saab92x.com - Over 10% of all 9-2x owners registered

Saab92x.com is dedicated to the discussion of the Saab 9-2x sport wagon, based on the Subaru WRX.
Please register or login to post.

Welcome to Saab92x.com!
Saab92X.com is the premier Saab92X forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

#1 2005-07-22 00:33:50

illzguju
I hate iamchris! </3
Supporter
From: Your mom's house
Registered: 2005-06-14
User Number: 217
Posts: 4606

I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

Ok i need to rant badly...bought a momo shift knob from a dealer on ebay..."shopvelez"...been over a week and a half, no contact, sent the money via bank money order, and nothing! I'm sure she's ran away with my $70...any way to get it back? redemption? GAH!!

Offline

 

Remove Advertisements Advertisement

Saab92X.com

Offline

 

#2 2005-07-22 00:43:04

BlkKat
Member
From: Detroit, MI
Registered: 2005-06-08
User Number: 179
Posts: 309

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

If you have a receipt for the money order, they might let you stop it like a check if it hasn't been processed.  Don't know, but I think there might be some fraud protection.

Offline

 

#3 2005-07-22 01:22:11

MaxPower
The wrong way, but faster.
From: NJ
Registered: 2005-06-01
User Number: 132
Posts: 116

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

I would try to keep hounding the seller. His/her feedback is decent (97.5% positive, total of 348), and there are a few negatives in there about items not being sent. But by and large, it looks like the seller has delivered.

There's an ebay dispute resolution system - I've never used it, but I think there's a link in My Ebay. Give that a shot. Threaten the seller with negative feedback - tell them you need some communication. Maybe it's backordered, who knows - but I wouldn't assume you're totally screwed quite yet.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5spd - Deep Blue Mica - Premium/Cold
Armrest extension/MOMO knob/rear cupholder/trunk tray/Saab door sills

Offline

 

#4 2005-07-22 02:46:39

CrazyTrain
Ex 9-2x Owner
Supporter
From: South Florida
Registered: 2005-06-19
User Number: 276
Posts: 165

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

Not all sellers ship immediately after payment is received.  Many sellers will wait until the check is cleared, sometimes 7-10 days (money orders too).  Then there's time the package will be in transit.  If it's sent the cheapest way, like parcel post, it can take a week or longer before it's delivered. 

Ebay also gives the seller 30 days to ship an item.  They could also be drop shipping which can create more delays due to a 3rd party being involved.  It could also be that the seller didn't receive your payment until a day or two ago.

Since you paid by money order, no, there is no way to get your money back.  Best way to pay for something on Ebay is via PayPal using a Credit Card.  This way you can always dispute the charges.  The burden of proof is on the seller to prove the item was shipped (tracking numbers are very important).

I wouldn't threaten the seller with negative feedback.  That's called feedback extortion and Ebay can suspend your account if the seller reports you.  You can get the sellers contact information from Ebay and call them if they don't respond to your emails.

Offline

 

#5 2005-07-22 10:26:21

illzguju
I hate iamchris! </3
Supporter
From: Your mom's house
Registered: 2005-06-14
User Number: 217
Posts: 4606

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

thanks guys! the problem is she claimed she shipped it already and preemptively has already said that "oh probably USPS lost the package". That kinda raised some red flags in my mind, but I'll hold out a bit longer.

Offline

 

#6 2005-07-22 12:25:02

MaxPower
The wrong way, but faster.
From: NJ
Registered: 2005-06-01
User Number: 132
Posts: 116

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

CrazyTrain wrote:

I wouldn't threaten the seller with negative feedback.  That's called feedback extortion and Ebay can suspend your account if the seller reports you.  You can get the sellers contact information from Ebay and call them if they don't respond to your emails.

There's nothing wrong with saying "Ship the item or I'll leave you negative feedback." That's not feedback extortion. True feedback extortion would be threatening to leave negative feedback unless the seller gives the buyer money or goods not listed in the auction.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/fee … rtion.html

If you doubt a seller's sincerity or just don't believe they're going to ship your item, there's nothing wrong with raising the spectre of negative feedback. In my experience, merely bringing up the subject will get a seller to stop dragging his/her feet.

But I do agree with CrazyTrain in that a week and a half is way too early to get too worried. There are a lot of reasons a seller could take that long to ship. I usually err on giving the seller the benefit of the doubt, and in all but one of my many ebay transactions, it's worked out in the end.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5spd - Deep Blue Mica - Premium/Cold
Armrest extension/MOMO knob/rear cupholder/trunk tray/Saab door sills

Offline

 

#7 2005-07-23 18:11:53

qcomdrj
Supporter
Supporter
From: behind you
Registered: 2005-06-11
User Number: 199
Posts: 1368

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

eBay won't do a whole hell of a lot for you if you try to dispute anything.  They don't really have any clout over it, all they can do is ban a seller (who can get a new name and start over). 

This is why I only ever use Paypal.  If they don't accept it, they don't get my money.  I don't like anything that I can't get money back from.

Offline

 

#8 2005-07-23 20:46:10

CrazyTrain
Ex 9-2x Owner
Supporter
From: South Florida
Registered: 2005-06-19
User Number: 276
Posts: 165

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

illzguju wrote:

thanks guys! the problem is she claimed she shipped it already and preemptively has already said that "oh probably USPS lost the package". That kinda raised some red flags in my mind, but I'll hold out a bit longer.

Even with shipping with USPS you can get a delivery confirmation number.  I do it all the time and send it to my buyers to let them know the package has shipped.  I'd ask for the number under the pretext that you will contact the Post Office to try and locate the package.

