I sold an 86 Proco Rat on Ebay. Buyer didn't pay straight away, which has become so commonplace on eBay that I no longer have been putting my "immediate payment required" note in my items.
2 days in, I send an invoice tell them to pay NOW. 5 days in, I tell them they have until the end of 5th day to pay or I'm relisting.
So, they pay up. I get a response in my messages: "Dear Sir/Madam,
we are sending you this email as reminder for shippping information.
we kindly ask you to refer to the our registered MAILING ADDRESS in PAYPAL for SHIPPING.
It should be included 5-6 digit REFERENCE number (KGL#) on the receipt shortly after payment has been made.
your cooperation will help me a lot to find the item easily and quickly at our warehouse.
the mailing address looks like the EXAMPLE below:
ACI Express, Inc.
14452 S.AVALON BLVD.
Gardena, CA 90248-2006
Please do not get confused with Ebay registered one that does not have our reference number.
Also, it is reminded to inform us of the tracking number, upon dispatching with carriers such as USPS, UPS, Fedex, or DHL.
If the item is shipped without tracking number, please let us know by simply sending us an email.
Intercommerce America, Inc.
Warehouse: ACI Express, Inc.
Company name : Intercommerce America, Inc.
Contact number: (562) 304 2593"
Well, this seems odd, and I have to say, I was pissed to think that this old RAT is going to some ENTITY with a warehouse and over 8500 purchases on eBay..... I mean, who the hell has a 100% rating on eBay buying 8500 items, and never sells even ONE?!
This morning, I googled the company name from Paypal, and turns out, they are ChargeBack Scammers! Dozens of reports of people getting screwed.
What they do, is they buy your item, then claim that it doesn't work, etc. and without giving you a chance, they initiate a dispute for chargeback with Paypal, who generally sides with the buyer....
So you lose your RAT, and your money!!
What does the buyer do? Well, I had not noticed, but you can no longer give a buyer Negative Feedback.
So these guys have a 100% rating!!! Since they bought my item on monday, they have purchased 100s more. I remember seeing like 8564 and a 100% rating, as of today it's over 9000 buys....
So, if you have given the buyer positive feedback for paying quickly there's nothing you can do.
I refunded their money 100% and told them to eff off, and then I went to the feedback section and reported them to eBay and told them the story. Of course, you are not allowed to leave them Negative Feedback.
I hope that they are unable to give me a ding on my 100% rating.
Anyway, I wanted to share this with you all. It always pays to look at the feedback of buyers and sellers. If you see someone with many many buys and no sells, BEWARE.