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Old 02-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default I got screwed by an ebay seller, now I wanna screw him.

Currently my alarms siren sits on the shelf where the downpipe will pass very close too. I wanted to order a smaller siren to replace the large one so it can be relocated. I went to ebay and decided to find a tiny alarm that is used in stores to prevent people from stealing **** on a showcase, they I have also seen them in use in cars.

So I took the buy it now for this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123

Notice, ID is private. Says location is LA but its actually Hong Kong if you click on his user id.

I knew that the dude was overseas, I took a risk because it was 8 bucks. If it worked it worked if it didnt, it didnt its only 8 bucks.

So I wait A MONTH to get this ******* thing. Finally get it, plug it into a nine volt and LOL, pain generator my ***. I kid you not, but I could whistle louder then the siren.

So I naturally give them a really bad feedback, but not before checking to make sure if they privatize the auctions so if there are negatives, no one knows what they are towards. So I leave the following feedback and make sure to mention the product so people dont make the same mistake I did.

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Mini Siren is a peice of junk. I have seen louder sires come in childrens toys

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Reply by allbestparts (Jan-09-08 08:53):
We can give you information on shipping status, but you never email us for anyth
Whats really funny, that feedback reply was also put on the 3 negative feedbacks below mine to the same person.

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Fast forward to about last week. I get an email from ebay saying that I am about to be striked as a non paying bidder because these homos decided to file against me. After emailing them and ebay all the transaction information, I hear no response until today.

This is what I got in the email.

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Here is a deal. We refund your payment in full and we would like to ask you to withdraw the feedback. Please let me know what you think. Thanks
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Here is where I stand. I dont give a **** about the 8 bucks. What I care about is people continuing to get ripped off by their shitty knockoff product.

I have four options.

A. Take their money and not withdraw the feedback just to **** them.

B. Tell them to refund me 100 bucks and maybe then ill let them have their business back.

C. Ask them to send me something else from the other **** that they sell, but looking at it theirs really nothing decent except maybe door poppers which I cant use.

D. Tell them to go **** their siren, the feedback stays.

What would you do?

or just go in order B, if no, then C, not, then A, not then D.

P.S. I feel good about myself right now.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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E. walk away and forget about it, you chose to gamble $8 away
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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Leave the negative feedback as it is. Notify eBay formally about what's going on... basically a retailer trying to get you to be quiet about a scam. Then notify Paypal... but don't file a claim, just call them and see if they're interested in what's going on. If they blow you off, as I assume they will, then file a formal Paypal complaint... that way you can leave the negative feedback and get your money back.
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D. Tell them to go **** their siren, the feedback stays. Its a public service to other E bayers.
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D....

and what sam said!

i dont see why they cant open up another account.
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yet another good reason to hate fleebay. my friend has been waiting on paypal and ebay to give him his money for 6 months now.
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B C then A
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Alright, ill notify ebay of the scam. I feel like I want to royally **** someone today.

Edit:http://myworld.ebay.com/allbestparts/

posting that for my future reference.
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About a month ago I had won an item(#220184624222). I received the item after a months time. The item was of very sub par quality, while the auction page conveys this device as being a good quality, legitimate, piece. A few weeks after having left negative feedback to this buyer for selling an item with false claims I receive a notification from them accusing me of not paying for said item. I had proved to ebay that I in fact did pay for this item and the claim from the sellers end went away. I noticed that the seller maintains private auctions so no one can see where negative feedback goes and private ids. I made sure to include in my feedback a description of the item so future buyers are not scammed like I was by an inferior product. Today I receive an ebay message from the seller stating the following "Here is a deal. We refund your payment in full and we would like to ask you to withdraw the feedback. Please let me know what you think. Thanks". I do not appreciate these types of business practices being advertised through ebay. This message clearly shows the seller is aware of his inferior product and wants it to remain silent by offering me a refund for it in exchange for the withdrawal of the negative feedback.

I hope you will handle this accordingly so no further ebay goers fall victim to the items offered by this seller.

Thank You
Now too wait. Check back later for the continuation.
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Leave the negative feedback as it is. Notify eBay formally about what's going on... basically a retailer trying to get you to be quiet about a scam. Then notify Paypal... but don't file a claim, just call them and see if they're interested in what's going on. If they blow you off, as I assume they will, then file a formal Paypal complaint... that way you can leave the negative feedback and get your money back.

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and what sam said!

i dont see why they cant open up another account.
Perfect Option right there.
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This hits home. I've been shopping for a pro dslr for the last three weeks and have uncovered over 10 fraudulent auctions for equipment over $1k each. All of the auctions have been withdrawn by eBay after my emails pointing them out. These scammers open multiple accounts selling $1 items to each other and racking up the positive feedback. Then they stop using the account so the auctions they've received feedback on expire and you can't check how much the item was - it just shows up as positive.

Now here's where the criminals get stooopid. They grab copy and images from a completed auction, let's a camera, and then list it at an ultra low ($1k instead of $3k) buy-it-now price, and list MULTIPLE items when the description is for one. They always want payment via western union - the list goes on.
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Z: hook the siren up to 12V just to see if it's that weak.
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Z: hook the siren up to 12V just to see if it's that weak.
Do you really think I did not try that immediately?
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What are the dimensions for the space you are wanting to put the siren in? I pulled one off my car (was using it as my horn) during the HE-X build. - You're welcome to it if it'll fit...

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Do you really think I did not try that immediately?
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Finally get it, plug it into a nine volt and LOL, pain generator my ***. I kid you not, but I could whistle louder then the siren.
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What are the dimensions for the space you are wanting to put the siren in? I pulled one off my car (was using it as my horn) during the HE-X build. - You're welcome to it if it'll fit...

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The one my mechanic hooked me up with is 3 inches long and 2 inches wide.
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