Potential Fraudulent Ebay User + Scam Techniques
I recently sold my Canon m3 (body only) to someone on Ebay. I will not reveal the name because this person may still be legitimate. However, I wanted to bring attention to my specific circumstance in case others have the same experience. If it so happens this Ebay user is performing fraudulent activities, I will update this post with the user name (and go through the proper channels on Ebay to report these matters).
Before the transaction, I checked his feedback and rating. 100% rating with over 700 positive feedback. Also, we had multiple correspondence before the transaction, so I was confident this person appeared legitimate.
I went ahead and sold the camera to this user, and sent the item with tracking number. He confirmed receipt of the package and that it's working fine.
What is causing me a great deal of concern, and maybe others can chime in here, is his insistence on me leaving him positive feedback. For over a decade, I have participated in user-to-user online transactions on multiple sites, and have never encountered someone so adamant on receiving positive feedback right away. I even told him that I would be away for the weekend and not able to leave feedback until after the weekend, and he responds with a rant indicating that I can leave feedback on my phone or something. And how insistent is this person? In the past 5-6 hours, we have exchanged about eight Ebay messages about it. It's absolutely absurd. And to top it off, his latest message insinuates that he will find something wrong with the camera, in retaliation for me not leaving feedback. Needless to say, I have it on record that he received the package and noted the camera was working fine, so if he does go through with reporting me to ebay, I will fight tooth and nail on this.
My gut instinct is telling me this person wants me to leave positive feedback. And once I do that, he will note something wrong with the item and report to ebay. But if I have correspondence indicating that the camera was tested and is working fine, am I still on the hook? Not sure how ebay works with buyer disputes and things like that, as I haven't sold on ebay for quite a while. However, if it helps at all, I have around 99% rating and over 200 positive feedback.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but what a PITA, especially for a $330 camera. I'm going to stick with forums from now on.