Ebay computer sale adventure


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Michael

I sold a lap top on ebay and they paid with paypal. they left positive
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 ****ed 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 ****ed 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.
 
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Tom Rogers

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
on fees.

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.
 
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LouB

Michael said:
I sold a lap top on ebay and they paid with paypal. they left positive
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 ****ed 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 ****ed 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.
I would ask to speak to a real manager and keep asking. Low level
drones will be no help.
 
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GlennR

: 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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Will

: 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


Whoops, Dullard1950 just ****ed up. Forgot to switch identities, did
we? I guess you have an excuse, being a dullard and all.
 
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Know one

I would not try to sell lap top on ebay

i

Do yourself a favor. Give PayPal their money. Chances are they will
either get it in the long run or make you wish you had paid.

There are several items that you don't want to sell on eBay. Computers
are near the top of the list.

List the buyer's name here:
http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?po...blogID=531586859648215301&isPopup=true&page=2

If you decide to sell anything on ebay you can't afford to loose
Google their ID and see if they are on the Black List prior to
shipping.
 

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