I have used ebay for over a decade, and not once have been scammed. well, come to think of it, maybe once, over a $10 order from a body jewelry shop back in the 90s. Recently however, I have gotten burned for a decent amount of money, over the purchase of an off-contract Verizon Droid X with accessories, being sold by 2055bisquit. I am quite irritated, because I always check for feedback, and if I see negative feedback, I will not EVER buy.
The description of the item seemed rather relevant, as if the seller was in fact half retarded, as seen below:
this phone is 20 days old comes with car and home charger car mount desk stand and a fitted hard rubber case i paid 400 dollars for the phone and accessaries i got the new sony playstation phone this phone is in like new condition and works perfect NO RESERVE
I thought to myself “man, that’s a deal!” and used buy it now, and instantly paid for it through PayPal. I was a little leery of the fact that it was “USPS Parcel Post”, but more because of the delay in shipping times, and not because it was not a traceable shipment. I figured it was coming from Cloverdale Ohio, and I am in SW PA, so it couldn’t take that long, as the site said “Estimated delivery: August 25 – September 1” This was August 17th.
Today, is September 1st, and every day between August 25th and September 1st, I drove home for lunch, hoping to get this package. It didn’t show up with the mail today, so I decided I was going to “Contact Seller” through eBay to verify shipment was actually made on the 17th, as 2055bisquit clicked through eBay, which automatically emails me. I sent my message, and for some reason, I decided to check feedback on the user again. This time, I noted a negative entry from 4 days ago, as stated:
This dude is scamming the fuck out of people. So I went and filed a dispute with PayPal, and instantly escalated it into a claim, telling them they need to check into this immediately.
So according to PayPal, this is who I am looking for.
- carl kehres
- girard @ bright . net
- cloverdale, OH
hm… using these details… what can be found here.
I really want to go stomp on this dude’s nuts, well, maybe blast them off with my 12G… since you know… I just found out this douchebag owns a gun shop. who knows, maybe someone stole dudes identity. maybe I should do the same right back. I work in IT… I know how to cover my ass.
Anyways… at this point, I’m hoping PayPal pulls through with this claim… But it is incredibly annoying that I wasted my time waiting for something that’s never going to come. I’ll probably not use ebay again anytime soon either… even if I do get my $140 back, because this frustration isnt worth it.