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what do you do if an item never shows up?

(5 Posts)
Kveta Fri 07-Oct-11 09:58:44

I ordered some fabric from an ebay seller on September 18th, which has yet to turn up. I checked on ebay when it should be with me, and it said if not by 1st of October, contact the seller. I have contacted the seller, who is telling me I just have to wait and be patient. Seller is in the UK, as am I, so it's just Royal Mail delivery.

As you can probably tell, I'm a bit of an ebay novice, so am not sure what to do next. Can I complain, demand a refund, etc? I paid with paypal on the 18th.

thanks for any advice!

coansha Fri 07-Oct-11 10:36:36

I think 2 weeks grace is plenty of time, you have contacted them so now they should refund you or replace it. you only have a certain amount of time to claim so I would send polite but firm email saying you have BEEN patient and courteous they have had in excess of 2 weeks , which is more than enough time to pack, post and have it delivered to you, so now you want a full refund or replacement, failure to do so will result in you reporting them to ebay, leaving negative feedback which point out is your last resort as you are a fair person, tell them they have 2 days to reply.

fergoose Fri 07-Oct-11 12:01:49

you have been more than patient already I reckon

If the seller makes you wait further just open a not received case and eBay will force the seller to refund you.

Kveta Fri 07-Oct-11 12:04:01

cheers, I was trying to be patient, but am a bit pissed off with him now. (It was only fabric for making a bloody halloween costume, ffs, so hardly important, but time is obviously of the essence!!)

fergoose Fri 07-Oct-11 12:15:43

It seems like seller may be wanting to keep you waiting until 45 days are up then you are too late to open a case

Open with paypal today and escalate immediately smile

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