I found engine I liked on ebay and was listed under advanced engine concepts the site had 40 transaction...
On March 23, 2005 I won the bid on a portable dvd player. I sent the payment promptly to Kimberly Adolf. She left positive, glowing feedback for me for the quick payment. She emailed me and said that she would send the dvd player out on early in the week. Then I email her about a week later and ask her when she mailed it and she said Friday... since when is Friday early in the week? I never received the dvd player. She then proceeded to stall by saying she'd ship a new one once her "supplier" shipped her some. Then she said she'd refund me because she didn't know when she was going to get more dvd players. She said she would pay half that weekend and the other half the following weekend.
Needless to say I never received a dime from her. She has made a number of promises and doesn't follow through. She is a liar and a thief. Fortunately, ebay banned her so she can't rip off anyone else. I'm sure she's finding another way to rip people off.
I tried to put up for auction some back issues of Penthouse magazine on e-bay, I made sure to look at other auctions of this type to make sure I did everything correctly before I put this magazines up for auction.
About 20 minutes after I placed my auction and it was accepted all heck broke loose. I was barraged with e-mails from e-bay telling me that I violated the safe harbor act and that my auction was terminated and I was suspended from buying or selling on e-bay. I immediately e-mailed e-bay to try and find out what I had did wrong so I could correct it. After about 5 e-mails over a two week period I finally received a response tell me that e-bay was ramping up there fraud detection and that unfortunately some honest members have to go through some extra steps before they can use e-bay, and that they were sorry but they could not reveal what I did wrong. The e-mail went on to say that I would need to file an appeal by fax and provide them a bunch of information and that I would receive a decision within 24 to 72 hours. I figured o.k if this is what I need to do I'll do it. I did this two weeks ago and I hope maybe you have heard from them because I sure haven't, not only that my account is not just suspend it is now non existent. I have placed the same auctions on Amazon, Bid Ville and placed ads on Google base since all this happen and have not had one problem. First off e-bay's customer service is non existent and if it does exist it stinks really bad and second what gives them the right to just do what every they want in what I would consider secret and not even give you the courtesy to tell you what you did wrong and they let you appeal but obviously there appeals process is a real joke as well.
Today is day 50 since originally paying for a Panasonic Phone Package (3 handsets and a base station) on October 5th 2006 on ebay for $129US including shipping. Here is how they do (or don't do business). Still haven't rec'd my refund...
October 5th: Received an email with the UPS shipping information and tracking link on October 10th (I had requested Express Saver Shipping).
October 16th 2:06PM: My Email to them "Hi - Paid for this auction on October 5th - was sent the UPS tracking link (upgraded to UPS Express Saver) on the 10th (below) - still not showing that this has been shipped, only that billing information has been rec'd. Please advise of the status of my order. Thanks, Mark"
October 17th 9:41AM: Their reply "i will contact UPS"
October 18th: I called and spoke with a CSR - said they would look into it and get back to me"
October 19th 3:48 PM: My Email to them "Still waiting....called yesterday afternoon, and still haven't heard anything. You have a dozen of these up for auction, pull one off an ship it. Mark"
October 20th 12:46PM: My Email "And waiting....the person I spoke with said they would call me back. If I don't receive an answer today, I would like a full refund"
October 21st - 11:30PM: Called Modcom - spoke with Bala - who claimed that the order was closed, reflecting that it shipped. I explained my case as above, and he said he'd look into it - I called back and said it was a problem with UPS and he needed to talk with them - said in the 7 years he's done business its never happened.
October 23rd - Email from Bala at Modcom: - I have opened the case with UPS
October 26th - My Email to Modcom: "Hi Bala - you emailed me back late Monday to say you've opened the case with UPS - have you heard anything? I got rid of my old 2.4GHZ phones, and I don't have any others - so you must understand that my patience growing very thin. It has been 3 weeks for a UPS express delivery.
