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Paypal tells buyer to smash violin - do you believe it?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by seamonkey, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
  2. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
    Smells like an Internet rumour to me, but I wouldn't argue about it if it turns out to be all too real.
    If true, this is horrible.

    Edit (to answer question in post): I don't believe it
  3. I've never read the terms of service with Paypal, but it would seem that if they ordered something destroyed, that was not their property, it would then become their property. Meaning they could give the buyer his money back, but they have no right to charge back the original seller, unless they returned his property to him, unharmed. Exclusive of shipping costs, of course...

    If it was me I'd be taking paypal to small claims court.
  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
  5. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
  6. jimmy rocket

    jimmy rocket

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ayden, NC
    They made me destroy a counterfeit fender neck that I received one time from an unscrupulous seller as a condition of my refund.
  7. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Errr, typical news reporting.

    The news media didn't provide a clue as the whether the broken instrument WAS authentic, or if it's deemed a counterfit! :ninja:

    So, which is it?
  8. kinda reminds me of somthing that would happen in the saw movies
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I'm just glad PayPal doesn't get involved with buying and selling kittens.

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