Ebay problem...

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  1. RHALX

    RHALX Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys,

    It might not really be the appropriate place to post this thread, but if needed please move it.

    I bought more than one month ago an ultimate bumblebee on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150149596841

    Yeah, the price is kinda insane, but importing it from the states is really expensive. But anyway.

    I've been waiting 3 weeks, nothing arrived. I then sent an email to the seller one week and a half ago, no reply. I sent another email this weekend, no reply.

    What am I supposed to do? Does anyone know this seller? If it comes he never replies, what can I do? (if there's anything I can do).

    If it was a 20 bucks toy, I'd be angry but patient. But when it comes to such a huge amount of money, I can't close my eyes on it, I'm a student, I can afford such a crazy little gift from time to time, but I can't afford losing money.

    If any of you have any idea about what I could do, I would be very grateful.
     
  2. Prisoner1138

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    contact ebay, I'm sure when he gets an email from them he'll pay attention.
     
  3. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster logh ghot SIS yoD TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm not really a eBay veteran like some of the guys here, but this page may be helpful.
     
  4. edicius

    edicius I need a drink.

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    Reading through some of his feedback, it sounds like his shipping promptness leaves a bit to be desired. Contacting eBay is the best thing to do right now.
     
  5. RHALX

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    Thank you guys. So it seems I'll have to use the "PayPal Buyer Protection". I'll wait until Saturday, and when I come back from work, if he hasn't replied, I'll give him hell.
     
  6. edicius

    edicius I need a drink.

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    Good luck and keep us posted. It's always good to know who to watch out for on eBay.
     
  7. beatrush

    beatrush Collects too many things

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    3 weeks is sorta reasonable when waiting for something to get to you from another country.

    Being in Canada, my wait time for packages from the states varies from 5 days - 6 weeks.

    However I would be worried if the seller never responded to my emails.
     
  8. Sy-Rein

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    Well, sometimes it takes longer for shipping than average. You said something about importing from the US, so I can only assume you do not live in the US. So I'd say a month is a little early to be expecting an item shipped internationally. I'd say up to 2 months (depending on type of shipping service) for international shipping.

    Now that being said, I'd say it wouldnt be a bad idea to contact ebay or at the very least send all communication through ebay so that it can be tracked and reviewed later if/when the situation becomes more serious.

    I try to promote patience when dealing online.
     
  9. edicius

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    Just noticed this from the auction:

    Who wants to bet that the seller will blame it on customs? And even with a delay at customs, we're at over 20 business days thus far.
     
  10. RHALX

    RHALX Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but well, I paid around 60 dollars for the UBee shipping and it's still not here!

    I bought Alternator Hot Rod to a texan guy, I paid 10 bucks for the shipping and it was here less than a week after I paid!

    So no, 4 weeks is really not normal... I'll keep you updated. I just hope the guy is still alive or something.
     
  11. Sy-Rein

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    You paid $60 shipping? Ok yeah, it should be at your place by now then.
     
  12. RHALX

    RHALX Well-Known Member

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    I really hate ebay sellers. Most of them make profit on insane shipping prices.
     
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    Shipping from the States to Europe can vary a bit time-wise. On occasions I've received items off eBay (from the States) a little over a week after dispatch, whereas I've had one item sit at an US airport for 2 weeks, which made it 3 and half weeks altogether. Items from BBTS seem to take two to three weeks.

    The guy might've been slow sending your Ultimate Bumblebee in the first place also.
     
  14. SureShot90

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    The fastet shipping from USA to Denmark I experienced last week when I paid for an alternator figure last tuesday and i got it in had friday ! 3 days of shipping sent as ordinary parcel air mail to $13.60.
    Right now i'm fighting with an ebay seller that claims it'll cost him $22 to send a Universe Treadshot figure to me via ordinary air mail, and I simply don't buy that BS ! i got a MOSC Movie Jazz shipped in a box for $13 and that figure is way larger. THe seller then said he could open for the figure and send it and shipping would be $8 - I'm close to cancelling the deal an take whatever feedback he wants to leave... $22 for shipping a universe mosc treadshot i won to $4 is rubbish.
     
  15. Dinotron

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    i bought some ski blades from a chick over in the states and it took 6 weeks, she sent it surface mail instead of air, so it might be comming over be sea as opposed to air. at least the guy should reply!
     
  16. RHALX

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    That's right, maybe he sent it by surface mail. But jeez, for the price... But surface or not, I want him to reply, and that's the problem. I wonder if he went on holidays or something, he's actually not selling anything on his ebay.
     
  17. Dinotron

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    what i would do is, give it another week (i know it already been ages) email the guy and say " look you punk! i still havent recieved my item its been X amount of weeks. i havent had a reply from you so i am informing ebay that i have not recieved it, and will be putting a strike against you." that should get his attention. if he dont reply within 24 hrs, do it.
     
  18. RHALX

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    I don't wanna wait too much, because I won't be able to do anything anymore when the auction disappear. But I already told him that if I don't get a reply before Saturday, I'll do the necessary actions in consequence.
     
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    cool thats the best idea.
     

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