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I've been conned on eBay ! :(

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stephen7372, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Stephen7372

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  2. Nix

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    Talk to eBay.
     
  3. Kell_ee001

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    The one you link to does state that it's for information only.

    However, if the one you bidded on was removed you should be able to get your money back.

    Talk to eBay, and good luck :)
     
  4. gib786

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    Ouch, if you want just the one sim holla at me: gib786@hotmail an i'll send u one for free
     
  5. PinkPig

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    'Tis ridiculous if anyone manages to get away with that sort of sale, it's deliberately misleading. The link is just http://shop.o2.co.uk/student, not really worth spending £12 on!
     
  6. steinooo

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    I'm sure auctions which just link to information aren't allowed on eBay.

    If I were you complain to both eBay and PayPal.
     
  7. Morba

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    99.9% of information can be found by a quick google. why pay for it :/
     
  8. steinooo

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    morba - he didn't realise he was bidding on an information link, which I can agree isn't completely obvious from the listing.

    I'd be interested to see how the OP gets on with this.
     
  9. scouse

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    If its exactly the same description as the one you bidded on, I dont know if you'll have an y luck getting your money back. The seller states its for information only.

    Guess you'll know to read it a bit better next time, there's so many of these auctions going around.

    Good luck, hope it works out for you.
     
  10. FeFiDoh

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    if u want some sims i got a few lol i managed to flog em off to some m8s for between 5-10quid each rofl
     
  11. afraser2k

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    It depends on the terms of the item you actually bid on. If it is similar to the one shown then technically it isn't fraud as under the advertising he has put:

    I'm afraid there's not much eBay will do. Unfortunately it seems to be getting fairly common on that site.
     
  12. Morba

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    it clearly says that its a link and the information is available for free if you look hard enough.
     
  13. Sanzy

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    :rolleyes: read before you buy
     
  14. Reesy

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    Should have read the entire listing, you will learn your lesson next time.
     
  15. Dougsnake

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    Hmms reminds me of a link my mate sent me for a sony viao laptop,which at first look,looked like a bargain then in the small print just said its for information where to buy only.
    some poor geezer had bid £380 :eek: on it!

    so basically the up shot is always read stuff carefully on ebay always some **** trying to rip people off :(
     
  16. ojo

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    Wow, I bet you have a lot of friends!
     
  17. M0T

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    Oxymoron?

    The problem with auctions like that is that yes it does state it, but the rest of the auction is convicing you that its the real object. Auctions like that should be banned because they are so misleading.
     
  18. Sanzy

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    yes but you should read it all anyway , what if theres a auction saying

    pc for sale

    amd 64 3000
    1gb ram
    80gb hdd
    ect

    upon reading that you decide to click the buy it now of £200...
    later to read on and find it says

    * please note *
    that this item is sold as faulty and does not work please keep this in mind before bidding.

    now if you would of read it all you would of not bid , which is the same to the OP it is not there fault if you cant be bothered to read the whole description
     
  19. trojan698

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    True, the entire build up completely suggests you are actually buying the sims. unfortunately, with it being such a long listing, I doubt many people have the patience to actually read the whole thing. He goes on for four paragraphs just telling you about the deal you get on the sim cards.

    If the world were just, you'd get your money back. But it isn't, so I doubt you will. I'm rooting for you though, good luck.
     
  20. trojan698

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    The crucial difference here however, is that the auction is explicitly designed to deceive people. I mean, why rattle on for so long? and why stress (twice) that non-paying bidders will be reported and follow it with a threat of ebay account deletion. (is that a word?) and somewhere in the fine print between reported to ebay and reported to ebay, you'll find "information only". He obviously had run ins with ebay and non-paying bidders before.

    anyways..