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Buyer has returned item but not opened return request

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IgnatiusReillysHat Thu 10-Jan-19 16:14:49

Should i just refund them or should I ask them to do it officially and open a return request?

IgnatiusReillysHat Thu 10-Jan-19 20:21:02


M0reGinPlease Thu 10-Jan-19 20:22:40

How did they get your address to return it? What's your policy on returns- do you accept them?

WhentheDealGoesDown Thu 10-Jan-19 20:23:08

I would ask them as I wouldn’t know you have to do that unless it’s really obvious that you have to

ChrisjenAvasarala Thu 10-Jan-19 20:24:03

Did they deffo return it, or was it returned to sender by the post office?

IgnatiusReillysHat Thu 10-Jan-19 20:29:38

I sent them my address and I said I would do a refund if they sent it back. I don’t agree with it but eBay are on the side of the buyers so have to go along with it.

Yes I’ve definitely got the item back.

Milliy Thu 10-Jan-19 20:35:18

If it's not as described and eBay has helped then it's a full refund including postage. Usually you have to pay for return postage too (if it's not as described)

Milliy Thu 10-Jan-19 20:37:09

I think a return request means you get your fees back but not sure if you get them back with just a refund. You should have really told them to open a request in the first instance.

IgnatiusReillysHat Thu 10-Jan-19 20:47:59

Thanks milliy I think I just thought they would do it anyway. I’ll have to be clearer in the future.

M0reGinPlease Thu 10-Jan-19 21:14:47

eBay would have helped you if a request had been opened. I think you've left yourself open there by saying you'd refund.

IgnatiusReillysHat Thu 10-Jan-19 21:21:32

What can you do though? They would just open a not as described case and then I’d have to pay to get it sent back.

M0reGinPlease Thu 10-Jan-19 21:37:36

eBay won't charge you if you've been genuine. I had this recently and even though the item had been returned to me, eBay ruled in my favour and the buyer was not refunded as I hadn't misdescribed the item as she claimed.

IgnatiusReillysHat Thu 10-Jan-19 22:05:29

Ah I see. Yes another time I won’t do it this way. With this one I think they’ve damaged it and it’s my word against theirs with eBay and I know which way they’ll go. So at least this way I’ve saved the return postage.

jessstan2 Thu 10-Jan-19 22:11:00

If you accept returns, just refund them & call it a day.

19lottie82 Fri 11-Jan-19 12:33:40

You can submit a cancellation request. Do this then ask the buyer to accept it, then refund them. This way you will get your seller fees back.

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