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Am I being Scammed on eBay?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Jrod4928, Feb 26, 2021.


  1. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    I think I'm being scammed...... sold a bass on ebay last week. Shipped on Saturday. Delivery was scheduled for Wednesday but UPS said the address was incorrect and went back to warehouse. I reached out to the buyer to see if they contacted UPS to arrange for delivery, and they chose to pick it up at the UPS facility on Thursday. They were happy and claimed it was for the dad. Didn't open it until today - when they opened it they said they received an Ibanez acoustic (pictures provided)......... I shipped with UPS confirmation and insurance.

    What BS is this? Are they scamming me? Did someone at UPS pull a switcheroo on Wednesday after the "address was wrong"?

    What can I do?

    Mod edit: Resolved. See post #22
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 27, 2021
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  2. boing

    boing Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    CT, USA
    Did you call UPS?
     
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  3. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60622
    curious to see how this is resolved. Good luck OP.
     
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  4. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    Haven't contacted UPS. I have a local friend who is a police officer. Considering filing a report
     
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  5. boing

    boing Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    CT, USA
    Guess what the first question he will ask will be?
     
  6. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60622
    was it a PayPal confirmed address? If so then somethings not right on the other end.
     
  7. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    Keep the snarkiness to a minimum. I'm dealing with nearly a $1000 scam here.
     
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  8. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    USA
    Whoa, weird, ask them send you a screen shot of the label on the package they took custody of from UPS make sure they got the right package? Maybe an honest mistake? Good luck.
     
  9. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    I reached out to UPS..... the buyer is going to send me photos of the packaging. See if it matches up.

    The bass was double boxed. Wondering if someone switched the boxes....
     
  10. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    The inner box that is
     
  11. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    It was
     
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  12. asparaguspee

    asparaguspee

    Sep 10, 2020
    Australia
    Chances are the buyer is full of :poop:
     
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  13. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Yes. Everyone gets scammed on EBay. What was the question?
     
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  14. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    I agree, typically. But the buyer has been cooperative and sending many many photos.... not sure what's up yet
     
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  15. asparaguspee

    asparaguspee

    Sep 10, 2020
    Australia
    So true. The seller fees are so exorbitant now I've vowed not to sell there.
     
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  16. BarfanyShart

    BarfanyShart

    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
    I didn't get past the thread title, yes.
     
  17. fat_nermil

    fat_nermil Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Did you take it somewhere like a UPS Store to have packed? I ask because of your comment about the inner box being swapped. If that’s the case, maybe that store be of assistance. They should know if they packed and shipped that Ibby.
     
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  18. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    Based on photos they sent, the inner box wasn't swapped. The box was opened and contents were swapped at some point, by someone...
     
  19. Jrod4928

    Jrod4928

    Jan 23, 2021
    No I packaged it myself. I reused boxes from the Fender PJ bass I just bought.

    See my previous post for other answers to your questions
     
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  20. Steven Ayres

    Steven Ayres Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Northern Arizona
    Well, once it's shipped Ebay has nothing to do with it, so the answer to the headline question is no. So is the buyer scamming you? If they have a guitar you never saw before and you have the money, the scam seems weak at best. The likeliest scenario is that someone at UPS threw the wrong box at them. If that's the case it'll be easy to resolve.
     
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