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bought something from ebay that im REALLY not happy with

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Titania Mon 16-May-05 18:51:22

i bought some dvds from there. a new boxset as i understood. i won and paid for the item, yet when i received them they were just copies thrown into a jiffy bag. I have emailed him twice now asking for my money back and recieved no reply. I have alerted ebay of this too. This was last week. What else can I do? I know I have probably lost my (hard saved for the past year) money. It was supposed to be a present but I can't give them copies!!! How long should I leave it before I leave negative feedback on him?

Enid Mon 16-May-05 18:53:49

can you put a link to the item?

if the description said new boxset and they are copies in a jiffy bag I would email once more saying if you dont reply I will leave negative feedback

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 18:53:58

oooob give us the link so I can avoid the seller.

Titania Mon 16-May-05 18:56:01


Titania Mon 16-May-05 18:56:44

the trouble is, if i leave negative feedback then im less likely to get my money back arent i?

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 18:57:32

it doesn't say boxset.

hamster Mon 16-May-05 18:58:13

I'd keep on to ebay definitely as he has broken the law....seriously broken the law. Try and get as many details as you can on this guy as well.

Email him and tell him you want the real thing as this is what was stated in the ad or your money back at least.

Leave him bad feedback too, as this will warn other ebayers of the risks this seller poses.

Good luck in getting your money back/the real thing.


Lonelymum Mon 16-May-05 18:58:34

Titania, where does it say it was a boxed set? It says new but not boxed set that I can see. I suppose they meant new copies - cheeky b**gers.

darlingbud Mon 16-May-05 18:59:40

No it doesn't say boxset. It only says new and I suppose in a round about way they are new.

The wording is very clever isn't it?

Enid Mon 16-May-05 18:59:46

and it doesnt say new...

sorry titania but I don't think you have much of a case...

can you try and email him saying you will leave negative feedback if he doesnt contact you?

has he left feedback for you?

Titania Mon 16-May-05 19:00:03

yes i suppose it is

Enid Mon 16-May-05 19:00:09

oh god does it say new?

Titania Mon 16-May-05 19:00:23

it does say new in the condition part.....

Hermione1 Mon 16-May-05 19:00:42

Was there a picture of it? did it look like a box set?

Titania Mon 16-May-05 19:01:00

hes not left feedback for me. i bet he is waiting for me to first so he can retaliate....

george32 Mon 16-May-05 19:01:50

Surely it is illegal to sell copies of DVDs. Doesn't that count as piracy?
How did you pay, can you cancel it through paypal?

Gillian76 Mon 16-May-05 19:02:44

You should have some protection if you paid paypal. Not quite sure of the ins and outs, I'm afraid.

darlingbud Mon 16-May-05 19:03:14

most sellers do wait to be left feedback before they leave theirs. the picture wasn't even of the product Hermione1 - just a picture of the A-Team and a picture of the menu bit of the DVD on a TV screen.

hamster Mon 16-May-05 19:04:08

it's against the law to sell copies, esp films with copyright.....please get this dude done for this!!!
I hate people like it!!

Sorry to keep on, it just annoys me.

george32 Mon 16-May-05 19:05:34

Threaten the seller by reporting him for piracy to ebay and also the official piracy hotline number (0845 6034567) unless he gives you a refund.

Socci Mon 16-May-05 19:06:51

Message withdrawn

BadHair Mon 16-May-05 19:07:09

Hate to say it but the listing doesn't say box set, and there's no boxed set pictured. One pic is a generic A Team one and the other is just a photo of the TV, so there's nothing to suggest that it would have been a boxed set.

However, I'd definitely make sure that ebay know that this guy is selling pirate DVDs, and mention that he's got another auction that's due to end in 3 days, as the bidding's getting high on that. You might get your money back that way.

Enid Mon 16-May-05 19:07:25

looks like he's tried it on before

jodee Mon 16-May-05 19:07:57

Why are all the seller's listing private? Does look fishy.

lou33 Mon 16-May-05 19:07:59

nothing about a boxset, looks like he recorded them from the tv

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