Please let me know what is going on, and what the expected resolution will be. Thank you, Mark"
October 26th - Email from Bala at Modcom: "I just talked to UPS and it might take longer for the investigation. I am not sure what to do. How is this? you pay for one more and we will ship it to you, if they find the first one we will take it back or if it's lost they will pay us and we can refund you. is that ok? I am trying my best to help you here. Thanks. Bala"
October 26th - My email to Modcom "Sounds good - will let you know when I purchase it so you can reference it. Thanks for your attention to this matter. Cheers, Mark"
October 31st - My email to Modcom "Hi Bala,
Got the replacement phones - thanks for the speedy ship. What is the turnaround time for UPS to determine its lost and issue a refund for the other item. When you get a chance - Thanks, Mark"
November 1st - Email from Bala "Mark, i have contatc ed UPS and they hve to send me some paperwokr for me to fill out. "
November 10th - My email to Bala "Hi Bala - Can I please get an update on the status of my refund for order 20072. Thanks, Mark"
November 14th - My email to Bala "Bala - I think I've been patient enough, don't you? I purchased this on October 5th, I complied and bought another unit off of you - and I have been the one that has needed to follow up, you ignore my emails - and I still don't have a refund in my hands. UPS has sent you the paperwork - so they will be refunding you, I shouldn't be part of this equation as its between them and you. I NO LONGER CARE WHAT PROBLEM YOU HAVE OR ARE HAVING WITH UPS. I WANT MY REFUND NOW! If I get it today I will NOT (although it kills me) leave NEGATIVE feedback.
Refund should be for $129.11 USD to Paypal. Some response please. Mark"
November 14th: Email from Modcom CSR: "Mark i will pass this maeesage on to bala, and ask him to contact you regarding the refund"
I opened the case with Paypal on the 14th - posted six other messages trying to resolve the matter - and now have filed a formal claim with them.
Basically look at the Negative ratings this guy has - I rolled the dice, and clearly lost. Bala I hope this hurts your business (if you can call it that). Worth the $5 to post this - A real ASSet to Ebay. I've never experienced such ineptitude with Ebayers.
Hi, I wonder if you can help or investigate
Here is a complaint I have about eBay fees
1) not so bad When you list an item at a price within a higher fee bracket and then decide to reduce the price (which falls in the lower fee bracket) eBay keeps the higher fee.
However, if you list and item at a lower fee threshold and decide to raise the price to a higher one, the additional fee is automatically charged. No fee reduction applies if you decided to lower the price.
2) Very dishonest
If you list an item on any auction format, and some one has bid on it a final value is automatically debited to your account immediately So if you have sold a gold watch for £1100 the fees will be as such
listing fee £2.00
final value fee £28.85
So far, so good.
However if the winning bid was unauthorized. ie stolen etc and requiring eBay investigation
eBay automatically cancels the transaction and credit the account with the listing fee only of £2.00
and keeps the £28.85. eBay will notify you of the cancellation and pending investigation, and the credit of £2.00 BUT conveniently forgets about £28.85 final value fee.
So with increase unauthorized bids, eBay can make a lot of money from illegal bidders, at the expense of sellers
If you investigate this you will find that this is a nasty fact... Should be made illegal for eBay to rob people blind!!!
Ebay uses this ridiculous system of feedback to see how "honest" a dealer is...the more positive feedback the better. This allows people to build up their feedback very easily. The honest people who get lousy goods and complain get bad feedback and if it happens more than 3 times, you are out- no explanations accepted. I am a Rolex Dealer. I bid and won 3 watches. One was a fake for $880.00, one was a 1993 submariner, in terrible shape for $2950.00, and the other was a tudor prince which had a new case, an aftermodel band and a 1963 movement for$1200.00. Needless to say, all of these watches were misrepresented'....so I returned them all. I was suspended due to "nonpayment of goods" Would you pay for these watches?
Here's a copy of the letter I sent to e-bay on 10/4/06 almost a month ago with no response from ebay a...