Reasons To Be Careful When Buying Goods On Ebay
I decided to write this article to warn everyone using ebay what can go wrong for the buyer when the goods do not turn up. Recently i won an auction on ebay which was luckily for me at at a low price which is a relief after what happened next. After a week had gone by and no goods turned up, i contacted the seller by email, a few days passed and no reply so i wrote another email a bit stronger this time to get an answer hopefully. Still no answer, so i decided to file a dispute under ebay's policy, ten days had passed since i had paid which is required, i stipulated in my dispute that i had contacted the seller twice with no reply. Ebay sent me a message stating it would be another ten days until they could judge who in their opinion is liable. They sent the seller emails asking for their response to this filed claim against them.
I was able to watch the proceedings of the claim via my paypal account under disputes. After a further ten days the seller had not responded to the file against them and i thought i had won, this was confirmed by paypal but then the reality hit home in their message to me. It stated that even though i had won the claim, they could not guarantee my money back under ebay policy. I then got a message a few days later stating they had tried to recover the money from the seller but there were no funds to recover for me from the sellers bank accont. Basically if you pay by paypal which i thought was an insured payment service, if your goods do not turn up then you are more than likely not to get your money back.
The only exception to this, is if they are a power seller which most sellers are not. So i got no goods and no money back, i wonder how many more people have been stung by this from ebay before?.