Ask for the tracking information, if he's honestly sent it there has to be some as it won't have been insured otherwise & he'd want to cover his back incase of damage in transit I'd have thought.The guy has a 98.3% approval rating on ebay though, so I still have hopes that he's genuine, but just a really poor communicator.
Still, I will file a fraud complaint with the Police.
If this happened outside of ebay they won't do anything. They specifically warn buyers against this type of buying.I can't file a case with the Police as they don't see it as a fraud. I might lodge a complaint with ebay, although I don't think they'll be interested as the deal was struck outside of ebay.
I'm not sure what else I can do.
Unfortunately there are unscrupulous out there, I've bought things from eBay sellers on many occasions that wasn't through them but thankfully to date I've never had a problem, I'm sure my day will come though.If this happened outside of ebay they won't do anything. They specifically warn buyers against this type of buying.
It's about time, I know they've been talking about it for ages SO it's good that it's finally happening now.No good to you now I know, but from 17 June, if you have a problem with a PayPal purchase, you'll have 180 days to report an issue. This change will apply to anything bought via PayPal.
It was my understanding that the increase was to give sellers more time to resolve disputes, 180 days was more than they stated before & a bit OTT, I'm sure 60 days would have been enough really for an increase.That's actually no good for ebay sellers. Lets be honest here, if a buyer buys a statue he has 6 months in which to break it or see the price go down on something and send it back so he can buy it cheaper and claim his money back. Rodders situation is an unusual one, where he paid up an item and was paying by paypal gift I believe (if not then detract this statement). Paypal couldn't have helped him anyway. Now if you sell something and they don't leave feedback your sitting on tenderhooks for 6 months. I can also see paypal fees going up because of increased seller protection cases.
So all in all I don't see this as a good thing, not everyone out there plays fair. Let's be honest 45 days was enough. If you didn't get your item you put a claim in before that time was up. Rodders was a completely different scenario.