"My Lego products are very hot".
PayPal is starting to implement a 21 day hold on funds for some recipients. This might help slow down the problem where the money is long gone by the time the $200+ Lego set "USB cable" arrives.
I can see how it's a really easy thing to get roped into.There were a bunch of suspiscious listings on ebay in the UK this morning. The seller even admitted he was selling on behalf of someone else, but seemed not to appreciate it could be a scam. The clever bit about the scammer approaching someone who has already bought a set off them is that the buyer has seen a pristine item arrive and thus is more likely to believe them. You also can't take the money aspect out of it. If someone starts earning £200-300 in commission each day they sell stuff, it becomes more convenient for them to turn a blind eye and continue to believe it's legitimate.
Hi, I`m looking for an experienced sellerHide DetailsFROM:Rhonda Woyshner TO:********@yahoo.co.ukMessage flagged Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 16:56Message BodyHi,I'm looking for people with e-bay seller accounts to list and sell my items. Your feedback would be preferred to be 100% positive, linked to a verified Pay Pal account.All my products are genuine, not illegal fake or counterfeit!! Sale and warranty receipts are included .All listing fees and final value fees will be paid by me. It.s free of charge; you will not have to pay anything to start.Funds will be transferred by the most convenience way for both of us (we can discuss about payment to find the best way) or your commission (20% of sales) would stay in your Pay Pal account, plus e-bay and other processors fees. For your safety and good customer service, my share from sales will be sent to me after the item is received by the buyer and his response is positive along with a positive feedback left for you.I will provide you with listing details , pictures and everything needed and this is what you will have to do :- list my items- answer buyers questions with the support of the resources provided or with my direct help- send me items numbers and relative buyer's address details- fill an overall project table with your sales data (number of bids and bidders, views count, number of watchers, final price with subtracted e-bay and pay pal fees and your commision, etc.)Please feel free to email me back to email@example.com for more details (Please include your e-bay ID and location in the message)Thank you!
^ My immediate reaction to the e-mail above is "why don't you list them yourself ?".......
I agree, that is a scam... I reported it to eBay, not that they'll do anything...
A little evil Ed.I'm not sure it's fair to call them "morons", but possibly naive in some instances. Plenty of people live in countries where the likes of S@H or Amazon for example don't ship or it's cheaper to buy at a higher rate in one country and have it shipped to them overseas.
Hey all, My apologies for not being more active on here since my first post. I've been playing catch up as we can all see that there's plenty to do as far as shutting down some of these sellers...........
Just curious, what`s up with the shipping address from all these scams? They all seem to be from Olive Branch, MS. Just saw the Tantive IV listing on ebay for less than US100 from different sellers but the same address: Olive Branch, MS
Just curious, what`s up with the shipping address from all these scams? They all seem to be from Olive Branch, MS. Just saw the Tantive IV listing on ebay for less than US100 from different sellers but the same address: Olive Branch, MSThat's where Lego ships from.
I mean I'm not gonna kill myself trying to get my money back and returning things and making a ton of phone calls and emails, I don't think that is our "job" to have to do any of that, we did a legal transaction through ebay and paypal, so for them to tell me I have to jump through hoops to "try" and get my money back from the seller and then to ship things back to them at my expense, and make phone calls to ebay and paypal to get my money back, etc is a bit extreme if you ask me. I'm sure some of you will argue that isn't true but, we all read what @LegoFanTexas had to go through for all of this and as far as I'm concerned that is way above and beyond what we should have to do.
Nowdays I will not purchase new sets that fit the profile of dropshipping, but I have no intentions to try and return the goods as I purchased them with good faith from ebay using paypal.
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