Originally Posted by mowflow
eBay really is a joke. This is only going to go one way, in favour of the buyer. This story is made even worse by the fact that this guy has clearly done this several times before according to the OP and despite this eBay still take his side as it's their "policy". The guy should have been banned from eBay for life as soon as he pulled the scam more than once. The trouble is eBay don't give a shit as long as they get their cut of the money.
Gumtree (another eBay abomination) is just as bad. I've seen several threads on car forums about 1 particular guy scamming several people out of thousands on Gumtree and they don't give a shit.
Got myself quite worked up about this this morning.
I couldn't agree more,it amazes me why people use a site that seems to legitimise scamming people,whilst offering cock all protection to the very people that keep the site in business.
No sellers,dead business!
Unfortunately the OP walked straight into the Guy's hands,no means of proving postage,and a signed for delivery is asking for trouble,anything I sell goes either insured recorded RM,or by insured courier.
I've even tracked stuff I've given away!
I didn't know Gumtree was an Ebay business,useful to know