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has anyone ever been scammed off of Ebay?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    YES! And there were a few others that were as well . We were bidding on laptops. They were advertised as a laptop but when I got it in the mail it was without the hard drive , battery cd, and modem. All removeable media and parts were missing leaving just the shell. I reported the person to ebay and they were suspended but I never got Ebay to refund my money or to refund the shipping due to the way the seller had worded the add. You have to be VERY VERY careful and ASK the seller questions about the item before bidding on it. Even if the questions sounds dumb or redundant ASK ASK ASK!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    If you mean you sent the money and never received the item or it wasn't what you expected... I'd contact EBay! If they do nothing, the next thing to do which screws up the sellers reputation is comment on site selling site - They don't like being called a cheat, and it alerts others of there scams.

    If you're saying you hit the BUY button by accident, as I did when I first went to the site, and tried to tell the seller and eBay that I made a mistake and did not want the item, yet was insisted that I pay for it -

    Well I did not pay for nor did I receive it, which of course I didn't want anyway.

    The seller was a jerk - eBay did not back me... so I'm done with them!

  • 1 decade ago

    I haven't been scammed before. I knew someone who sent out money to buy something, the seller said he didn't send the money and he never got the item or the money again.

    The best thing to do is too not use money orders (if you do track it, so it won't disapear!) and use paypal. And make sure you have the people your buying the items form give you the tracking number so you know for sure its on its way. And if there is a problem and you don't get the item within 60 days, you should report to ebay right away or you won't get much help from them.

    There is also a place called SquareTrade which can help you solve problems, which is a big help:

    http://www.squaretrade.com/spl/jsp/eby/eb_nf.jsp?m...

  • 1 decade ago

    I have been scammed BIG time. I listed a motorcycle on ebay and has someone ask a question through "Ask The Seller", I responded to the question through ebay and found myself having to sign in again. I did that not really thinking anything of it and found out later that the sign in page (even though it looked legit) was a fake and the person who asked me the question intercepted my account info (including my password) and bid on several of the items he had listed. Ebay caught it, but not before this idiot reaked havoc with my account and I eventually had to close it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't know how you define scam, but I had a seller advertise a DVD with the drawing used by Disney to promote it; the characters from the movie. When I received a BAD knock-off and complained, the seller pointed out the words "stock photo" captioned under the drawing in his E-Bay ad and claimed this cleared him of any wrongdoing. Then the creep left ME negative buyer feedback and promptly changed his store name. I did not take this incident to E-Bay. ( fool! )

  • 1 decade ago

    If you do not check a company before entering into a transaction, you could lose your money, time and credibility. Some widely used resources are the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) and the national fraud center (www.fraud.org) these days, you can easily find out more about a company using the internet in a few minutes. From a company's website, you can details about its ownership, how old the company really is and feedback from the company's customers.

    You can find more detailed information about a company at http://tinyurl.com/gtb89

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, not once but twice I bought a DVD from a seller but what he failed to tell it was a beta disc, and the other time I bought a Old School CD and stated original not copy, but when I received it was a CD but is was a copy. I did complain but he say I was wrong but I said I wasn’t wrong because it was a Memorex disk, and the case was a sleeve. But he was it was still the original what a jerk.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    document it to pay buddy and eBay.. At 1st they're going to ask you to objective and touch the broker.. tell them you tried and have had no success.. you will get your money lower back.. Of the broker do not supply you it themself.. eBay or PayPal gets it lower back for you..! you will not loose any money in any respect

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I haven't been scammed yet, but I've encountered a few crappy sellers who have tried to scam me before.

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