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Jul 14, 2008 at 5:33 AM Post #16 of 22

PFKMan23

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You should still contact your bank. I'e had some transactions go wrong and my bank was able to take care of it on my behalf.
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 5:39 AM Post #17 of 22

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I ran into a similar problem last year and Paypal didn't help at all. I was fortunate enough to have used my CC at that time so my CC reversed the transaction and made Paypal take the hit. I think you can do the same if you used your bank account as a source, so make sure you file a claim with your bank ASAP. DO NOT RELY solely on Paypal, get the ball rolling with the bank coz it may take a few months to resolve. Out of curiosity, what is the sellers feedback rating?

Hope you get your $ back
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 5:46 AM Post #18 of 22

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thanks guys. I'll contact my bank tomorrow.

@david21: at the time of purchase, the rating was somewhere around 97% i believe. apparently i'm not the only one in this situation and their feedback is currently at 87%
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 5:52 AM Post #19 of 22

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IIRC, I had to wait 30 days before my bank would take action (30 after the funds were taken).
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 6:38 AM Post #20 of 22

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My frustration with PayPal in the past is they try to deceive you into paying with your bank account rather than your credit card. If you've tried switching your payment options on eBay or any other kind of invoice, it take you to a page that asks blatantly "are you sure you rather pay with CC," choose bank transfer because we'll protect you every inch of the way. Of course I'm sure because PayPal always fails you then it points out that you waived your protection guarantee in your user agreement. Lawyers, here's a note on how to make easy money, sue PayPal for manipulating their buttons so that the buyer is coercised into their paper protection. If you noticed, whenever you click a button such as switching your address, after opting for CC payment, the page will revert to bank payment. I know I've talked about PayPal on my soapbox for a long time, but remember the most important lesson is PayPal is beneath the authority of credified CC companies and it knows it. Always choose CC payments if there is no benefit such as a discount for other options.
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 9:00 AM Post #21 of 22

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Kick that seller off the boat! :wink:

Seriously though, protect your own rep first. A sour deal is bad, but a bad rep on E-bay is hard to fix, so kick them with you're own rep in perspective.
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 9:59 PM Post #22 of 22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by amphead /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Kick that seller off the boat! :wink:

Seriously though, protect your own rep first. A sour deal is bad, but a bad rep on E-bay is hard to fix, so kick them with you're own rep in perspective.



they can't leave negative feedback under the new system, but he/she left me positive feedback anyway.
 

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