In the grand scheme of things , it's not really a major problem , but I have been given the royal runaround by a clown off ebay this week
I sold an item for over £600 on monday evening , and the buyer messaged me straight away saying he would come and collect this morning.
I was a little suspicious as he lives 200 miles away ( down south )
But due to his 100% feedback score ( over 250 feedback ) I deemed him trustworthy , However over the last few days I have not had any sort of contact from this guy , and after a little detective work , I have found another seller selling the same item as me ( but newer ) and I can see straight away that the winning bidder is the guy who won mine , even thought the identities are hidden , the feedback number is shown , and it's the same as his.
I know people could say it's a coincidence , but there's no way someone with the exact same feedback score would be bidding on a similar item , as they are quite rare and not alot of call for them .
I know in retrospect I should of had a proper conversation with the guy , after getting his phone number etc , but his feedback lulled me into a false sense of security .
I'm certain he would still of done the same anyway .
The thing that really yanks my chain is his lack of courtesy , even a bs message saying he had made a mistake etc , but to just leave it all week , and as far as he know's I could be sat at work waiting for him all day , I just can't believe it .
As far as I can see there's not really much I can do through ebay , apart from open a dispute , and he may get an unpaid item strike .
It really just goes to show , trust nobody on ebay , whatever their feedback may be