How I look at not getting burned by eBay sellers. I normally look for good deals, the description that is clear enough that I can see it in my mind. I look at the price of the item and how much is spent on shipping. If I think it is too expensive for the shipping, I will skip it. Honesty and feedback rates must be high. I look for people who state they want the experience to be one of complete satisfaction.
If I list something, I go into great detail about it and its condition. I do not overprice or add extra money on the shipping price for supplies and or handling fees. I feel like handling fees are not necessary. I will skip items I really want because the fees are outrageous.
So in order not to get burned:
Lastly, I got burned on a deal. It was a wedding dress from China and the wrong color was sent. The dress was returned and they refused to send us an exchange. They asked us to remove our negative feedback and say we were at fault. We refused. They claimed they never got the item back from us, but the claim form had been signed in China stating they did get it back. The PayPal time had run out on the claim for the dress so we contacted the bank and presented them with documentation and emails from the seller. After a full investigation (about 3 weeks), we got our money back and bought a dress that was just like the first one but cheaper.
By gem from Gordonsville, VA
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