[kwlug-disc] Buying online

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Dec 11 15:29:42 EST 2008


If it helps, that happened to me last year too.

Again seller was 99% positive, selling a smart phone. He was in Montreal
too,
so I said I can take legal action if needed. To avoid Paypal Fees for him
and get
a discount I suggested to pay directly, and he agreed.

I paid via Interac email transfer and never heard back from him. Only then
did
others started giving bad reviews since they never received the goods.

Contacted the courts here and in Quebec, and effectively it is a lost case.
A court
order in Ontario is not enforcable in Quebec, and you can't sue in Quebec
unless
you live there!

Contacted police who took all the info and investigated and said that there
is
little if any chance of getting the money back.

So, yes, beware. It happens to all of us, even those like me advise others
to be
aware of wining the lottery scams and such.

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----
>
> From: Rick <rickm at golden.net>
> > After seeing your response and John's response, I feel like
> > the Grinch. Must be this eBay fraud ... from a 99.9% positive
> > eBay seller of over 1400 items!
>
> I consider myself tek savvy but I know I am people witless:
>
> Before going on vacations to Mexico I "bought" a screen replacement for a
> PSP on eBay. Also 99.9% positive seller. I was waiting for it when I finally
> got time for me to travel to Mexico. I made the mistake of sending an email
> to the seller "If you haven's sent it, please send it in four weeks". Well,
> I came back but the screen never showed up. I sent emails, and he would say
> "I am out of screens right now but next week..." eventually changing to
>  "Sure I will refund your money" eventually, after the grace time for
> complains had passed. no more communications. no more emails, nothing.
>
> So, I've increased my internet accumen: Buy online? sure, but only from
> reputable sellers even if it costs more.
>
>  Raul Suarez
>
> Technology consultant
> Software, Hardware and Practices
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