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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FlaCharlie, Feb 27, 2020.
Didn't the $50 ones turn up? Besides this seller has a lot of feedback.
Hey my imaginary Glarry guitar showed up today!! At least that’s what my “delivery confirmation” email said!!
Guess I’ll put in my no delivery claim and get my $19 back. LOL
We really shouldn't be encouraging them. I know it's a curiosity, but let's not encourage anybody to knock out pointless crap - I guarantee there is a back story which treads all over fairness, decency and responsibility and we should absolutely NOT be giving them any reason to carry on doing it.
After waiting for a seller (robhe) response, eBay has come through. My refund for $(17.99 x 2) US showed up in PayPal today.
These basses are still available from reputable sellers for under $60, at least in the US. Not sure about their availability in Australia.
The guy who had them listed at under $20 did previously deliver some for $35-40 but in limited quantities.
If you take a closer look most of the positive feedback entered after he was running his scam are fake. Most all of them are from "buyers" with zero feedback themselves (shill accounts) who left feedback before it was even possible for them to have actually received anything. Every time a few negatives were posted a new batch of positives from zero feedback buyers would miraculously appear, which served to keep his overall feedback rating relatively high.
yeah, those Chicago Italian beef sandwiches are tasty.
Got my refunds yesterday. I have no problem with letting PayPal hang on to $40 for a month or so on the chance I might get a screamin' deal
Maybe this is the next great deal: Fender Guitars : Special Price Offer
The only direct contact info on that website is an Email for: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find that email on several websites selling cheap items other than guitars too.
Evidently already reported as a scam:
Scam Warning... please share it!
But, but, it says:
Notice: This product is available for flash sale,and stock is limited. In case of payment failure, please check the information carefully and confirm it again.If it fails again,the product is sold out.You can exchange products of other colors or models.If we cause any inconvenience to customers,please understand, Thank you.
I finally got both refunds.
Fender American Elite Precision Bass Guitar - Ocean Turquoise [GT-972] - $91.00 : Special Price Offer
I didn't but a frIend ordered a bass from these guys yesterday. ...we'll see what happens!
I would say:
90% chance of scam and lose all the money.
10% chance of receiving a bad fake.
0% chance of receiving a Fender bass
A repeat of a post I made many pages ago, but if you value shopping on eBay, dont make too much of a habit out of taking your chances on too good to be true listings... If you regularly make bad purchases because eBay just refund you when it goes south, they will eventually ban you or at least quit covering you on them.
Can you post anything from eBay that supports your claim? Or is this just conjecture on your part?
As far as I know, if you buy from a listing that specifies that you are protected then all buyers are protected, regardless of their previous purchase history.
If you have any actual evidence to the contrary, please post it.
Just to be clear, I'm not talking about buyers who repeatedly make false claims in order to scam the sellers. I'm sure there are some buyers who fall into that category and I've seen complaints from experienced and totally legitimate sellers that eBay's policy has shifted over the years. Today they generally side with buyers when a dispute is filed.
Some have chosen not to continue selling on eBay because of this, although they could continue if they wanted since they were not banned. I imagine there are some on TB who now list items in the TB classifieds or other platforms instead of eBay.
My other hobby is vintage stereo gear and, since eBay's shift toward favoring claims by buyers over sellers, many sellers have changed their listings to protect themselves. Sellers have gotten tired of having equipment returned with missing knobs or other parts like strong testing, valuable, tubes replaced with worn out ones or cheap replacements, etc. As a result, I see more and more gear listed as being sold "for parts or repair" with no returns accepted even though it is in working condition at the time.
If the sale actually goes thru Paypal then the buyers protection is in effect.
I've mentioned this before. There are always some people that will not ask for a Refund (for various reasons) so the scam seller will then make some money. Also there are some that do not properly request a refund, like using profanity or not providing any details, only personal attacks, for which Paypal often does not see in a positive light.
I found several scam reports with the email (email@example.com) associated with this website and it looks like nothing was shipped. But for the prices of these "Fender guitars" that could try an empty box which rarely works these days but again, its how the buyer responds to Paypal that can sometimes let the seller win the claim.
Got my refund. It's like Christmas in July!
The first I heard about it was from a poster on another unrelated message board talking about it because they were making too many stupid purchases hoping for super deals. I can't remember if they banned him or turned down his last refund request, but his point wasn't even screw eBay, it was just a matter of fact mention so I didn't see anything that made me question his claim. But I've seen similar claims googling "ebay banned me for too many claims".
Looks to be some pretty legit info in this thread:
How many returns is too many returns, as a buyer? - The eBay Community
Posts mention both losing money back guarantee coverage as well as losing buying privileges...
That's returns, not damaged or lost items, or as is the case for some buyers in this thread, getting tracking information and watching it being delivered to an address in a different state from them. It would also depend on the country in which you live; we have pretty strong consumer protection laws here, so I could most likely take it up with Fair Trading.