Beware of Music123
Just got totally screwed on an eBay sale from Music123.
I've been wanting a later model Fender American Deluxe Precision with the wine finish. I've been looking for weeks and finally broke down and made the purchase from Music123 through eBay (eBay item #200696490268).
Music123 collected the money from my PayPal account, sent me a confirmation e-mail, then less than 12 hours later sent me an e-mail saying the sale was cancelled. That was it. No explanation, just cancelled. I called them to find out what was going on and was told they didn't actually have the item they'd sold me. Huh? "Oh, there must have been a mistake, we've already sold that one."
They then told me they had a different one they could sell me, but they didn't have any pictures of it and didn't have any details on its condition. Bate and switch?
The sale went through yesterday, was cancelled at 12:11 AM today, and the money is still not back in my PayPal account. Music123 said, "if the money isn't back in your account on Tuesday, give us a call back." What?
I called eBay to ask if they're okay with a seller selling an item they don't actually have. The eBay rep on the phone explained that they (eBay) get paid for the listing no matter what, so as far as they're concerned its my issue to work out with the seller. What a lousy buying experience.