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Uneasy transaction, WWYD?

(5 Posts)
pipme Wed 14-Oct-09 15:52:48

I would really welcome your thoughts on this.I am a relatively inexperienced seller and have just sold a bag that I described as best I could re colours and included a photo but was really hard to represent colours. Anyway, buyer said she didnt like and that it wasn't bag in photo! I replied saying that if she returned I would give full refund on return. Just messaged me to say she can't be bothered and will list herself and hopes that she will get what she paid for it. I am uneasy about this, am sure she is angling for partial refund ???

Should I offer some back ?( she did buy it now for 50 on good used condition, popular make that is 120 new)


ILoveStripeySocks Wed 14-Oct-09 15:55:37

No, leave it as it is. You offered a full refund if she returned, and she has refused, There is nothing else she can do. Even a paypal dispute would require her to send ti back to you.

neenz Wed 14-Oct-09 15:58:50

No if she sells it on then it is her problem. She can't get any refund if she doesn't send the thing back.

WhereYouLeftIt Wed 14-Oct-09 16:06:08

Looks like she was angling for something off, there are some real chancers on eBay these days. You offered a full refund, she refused. Don't offer her anything, it will only encourage her!

The changes to eBay feedback, whereby sellers can't leave negatives, is possibly at the root of this. I have read on some forums that sellers for whom eBay is a business are getting an increasing number of buyers trying stunts like this with the implicit threat that they will ruin seller's 100% feedback rating whilst seller cannot negative them. For a business this can be important, but less so to a private seller (like me).

The worst she can do is leave you negative feedback, to which you can append a note of e.g. "full refund offered, buyer refused".

pipme Wed 14-Oct-09 21:15:58

Thanks everyone x

Feel better for asking and will leave it as it is and see what happens.

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