (as opposed to general items like CDs, games etc.) While I've missed out on some good deals I would rather that be the case than lose money on a scam.

John

Original Poster

I will let you know when/if I get a result! It's a learning curve though so I will be a lot more cautious in the future.

Johnmcl7

Surely that's not the case for a Paypal guaranteed auction?Hijacked … Surely that's not the case for a Paypal guaranteed auction?Hijacked accounts have been a problem for a while now, whenever I buy an item from an ebay seller I check to see what else they've been selling. If they don't match up then generally I won't buy it if it's a more specialist item (as opposed to general items like CDs, games etc.) While I've missed out on some good deals I would rather that be the case than lose money on a scam.John



As long as you pay by Paypal and it's less than £150 you can't be scammed. eBay & Paypal offer a guarantee now.

kAREN-ANGEL

Well Paypal is linked to my building society account but I tend to keep a … Well Paypal is linked to my building society account but I tend to keep a bit in my paypal so I can buy and sell from it. I don't tend to transfer it back and forth accounts, it just stays in Paypal. This transaction was done entirely through Paypal, it wouldn't have included dipping into my building society account. Maybe I shouldn't do it this way:thinking:


I would suggest you attach a credit card to your Paypal account and not a bank account or building society account.

This way if there is any dispute with Paypal you can also involve your credit card company. In addition if your Paypal account gets hijacked or erroneous transactions appear you dont lose your funds, you lose the credit card providers funds:p

Original Poster

Thats a good idea pluves. Thanks x
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