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Need some help with Ebay auction

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Papersen, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    A friend of mine asked me if I could buy a CD for him from Ebay. I bought it for a decent price ($ 6.02) and waited for the total amount.

    I`ve bought many stuff from Ebay and never had any kind of trouble (maybe I`ve been lucky).

    So the seller sends me:

    Please send $18

    To ......, PO Box ..., Norwood, MA ......

    You can pay with cash, check or money order or paypal to c........@hotmail.com

    Please include your name, address and product with payment

    Suspicious points:

    - I requested a detailed cost description (I`ve usually payed $5-$7 for shipped Cd`s), shipment method, tracking number and ETA. No answer.
    - Address is a PO Box
    - His paypal address is completely different from the one he sent the mail.
    - He`s a new user with 0 feedback (Yeah, I know .... stupid me)

    After sending again the mail, the answer was:

    Please send $20 to c........@hotmail.com
    :scowl: :scowl:

    Can anybody suggest me how to proceed ?
    I don`t wanna waste my money but don`t wanna receive
    negative feedback either.

    Has anybody dealt with a similar situation ?

  2. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    Report it and bail out. Don't leave negative feedback because you'll get negative feedback back.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    What was the stated shipping cost in the auction?

    brad cook
  4. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    That is a good point, although the changing price is a concern.
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Looks like you may have to choose one.

    Money....ebay feedback...money....ebay feedback.....simple choice for me. Who cares what some dork says about me on ebay.

  6. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    The shipment cost was calculated based on the destination.

    Now it seems to be the seller is no longer a registered member :eyebrow:
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I'm going to guess its no longer a problem then.

    I just did a bit of fall cleaning and sold off $550 of stuff...no way shipping was anywhere near that. I send similarly weighted stuff to Norway and Germany and it wasn't that much.
  8. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    i once sent a DVD to england (im in NY) and the padded envelope plus the shipping.cost me around $5

    remember that for future reference :)