What's with eBay buyers and scams

Soft_member
Soft_member

I inherited a bunch of vending machine parts and stuff about 6 months ago and have been selling off part by part on eBay. I've sold about 50 items and have had 6 buyers attempt to scam me. I take down the serial number and take numerous photos of everything I sell. 4 of them bought an item from me and tried to return the broken one they were replacing claiming it was the one I sent. Other 2 stripped smaller parts from what they go and tried to send it back as incomplete.

My question is, everytime this happens my paypal gets frozen and I've got to deal with fighting eBay and these idiots with proof. What steps can I take to prevent this?

viagrandad
viagrandad

"What you see is what you get, no refunds no returns for anyone for any reason"

takes2long
takes2long

I did do that buy the most recent guy now is just claiming "damaged in shipping" and the shipping company declined the claim because it obviously wasn't. So eBay paid him and took it out on me.

w8t4u
w8t4u

eBay is the new myspace

Techpill
Techpill

That's bullshit man, you need to find a different site. Try craigslist, face to face?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I live in a pretty rural place. I've been thinking of just auctioning it all off in one lot.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Have you tried to contact ebay again about the situation?

TechHater
TechHater

ebay customer care is piece of shit

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

My current status, put this stuff up today.

The 29 left over are worth 642.00 not sure why eBay isn't adding them up.

Have a bunch more stuff to list too but eBay starts charging .30 cents for each listing and the 1st is a couple of days away so I'm just going to wait and jew it up for the promo.

King_Martha
King_Martha

not really many alts to ebay unfortunately. i have 4k small items that sell $1-2, not looking forward to dealing with ebay once i decide to start slingin'

Spamalot
Spamalot

Add their mothers/gf/sisters on facebook and show them how he's scamming you

Or blackmail him into ending the dispute once you have their profiles

likme
likme

You can suck paypals cock. They dont care, if youre right. Theyll stil side with the customer unless you have irrefutable proof and still yoi will have to go through the process you mentioned.
Paypal almost ruined me, because of ""complaining"" customers, so I decided the best way to go is let the scammers have it, block them, and always pull my money from paypal.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Are you going to charge shipping? Because damn that don't seem worth it at all.

Evilember
Evilember

yeah, shipping is separate

SniperGod
SniperGod

Anon I scraped together evidence of a niche scamming ring on eBay that was $1000's of dollars and would get a guy convicted in a court of law after they tried to scam me, and eBay kept his account open and permabanned my name, address, and phone number from ever opening an account again after being labeled a "negative influence to the eBay community" for calling the scammer and ebay customer care out on knowing about the scam and enabling it to continue on their support forums.

StonedTime
StonedTime

Alright that's good then, what are you selling if you don't mind telling?

JunkTop
JunkTop

casino slot cards, from defunct casinos. got my hands on a bundle of them from a bunch of different vegas hotels.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

What's the new Facebook then?

Skullbone
Skullbone

4chan.

People are tired of knowing exactly who said what. Not knowing anything about anybody that posts is the new hot thing.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

PayPal applies its own policies word by word. Most scammers know them in and out, while your average "hur, dur I sell smartphone for big bukks11!" once-off seller doesn't even bother to read the legal agreements.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

did you even read the thread?

Emberfire
Emberfire

They are completely useless. Spent days talking to them after they charged me for shipping despite the fact that I chose to delay the shipping cost until they buyers payment went through (they let you do this but it doesn't work sometimes I guess). My account got overdrafted 5 times, I lost over $200. Never got it back.

In return, I didn't pay my seller fees. Collections didn't try very hard over $180.

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