People who ask you questions about shipping like you're the USPS. No, I'm not in charge of shipping costs. If USPS delivers something late, that's not my problem. I always ship same or next business day but I've gotten messages 10 minutes after the sale asking where their item is.
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Posted 04 July 2019 - 05:16 PM
One of the most bizarre transactions on eBay I've ever had in my 10 years as a member.
On June 27th, I bought a 2018 MacBook Pro from an eBay seller who has over 150 positive reviews within the past 12 months (252 in total). I went through Paypal and paid with a credit card...
He shipped the item on the 28th via the slowest possible method: USPS Retail Ground with Signature Confirmation. When I worked out the math, I figured he would have spent more to send the item Retail Ground than if he were just to send it Priority via the Paypal Shipping Center. But, I brushed it aside. The package was to be delivered on July 5th. In that time, I noticed that he had listed the same listing with slightly different spec descriptions with a quantity of 2, which both ended up selling. I was a bit skeptical, but the fact they had different specs than the laptop I bought, I brushed it aside. On July 3rd, my package was out for delivery. By 9am, my package had been delivered and signed for, but by someone else. I'm freaking out, USPS allowed someone to sign for my laptop, and all I have is a first initial and a last name. Around noon, I ran to the post office, and told them they let someone else sign for my package. A manager stepped in, took my tracking info, and looked up who signed for it. He showed me the full name and I said, "I have no idea who that is...". He asked for my address, I told him, and he said, it looks like the package was delivered to your neighbor. He said, the address on the box wasn't 94, but it was 98. I thought to myself, that's kind of strange... since my shipping address is already provided by Paypal, there shouldn't have been a number mistake (unless, he wrote it by hand). So, I ran over to my neighbor's house, knocked, no answer, rang the doorbell, no answer, ran inside my home, grabbed a piece of paper, wrote a note and placed it on his front door telling him that he signed for my package that had my name on it but his address, and to leave it on my doorstep when he was free.
Later that night, my neighbor knocks on my door and tells me that he signed for a package this morning, but it didn't have my name on it, but it had his wife's name on it. At this point, I'm confused. How the hell can a seller mistype my address AND my name. Thankfully, my neighbor is super friendly, invited me into his home and opened an Adorama package with his wife's name on it and a fake sender address.
Inside of the Adorama package was...
A book entitled, "Long Time Gone" and a crumpled up "Thank You" note. Obviously, I've been defrauded and the seller's account was compromised too, right? The seller's account got hacked and someone went the extra mile to ship something, right? Well, here's where it gets a bit interesting. Underneath the book, I found an Adorama receipt with... none other than the eBay seller's shipping and billing address...
So... I'm confused. Did this guy try to scam me and forget to remove his receipt from a previous order? Or did someone go the extra mile to find a package with a receipt with his name on it, hack his eBay and Paypal account, post several eBay listings over a week and and half that all sold, looked up my neighbor's name and address, paid $20+ dollars to ship her a book with a fake sending address that just happened to still have a receipt that links to the eBay seller, then put the tracking for that package on my eBay transaction, but then, suddenly, as soon as I opened an eBay ticket, have a guilty conscious, turn around, and cancel one (or both) of the other listings that sold? (I can tell one of the other sold items was canceled because one of the buyers left negative feedback stating that the seller, without word, canceled the transaction)
Either way, my ass is covered, but so far, no word from the seller. So I guess time will tell.