I just wanted to share what has been my literal hell since the 18th of august.
So here i go.
At almost midnight on the 18th of august, i spied a good deal on a munch pikachu.
I checked the cert, it all checked out, and with that i promptly ordered and paid for the card.
It wasnt until after i bought it that i realised the massive red flags (i have picked up things cheap in the past that have been listed lower than market)
Seller had zero feedback, and up actually look up recent solds, i found the exact same card listed and sold a month earlier.
I promptly requested to cancel the transaction, which was rejected 3 days later with a tracking number uploaded.
I checked the tracking number, and it showed delivered to my suburb.
It wasnt until later that day that i realised that the tracking listed was for my suburb, but in another state.
Upon seeing this, i contacted ebay via phone,
and spoke to them regarding all of this, at which point they put an item not received case in.
Fast forward to the last day of the item not received case, and the seller puts the following comments in
Dear eBay Customer Support, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to address a recent case, ID ********* , where the buyer has made a false claim regarding the delivery of their purchase, tracking number ********* via FedEx. I kindly request that you review this case thoroughly and consider the provided evidence when making a decision. I believe that a fair resolution would be to close this case in my favor, as I have met all the requirements of the transaction and the buyer has received the item in question. Thank you for your assistance in resolving this matter fairly and efficiently. Sincerely
So, case is escalated, i speak to the trading card section of ebay, who are well aware of these scams.
fast forward to the day the case is reviewed, and ebay close it in favour of the seller.
Well, im now at a point where i am screwed, cause ebay has failed me.
In this case, i rung them again and appealed it.
Luckily, ebay sees the error of their ways and refunds me.
My next course of action would have been paypal, then bank account.
be very careful what you buy on ebay. As these scams are common, and often result in ebay and paypal siding with the sellers. Google fake tracking scam ebay for more info.
and remember, if its too good to be true, it probably is