I got taken using Paypal and eBay
I “won” an item that appeared to be a 67.2 grams nugget, but after the seller had posted it he wrote me an email with the words, ‘you will be happy as long as you read the description’, so I had a closer look why he mentioned it and noticed the word grains. Checking on the net with a conversion calculator I found out I’ve paid AU$1,840.00 for a 4.35 gram nugget worth about $213 !! When I contacted PayPal I was informed that the seller had described the item correctly, it’s up to the buyer to be more careful when buying on eBay. PayPal completely ignored the facts that this seller has violated the eBay rule about shill-bidding using his multiple ID’s to bid on his own listings, as well as open new ID’s to cover up a negative feedback received using the same trick.
PayPal assists knowingly a criminal who uses this knowledge to give the buyer a false hope of security, because he knows PayPal will decline the disputed transaction in his favour. After hours on the phone talking in circles I gave up, I would like to sue PayPal but I don’t like the idea that I have to spend hours writing letters without much hope of success. PayPal make their own rules which of course are to protect them and not a buyer who is the victim of a shark.
Submitted By:: Seth
Posted: April 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm