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was I (probably) scammed on ebay?

82 replies

grandsalam · 05/09/2022 18:47

I've used eBay a few times before and what I've ordered has always been dispatched 1 or 2 days after ordering with emails updating me. I bought an expensive-ish (for second hand) pram on Wednesday morning, it was uploaded on Tuesday the night before. the money left my account almost straight away. I contacted them asking when they would have it sent as I need it by the 12th and I havent even had a response yet. I thought they might not have expected it to sell so quickly so gave it some time. The listing said it would arrive by the 12th at the latest but its now been a week since ordering and they haven't even been to the post office with it as I surely would've had an email update. Im nervous because we wont even be here if they sent it any later, or if theyve got the money and I wont get it back? I don't know how it works.

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Septemberslooming · 05/09/2022 18:48

Ebay are quite efficient at dealing with this , have you reported it as not received.

Mamamia7962 · 05/09/2022 18:50

I would have thought a pram was collection only.

grandsalam · 05/09/2022 18:51

Mamamia7962 · 05/09/2022 18:50

I would have thought a pram was collection only.

I payed a lot of money on top for delivery

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Homemadearmy · 05/09/2022 18:52

What was their feedback like? Are they new to eBay?

Culldesack · 05/09/2022 18:53

Ebay won't see you lose your money.

Harridan1981 · 05/09/2022 18:54

It may well be on the way but they haven't clicked to say dispatched. I often forget.

grandsalam · 05/09/2022 18:56

I checked first to see if theyd sold things before and they have "100% positive feedback" and have been on the site since 2012 so thought it was a safe bet.

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Whydidimarryhim · 05/09/2022 18:56

Contact eBay asap.

satelliteheart · 05/09/2022 18:58

Agree with @Harridan1981, the email update relies on the seller remembering to log in to eBay and click to say they've sent it and they may well have forgotten. You'll have to wait until the 12th, then if it hasn't arrived I'd contact the seller once more and if no response go through the eBay dispute process

LIZS · 05/09/2022 18:59

How did you pay?

grandsalam · 05/09/2022 19:03

LIZS · 05/09/2022 18:59

How did you pay?

debit card

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Soubriquet · 05/09/2022 19:05

I have bought and sold prams online. I organised the courier collection in both cases and kept the buyer/seller updated as much as possible.

Give them a chance but if they don’t contact you, and you feel uneasy, contact eBay and cancel the sale

FlissyPaps · 05/09/2022 19:07

I don’t think you’ve been scammed. Anything could have happened from last week to now. Family emergency, issue with their log in details, working.

Chase the seller. I’m assuming they haven’t marked it as despatched?

Wait until the 12th when it states ETA and if you still haven’t heard anything from the seller or if it hasn’t been marked as despatched then contact eBay.

IcedOatLatte · 05/09/2022 19:09

Did you choose to pay by debit card? Did you not want the paypal protection?

iklboo · 05/09/2022 19:10

Could the seller be on holiday? Have you emailed them for an update?

Homemadearmy · 05/09/2022 19:17

If you bought it Wednesday it is not been a week yet. What was the expected delivery day from the advert. eBay used to allow you to select a time frame as a seller.

grandsalam · 05/09/2022 19:23

Homemadearmy · 05/09/2022 19:17

If you bought it Wednesday it is not been a week yet. What was the expected delivery day from the advert. eBay used to allow you to select a time frame as a seller.

on the listing it said it would be here by the 12th if i bought it then (and I did) Ive just checked when I can expect it by it says the 11th. Also just checked when they usually dispatch and its 2-4 days after the money has reached their account

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loudlylikealion · 05/09/2022 20:10

Debit card through PayPal? Or straight out debit card?

loudlylikealion · 05/09/2022 20:11

grandsalam · 05/09/2022 19:23

on the listing it said it would be here by the 12th if i bought it then (and I did) Ive just checked when I can expect it by it says the 11th. Also just checked when they usually dispatch and its 2-4 days after the money has reached their account

Don't panic until the 11th then

nutellachurro · 05/09/2022 20:13

The 12th is over a week away

YABU

fairgame84 · 05/09/2022 20:17

Why don't you contact the seller and ask if it's been sent yet?

Guiltypleasures001 · 05/09/2022 20:24

Postal strike delays?

LollingAround · 05/09/2022 20:29

Seems a little soon to be worrying. Hopefully it should be ok. Good luck 🤞🏻🤞🏻

iklboo · 05/09/2022 21:11

on the listing it said it would be here by the 12th if i bought it then (and I did) Ive just checked when I can expect it by it says the 11th.

But it's only the 5th?

nonono1 · 05/09/2022 21:38

I doubt you’ve been scammed if the seller has 100% positive feedback and lots of reviews.

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