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received this message from seller

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Janek Thu 16-Jun-16 19:12:14

I ordered a hammam towel from ebay, free p&p if that's relevant, from a seller in Turkey. I have just received this message:-

i sent you 2 times item. i sent your order and also another buyer items. they are cyan and pink one . when you recieve the other can you please shipp them to real buyers than i can sent you the shipping cost . buyer also in united kingdom . can you do me this favor please

Seems very odd, is there some scam here i am not seeing or is it just likely that if i send the parcel on i won't get my postage back?

VulcanWoman Thu 16-Jun-16 19:28:50

Very odd. If it were me I'd send them a message back saying it won't be possible for me to do that, sorry. See what they say to that. Then get a refund through Ebay, open a case. Weird.

Ellie06 Thu 16-Jun-16 19:43:40

That is really cheeky of them, I'd say no

Janek Thu 16-Jun-16 19:48:34

Dp thought it sounded like he had done it deliberately... And i can't tell if he means its one package or two. I wouldn't send it on without having the postage paid first. Apart from anything, what eith royal mail being so expensive nowadays posting on could be more expensive than the original towel was in the first place...

JE678 Thu 16-Jun-16 21:05:40

Don't accept the delivery. They will have to have made a customs declaration and you will be accepting the item. Highly unlikely but there could be a banned substance in the package or something else illegal.

Janek Thu 16-Jun-16 21:36:56

Hang on, if it comes to me, how am i supposed to know where to send it even?!? I think i won't accept anything not addressed to me, but if it might be mine ie with my name on it, then i ordered it and paid for it.

Janek Thu 16-Jun-16 21:37:17

Unless i didn't...

AgathaF Thu 16-Jun-16 21:45:42

Dodgy. Report it to Ebay.

abbsismyhero Thu 16-Jun-16 21:48:34

Report it to ebay they could try and charge you for there order claiming it didn't arrive

rollonthesummer Thu 16-Jun-16 21:53:58

Definitely report to eBay. Sounds very dodgy!! What's their feedback score like?

Janek Thu 16-Jun-16 22:00:50

Pretty high, 98.something i think.

19lottie82 Fri 17-Jun-16 08:01:57

98% is a very low feedback!

Anything under 99% is pretty dodgy and should be avoided..... Unless they have only sold a low number of items and had an unlucky experience with a dodgy buyer.

I'd ignore the message.

19lottie82 Fri 17-Jun-16 08:03:18

I can't see a potential scam here apart from the seller maybe attempting to save on shipping from turkey, to the next uk customer......

smilingeyes11 Fri 17-Jun-16 17:49:50

no I just think they sent them to wrong people so want you to send them on to other buyer and vice versa - but quite frankly, not your problem. I would ask her to resend the right one to you.

JE678 Fri 17-Jun-16 18:25:17

Really? You think they had a run on Hammam towels? Coincidentally both coming to the uk? Are they a prolific seller OP? I really smell a rat with this one.

Janek Fri 24-Jun-16 12:24:22

So, the plot thickens, my hammam towel has arrived. It is exactly as i expected. I have not received anyone else's towel. Yet.

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