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eBay user since 2011 with feedback of 1 just paid for my item. ship it?

I sold a piece of electronics equipment on eBay for $130. The winning bidder, who has been a registered user of eBay since 2011, has a feedback rating of 1. The buyer promptly paid via Paypal. I dont see any indication that the buyer's shipping address is PayPal confirmed. eBay says I'm eligible for 'seller protection'. Should I ship it? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Dec 5, 2013 - 11 answers

How are these tricked out Thinkpads selling so cheaply on Ebay?

I'm thinking of getting a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 to replace my aging laptop and noticed that Ebay had sellers with seemingly good ratings offering machines with higher specs than you can get in the Lenovo store for much cheaper. Is this too good to be true? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Oct 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Befuddled by possible fraud

Mysterious shipment and possible fraud - would appreciate advice! [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Dec 6, 2010 - 10 answers

ebay usernames with *** between to characters...fraud? snipes? what is this?

what's with ebay usernames like 7***j...I'm frequently being outbid by this type of this an automated type of bidding account, like for bid sniping? is this fraud? anybody know? [more inside]
posted by othersomethings on Oct 26, 2008 - 12 answers

eBay user selling plagiarised articles

Someone is selling my articles on eBay. [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Feb 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Even my problems are bigger in Texas

I bought an out of state lemon - is it worth my time to pursue the matter in court? Do I have a moral obligation to go after a scammer that could potentially hurt someone? [more inside]
posted by kscottz on Feb 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong?

Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong? [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Dec 2, 2007 - 22 answers

Getting Scammed?

eBay filter: I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro @ about $2000. The seller will only accept USPS money orders, and that makes me a bit nervous... [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Nov 16, 2007 - 30 answers

What can I do?

I bought a car recently and the seller claimed "This vehicle looks new, with no signs of prior damage. There is no damage present on this vehicle." Turns out the vehicle had been wrecked. Do I have any legal options here or am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by C17H19NO3 on Oct 1, 2007 - 27 answers

Sold an item on ebay, money in paypal - can I still be screwed?

I've just sold any item on ebay… The money is in my paypal acount... Am I now immune to fraud? [more inside]
posted by schwa on Aug 7, 2006 - 24 answers

Dodgy DVDs on ebay

Is a promise of money back on fake DVDs worth any more than the DVDs are? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Nov 24, 2005 - 15 answers


ok i sold a $2000 Dell laptop on ebay, everything was going smooth, i sent out the item using UPS. i received an email from the seller telling me all he got in the box was a 'jug of water'! [more inside]
posted by airnxtz on Oct 15, 2005 - 47 answers

$7000 ebay fraud

I bought a $7000 item on ebay, paid through paypal, received a giant box of sand... I know all of this guys contact info but local police, fbi, fedex, ebay and paypal don't seem to be willing to help. How can I get my money back (or should i just firebomb his house)? [more inside]
posted by hummercash on Oct 7, 2005 - 51 answers

Do I have to pay for something I bought through BidPay but never received?

CollectionAgencyFilter: I bought an item on eBay in July and paid with my Visa debit card using BidPay. When it became clear that the seller was a scammer and wasn't going to deliver, I contacted my bank and they issued a chargeback on BidPay, and I got my money back. Today I received a somewhat threatening email from BidPay saying that I still owe them the full amount, and if I don't pay they're going to sic a collection agency on me. Do I have to pay it? [more inside]
posted by reflexed on Sep 1, 2005 - 7 answers

Too good to be true?

On eBay sometimes they list products as extremely cheap because you are paying for "information" to get free products (e.g. a laptop or ipod for 5 cents). Are these things ever legit? [more inside]
posted by mowglisambo on Mar 4, 2005 - 13 answers

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