Got drymounted by a buyer on eBay - scammed for $1,200

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Postby readicculus86 on Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:53 pm

Hey Phriends,

Could really use some advice. Here's what happened:

I sold a print for $1,200 on eBay. After the buyer received the print, he contacted me through eBay saying it had tape on the back of the print. I replied that I it did not and sent back photo evidence proving that it did not and was packed properly. I asked him to provide photos and he never replied.
I received a fake copy of the print in the mail about a month later.
The buyer filed an item not as described claim through PayPal the day before the 60 day cutoff.
Two weeks later he filed a claim with his credit card company.
PayPal told me they would work with the credit card company to fight the case for me. Somehow I lost the case despite the fact that I have proven that the buyer is a fraud and eBay has confirmed that he has filed countless PayPal claims and done similar shady things.
I just appealed the case with PayPal to no avail.

My account is now $1,200 in arrears, so I'm out money and a $1,200 poster. PayPal said I can't file a claim and so did eBay. Do I have any recourse or can douchebags just get away with scamming people for $1,200 nowadays because of buyer protection?!
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Postby mobius006 on Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:55 pm

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Postby chalkdust on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:03 pm

damn eBay is sketchy as hell nowadays. Was looking at a poster earlier today and the seller had an 86.5 rating! How is that fudge even allowed? :?

Sorry to hear about this. I hope someone can chime in with helpful advice. Good member getting screwed here..
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Postby xangelx on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:06 pm

Post his ebay ID please.
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Postby SPAC04 on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Sorry to hear it, what was the print if you don't mind me asking

but mainly

xangelx wrote:Post his ebay ID please.
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Postby mfaith on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:19 pm

Holy fudge, that's awful. Man, I'm sorry to hear that. Geez :hanging:
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Postby Codeblue on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Name n shame or GTFO.

P.S. I don't believe Ebay or Paypal confirmed that he has scammed a bunch of other people. Otherwise, a) he'd be bant b) that would be violating their strict privacy rules c)I've dealt with a scamming douche before and neither Ebay or Paypal would provide any information about their investigation of said individual
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Postby pj101ca on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:39 pm

I stopped reading at ' Phriends '
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Postby jjttdw on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 pm

I would file a police report where the dude lives for grand larceny.
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Postby fredo on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:58 pm

Have you considered the wicker man?
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Postby PLUSH on Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Codeblue wrote:Name n shame or GTFO.

P.S. I don't believe Ebay or Paypal confirmed that he has scammed a bunch of other people. Otherwise, a) he'd be bant b) that would be violating their strict privacy rules c)I've dealt with a scamming douche before and neither Ebay or Paypal would provide any information about their investigation of said individual


My thoughts exact. Also, PP is no longer 60 days to file.
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Postby triporfreak on Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:20 pm

eBay is terrible for years; they always side with the buyer. I've been burned by buyers & their system won't even allow me to post negative feedback. How can you alert others if eBay won't?
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Postby recycler on Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:58 pm

Man, that sucks!

Yes, what is the ebay ID? F it, what is his name, street name, and zip? Matter of fact, what is his email he paypaled from?
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Postby Codeblue on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:09 pm

jjttdw wrote:I would file a police report where the dude lives for grand larceny.

Luls.
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Postby turnJBup on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:11 pm

What is his eBay handle?
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