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    Treo 650 purchased on eBay

    I purchased a Treo 650 with extra battery and free shipping last Saturday...the package is still not here and the buyer (who has ~400 positive, albeit private feedbacks + ~10 negatives) has not answered a single email from me (around 4 of them). Anyone know what gives, or what should be done...I want the damn things and I am missing out on other good deals, if this turns out to be fraud. Thanks.

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    I would start whatever grievance process you can through ebay and try to get your money back.

    Sorry to hear that. I went through Sprint on ebay, they have one now:

    Ebay Treo

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    I got a fantastic deal from this guy on ebay. I talked to the guy on Sunday and received the phone on Tuesday (he shipped it next day air UPS). http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-NEW-TREO-6...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Thanks for the responses

    I am an existing customer coming from the Samsung i500, so my choices are limited...I emailed my ahole seller the day after the auction, and have emailed him a few times since...no response, no product, just aggravation...plus now that I think that this dude ripped me off, I have to wait until I am certain and I get my money back which could take a few weeks following eBay and Paypal procedure...bottom line no Treo for the near future beause of this douche.
    Last edited by Bluetieman; 10-21-2005 at 01:10 PM.

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    That is terrible. Make sure that you leave feedback saying what happened. Very frustrating though. I hope you have already started whatever process you need to get your money back, I am sure that there is a window of opportunity there.

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    Re: Treo 650 purchased on eBay

    Originally posted by Bluetieman
    I purchased a Treo 650 with extra battery and free shipping last Saturday...the package is still not here and the buyer (who has ~400 positive, albeit private feedbacks + ~10 negatives) has not answered a single email from me (around 4 of them).
    I'm an ebay veteran, and yeah, perhaps 5% of the deals have problems. But its been very rare that I have gotten totally, totally shafted. More commonly, the seller is just less on the ball than the buyer would like. In cases like yours, I would track down the guy's phone number (there is a place on ebay's site that will give it to you), and call him, persistently for a few days. You'd be surprised how much more responsive people can be to phone calls vs emails. If you get the guy's parents or spouse, be sure to mention, very briefly, what the call is about "I bought and paid for a phone from XXX and still haven't received it yet.". At this point, I would still be VERY polite, and give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but at the same time be proactive and press for answers.

    Given your fact pattern, so far, I would still hold out hope that the guy will follow through within the next week or so...

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    Just got home, 6 day and counting no response to emails, and no Treo 650...this guy and his private profile (wierd huh?) is starting to worry me (there is no excuse for not replying to a single email):

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...=STRK:MEWN:SFS

    I notified eBay and emailed the guy that if there is no word from him tomorrow that I am calling my credit card company to report fraud, the transaction will be retracted and Paypal will be forced to take the money from his account (I wisely used my credit card for the transaction rather than my bank account)...I am not about to wait a month to go through the eBay/Paypal reconciliation process when I want a Treo NOW (let go of the transaction, free my money and let me bid on other auctions, don't tie me down)!! If the guy would only just respond, it doesn't seem like fraud, but I can't wait for his porn selling, hillbilly ass to decide that he wants to mail me my package when he is sitting pretty with my money (he obviously is checking his email as his porn auction winners get the pictures via email...it's really wierd, he sold three Treo 650s all in a row and the rest is porn):

    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQ...sZtroubletraci

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    I understand that you are upset over this matter, but I think I can speak for many others on this forum when I say to you... please do watch your manners, profanity is not necessary, nor is it appreciated. Thank You.
    Oh... what a tangled web we weave!!

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    OK

    I swear, really, this is not the drunk, pretentious, thinking that he just stepped into the twilight zone, lawyer, using the "non-captive audience" world wide web, speaking...see "do they speak English" or maybe "why do they dress that way":

    http://www.800padutch.com/amish.shtml

    P.S. Oh that tangled web!
    Last edited by Bluetieman; 10-22-2005 at 07:09 AM.

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    So how do I buy the pictures of the guy's wife?

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    Update

    Called up my credit card company and they immediately refunded my money (I gave him a week, a dozen emails and 2 voice message)...don't buy from this guy......everything about him is a sham.

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