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David Wallimann
post Mar 10 2009, 02:42 AM
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The title says it all and I should have been a lot more careful..
But I got scammed.

Some of you might know this already.. I recently bought a Macbook Pro on Ebay.
Today I received the item..
It was a box full of newspaper.
Basically that box cost me $1700

Thankfully I used Paypal and I'm covered. I should get my money back..
But just wanted to tell you not to do what I did.
Don't EVER buy from a seller with none or bad feedback!


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post Mar 10 2009, 02:47 AM
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already been through that... I got a fake ipod from a seller with a feedback of 4... paypal got me my money back
paypal is good about stuff like that, it just might take a week or so to get your money back


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post Mar 10 2009, 02:49 AM
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Oh Boy David. It's a good thing that you are covered by paypal.

I will remember this story, it is always risky to buy something on the Internet.


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post Mar 10 2009, 02:51 AM
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That really sucks, David. Its amazing what some people actually do to others.
Good to hear that you are covered by Paypal. Paypal is definitely one of the best things to use when dealing on ebay, they've saved me once before (but the item I didn't receive was only like $50, not as much as yours, but money is money).
I'm sure once you opened the box and only found newspaper in it you must've been pretty ticked off. I know i would be sad.gif


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post Mar 10 2009, 02:54 AM
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Wow David, sorry to hear that man. sad.gif People like that will get what they deserve eventually. I know how bad you have been wanting that machine. Thankfully you used paypal and have buyer protection. wink.gif

Hope it all works out for you man. smile.gif


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post Mar 10 2009, 02:59 AM
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Thanks a lot guys!
Yeah, when I opened the box I started to feel sick to my stomach...
It will all be OK in the end, it always is!
I just don't want this to happen to anyone else! :-)


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post Mar 10 2009, 03:16 AM
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Man, that really bites, David.
At least you will get PayPal protection. Mail Fraud is serious crime in US, and one can get up to 5 years in prison sentence for each fraud. You should definitely report this.
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post Mar 10 2009, 03:41 AM
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Ouch dude, that really sucks!!

Hope your covered 100%!


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post Mar 10 2009, 04:05 AM
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Glad you get your money back!

THIS BOTHERS ME: Why would you even bother to send a box full of Newspapers if you're going to rip off somebody? I mean the seller could just have taken your money and send you nothing at all... why is he sending a fake to you and risk being traced back by the adress on the package?

I guess he is just a sick guy who isn't just stealing from people but also loves to disappoint people...


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post Mar 10 2009, 04:09 AM
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I think paypal holds funs until both positive feedback is recorded. I haven't money from my guitar I sold 2 weeks ago. but it's in the account, just on hold.

I think this way your safe david if you paid with Paypal. Once you file a claim, it stops the money until someone looks through the case. And then you'll be refunded.

I imagine he sent an empty box to say that he sent it, and David is trying to rip of him instead. But don't worry David, they had to have weighed the package at the post office.


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post Mar 10 2009, 08:34 AM
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aww man.. i can just imagine waiting for new gear or hardware, and totally excited opening an empty box.. sad.gif

great that you are getting your money back..
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post Mar 10 2009, 08:38 AM
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I can't believe this happened man. I was shocked when I read this. I hope you'll get your money back. Thanks for the advice, I will be extremely careful if I ever shop there.


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post Mar 10 2009, 08:43 AM
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People are so selfish...Sorry to hear about what happened to you David, that must have felt bad...One more reason to use paypal smile.gif


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post Mar 10 2009, 08:53 AM
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shame shame shame! This is actually the reason why I don't look for stuff on ebay. It's my last resort to buying stuff. I hope you get a Macbook Pro soon and leave this awful scam for the past.



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post Mar 10 2009, 09:24 AM
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I understand when someone don't ship the item, it happened to me and I got refunded by paypal, but to send you a box full of paper is really rude. Maybe you can check in the police to report the person for fraud.


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post Mar 10 2009, 09:41 AM
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Oh my, sorry to hear that David, glad you will be refunded. But that`s really shocking, i imagine how you feel in that moment, when you saw those papers.. mellow.gif mellow.gif
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post Mar 10 2009, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the heads up on that David.

Glad you paid via paypal so you at least get your money back.


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post Mar 10 2009, 09:59 AM
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What a cheat mad.gif ! hope you'll get your money back..


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post Mar 10 2009, 10:02 AM
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Sorry to hear David, you did everything by the book, so you should get your refund from Paypal.

I know a guy who bought a boat on ebay, and the seller asked if he would be ok with paying him outside ebay, and just send him money direct, and he would give him a discount for that. The guy agreed, and he got his boat, but it was just a wreck of a boat, totally worthless. He lost about 4000$. So like David said, be careful and never buy from people with no or low feedback, expecially expensive stuff, and NEVER EVER agree to take the transaction outside of ebay.


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post Mar 10 2009, 10:11 AM
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Something similar happened to a friend of mine,
he bought Avalon preamp for 2500 euros and never receive it.
Luckily he also used Paypal and covered everything.
World is full of thugs and such, be careful!!

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