Offline

 

#9 2005-07-23 21:01:39

dire
Supporter
Supporter
From: NYC
Registered: 2005-05-19
User Number: 68
Posts: 2534

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

as long as shes still responing youre okay

Offline

 

#10 2005-07-23 22:16:24

illzguju
I hate iamchris! </3
Supporter
From: Your mom's house
Registered: 2005-06-14
User Number: 217
Posts: 4606

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

ok so the package FINALLY arrived...turns out she sent it the wicked cheap way! lol! The knob is OK, it feels kinda cheap, I dont know, I'm not completely thrilled, it feels cool shifting, but its much lighter than my stock knob...is that normal? Its the momo tomohawk, I'll post pics when I get my charger back

Offline

 

#11 2005-07-23 23:24:59

CrazyTrain
Ex 9-2x Owner
Supporter
From: South Florida
Registered: 2005-06-19
User Number: 276
Posts: 165

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

illzguju wrote:

ok so the package FINALLY arrived...turns out she sent it the wicked cheap way! lol!

Yupp.  Alot of Ebay sellers will charge top dollar for shipping & handling to cover their Ebay & Paypal fees and to make a little profit on that end too.  Then they'll ship the cheapest way possible.  My rule of thumb....when no shipping method is stated, or the seller states "standard shipping", it will most likely ship via the cheapest method possible.

Offline

 

#12 2008-10-10 16:41:38

remstarasianboy
Supporter
Supporter
From: LA/OC County
Registered: 2006-07-31
User Number: 1239
Posts: 2773

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

arrow-up that is so true  biggrin


2013 Toyota Sienna XLE
2013 Lexus GS350
no more.  2005 Saab 9-2x Linear

Offline

 

#13 2008-10-10 16:49:37

boston_errol
Supporter
Supporter
Registered: 2008-04-27
User Number: 2726
Posts: 3168

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

Holy bump batman?


2005 Legacy GT Wagon Ltd 5 speed ABP

Offline

 

#14 2008-10-10 16:55:45

eurospek
#6458
Supporter
From: Hampshire, IL
Registered: 2005-06-08
User Number: 181
Posts: 27757

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

remstarasianboy wrote:

arrow-up that is so true  biggrin

Please stop or don't bother logging in again.


2016 VW GTI S 2-door Reflex Silver 6-spd

2014 VW Passat S 1.8 TSI
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned

Offline

 

#15 2008-10-10 18:30:32

AbACUZ
Supporter
Supporter
From: Long Beach
Registered: 2005-10-05
User Number: 839
Posts: 11893
Website

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

and still no pic !!!

I'm putting in a fraud alert on you  because you did not deliver either ! tongue

Offline

 

#16 2008-10-10 18:44:08

k3oni
Member
From: Where Vampires come
Registered: 2008-03-28
User Number: 2642
Posts: 268
Website

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

I shipped a laptop to a guy last Friday(week ago) using Priority .. and the thing does not even frickin look like shipped.. i guess they lost it.. $550 fucked as i had to refund that guys money. Now wait 21 days to see where that thing arrives or get the insurance.  banghead USPS


https://www.vpnin.net - Reliable and secure vpn services

Offline

 

#17 2008-10-10 19:36:10

huckleberry
Throbbing Member
Supporter
From: Orange County, Ca
Registered: 2007-03-19
User Number: 1898
Posts: 8633

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

that's gotta be a record.  that's an over 3 year thread bump.


And here come the fact checkers arrow-down

Offline

 

#18 2008-10-10 21:04:26

remstarasianboy
Supporter
Supporter
From: LA/OC County
Registered: 2006-07-31
User Number: 1239
Posts: 2773

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

k3oni wrote:

I shipped a laptop to a guy last Friday(week ago) using Priority .. and the thing does not even frickin look like shipped.. i guess they lost it.. $550 fucked as i had to refund that guys money. Now wait 21 days to see where that thing arrives or get the insurance.  banghead USPS

Did u sell it via ebay?  When I ship anything I always have them sign for it.  And I only take paypal even though it's like getting charged twice the fees. It's funny how they always protect the buyer first.  They should investigate first.


2013 Toyota Sienna XLE
2013 Lexus GS350
no more.  2005 Saab 9-2x Linear

Offline

 

#19 2008-10-11 10:07:11

k3oni
Member
From: Where Vampires come
Registered: 2008-03-28
User Number: 2642
Posts: 268
Website

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

Yeah.. was sold on ebay... and only paypal.. they are investigating.. will see where it goes.. but yeah i still have to wait 21 days..


https://www.vpnin.net - Reliable and secure vpn services

Offline

 

#20 2008-10-12 18:19:33

remstarasianboy
Supporter
Supporter
From: LA/OC County
Registered: 2006-07-31
User Number: 1239
Posts: 2773

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

gotta wait... as long as you have a tracking number showing delivered you'll win.....  its the feedback that sucks.


2013 Toyota Sienna XLE
2013 Lexus GS350
no more.  2005 Saab 9-2x Linear

Offline

 

#21 2008-10-12 20:30:07

flameJello
Supporter
Supporter
Registered: 2007-06-13
User Number: 2103
Posts: 2064

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

uhm, i think illguzu traded in his 92x for an escape  neutral

/thread


Welcome, we are the red-headed stepchildren of GM and FHI

Offline

 

#22 2008-10-15 00:32:51

illzguju
I hate iamchris! </3
Supporter
From: Your mom's house
Registered: 2005-06-14
User Number: 217
Posts: 4606

Re: I GOT RIPPED OFF!!!

Wow you guys have no lives! LOL. Good call flameJello, have a black 08 escape now and LOVE IT!

Offline

 

Board footer

Site problems, bugs, or questions? Contact Administrator
All content copyright Saab92x.com 2005-2010
SAAB and the SAAB logos are trademarks of Saab Cars USA, Inc.