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#2445430 - 02/02/18 09:01 PM E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do?
yorker Offline
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OK< I RETURNED ITEM AND SHOULD GET REFUND IN FEW DAYS.First link is what I wanted second link is what was sent. The new compressor he sent, I could have got 8 dollars less from other sellers. There was another company wanting 70.00 for the one I wanted and now it is 40.00. I sent them a message and they said they use stock photo from the company made item.
Without getting specific.I did not find answer on e.bay and did not want to ask them because I may have to pay shipping return that is at least 1/3 cost of item.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campbell-Hausfield-RP3200-12-Volt-Inflator-With-Light/282432675176?epid=1100045326&hash=item41c24c9d68:g:RSsAAOSw8-xZ0yc5

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campbell-Hausfeld-RP3200-12-Volt-Inflator-and-Worklight-New-Free-Shipping/162436496275?epid=1904529543&hash=item25d1f83b93:g:uc8AAOSwuxFYzZn-


Let's say for example I had a general electric hair dryer that was about 15 years old, and i really liked it but it broke. I found a company that had a picture of the old style different shape and color than the new models. Said they had several of them and they were new. The listing though had the model number of the newest model. I did not know my old model number and was going on the picture.
They send the unit and it is the new model. They do say in listing 30 day return, buyer pays shipping.
I am not sure if techinally it was not as described. It had the newest model number, but like I said was going by the picture which is totally different from the new model.
I think the only way to get complete refund is to say I never received it. The company has 10,000 feedback or so and about 800 negative the last year. Several people state bait and switch.
Item was 34.00 including free shipping. I think if I sent it back, IT WOULD COST ME ABOUT 15.00


Edited by yorker (02/10/18 09:10 PM)
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#2445437 - 02/02/18 09:33 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
John Brown Offline
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Tell ebay it's not as described. Pictures are part of the description, in my book at least.
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#2445444 - 02/02/18 09:56 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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Went through a similar thing with item not as described. 1st copy and save the pictures from the auction, 2nd, take pictures of the item you received. Open a case of Item not as described, explain what you have said here, send pictures of the item received and let them investigate. Unless more facts than what you have shared, should be an easy refund from ebay and PP. My seller got quite snotty before it was all done, so I left negative feedback and the seller tried to blackmail and harass via ebay messaging, turned them in again and after ebay contacted them, never heard a word back again. They did send a prepaid label for the item.

Let us know how it works out. Good luck and stand your ground!

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#2445558 - 02/03/18 08:41 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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Did the add have something to the effect of “ picture for reference only” or something like that?
Summit does this a lot, say, wi5h a cam shaft. They aren’t going to take a picture of every part number of cam they carry, we all know what a cam looks like.

Can you put the link to the item up?
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#2445751 - 02/03/18 03:13 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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Let’s say - for example

You shaved your head - then you would not need a hairdryer


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#2445755 - 02/03/18 03:19 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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Id just get over it and move on.

Ive liked the same shoes for the last 10 years, every two ive bought a pair from ebay and never a issue.

This time the same box info from all the old ones got me a chaeply made pair of lesser material and quality and there pic still showed the good kind I used to get.

Baaa im wearing them, and have gotten over it.


In todays world I ask for pics and ask alot of questions as in the end im the only one who seems to care what I get and im responsible for my own happiness and contentment but the day I got the cheaper china shoes I was neither happy or content.

Just put on your dull razar blade group music and smoke some hay and all will be ok.


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#2445780 - 02/03/18 03:59 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
justinp61 Offline
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Personally I wouldn't buy from anyone with 800 negative feedbacks in a year. Hope you get a full refund.

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#2445788 - 02/03/18 04:05 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: justinp61]
pittsburghracer Offline
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Be a man and use the hair dryer they sent you. Lol. Are you saying you would lie and say you didn’t receive it. Shame on you
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#2446060 - 02/04/18 12:55 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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That's one of those cases where i'd complain to ebay about it but if you have to pay almost half it's value in shipping to get a refund there's no point... spend $30 something bucks and have something to show for it or $15 and nothing.

The only time I've had a problem with ebay the sellers name was Frank. But I don't think he sells hair dryers.

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#2446131 - 02/04/18 09:13 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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He did print a part number, unless he stated that the picture is the Exact item, i think you lost out, returning the item might be costly but u get something back...
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#2446137 - 02/04/18 09:19 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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Good thing he didn't have 4 of those hair dryers in the picture or the OP would be claiming he should have gotten 4 of them because he was "going by the picture", even though the write up said each.

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#2446201 - 02/04/18 11:11 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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Don't be mean spirited now.
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#2446205 - 02/04/18 11:17 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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The same guy that posted on a car message board asking what to do about a serious medical problem (instead of asking a doctor), and also if he should date 80 year old women (instead of knowing on his own that he should not), is now posting to ask what he should do in order to not be out $15.00. Good to see that things appear to be on the upswing for you.
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#2446215 - 02/04/18 11:27 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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I would notify the seller and explained that's not what you were advertising.You thought you were getting item pictured and you would like a prepaid stamp to sent it back to him.If he refuses then contact e-bay or pay shipping yourself or both.Good luck.

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#2446229 - 02/04/18 11:39 AM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: Superfreak]
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Originally Posted By Superfreak
Don't be mean spirited now.


Problem is, he got what he bought, not what he thought he bought. The new model number was clearly given as what was up for sale, not th eold number he wanted.

His "going by the picture" is as foolish a claim of bait and switch as the "I saw 4 in the picture but only got 1" claim would be.

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#2446335 - 02/04/18 02:14 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
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That is a good point about the picture part. For most people if they were buying a Charger emblem on ebay and that's what the description said but the picture was of a Challenger emblem they'd either ignore that auction or ask the seller first what he's really selling.

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#2446340 - 02/04/18 02:22 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
BigMoneyLewis Offline
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Always look at the sellers feedback score BEFORE bidding, and if they have less than 99.8 % positive, go in and read what the negatives are for .

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#2446474 - 02/04/18 05:30 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: not_a_charger]
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Originally Posted By not_a_charger
The same guy that posted on a car message board asking what to do about a serious medical problem (instead of asking a doctor), and also if he should date 80 year old women (instead of knowing on his own that he should not), is now posting to ask what he should do in order to not be out $15.00. Good to see that things appear to be on the upswing for you.


I thought there was something familiar about the OP !!

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#2446550 - 02/04/18 07:43 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: 62maxwgn]
pittsburghracer Offline
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Posts: 12286
Loc: PA.
All the poor guy is trying to do is have pretty hair and we are giving him crap. I towel dry my hair but that probably explains why I’m single.
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#2446557 - 02/04/18 08:00 PM Re: E.bay seller bait and switch issue. What to do? [Re: yorker]
StukaJU87 Offline
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I shave my head bald. No need for any fancy shmancy dryers or hair care nonsense.
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