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HenryGaleWasHere
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:55 pm

jjttdw wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:46 pm
eBay complaint: I bought something from the UK...

4 days later

Seller: it has a small tear I may want to cancel
Me: send me a photo, I may not care

4 days later with no response / pics from the seller

Seller: I cancelled the transaction, sorry if you are disappointed
Me: I'm disappointed that you didn't send pics like I asked as I may have gone through with the transaction

Then since I paid in pounds I get $25 less back as a refund due to currency fluctuations.

Shall I leave negative feedback?
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:00 pm

I will add that there was no tear in the photo posted on eBay. I bet she got a better offer and just screwed me.
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:09 am

Here’s another one for your lists

tschotts15

Probably one of the bigger DB I’ve dealt with. Not worth the headaches
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:29 am

Story time!
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:25 pm

1. Sign in to My eBay.
2. Click the Sold link on the left side of the page.
3. Find the transaction, and from the More actions drop-down menu, select Turn off Unpaid Item Assistant.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:30 pm

moosix wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:25 pm
1. Sign in to My eBay.
2. Click the Sold link on the left side of the page.
3. Find the transaction, and from the More actions drop-down menu, select Turn off Unpaid Item Assistant.
huh?
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:59 pm

davemfan wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:30 pm
moosix wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:25 pm
1. Sign in to My eBay.
2. Click the Sold link on the left side of the page.
3. Find the transaction, and from the More actions drop-down menu, select Turn off Unpaid Item Assistant.
huh?
Believe that's the answer to the first post on this thread on page one.
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:09 am

Luls.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:57 pm

I’ve noticed eBay has started collecting sales taxes for some of my out of state sales (I’ve been collecting and paying them in state for years)

Sometimes they keep the taxes, I presume to be submitted by them to the states,

Sometimes I receive theses taxes myself

Is anyone else having these issues? Do I need to no pay sales taxes state by state?

I wish there was some consistency to this. Would love to hear if other people are having similar issues
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:32 am

So this Global shipping program junk. Do they repackage stuff or just act as a middle man and forward stuff?
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:41 am

Some people say they repackage items, I don't know if that's true or not. I have sold maybe 50 items through the GSP and never had an issue with any poorly handled prints from repacking, though I did have someone receive the completely wrong item once. I have had a couple things show up damaged but there was external damage to the tube as well (crushed, wet, etc).

The good news is once it is forwarded to the destination country you are in the clear. Even if it does show up damaged ebay will take the hit. In my experience, ebay will have the buyer initiate a return request and subsequently refund them.
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:47 am

They have repackaged some of my stuff I've shipped before.
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:27 pm

I've recently had a sale that went through the GSP returned to me and took a hit from paypal for the refund. I appealed and won, so it looks like paypal overall took the hit since they poorly decided in the buyers favor even after I presented provenance and condition. One of the paypal representatives stated that they saw no uploads from me in my claim response and advised to upload images/pdfs etc one at a time during the claim process. I could see all the files on my side but they stated there was nothing they could see on their end. Weird but just a heads up.

So what's the deal with tax being charged/collected? Probably going into an ebay slush fund and gathering interest, yeah?
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:34 pm

guryter wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:27 pm
So what's the deal with tax being charged/collected? Probably going into an ebay slush fund and gathering interest, yeah?
Individual states are requiring tax on these purchases much like amazon purchases. Instead of having each individual seller collect and pay taxes, ebay just collects it and pays it forward. At least that is how it's supposed to work.

I know my state tax form has a section on it that if you made any out of state or online purchases you are supposed to pay tax when you file. I can't imagine how many people actually do this and how much tax revenue states get now because they passed laws requiring online retailers to collect and pay the tax.
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Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:57 pm

I'm signed up for the Global Shipping Program, but when I sell internationally, the shipping label and shipping charges are still the same, i.e. I still am sending it directly to the buyer. Any idea why it's not taking effect for me?
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