I guess there is a first time for everything, this post is more of a 1. Rant 2. Show that you should never use paypal gift
Saw a camera that I wanted. Buyer is on POTN (Not going to name, and fully aware of the negative feedback views on here), he has over 950 posts, and is fairly active (except for lately). Has a FB page for his business, a smugmug pro account, and is paypal verified.
Communicated via PM, and agreed on a price, sent funds via regular paypal (goods) on April 1st. Guess the joke is ok me. Seller claims that package was shipped out and tracking number provided (USPS, which sucks!)
This entire week, I'm checking for status and nothing. Emailed seller and he replies on Friday that the camera was returned back to sender because the shipped address label partially fell off. OK, i understand, that can really happen.
He claims he was going to resend it out Friday after work, Friday evening no update, so I email him Friday. Sat morning he said he had to stay late at work, again understandable, and will ship fedex Saturday.
Emailed twice 3 times yesterday, only replied to my first email about using fedex instead of USPS, and no other replies since asking for a tracking number.
SOOOOO.... Should I wait AGAIN to see what his reply is? I know accidents happen, maybe something happened and he honestly cannot reply. Car accident, PC/Laptop died, had a baby, etc....
OR.... file a dispute with paypal. I am more leaning towards this as it seems like he's leading me on this entire deal, and he might do the same. I have all these conversations documented, if that matters on a dispute.
For those that have filed a dispute with paypal, is the process a PITA or simple?
Just disappointed that someone has a verified paypal, over 950 post count on here, and a nice looking webpage and a smugmug pro account will go this low to rip someone off.
Thanks for listening.