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Discussion in 'The Roaming Zone' started by palandri, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I've sold a few of my older phones on eBay, but it's normally a pain in the arse because there is so much fraud which will tie you up selling an item.

    So I listed my Nexus 5 for sale, checked no international listing and clearly wrote, "For sale to the United States only.", with a BIN (But It Now) price of $110.00.

    Within 3 hours I had a guy from Hungry email me twice wanting to buy it with a BIN price of $75.00. I refused him twice.

    Within 6 hours it was sold. The address it was sold to was, "8 McCullough Dr, New Castle, DE 19726" so I Googled, "8 McCullough Dr" and discover it is a mail forwarding firm for Georgia in Eurasia. I also discovered that there is a lot of eBay fraud associated with that address:
    https://community.ebay.com/t5/Selling/McCullough-Dr-New-Castle-DE-19726-9000/qaq-p/24321783

    http://badbuyerlist.org/buyer/fb96e71a99bd47b56a91

    So I returned his PayPal payment stating, ...there's an issue with the buyer's address.

    Then I get this email from the buyer:

    "I payed for the phone imeddiately and didnt request the refund. Now i will loose money because of your action and i demand that u packed the phone and sent me because you had the price on buy it now!!! Thats not fair to refund when i didnt requested!!!!" (sic)

    So I wrote him back and said:

    "I've noted your errors.

    1. My listing clearly stated, "For sale to the United States only".
    2. You are not in the United States, Your mailing address, "8 McCullough Dr, New Castle, DE 19726" is a mail forwarding firm, that sends items to Georgia in Eurasia.
    3. if you Google, "8 McCullough Dr", you will see there is a lot of fraud associated with that mail forwarding address, like: https://community.ebay.com/t5/Selling/McCullough-Dr-New-Castle-DE-19726-9000/qaq-p/24321783

    http://badbuyerlist.org/buyer/fb96e71a99bd47b56a91
    4. You will lose no money because your PayPal payment was refunded."

    LOL! What a pain!
     
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    Better you protect yourself than bow to a demand "that u packed the phone and sent me". :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I steer clear of eBay these days, but everywhere you sell there's got to be fraud. Craigslist is not any better.
     
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  5. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    Amazon should remove that seller and ad
     
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    @palandri: The problem is that the example I gave was only one of many sellers doing the same thing. Like a zit, pop one and several more come up. LOL
     
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  7. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I put the phone on Craigslist to see what would happen. I didn't answer any emails from people with crazy names, or people who wanted me to drive to Indiana.

    Today a guy with a normal name emailed me. His wife had a Nexus 4 that she dropped and cracked the screen. I met him and his wife at McDonalds and I also brought my wife's white Nexus 5 in case his wife wanted a white phone instead. Ended up he both the phones. He'll be happy with them. They are still in great shape. :)
     
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    Happy to hear about that good outcome.

    MOTO X
     
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