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My Strange Ebay Tale (Or: How I currently have a free Rebel XSi and Sigma 17-70mm)

 
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Oct 28, 2011 20:54 |  #16
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4x4rock wrote in post #13320911 (external link)
There maybe a thread some where on some forum about a guy stating that a buyer from ebay tried to scam him and Ebay didn't do anything about and and stood on the buyer's side. :D j/k

I offered proof of the front-focusing multiple times.
I also offered, multiple times, to send the stuff back.


However, I STILL feel so bad about this that I am almost tempted to pay the shipping cost. I mean, seriously, it isn't right that I have this stuff for free.

I'm torn.


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Oct 28, 2011 21:08 |  #17

i don't get it...what happens when you ask him to pay the shipping costs...he just says no???? maybe he doesn't realize you got your money back yet...


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Oct 28, 2011 21:23 |  #18
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DreDaze wrote in post #13322838 (external link)
i don't get it...what happens when you ask him to pay the shipping costs...he just says no???? maybe he doesn't realize you got your money back yet...

I did tell him that I had his money. (Albeit indirectly. Maybe THAT'S the problem?)

This is the message I sent to him after he suggested I send it to Germany:

"Ebay told me months ago that I was NOT responsible for sending the XSi to that location.They gave me permission to send it to your New York address. It was refused there and sent back to me. I called Ebay again after this, and they told me that it was your responsibility to retrieve the item IN NEW YORK. If you were unable or unwilling to do this, that was not Ebay's problem or my own. In short: The only way I will send this item to Germany is if I am compensated for the shipping cost. If you aren't willing to do that, I have been told by Ebay that I am within my rights to keep it for myself. Honestly, at this point would you rather be out 50-60 dollars, or 530 dollars? Seriously."


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Oct 29, 2011 05:47 |  #19

Sell lens to fund shipping body to Germany


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Oct 29, 2011 10:46 |  #20

so strange...maybe he's a bazillionaire and doesn't care :)


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Oct 29, 2011 19:37 |  #21

I do not think you should be responsible for mailing the camera internationally when it was purchased domestically. I would be hesitant to send any item internationally, because he could simply claim that he did not receive it.

He definitely should cover the return shipping costs though. He is responsible for the return shipping costs even if it was in the US.


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Oct 29, 2011 19:54 |  #22

Do not ship it. There is nothing to be morally questioned about. He won't accept it at the point it was sold from, so it is no longer your problem.


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Oct 29, 2011 20:21 |  #23

I would really hesitate to ship it internationally too. If it were to "become lost" for one reason or another, the original seller might use that shipping action to put the "ball back in your court", and they could even end up with the "lost" item and your money returned by PayPal back to them.

I think you have done everything "reasonably" possible to straighten this mess out. You should probably just sit on it for awhile, then do what you want to with it.




  
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Oct 29, 2011 23:07 |  #24

OP: Grow some damn balls. We are talking about $531 dollars. It's been months since the whole situation started.
I honestly don't understand the issue at this point.


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Oct 30, 2011 12:57 |  #25

I wouldn't send the gear, I wouldn't sell the gear, I wouldn't donate the gear, I wouldn't use the gear for some time (one year? two years?).


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Oct 30, 2011 22:59 |  #26

runninmann wrote in post #13328753 (external link)
I wouldn't send the gear, I wouldn't sell the gear, I wouldn't donate the gear, I wouldn't use the gear for some time (one year? two years?).

Agreed. It's not your gear and you have a duty to reasonably safeguard it. Throw it into a closet and wait for the owner to provide reasonable return instructions. The fact that the seller is a jerk doesn't reduce your ethical or legal obligations.

Give yourself a pat on the back for asking the question.


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Oct 31, 2011 01:24 as a reply to  @ cacawcacaw's post |  #27

A little off-topic but am I the only one who is surprised that ebay sided with the buyer?? I mean 5 months is an awfully long time. I personally would be very upset if the buyer wanted to return the equipment after using it for 5 long months.. even Canon refurbs don't come with that kind of warranty.. let alone used equipment off of ebay. On top of that front/back focusing with 3rd party lenses is a common issue I thought. Honestly speaking, is that a valid reason to return the whole kit? The OP could have sold the lens (to someone who could use it with a bit of micro adjustment) and bought himself a new one with the funds.

Don't get me wrong - I am not siding with the seller at all but it does make me nervous about doing business with ebay in future.




  
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Oct 31, 2011 02:04 |  #28

cyrus880 wrote in post #13331084 (external link)
A little off-topic but am I the only one who is surprised that ebay sided with the buyer?? I mean 5 months is an awfully long time. I personally would be very upset if the buyer wanted to return the equipment after using it for 5 long months.. even Canon refurbs don't come with that kind of warranty.. let alone used equipment off of ebay. On top of that front/back focusing with 3rd party lenses is a common issue I thought. Honestly speaking, is that a valid reason to return the whole kit? The OP could have sold the lens (to someone who could use it with a bit of micro adjustment) and bought himself a new one with the funds.

Don't get me wrong - I am not siding with the seller at all but it does make me nervous about doing business with ebay in future.

I don't think he waited 5 months to return it, I think he did that quickly and it's been 5 months since he started the process...


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Oct 31, 2011 08:38 |  #29

Marlfox wrote in post #13331138 (external link)
I don't think he waited 5 months to return it, I think he did that quickly and it's been 5 months since he started the process...

ahh.. my bad if that's the case :oops:




  
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Nov 01, 2011 00:31 |  #30
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cyrus880 wrote in post #13331785 (external link)
ahh.. my bad if that's the case :oops:

Lol. I used the camera for MAYBE two weeks. :D


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