So I won the following auction a little while ago:
I pay for the item via PayPal. The seller (BC, Canadian) contacts me to complete the deal. I was asked for my phone number, which I provided. I know that sometimes it is needed in inter-national transactions especially via FedEx or UPS.
Anyway, i get 3 messages on my answering machine today from a lady named Margaret stating that she needs my tax id no (Social Security Number) for customs purposes. Apparently I'm responsible for the duties on this item. All of this should have been stated in the transaction instructions. I did pay $30.00 shipping costs.
Anyway, there is no way in hell I'm giving her this number. She could send a freaking mountie after me or something. It's not happening. Has anyone else ever encountered this situation? Any advice on any action I could take, or should I wait for it to go away? Should I contact ebay?
Just looking for thoughts. Thanks!