There was a rather lengthily topic on eBay's Motors forum that was up to 5 pages last night, this morning it was down to 3.
"This discussion was started by an eBay Top Rated Plus Seller that sold a 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4X4 Pickup on eBay Motors. The seller believing PayPal was safe accepted full payment ($10,000) for the truck."
After the sale the buyer contacted the seller and said there were problems with the truck. He claimed the fuel pump was bad and some other stuff, but would accept $1000 in compensation for the needed repairs.
The seller felt like a victim and posted this topic on the forum.
We sold our first vehicle on eBay motors and already ran into problems. We sold the item number 261492296495 about three weeks ago. The buyer paid immediately both the deposit and then in full through Paypal. Then he waits until yesterday to pick up the truck through a transport company.
During those three weeks he listed the truck using my pictures but his discription but it did not sell. He listed it twice during this time. The second time he ended the listing and we assumed he has sold it some way. Now he has it in another state hundeds of miles away and sends a message that it will not start and sputters. This is not true at all.
He has sent the message as item is not as described. He also leaves a lot of negitive feedback. I did not see this until after the truck sold but I can see him calling sellers con artists a lot. What should we do? Message him back or ignore for the time being.
I will be contacting eBay tomorrow but for now does any one have any suggestions or others that have ran into this problem before. The truck is exactly the way we described it. What is his tactics and what do you suggest I do about this?
After a couple of months the buyer filed a chargeback for that $1,000 and PayPal sent a notice to the seller to contact them and make arrangements to repay that grand (possibly not exactly in those words)
We have been following this situation on our blog and posted this article "Never Accept PayPal For A Car Sold On eBay!" which yesterday gained a lot more interest after the trucks buyer called me and told his side of the story. Of course the eBay Motors thread also picked up speed with more posts.
But in true eBay fashion of sweeping it's dirty laundry under the rug, the heavy handed moderators (Lithium) went to work pulling posts and sanctioning the posters. A FIVE Page Discussion was reduced to THREE Pages.
eBay wants you to feel safe and secure when shopping on their website, or discussing a subject on their forums, but what you see is not always how it actually is.
As usual, Just my two cents worth.
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