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 Post subject: I love eBay!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:15 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Have to share this with you guys.

Last week I was subject to a fraud in which a car I had bought on eBay had 'gone missing'. Its a long story which for legal reasons I cannot go into. The seller refuses to hand back the money, eBay could not help apart from passing on the files to the Police and banning him as a user. Trading Standards also told me that the chances of getting my money back was pretty slim as this guy had covered his tracks with addresses etc. I was not covered by paypal as the seller had asked for electronic transfer of the funds, so i looked pretty well stuffed.

Anyhoo. About 10 minutes ago i got a call from eBay. They chatted about the case for 5 minutes and then said although usually they do not get involved with such matters, as a loyal and regular customer of theirs they have put £500 into my paypal account to soften the blow!
It falls short of what i have lost but I think it is an incredible jesture when they didn't have to. Today eBay is in my good books and yes, we all moan about them on here all too often, but today they have given something back and I feel they should be given a good Karma pat on the back.

Cheers eBay!

Si


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:21 pm 
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Well done e-bay and well done you!

Al. could i borrow a tenner? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:35 pm 
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Si, that's really good of them, but how much do you spend/sell on ebay to get that service? Will I get the same with my 23 feedback :) I hope the police get the b4st4rds. or at least the car.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:37 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Nice gesture, well done ebay!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Cool, money for some more bike or car porn. Fair play to them. Talk to a lawyer though - you can probably take that as an admission of guilt and take them to the cleaners :) /jk!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:58 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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nice Si,...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:29 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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way :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:49 am 
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pretty good, if u get the car or ur money back u,ll be £500 up too. Hope u get ur money back, i hate scammers :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:48 am 
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wow. that's weird. i though the regular man was ALWAYS supposed to get the fid these days.

good for you Si.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:50 am 
Special Retro Guru
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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
as a foot note to this my ps3 died the other day..it was 2 years old....out of curiosity i phoned sony to enquire how to repair said ps3.i had no warrenty or proof of purchase....they came to my front door 2 days later and gave me a new one f.o.c.. and no quibbles about warrenty.....some times you can get a nice suprise to bring your faith back into the world....im still warm and fuzzy now..... :P


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