E- bay seller warning

Discussion in 'Sales Feedback' started by RealFLNative, May 4, 2004.

  1. RealFLNative

    RealFLNative Manager

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wouldn't buy from E-Bay user CWhitt57. I bought a demarini from him a few months ago. It was a buy it now with 10 or 11 bats left. I paid via paypal immediatley after auction. He gave me several different ship dates in the following week and couldn't pin one down. I got the feeling he was waiting for the bat to come in. I asked for an exact ship date or a refund and he started yelling at me, busy time of year, hundreds of bats shipped a week, blah blah blah, and wouldn't let me get a word in edgewise. He gave me the refund rather than give me a ship date and I purchased the bat for $1 more from another seller and it was shipped the same day. When I 1rst purchased the bat he'd had all positive comments for a long time, but by reading his recent reviews I see others are having similar experiences. He left a negative feedback for me today and called me a moron in it. No big deal, just kind of struck a nerve because I followed through with my commitment and he didn't, but he leaves me negative feedback and calls me a moron.
     
    #1 RealFLNative, May 4, 2004
    Last edited: May 4, 2004
  2. LuckyMe77

    LuckyMe77 Manager

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Strat

    Strat .........................

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,480
    Likes Received:
    2

    report him to ebay!!!!!!!!
     
  4. bsmac25

    bsmac25 Addicted to Softballfans

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,763
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought two Demar 375's from him last month and everything went fine. He did mention in his email that the F2's were on back order, even though I hadn't purchased one. I think it was a standard email that is sent out to all buyers. He is ok in my book

    I do not know him either so pls do not make that reference
     
  5. BBBD1969

    BBBD1969 Bigger than the game.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought a 375 from him a few months back and it went smooth as silk. Maybe it's just a busy time of year for him? Like bsmac said, I don't know him personally but I didn't have any problems at all.
     
  6. RealFLNative

    RealFLNative Manager

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    0
    He did say it was busy and he was understaffed, but that's not my problem. He promised shipping in 2 days then gave me the run around for 7 days before I told him I wanted an exact ship date or my money back. He chose to send my money back. From his recent reviews I'd say some others have similar experiences to mine. If he'd shipped when promised I would have had the bat for 7 more league games and a tourney, and I wouldn't be out the $6 or so that paypal charged me.
     
  7. BBBD1969

    BBBD1969 Bigger than the game.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hear ya RFN. That's why I try to do the bulk of my softball shopping in the winter and beat the mad rush of Spring.
     
  8. 1hitwonder

    1hitwonder New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    0
    If he had just done a refund of the original transaction you wouldn't be out any cash at all.
     
  9. RealFLNative

    RealFLNative Manager

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not a big time e-bayer or pay pal user, but when he refunded the money to pay pal they charged me a percentage for the transaction which came to about $6 I think.
    BBBD, would look here first now if I needed anything, but I was new to the boards back then and wasn't sure.
     
  10. FireGuyQ

    FireGuyQ Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not sure if this is the same guy or not, but awhile back someone else on the board reported difficulties exactly like yours w/ a seller from ebay. From your description of the event, it sounds like it is the same guy. Nothing personal against the guy, but how can you call someone a moron because of your own incompetency. If you tell someone you are gonna ship on a date and you don't, you are the one that is incompetent. Not the person waiting for the item. Then to do it several times....

    Bottomline, if he didn't have the item in, he shouldn't have been trying to sell what he didn't have. Or at a very minimum, there should've been something in the auction that clearly states that the item is being back ordered. At least then, you would know not to expect the speedy delivery that SHOULD come from quickly paying at the end of an auction.

    Let me get off of my soapbox now....
     
  11. RageXIII

    RageXIII Addicted to Softballfans

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Another seller to watch out for...

    Ebay id: rootsca

    I paid for a 30oz ST1-Z on April 6th and never heard from the seller again. I've sent a couple of emails and tried calling him also, but with no luck either way. He lives 64 miles from me, so that can't be an excuse. Luckily I paid with a credit card through paypal and have since filed a complaint with paypal and refuted the charges with my credit card company. I'm glad I didn't send a money order or check, I'd be screwed.
     
  12. homer2210

    homer2210 Addicted to BrewerHatGuy

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    910
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh crap, where was this last week
    i ordered a 375 from him and hopefully it should arrive today.
    ya'll got me scared now, i've had bad deals with people in the past and
    i don't want anymore!!!!!!!!
    why is there no more trust left in the world, or honest people?
     
  13. stud#27

    stud#27 Addicted to Softballfans

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had problems with CWHITT57 myself.I put out a bid for a Rayzr ,but then I got outbid the last day for $180 (in which Id never pay that for a rayzr) so I ended up finding an 03 F2 for $160.Then this guy comes back a week later and says that I won the bid and I owe him $180.After reporting this to ebay,they backed me up and was reported to him that I didnt place a bid for that amount.But he still put a negetive comment out there on me.
     
  14. RealFLNative

    RealFLNative Manager

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    0
    For the record, I took my refund and purchased the same bat on E-bay from user: Instant _Replay_Sports. I paid $5 more for the bat but $4 less in shipping charges. He shipped the bat the day I ordered it and told me that in the future if he didn't have what I wanted listed that he'd list it for me.
     
  15. Lo0NeYMaN30

    Lo0NeYMaN30 Gods Son

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,542
    Likes Received:
    0
    No Trust

    I have a hard time trustign anyone so I try not to do alot of biz on the net. The only person right now that I trust on the net is Big Vick. I have been doing biz with him the last couple of weeks. You just dont know if the guy on the other side is trying to srew you or not.
     
  16. homer2210

    homer2210 Addicted to BrewerHatGuy

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    910
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whew, Thank god, I got my bat yesterday, no problems with him at all
     

Share This Page