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- Ebay computer sale adventure
August 10, 2011, 2:40 pm
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feedback. couple days later get email from paypal that says lap top is not
as described and paypal refunded his money which put my account with a
negative balance so the buyer returns the pc and when i try to boot it up
the bios is password protected. Ok, so then what I do next is I reset the
bios and then when it tried to boot the hard drive was password protected
and I NEVER used passwords so why is it that a perfectly good lap top i
shipped comes back in this condition, and as you know cracking a password on
a hard drive is pretty near impossible. Last resort, I email the crook and
say either give me the password or $100 for a new one. the buttwad actually
gave me the password. once i booted it went straight to repair your computer
screen so then what I do is i pick system restore and it shows you all the
restore points. What he had been doing was installing and uninstalling
software and fucked it up then passworded the hdd to cover his tracks so
anyways i appeal to paypal and send them faxes of screenshots on the
computer he claims was broken but some of the restore points have dates that
prove that the computer actually did work until he fucked it up so then what
i do is i send to paypal even the emails he sent giving me the password and
they still sided with him so now they are calling everyday trying to get the
funds they gave him back because i was smart enough to of emptied my paypal
account before they gave this jerk a refund and closed the bank account and
i want to tell you that while i have since repaired the pc and sold it to
someone honest but I will be damned if i will give paypal jackshit, it's
the principal, i was upfront about everything and i still get screwed.
Re: Ebay computer sale adventure
I am sorry but you are not entirely in the right here. The end result is
that you sold the laptop twice and pocketed the money both times.
But at the end on the day, you have to expect 2% of your customers to cause
you issues, and that is if you do everything RIGHT. That is just the reality
of being an online seller. That's also why the 1/2 of 1% limit of bad DSR
ratings means eBay has so few sellers who now qualify for the 20% discount
You must be able to emotionally distance yourself from this situation and
approach it as a business problem. I realize that you have lost a great
deal of your time handling this problem. You don't want to deal with the
customer in such a way that you lose your own account.
eBay will almost always side with the buyer, especially if the item is
returned. In your case, the buyer had no idea what he was doing and messed
up the computer's configuration making it unusable. So he returns it. Fixing
it and reselling it was the right move.
But if the account was in your real name, I urge you to reconsider tring to
stiff Paypal, because it WILL end up on your credit report, and that will
cost you. You may not care right now, but the next time you want to buy a
house, rent an apartment, buy a car, or whatever, you will suddenly care.
Worst case is that Paypal could even file a judgement or criminal case
against you for theft.
Re: Ebay computer sale adventure
: On 8/10/2011 11:18 AM, Ignoramus19859 wrote:
: >> I sold a lap top on ebay and ... i still get screwed.
: > I would not try to sell lap top on ebay
: > i
: Lap top? Crap, I thought he said lap dance.
bullshit, you're not capable of thinking, you're a hillbilly,
you've never had a coherent thought in your life,
sort of like bush and palin, and you just proved it
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